What if when we were born we were issued one car, a single vehicle that had to last us our entire life? We don’t get to trade it in for a new model or sign a new lease. We must take such good care of the vehicle that it will serve us well as long as we live. This is, in effect, exactly what happens. When we’re born we have one physical body that has to last us our entire life. The condition we keep it in is totally up to us. As such, I strive to be a good mechanic—steward—of my body; exercising consistent preventive maintenance on my 1957 model.
The famous actor and comedian, George Burns, lived to be 100 years old (1896 – 1996). He is well remembered for saying, “If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself!”
Note: I did not take this photograph. I found it here. It’s a 1957 Volvo P1900 Sport Convertible Coupe. I drive a 1996 Volvo that has well over 200,000 miles on it.
“Whatever you are not changing, you are choosing.”
~ Laurie Buchanan
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