Do you know someone who is just always happy; always has a smile on their face and a matching one in their heart? Do you know someone whom you can’t remember ever seeing angry, and no one else can remember ever seeing angry either?
A couple of weeks ago, I attended a surprise birthday party for my great-aunt who was turning 90 years old. Aunt Ella is the most genuine example of a kind, happy soul you could ever wish to meet. Just being around her makes you smile and inspires you to be a better person.
The invitation to Aunt Ella’s party asked, in lieu of gifts, that everyone write Aunt Ella a letter reminiscing about fond memories with her.
I started my letter to her saying that it was no coincidence that she has lived such a long, blessed life; her light, jovial spirit has been keeping her young for many years. If you met her, you would never guess her to actually be 90 years old; her smiling face, ability to still get around well, and remarkable memory fool all those around her into believing she is many years younger than she actually is.
I am telling you about Aunt Ella because she is an excellent example of how filling each cell of your body with positivity all of your life—singing happy songs, speaking kind words and giggling lots, along with exuding love and acceptance of everyone you meet—does a body good, so to say.
So, keep your Magnet smiling. Radiate out from your soul a sense of peace and contentment…and really feel it! Live in the now and really enjoy yourself while doing so! Give exaggerated hugs to those you love, and to those you newly meet. Look into people’s eyes and really listen to what they are saying, don’t just appear as if you are paying attention.
Life can be short; plenty of wonderful people die too soon. But, then there are those who live so long and it makes you wonder if they have a special purpose. Strive to be like Aunt Ella—inspire those around you to be the best, and happiest, they can be by practicing what you preach!
Here’s to living long and prosper!