Sunday, September 4, 2011

Power of smile: Being 45 at 65

"Hi,” he extended his hand and I could feel an iron grip. He looked a man of 45 but was a full 65 years of age.
“It’s amazing you have maintained so well. What’s the secret?” I asked spontaneously.
“I do not miss my gym and refuse to allow anyone to take away my smile. Hey, congratulate me, I just got married,” said the Canadian. I did.
For those who want to live life full, age is no bar, whether it is a teen like me, or the elderly like him.
I also met another friend. She has a beautiful face and an enviable hip. She’s rich and works in a neighbouring country. But there’s something missing. That smile of the Canadian. In fact, she suffered from optimism deficiency.
“How’s life?” I asked and she replied: “Oh, don’t ask me. I am so depressed.”
Toxic company is hazardous. I wanted to run. Yet, she’s my dear friend. So, I told her: “When you feel down, remember people like Steve Jobs. Given away in adoption by Syrian dad, this hero fights cancer. See where he has taken the Apple company.”
She smiled. I think I won, at least for that moment.
Talking about age, here’s a joke I heard:
“Doctor, I have pain in my right (leg) knee.”
“Oh, blame it on age.”
“But I have no pain in my left knee!”

19 comments:

  1. haha!! a teen like you!! indeed. cheers to your spirit!

    love to have such positive inspiring people around me!

    god bless

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  2. I loved this post!

    Move over Dale carnegie, Robin sharma. Here comes Mr. global madrasi, our new age motivational guru!

    Your posts always radiates positivity! thanks!!

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  3. yeah, laugh away all your griefs.. and enjoy the short life :)

    Weakest LINK

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  4. I have pain in my left knee, and I casually while chatting with my doctor, told him it could be my age, he said, "it is all in your mind".
    Whom to believe,I am in a fix

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  5. Ramesh you always spread smiles around you! Thanks for sending some my way by writing this post.

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  6. hmmm.....nice...post as usuall....

    http://thinkinglifeandyou.blogspot.com/

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  7. Yes, you are right. Toxic company is bad. I'm glad you won. :)

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  8. I get so put off by negative people. But one of my good, positive friend confided in me recently: this positive attitude has really destroyed my life..

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  9. Dont worry , be happy... An old saying but pretty much what people are forgetting these days.. Nice post and this brings everyone back to their teens I bet.

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  10. Oh yes, a teen like you keeps us cheerful :). You are right, a cheerful outlook to life can really take us through sticky situations and cheerful company can immediately lift our mood. 65 going on 45 is a great place to be in life :).

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  11. My dear teen, your 1000 watt smile keeps me motivated.... . enjoy life..

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  12. You keep us smiling with your posts. Thanks a ton!

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  13. Well said friend. Keep up your good cheer.

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  14. Refusing to let anyone take away your smile ...... so much better than all the gyms in the world don't you think?

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  15. Hahaaa....if there are few more teens like you around...life will be always cheerful :-)

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  16. Yep! well said, age doesn't matter its how people look at life!!

    And absolutely, you are a teen, great spirit Bhai!! :)

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  17. Very true! specially toxic company is hazardous ! but we have your blog to take away our gloom. Now when ever I will be depressed as the lady, I will remember to smile like the Canadian ! Its all in the attitude!

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  18. nice..very funny..lolz...the last line..
    Age is how you look at yourself... rest gymming is must I agree!

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  19. True. Happy people and Happiness are also contagious :)

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