If you were asked what would contribute to living a long life what do you think might be the contributing factors. Living a healthy lifestyle. Avoiding those risky activities like heavy drinking and smoking. Luck. Good genetics. All these are factors which might help one reach old age.
I am going to tell you the story of Madam Jean Louise Calment. She has the longest documented life span. She died in 2019 at the age of 122 years and 164 days. She was someone who was not afraid to take up new things. At age 85 she studied fencing. She rode her bicycle until she was 100 years old. She quit smoking at age 117, not because she was concerned about health effects but she was blind and could not light her own cigarettes- a habit of 96 years.
I think though what allowed Jean Louise to live so long is her code of life that I will share now.
"I'm in love with wine."
"All babies are beautiful."
"I think I will die of laughter."
"I've been forgotten by our Good Lord."
"I've got only one wrinkle, and I'm sitting on it."
"I never wear mascara; I laugh until I cry often."
"If you can't change something, don't worry about it."
"Always keep your smile. That's how I explain my long life."
"I see badly, I hear badly, and I feel bad, but everything's fine."
"I have a huge desire to live and a big appetite, especially for sweets."
"I have legs of iron, but to tell you the truth, they're starting to rust and buckle a bit."
"I took pleasure when I could. I acted clearly and morally and without regret. I'm very lucky."
“Being young is a state of mind, it doesn’t depend on one’s body. I’m actually still a young girl, it's just that I haven't looked so good for the past 70 years."
May we all live with such joie de vive. Blessings