What are some secrets to a long, healthy, and happy life? Ninety nine-year old Walter Mitchell and one hundred year old Agnes Zhelesnik have some answers.
Walter Mitchell spends most of his days driving shoppers home from the supermarket, filling his days with purpose and keeping himself busy.
He waits at local supermarkets for his regulars or whoever needs a ride. Sometimes the wait is minutes. Sometimes it’s hours, but he doesn’t care. Walter does this six days per week.
The best part is that it’s all for free, unless riders give him a tip. It’s fine with him if they don’t. He credits this activity for keeping him alive and happy for such a long time.
Agnes Zhelesnik credits children for keeping her young. She’s believed to be the oldest working teacher in America. “The children make my day” she says.
Agnes is a home economics teacher. She teaches cooking and sewing to the lower grades and offers after-school lessons in knitting and crocheting.
She’s hardly missed a day since she started teaching twenty years ago. Agnes has no thoughts of retiring. She credits her good health with eating well, getting enough sleep, and being involved in activities that she loves.
What are your secrets for a long, healthy, and happy life? This question is meant for everyone, regardless of your age. My “secret” is to keep writing about topics that will encourage others to lead their best and most productive lives. My plan is to write for a very long time! I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.