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Younger With Each Day

It’s no big news. I turned 46 last week. My birthday was low-key and reflective, mostly spent with my family and friends telling jokes about the good old days and flipping through pics of a younger me on Facebook. It’s strange to look back at those times. Sort of feels like visiting the grave of a long-lost friend. Each of us re-living those memories, and realizing how invincible we thought ourselves to be.

Now older, we know how much we have changed over time and have learned to treasure those things which matter most to us like family, health, career, personal fulfillment and life purpose. What we may have originally thought to be important in our youth has now been replaced with the need for meaning, love in its genuine form, emotional strength and above all the physical stamina to do all those things which make our lives full and rich.

And, something else occurs to us… It’s something that most of us never even thought of in our “younger” days. We become keenly aware of our mortality and just how frail our bodies, our lives, can be.

No, I’m not depressed. I’m just older. Appreciative of the little treasures I have found in this newly acquired knowledge that I now posses. It stokes the fire that drives me to do more, see more, and to actually be more and more alive with each day that passes.

Armed with this knowledge, my life mission is to inspire and appreciate the incredible abilities we all have and to teach others how to enjoy living younger longer and more fulfilled no matter what their age.

It’s true: Personal growth holds no maximum age limit. There is, and should always be, a pride to be taken in the experiences we have all lived through. Muhammad Ali once said, “The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.”

As always – Enjoy Your Life,

John Aaron Villarreal

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