I have found whenever I do something to just be a good person, I get back much more than I ever give. This is exactly what happened when I sent Joseph Tresser some information about vestibular disorders because he suffered with dizziness a few months ago — I know how scary that can be.
Little did I realize how much he would help ME get through a challenging, painful period in my own life. With wisdom and knowledge, encouragement, and a wonderful sense of the ridiculous, Joe helped see me through the long wait for and actual hip replacement surgery. His help has been invaluable.
Joe sent me this and gave me permission to share it with you.
MY GOAL IN LIFE — UPON TURNING 80
By Joseph Tresser
Having experienced ups and downs
Over many years
On a rapid train through many countries
From revolutions to hurricanes and shaky earthquakes,
I developed a simple formula enriching
‘My Goal in Life’ which states:
‘Live young, have fun, and arrive at your final destination
As late as possible
With a big smile on your face
Because this would mean
That you truly enjoyed the ride.’
You can’t go wrong, especially so
If you have made many good friends
Along the way.
Positive attitude is everything and you wear it well, Joe! Keep inspiring others always!
I agree with you Caren: Joe IS a real inspiration. Cheers, Muriel
And how Caren: I totally agree with you. Joe is an inspiration. Thanks for reading, Muriel
very nice poem!
I totally agree with you Sefi. Thanks for reading. Muriel
Muriel and Joseph are 2 very incitefull people!
Their wisdom is priceless! This is a cyber match made in Heaven! Love the blog! Love the thoughts! LOVE the wisdom! May Muriel and Joseph”s friendship never end! Keep the blog alive for ever!
Thank you Anne: Joe’s friendship has been a blessing. All the best, Muriel
Really enjoyed the poem Turning 80. Thanks for sharing!
I absolutely loved reading this. With age comes wisdom and true beauty. Thank you for sharing your beautiful words with the world.
And I absolutely LOVE the “My Goal In Life” segment
Make many friends along this windy road of an ageless journey! I aspire to have such a long exciting adventure and am excited to see your journey of fun, curiosity, experimentation, adventure , joy and learning continue for as long as the horizon can be seen in this Route 66 road trip of life we cruise through in this agelesss mustang convertible of an Outlook on things 🙂
Hi Muriel….Thanks so much for publishing my poem. I have made many good friends throughout the years as I mentioned in my poem. But, I must admit that our friendship is special. We never met in person. Yet we were able to “click” like magic. I wish you a speedy recovery and the best of health so that we can continue our friendship for many, many years. You might have to change the name of your blog from VIEWS FROM OVER THE HILL to VIEWS FROM THE TOP OF THE HILL. Fondly, Joe
Thank YOU Joe: For being you, for the love of life you spread to those of us lucky enough to have you in our lives — near or far. May you keep writing for years to come. Fondly, Muriel
wonderful! these are such great life goals. Thanking you for sharing and for sharing your “wonderful sense of ridiculous” with all of us fortunate to join the ride with you! xo
Thank you for posting your story and sharing such a Beautiful and inspiring poem.
Looking forward to reading more!
Thanks for reading Meir: I’m trying to encourage your grandfather to write his memoirs. Wouldn’t that be a read! All the best to each and every member of your fabulous family, Muriel
What an amazing connection! How beautiful that two people from across the country can help each other so genuinely. Joe, incredible sweet poem! I hope to have the same view of my life, and to have an incredible journey full of love and happiness like you Joe!