Yep– it is that time of year again to evaluate where I am at, and what I’d like to change to get to where I want to be. I can think of no better place to look for some real world advice than with my in-laws who have a combined total of 183 years life experience.
My father-in-law is 93 years old and my mother-in-law is 90. But numbers aren’t everything. It’s what you do with your life that really matters. Despite some recent setbacks, they still live on their own (with a little help), they try to stay relevant and active as best as they can, and they still have the capacity to think and remember.
We spent the recent Christmas holiday visiting with my in-laws. As I watched them go through their daily routine, I was reminded of the subtle themes that have become the fabric of their lives, defining who they are, day in and day out. They don’t have the luxury of waiting for a new year to come around to evaluate and improve. Each day they live is a blessing and they know it. They resolve to be their best now. And their best includes these six ideals: