Just because you get old doesn’t mean you have to stop dreaming. In fact, an accepted pillar of healthy aging involves having passion, aspirations and dreams for tomorrow.
Believe me, I see it every day with my mother. Myrna Billian is as real as they come. Now that she lives with me, I also see how important it is for her to believe in the future.
‘I Make It Happen’
Here’s a fact worth considering. At 89 years, my mother bought a new car and signed up for a six year loan! Now that’s belief in the future.
Here’s another. My mother has three weddings to attend in 2016, and she won’t wear the same outfit twice. Let me tell you, driving around from store to store to find her the perfect ensemble is challenging. But she wouldn’t have it any other way, and neither would I.
My mom dreams, and I make it happen. For those of you—like me—who care for a senior loved one, you know what I mean.
Keep Dreaming At Every Age
Our dreams, passions and inspirations are all unique, and I believe it’s important to continue dreaming even as we age. If you follow your dreams, you will have hope, inspiration and meaning to life. You will have something worth sharing, and that to me, is a great contribution.
At Benchmark Senior Living, residents are encouraged to follow their dreams and accomplish the things they have always wanted to do, try or learn. Our mission is helping residents stay well, live well and be well, and a big part of that is to keep dreaming.
Dreaming big has always been important to my mom. Everyone should have hopes and dreams for tomorrow. Share your story with me at one of my upcoming appearances at Benchmark. I look forward to hearing your story.
Until next time,