Don’t Waste Your Youth Growing Up
Do you remember your first car? I purchased mine from my brother in 1971 for $250. Yes, it was a 16-year-old car at that time (a ’55 Chevy), however it was all mine and that’s all that mattered. It was affectionately known as “the tank” since I felt very safe and secure in it. I would find notes on the windshield from people who wanted to purchase it, who knew back then that it was such a classic. I adored this vehicle, I was able to transport many friends in it, I would shuttle family members who needed a ride, and $5 would go a long way when I purchased gas. When I have memories of my automobile I have visions of me driving it with windows open, hair blowing and being 18 once again. However, I don’t even need flashbacks to have that feeling of youthfulness, aren’t we all as young as we feel, do you believe “youth has no age” (Pablo Picasso)? I have not felt “old” for a very long time, after all isn’t age just a number? I do believe that since I’ve been on my journey it definitely keeps me young at heart. Exercising and eating healthier puts me in a youthful frame of mine, it’s almost as if thinking; I still have my whole life ahead of me. I don’t feel old and I hope that I will not have to experience that ever again. Keep healthy and fit by living and believing the following quote by George Bernard Shaw (who incidentally lived to be 94), “youth is wasted on the young”!