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Ageless Aging August 2018 News
August 06, 2018
Dear Friends,

It has been a few months since I have written you. In part because I felt I had nothing new to say and long ago I decided I would not send a copy just for the sake of sending.

But now something to consider

Our daily news is filled with reports that Nations are trying to out do one another economically, in military preparedness, in social prestige. In sports everyone wants to be Number 1. . . . And what of us - you and I? Is the competitive model shaping our old age? Will we die feeling like 'Winners or Losers"?

What if we all just said: "No. Noooooo. Enough! Being Number 1 is NOT worth all the energy it takes or the economic, social and physical destruction it entails."

What if we decided on another path?

Some of you may know this ancient story: There was a man traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho who was attacked by robbers that left him half dead. . All the 'good people' just passed him by. Then a stranger, a Samaritan, a man from a tribe that was despised, came walking by...saw the man lying there, cleansed his wounds, and took him a local 'hotel' , paid the owner and asked that he to care for the wounded man. And he said..if it costs more I will pay you on my way back.

Imagine. If each of us resolved to look at every other person...every person - both friends and enemies with eyes like that Samaritan. Think how we would feel...think how our neighborhoods, towns/cities, states, continents would be. .

Of course it takes great courage to reach out to a stranger or a 'sworn enemy' but think of what we could make of our world. .

If you do not already have the habit, will you join me for this next month in doing at least 1 kindness each day to a stranger...or like the someone we think of as a 'sworn enemy'? Can we try it? Can we see if it will make any difference in our lives and in our personal sphere of influence? .

Please. We can change the course of history....if we want. Yes, if we grew our "I kindness each day" into a movement by doing it ourselves and sharing the idea with others...we elders, seniors (or whatever we are called) would change the social climate. We just could change the world. Thanks for reading! .


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