Once in a while you do something for the fun of it, and the rewards are greater than expected. The gentlemen referenced below attend the Monday breakfast for seniors at which I volunteer. Each of these men are engaged and eager and live lives replete with laughter. The three youngest asked me to write the story in honor of the their 96-year-old golfing buddy. The story received good placement in the "Citizen's News" in our local newspaper which catapulted the four subjects "over the moon." As for me, well, this was one of the most enjoyable and inspiring pieces I've had the fortune to write over the past two years.
If I every feel tired, or heaven forbid, too old, I'm going to remember the fun I had interviewing these men and writing their story. Then I'm going to go out and do something I love.