My son sent me a book that he thought I'd really enjoy and you know what.... I love it.
It's "30 Lessons For Living" written by Karl Pillemer Ph.D
Dr. Pillemer asked 1000 older people to share their advice on living a good life.
Boy, there is some great stuff in there.
One woman aged 76 (now, by crackies, that's not old) said "Remember, you only get one chance to go through life. Don't ruin it for yourself."
Right along with that is the quote from Alfred Lord Tennyson's poem about Ulysses. "Come, my friends. 'Tis not too late to seek a newer world".
I've been dating some of my pictures by going through my old journals. I was so lazy about dating pictures, writing where it was taken. So, I am in an attempt to date what I can.
I just finished dating a trip that daughter Susan took her Dad and me on back in 1991. He never was jazzed about starting on a trip but by the time we got back he'd be so excited about what all he'd seen and done, you'd think it had all been his idea.
We started in Paris, traveled on to Switzerland, moved on to northern Italy and ended up in Monaco.
Seeing those pictures just got me all teary-eyed, remembering what a great trip it had been.
And, wouldn't you know it... today I get a Marco Polo* (I'll explain that later) from Susan, a video of the beautiful view she sees from a hotel in Capri, Italy. A part of me feels jealous... but reality soon kicked in. I am not sure my old body would withstand a trip like that
" 'Tis not too late to seek a newer world"
* Marco Polo is an app that allows you to make and then send a video to someone. They, in turn, can video you back. I really, really enjoy it. Seeing and hearing the person talk.