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I met the most beautiful elderly lady recently. She was pushing an old pram and delivering pamphlets. She was concentrating on getting up a hill as fast as she could. I met her at the top and the joy of her accomplishment was all over her face.

She was smiling and it was evident that she was content.

She told me that she loved being outside. She also said that she knew that she had to keep healthy and regular exercise was important. She also liked to make a bit of money and have social contact.

She had used her knowledge, her desire to be outside and have social contact and she’d put that into action by getting the job delivering pamphlets.

I walked away from that beautiful woman feeling energised with a joyful hope that the world is a pretty good place to be.