Today I read about the passing of the oldest living person alive. Gertrude Baines was 115 years old (click the link for the story)
As I read it, I wondered what its like to live past the expected age. Of course I have to wonder as we're taught from an early age that death comes sooner than we expect, and we don't really expect to outlive the expectation. But Ms. Baines did. I think of my grandparents. Both are currently 80 and 81 years old. My grandma seems to be packing her bags to head on "home" while my grandfather continues to tell me over my long distance phone call to him, just how "good" he feels. He uses his power in his voice to intimidate me. I fall for it because I'm not there to see it with my own two eyes. But reading of Ms. Baines story gave me hope that they too can possibly outlive the expectation. But do they want to?
I remember visiting them last January and imagined that the elderly gets tired of living. Would I be wrong to ask them if they are?
You're probably wondering what this blog is about, or why I'm blogging of something so dreary...but alas, I have a point to make...as I do with every one :)
Life is for living. As we all know, but be sure to live it in a way that you can break the barriers of expectation. That you can be proud of. And part of my revamp comes with this very message. Living a life that is meaningful to you and to others...its what we're on this earth to do. Why not aim for the stars...this way you'd be content by the time you're 115.
Be inspired through your own will and use Ms. Baines as a prime example to succeed. At least you'll get to bask in it till you're her age or more.