Imagine a pool buddy…..someone you swim alongside…..who is bright, cheerful, and 108!
Aida defies all the ideas of a centenarian. She no longer swims but walks in the water (she also stopped walking ON the water…too may heads turning in wonder????) and does so 4 times a week. For 45 minutes! Yes, and even more amazing: she remembers my name. When she sees me she says “Hi Barry… sing me song”… which of course I do. Songs like: Hey good lookin, whatcha got cookin… or: You are so beautiful to me… or: When You’re Young at Heart.
And get this, she either sings along or hums along.
Now, we first met at the Aquatic Center (fancy name for the pool…but what a grand facility we are privileged to have) here in southern California. She was 95 at the time. And glad to be alive but as she told, just not as ‘happy’ as she wanted to be. And then she said: I LOVE the way You are. Wanta teach me?
Oh my. So with humility and love we began discussing and practicing the 11 Strategies for living in JOY, daily. And YES…it works.
Today Aida is the embodiment of JOY!
Want to guess her favorite Strategy?
Send me a note and I’ll tell You. Or even better… read the Book: The JOY of LIVING, daily.
Available wherever Books are distributed. Great read.
So says AIDA????