Yesterday I was talking about Patrick, 75 years old, smiling even after doing 4 hours of physical activity.
Today I like to talk about my neighbor. Three years ago when I bought my house in Florida, I met them. They are a very old couple. Marcel had a stroke about 15 years ago and since then, he has been having problem remembering words.
They take their car to go every where; the club house that is about 2 minutes walk, at one of her sister that is in the same park. They really are older so it is to be expected, right?
Marcel often talks about death, not in an obsessive way but every conversion I had with him he always mentioned that he will not be around for long. He is right! he is even 3 years closer since the first time I met him.
What those folks lost is their quality of life. They don't do nothing else than wait for the day when there will be a light to walk to.
But they are the same age as Patrick! Why one person is like a kid and the others are elders. One is all about moving and be active and the other are sitting waiting for the day that they go on their eternal trip.
It's all about the choices we made. We harvest what we sow, don't we?
The choice is ours, we can have fun, while playing. It doesn't mean we are not aching after our workout. Or, we can take it “easy” and just stay on the side line witnessing our quality of life running by.
Personally, I choose to stay a kid and have fun with every thing I do. I walk daily and play pickelball regularly, I'm even thinking of playing tennis. I am not an athlete and it is not my goal, but I'm getting better. What do you do? Are you a kid? Are you on the side line?