The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.

Live Like You’re 70+

“Because I am 84 I am frequently asked, ‘What was the favorite time of your life?’ As though it is all over. I always say, ‘Right now.’

“I mean it. I like my life right now better than any other time although I liked the other times fine. I always tell people, ‘You cannot ruin your life after seventy.’ No one is going to say, ‘Oh, and he/she had so much promise.’ You are over seventy and you can do just as you please. Study guitar. Visit Guatemala. Go to a terrible bar. Being over eighty is even better. Then you can really do just want you want with your life. All your critics will be jealous.”

–David Leddick. I’m Not For Everyone, Neither Are You.

Grandma over 80...

Grandma over 80…

Grandma and Grandpa B

Grandma and Grandpa B

Father-Daughter Dancing: Grandpa and one of my lovely aunts <3

Grandpa and one of my aunts ❀

3 comments on “Live Like You’re 70+

  1. Eric Tonningsen
    March 7, 2016

    My Mom will celebrate her 85th in June. I know and see this well in her. πŸ™‚

  2. Darlene
    March 8, 2016

    A great philosophy!!

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