14 May
2010

The Secret to Long Life

Written by Brian Martin

Whenever I go to Tokyo, I always have lunch or dinner with a 90-year-old wonderful and wise lady.  She tells me that she treasures every moment of her life, which makes it magical. I personally make it a point to stop and smell the roses, otherwise life whizzes by - and for what?!

I asked her, "what is the secret of long life?"  She said that for her, it was to totally worry about a problem for one day and then forget about it. Time will resolve it if you cannot. She said that she sees too many people who don’t sleep and who are highly stressed due to worry. 

I have personally heard many times over my ever-increasing years that "Life is meant for living", and yet I see so many people just existing without purpose, having no reason for being, and chasing the next technological development in our ever-changing and increasingly consumer-minded world.

My wise 90-year-old lady friend gave up work last year - she ran a high-end night club with live artists for 46 years. We walk along the streets of Tokyo, unashamedly holding hands in a country that does not encourage acts of affection on the street. I can feel her love for me flow through her hands into me, and I trust that she has the same experience. In fact, I am sure that she has the same experience.

My wife of a 34 year relationship walks behind, smiling as she watches our love for each other. How blessed I am to love two women from the same family - mother and daughter, wow!

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Attitude | Life Purpose | Relationships

Comments

5/14/2010 10:09:01 AM #

"
A beautiful expression of love, Brian.  Thanks for sharing it. Smile

Be well,

Jeff"

Jeff H. People's Republic of China |

5/14/2010 1:02:50 PM #

"Dear Brian, Your stories are a gift in themselves. I fully agree. what do we work for? where are we going? what do we want? what is really important? when do we 'arrive'...or did we already?  how many of us really understand NOW!  Please tell your wise wife and mother in law how happy that simple story made us today!
"

anita cabell Hong Kong S.A.R. |

6/4/2010 2:57:21 PM #

"Thank you, I am appreciative, to be able to share who I am.
I have found love is the most powerful force on the planet.
I also value, that you took the time to write to me
Blessings
brian"

Brian M Martin |

6/4/2010 2:57:30 PM #

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