One of my favourite quotes by Dr. Wayne Dyer is, “Don’t die with your music still in you.”
The first time I heard it, it stopped me dead in my tracks. I was in my 20’s at the time and the entire world was before me. The thought of dying at all never occurred to me, let alone dying without having fully lived.
Well into my 40’s now, the quote is something I think about from time to time. It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day grind of your mid-life–working, paying bills, driving kids, making dinner. All I can really think of some days is getting through the to-do list so I can get to bed. Forget about thinking about the music left in me.
This little video about Deshun Wang, the “world’s hottest Grampa”, brought Dr. Dryer’s quote back to mind. It’s under two minutes, and worth every second.
We are capable of great things as humans at ANY age. Our bodies and minds are not “too old” and unable to be strong again, bright again and engaged again. We can start working out at any age. We can start eating healthy at any age. We can create something new and exciting at any age. We can engage in worthwhile relationships at any age.
These things are not reserved for the young they are available to us all at any time. So heed Dr. Dyer’s advice and get up there and start singing.