What Gets better with age?
- My thighs?
Don’t answer that!
- Our personal freedom increases
- Exciting new careers await us
- New relationships
- No more high school!!!!
The world of positive possibilities seems endless. Unfortunately, as we continue to age, this little globe of possibilities seems to shrink, and let’s be honest, becomes a bit more difficult to define as positive.
- New aches!
- New pains!
- New wrinkles!
- (There was more to this list, but I can’t remember it)
So, here’s my challenge to you: Watch the video below about Olga, the 91-year-old track star. Olga found a way to grow old, not only gracefully, but also with pizzazz! She began competing in track and field 14 years ago. Among other things, she competes in sprints, long jump, high jump and hammer throw. She holds several world records and has over 600 gold medals. While I’m sure her list contains aches, pains and a bit of memory loss—CLEARLY, it also contains a long list of positives.
Olga is 91-years-old!
Which means she began competing when she was 77-years-old!
While her physical accomplishment is amazing, what’s most significant to me is that at an age when many of us would be content to coast on past accomplishments, she found new purpose and passion for life.
I want to be like Olga!