She said every morning she writes on her calendar, "something good will happen to me today."
This morning I had a beautiful conversation with a woman whose smile can light up Time Square. Mavis is her name. She volunteered that she just celebrated her 84th birthday. She looked amazing too! When asked what 84 feels like she said without hesitation, "Great!" And what is her secret?" "I live everyday fully. And purposefully." She said every morning she writes on her calendar, "something good will happen to me today." And with that mantra she sets off her day. Great things happen to Mavis on a daily basis. She beckons beauty in her life. Goodness in her surroundings.
Another secret: Mavis forgets bad experiences. "Why keep them," she says, "they take up space for the good." Mavin also explained that while she does get angry, she doesn't hold onto it. "I let it go!" It's not worth it she advises, and you realize that when you get to her age. She cautions staying angry is never necessary.
Mavis had been married for 31 years when her beloved husband passed away but she says she talks to him every day. I asked if she had a boyfriend, or special friend and she was like, "Girl, why even bother, I don't want no old man my age! Besides, all I got to do is think and I can feel pleasure. Know what I mean?" she laughs with a wink.
Oh, I am so blessed that random conversations with a beautiful souls come to my life.