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PLEASE. We all know this word. We’ve been taught it from a very early age. PLEASE was first used in the 14th century. It’s dictionary explanation is simple: to give pleasure or satisfaction; to gratify.

I had been invited to give a talk to a group of active senior adults in Mooresville, NC, the Ever Readys, and I was searching for a theme.When the inspiration came to me on January 31st around 5am, I left the warmth of my bed to write down a few words on a post-it note in the kitchen. This is what I wrote down, in this order: Exercise, Laughter, Attitude, Service, Prayer (ELASP). Then I retreated to the comforts of my king sized slumber.

When I awoke for the day around 7, I looked at my note written a few hours prior, while waiting for my morning eye-opener to brew. Instantly,  the  words I had written rearranged themselves in my brain this way:  Prayer, Laughter, Exercise, Attitude, Service. And I thought we should work on these Everyday. And so I had my theme. And one so perfect that it fit exactly into the message that I’ve been trying to spread to our senior adults since I started down this Radio 4 The Ages road back in 2009.

And that’s how P*L*E*A*S*E was born. Prayer…Laughter…Exercise…Attitude…Service…Everyday.

The presentation went well, and struck a chord with several seniors who expressed a new-found desire to be actively involved in living, rather than passively waiting for an ending.

If you would like me to speak to a group that you’re affiliated with, please contact me. I do this out of love, and in keeping with my mission: to improve the quality of life for our senior adults by facilitating their ability to stay informed, involved, active and listened to.


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