Friday, April 02, 2010

Just Happy to be Here

I came across an incredible website this week. It's It's a website that publishes research from some of America's best colleges.
The topics are wide ranging but one topic yesterday caught my eye. "Happy Seniors dwell on the good ol' days.

“The past is the best predictor of the future, so you’re not going to turn your life around at 85 or 90,” says Peter Martin, professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State University.
“But it’s also good to know that past accomplishments and the happiness that you had—looking back at your past—carries you through these very last years.” 
This is good information especially for those who have "lived" their lives. I'm not sure what it means for those who put off living until a later when the kids go to college or when they retire. 

I'm thankful to have spent my life around happy productive people. I think it must have rubbed off on me.  

I've always considered life a gift. There is beauty in every direction. A lot of people look without seeing.  I think it would benefit everyone to slow down and take a good look and the world around them.

If you get a chance, check out I think you'll be happy you did.

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