Curly: Do you know what the secret of life is? [holds up index finger]
Mitch: Your finger?
Curly: One thing. Just one thing. You stick to that, and the rest don’t mean squat!
Mitch: But, what is the “one thing?”
Curly: [smiles] That’s what YOU have to find out.
These are the lines from one of my favorite movies, City Slickers, where a middle-aged man goes to a dude ranch to participate in cattle drive and find meaning in life. OK, hold that thought.
It’s now 2017 and many of my friends are making resolutions. It’s an interesting process. One of my friends says that he needs to lose some weight…. the problem is that he resolving to do better while eating his third tub of pie.
Another friend is promising to become better organized. I know she has newspapers and magazines in her basement with headlines that read, “Will Nixon Resign?”
Let’s be real. Will these resolutions actually happen?
What about mine? Well, I only have one resolution. Yes, just one. And that’s to be relevant.
Back to Curly and Mitch… that is my one thing. Staying relevant means knowing what’s going on around me, being aware of my surroundings and being active in my life. Each day, 10,000 people become seniors and this will continue for the next 20 years.
That’s a lot of seniors. Can you imagine the imprint we can create by being ‘doers’ as the commercials say? Maybe we can become the second greatest generation by simply staying relevant in our world – staying active, being active and looking for opportunities.
What opportunities? Tell me “Carnac, the Magnificent” (for the youngsters, a mystic played by Johnny Carson). What is that opportunity?… “That’s what you have to find out.”
Take my advice for what it is…It’s just, AS I SEE IT!