“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!”