Wise and Wonderful: Be Amazed

Wise and Wonderful: Be Amazed

Wise and Wonderful: Be Amazed

Be Amazed
Lessons Surrounding Greatness At Any Age

A wise man once said, “There is more in us that we know. If we can be made to see it, perhaps, for the rest of our lives, we will be unwilling to settle for less.” Kurt Hahn, Founder, Outward Bound. As children we are taught that life is full of endless opportunities! However, throughout some of life’s hard lessons it seems that many of us start to lose this spirit of dreaming big and reaching for the stars. The real truth is that while we may have to change the goals we set for ourselves as children, there is no reason to ever stop dreaming or striving for greatness. This is a lesson I feel fortunate to have learned from the hundreds of seniors in my life who choose to focus not on their challenges but instead on the miraculous beauty of what they can accomplish well into their 90’s with a childlike spirit and a little bit of heart.

If you have not had the pleasure of viewing the inspiring documentary, Over 90 and Loving It, take some time and listen to the stories of these remarkable seniors. The seniors in this documentary are all at least 90 years young and are still pursuing dreams many people half their age have given up on for fear of being ‘To Old’! What these wise and wonderful seniors are trying to tell all of us is that there is no such thing as being ‘To Old’ to do anything.
The stars of the documentary, Over 90 and Loving It, are not the only seniors breaking down the cultural barriers surrounding the aging process. Sunshine Retirement Living’s residents continue to amaze and inspire us all by teaching us that life is an amazing journey and each chapter of it can be as powerful as you choose to make it. But don’t take my word for it, read below for just a few of the lessons our seniors are looking to share with us:

Lesson #1: It’s never too late to fall In love!


Lesson #2: Yoga – It really is for everyone, and can be learned at any age!


Lesson #3: Why drive there when you can bike there?


Lesson #4: You can always learn a new skill!


Lesson #5: You can have a tremendous impact on this world at any age!


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So the next time you find yourself coming up with excuses as to why you are unable to accomplish or achieve something remarkable, take a moment and ask yourself “Is this really impossible, or do I simply have to approach it in a different way.” Remember, “There is more in us than we know…” it’s up to you to make that choice to not settle for less.

*This blog was first published here: Sunshine Retirement Living