Opportunities! Use them to Improve your Life, Improve your Mind. #atoz

This entry is part 16 in the series Improve Your Life, Improve Your Mind

opportunitiesWe’ve reached O in the A – Z Blogging Challenge.

Today we’re looking at O for Opportunities. There are so many ways we can improve our lives and our brains by looking for new opportunities!

A few days ago, someone commented to me about a man in his early 60s who has developed a tremor, “We don’t worry about that symptom! We know it’s just age.”

That’s such a short-sighted attitude, folk. If it was “just age” then every person in their sixties would have a tremor! Yet, I know many ninety year olds who have no shakes whatsoever.

Yes, it could be as a result of nerve degeneration as the person grows older, but it could also be caused by so many other things: a hormone deficiency; a nutritional imbalance; an over-abundance of stimulation of a part of the brain, such as too many violent video games; a lack of exercise; or many of the other things we’ve looked at over the past two weeks.

The moral of this story is never to just accept the first reason that comes to mind, unless it’s obviously correct (such as sunburn after a day in the sun!) Don’t attribute any symptoms to “just age!” Be certain you take every opportunity to find out the cause of any unpleasant symptom. And look at every opportunity to improve your life, improve your mind. Others have done it. So can you! 

Meet Rose!

Rose has a special message for us all, no matter our age. She urges us never to miss out on opportunities!

Listen to this fun video. It’s only three-and-a-half minutes long but you’ll enjoy it. You’ll find it really thought-provoking!

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Enjoy your Opportunities!

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26 comments on “Opportunities! Use them to Improve your Life, Improve your Mind. #atoz

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  3. You are right, Shirley. Age is just a number. My wife’s grandpa is eighty nine. He still plays a set of Tennis every day. One look at him and you’d be motivated.

  4. M late aunt, who was 77 wen she died in a car accident, never let her age (or anything else) stop her. She was still working full time and volunteering with her granddaughter at an animal shelter 2 1/2 hours from her house. I think of her, and other inspiring seniors, when I am feeling “my age” – whatever that is. I firmly believe there are opportunities out there waiting for me to explore.

  5. Inspiring video and post. I agree age is just a number and it’s up to you to deal with your age. You can either enjoy or sulk. Its all about making the most of whatever you have.

  6. Age is but a number. If you feel you are old, you are probably old. I have seen many young people older than the physically old ones. As I am approaching 40s and entering a new decade, I am scared of ageing. This is a great post, Shirley and comes at the right time too! So much to learn from this.

    • Thanks Anshu, and thanks for referring Deepa as well. And you’re right. I am way older than many folk who behave like they’re over the hill! Yet I remain active and busy.

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