I have written about many different people I have met.
And I do meet lots of people. We have a small shop at the Cruise Terminal in Saint John. Depending on the size of the ship docking in Saint John, we see 2,000 to 4,000 people in one day.
We meet some of the most interesting people. People from all nations, from all walks of life.
A Positive Outlook
Last week I was fortunate to me an older woman with a very positive
outlook. We had a discussion about many different things; she was one of those people who you would want to be your Grandmother.
When she was leaving our shop, I said to her "Have a great day". She looked up at me from her wheelchair and said, "No, have a great life!"
Her words made me smile and I said to her, "You are right".
To which she replied, "Yes it is not just today that it is great, it is life that is great, so enjoy it all!"
Words from a Book
The next day I was reading a book by William Arthur Ward and came across these words of wisdom
he had written many years ago but that still apply today.
Regardless of age,
you are still young at heart as long as you exclaim
"Wow" instead of "What's the use!" . . .
when you say "Hot dog" instead of "Oh well" . . .
when you yell, "Yippee" instead of "So what?". . .
when you contend "Everyone's important" instead of "You can't fight City Hall" . . .
When you insist "Folks are swell" instead of "You can't trust people anymore" . . .
When you greet others with "What a great day to be alive!" instead of "The world is shot to pieces"
When you proclaim "What an opportunity" instead of "What a predicament."
So what is a great life, what does that mean . . .