What if I Live Until I’m 90?

Enjoy life.  Don’t wait until tomorrow. Love the life you live.  Live the life you love. I hear these phrases all the time. What does it mean?

My friends and I do our best to work hard, take good care of our loved ones, pay attention to our health, and plan for the future so that we can enjoy our future and time with loved ones in a healthy and happy way.  We also know the importance of having fun, laughing, and appreciating the beauty of the world around us.

Celebrating the 90th birthday of our friend–not pictured here.

I recently went to a party for a friend.  He just turned 90-years old. It got me thinking about what my future will look like.  This friend of mine worked hard and raised a wonderful family and is now enjoying life–even as a 90-year old.  If I’m still alive, I hope to be able to travel the world and enjoy time with good friends the way this friend of mine does.

Suckling pig at the party–adorned with flowers.

This party had me reflecting and reminding myself that one never knows what tomorrow has in store and we should make sure to enjoy and be grateful for the blessings of today while we can. For me, that means enjoying family, friends, food, and travel while living a somewhat healthy lifestyle.

What a beautiful place to celebrate 90 years of life.

If I live until I’m 90, I think I’ll be happy with the choices I’m making today.   No matter what the future has in store for me, all I can do is strive to keep living in a way that allows me to enjoy what is in front of me today while respecting and preparing for what may come in the future. Living Hilo Style.


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