Is it Possible to Not Only Live Long but Age Well?
We have many examples of those showing it is possible to not only live long, but age well. Reverend Roy Miller is mentioned on ten different pages in Lynn Adler’s remarkable book: Centenarians: The Bonus Years. He was quite a man showing us just what is possible. He, like so many many of these remarkable ones, believes “age is mostly just a state of mind”.
Reverend Roy Miller
Lynn’s account of the Reverend reveals that he did not look his age. He often remarked at age 101 that he did not feel his age. He was young at heart and had a deep sense of gratitude to the Lord for his long life. Thinking about his comment that he thinks God’s plan was to use him to teach others how to be old, we recognize some outstanding qualities he possessed:
Secrets He Left for Us
Dedicating himself to helping others.
Striving to live each day as a shining example to others.
Filled with gratefulness.
At age 102, Roy Miller was still physically fit with no health problems. He relates that he learned how to fall while running his son’s roller skating rink when his son was drafted into WWII. (I didn’t know there was an art to falling. Maybe we should all learn it.) Adler says Reverend Miller kept fit by exercising and walking every day.
“Come on, get up, walk, exercise. If I can do it, you can.” ~ Roy Miller
It is Possible
I would love to have your comments and questions. My experience only reaches a little over 3/4 of a century, but I know it is at least possible to stay healthy and in good physical shape this long. Below is last year’s dance weekend in Mackinaw Island.
New Fabufit Course on Living Long and Strong
This is one of my favorite ever courses to teach. There is so much we can learn. This course will begin with an Introductory class September 14th. More to come soon on this.