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.
David A. Gwilt, creator and host of Radio 4 the Ages™
…presents *P*L*E*A*S*E, a motivational and inspirational talk
for adults of all ages. David brings his own unique take on the humorous side
of aging, growing up in the ‘60s, and keeping your hopes and dreams alive – or creating
new ones. He shares his insights and his
inspiration for quality of life at any age, and describes how his passion for
being of service inspires his weekly live talk radio show.
*P rayer, *Laughter, *Exercise , *Attitude, *S ervice, *E veryday
To arrange a presentation: 704-614-1200 ∞ email@example.com
*P*L*E*A*S*E and Radio 4 theAges™ are productions of David A. Gwilt
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