OK, so this post is not about a speech or presentation. Nor is it about a Cycle class. But this video is so delightful and inspiring that I was moved to share it here.
Besides, this Monday Motivation is about movement. That’s close enough, is it not?
Courtesy The White House
Virginia McLaurin, at 106 years young, fulfilled a dream–to be able to visit the White House. She did so as part of a Black History Month celebration. At 106, McLaurin most certainly has her own life lessons to teach us, with all that she has seen and experienced.
One lesson she teaches is how to enjoy the moments before us, and to live like we mean it. McLaurin didn’t hold back when she was introduced to the President and First Lady. She savored it. She walked fast. She danced. She displayed more energy and vigor upon meeting the Obamas than some folks who are a quarter of her age.
So my takeaways for the day, and week?
First, we are never old to see our dreams come true.
And second? The secret to long life, according to McLaurin, is to “just keep movin’.” I’m sold!
Michelle Obama: “I wanna be like you when I grow up.”
Virginia McLaurin: “You can.”
We all can–if we just keep movin’.