When I brought my new puppy into my home this past week I was filled with the same sort of energy and happiness that she exudes. Puppies have a way of doing that with the energy and joyful enthusiasm they happily share with all.
It struck me that the puppy shared some of the same traits as many of the adult seniors I've worked with as a senior move manager in Indianapolis with Yellow Tag Household Sales. Although the physical energy of some seniors may be on the wane, I've had the pleasure of coming across many seniors who are still filled with a sharp, joyful enthusiasm for life.
As I've helped them plan their move to a new home and organized their belongings, sometimes downsizing and prioritizing the items they wished to take with them into a smaller space, those adult seniors have shared with me so much about their lives and the happiness with which they've lived it. I've heard about the children, grandchildren, careers, hobbies, vacations and the simple pleasures that have made their lives worthwhile.
It seems as though the happiest seniors I've helped move are those best able to enjoy those simple pleasures. Just as though my puppy loves nothing more than chasing a ball and snuggling on my lap, I've learned that life is also about the simple joy of playing ball with the kids or reading a good book to the grandchildren. And oh yes, morning coffee on the porch and a nice evening dip in the hot tub helps too!
You might think that some of the seniors I've helped move into a new home in the Indiana area would be distraught and perhaps a little angry over the fact that a chapter was closing in their lives. But one of the coolest things I've seen as a senior move organizer is the positive attitude that so many have exhibited, often to the point of being excited about the opportunity to try something new and explore a fresh segment of their lives.
And that attitude reminds me of my puppy: always sniffing about, exploring, and ready to try something new that just might be fun! Perhaps that's an attitude we all should approach more often, be we puppies, young adults or seniors.