Working on the Council for Aging In Place, I’ve been doing research on how and where people like to age. That led me to the book, Script & Flame by B. K. Haynes. And that led to writing this episode.
Rewards for Successful Aging – #654
For a century, mankind believed that old age started at 50. Now the aging process seems to be racing on past 80. An example is the author, B. K. Haynes.
An old-time rural land developer, B. K. has written four books, since the 1960s, when he ruled the recreational property development boom.
His last book was written at the age of 80. It’s titled Script & Flame and one segment talks about rewards for successful aging.
The first reward is – Freedom from Fear – Imagine what contentment that would bring. Next is Love of One’s Work. B.K. never wants to stop. Harmony with Others is number 3.
With Good Health and Economic Security, the next two items on the list, B.K. says you should have Definite Future Plans and Hope for the Future. He advises Breaking Bad Habits, adding, “Your objective should be to restore and form good habits and to become a slave to them.”
Sharing with Others is the next step in successful aging. Then Control of Self and A Positive Attitude Toward Life. Lastly – Having an Open Mind and Having Concern for Others.
You’ll find more advice, deeply spiritual observations and downright entertainment in the book, Script & Flame by B. K. Haynes, available on Amazon.
What rewards would you add to B.K.’s list?