Becky’s World

A Day in the Life of Becky

I Will Take Advantage of Life’s Opportunities

Words to live by. It’s one of those things I want to say to myself every morning.
I feel coming home after this adventure I will have a different outlook on life – and do already. I hope to appreciate everything more. I hope that the appreciation lasts for a long time. I think because I have spent two years of my life on this deployment I need to appreciate every year to come.
I have a great friend here who is turning 30 in a couple weeks. I received this speach in a forward. I like it and it spoke to me. Perhaps it will do the same for you.
In short it was given by an 80 year old lady who returned to college, made the most of her experience and gave this speach at her graduation.
“We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it! There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty eight. Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”
You are only as old as you want to be.

May 31, 2007 Posted by | My Thoughts | Leave a comment