One of my fondest childhood memories is of afternoon drives with my Grandfather. Every once in a while he would gather the grands on a Sunday and drive out into the country-side. Sometimes it was with my siblings. Others included my cousins. But regardless of who else was along, it was going to be a grand time!
Those were the days before seatbelts. The days before electric windows. The days of huge steering wheels and shiny hubcaps. I remember a number of different cars, but most were Chevrolet®. Always clean, with gigantic windows; front, side and back.
I always enjoyed time with my Grandfather. But these drives were extra special. Often we would stop at Dairy Queen®! I thought it was the best ice cream! So soft, with the delicate curl at the top of the cone. It was never too hard, never too cold. Always. Just right. Spectacular!
Maybe that is where I developed my desire for a spectacular life. The joy of a Sunday afternoon ride in the country, sweetened by a Dairy Queen® treat.
Joy in the simple things in life. Time with special people. Warm memories of cherished events.
Dig down in your treasure chest of memoires. Find those SPECTACULAR moments and live them all over again.
Let’s hear it for the SPECTACULAR life! Let’s hear it for the SaSS-Y Women!
Experts tell us that social isolation is detrimental to both physical and mental health. That is why it is so important for us to stay connected with ‘the outside world’ during our aloneness. So whether by choice or by chance – we must work to include communication of some sort into our SaSS-Y! routines.
Calls, cards, letters, texts, emails and video chats are all great resources to help us stay connected. They provide ways for us to communicate when distance, mobility or health prevent one-on-one visits.
But what about those who have a limited number (or no one) with whom to communicate? AARP has an answer! One of the resources offered by the organization is The Friendly Voice.
We all need someone to chat with from time to time – and The Friendly Voice is available. Request a call by signing up with AARP. Or call directly to speak with someone.
But the Sass-Y! thing about this? It is a volunteer opportunity that does not require you to leave home. AARP trains the volunteers; all you need is a phone and the willingness to help a neighbor.
Learn more about Friendly Voice at 1-888-281-0145 or visit AARPCommunityConnections.org. Sounds Spectacular to me! Enjoy!