"Youth has no age." (Pablo Picasso)
Today is my birthday. One of those days every year that you feel connected to while to everyone else, it's just another day. I don't know about you, but lately, it's creeped up on me.
I spent this past Sunday at Jacob Riis Park beach with Dana and a friend. We spent a good deal of time talking about our grandparents, but more specifically, getting older. Uplifting, I know.
I drove home thinking about my Mom-Mom & Pop-Pop. For as long as I can remember, they never acted their age. Despite their bodies growing older, their minds remained sharp and full of wonder. At 92 years old, my Mom-Mom is an avid texter, sending me messages like this one I received today:
Not to mention that she can still hang, even if that means roasting marshmallows until the wee hours of the morning.
Looking ahead to my future, it's this youthful spirit I hope to embody at 92 and beyond.
I'll leave you with this video of Dick Van Dyke doing crunches at age 95. I'll take his youthful mind and body, too.