Last Friday my husband and I took advantage of a beautiful fall day by going out to brunch. As we approached the restaurant door there was an elderly couple also approaching. Their movement was slow and deliberate. Supporting each other by the forearm, they made their way to the entrance. We yielded, allowing them to proceed ahead of us. When we got in the waiting area the wife said, “Thank you so much for letting us pass, we’re ninety!” “Ninety! We replied, well that’s great!” While waiting to be seated she told us of her sixty-eight years of marriage and good health.
During our brief conversation at least three times she enthusiastically declared “I’m ninety and I’m healthy!” What an inspiration! In a nation where the elderly are not always celebrated and where aging is often viewed as a burden or to be avoided. I was blessed to encounter a healthy ninety year old couple smiling, chatting and full of optimism. I don’t know that I want to live to be ninety, but encountering them was a real treat!
Later during our meal my husband and I looked across the restaurant to discover they had been joined by another elderly couple. They even had friends! 😊
Gifts come in all kinds of packages. Offer good today and look for a return, one way or another. #Counsel4Living