Had a very interesting evening last night. Went to hear a gerontologist speak. Wow, have you ever heard of that one? It was so interesting to hear this woman talk about how we are not preparing for our longevity. The life expectancy is now 90, that's thirty more years. She talked a lot about how people live short and die long. Process that and really think about those words. A lot of the reasons people are living longer are lifestyle. No smoking, seldom drinking, good nutrition, staying connected and engaging. Our spiritual conncetions are essential as well. When we get older we tend to disengage. People that are staying active and volunteering and moving are staying healthier. People that are stuck in nursing homes truly didn't think they would live as long as they have.
She showed a picture of Tina Turner and man she's 69 now. Not that we can all look like her but here is a woman that turned her life around and takes really good care of herself.
It really made me think of my longevity and what I'm doing to prepare . My weight loss journey has been slow lately and I can't give up on that. I love to move and we love to have adventures and I'm so glad my hubby and I aren't waiting till we retire to do that. I really think that's why I am as healthy as I am. We explore, connect and want a life of significance.
When I speak at churches I often remind women that no matter our age God still has plans for us. I sometimes forget that. He will use us and push us and teach us no matter the age we are.
No matter how long I'm here for this life my goal is to hear this when I enter into heaven "His master replied, 'Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master's happiness!' Matthew 25:21
So have a great weekend and add some fun to whatever you're doing it keeps us young!!