Saturday, February 28, 2009

Inspired Aging!

I watch very little television but try not to miss The Mercer Report on Tuesday nights. Rick Mercer is always entertaining and his shows are on You Tube as well as the CBC website if I miss a program. This past week he featured Hazel McCallion, the 88 year old mayor of Mississauga which is the 6th largest city in Canada. She has served her community in this capacity for over 30 years and is an extraordinary woman. This six minute clip will inspire you and prove that getting old need not be a downhill ride. I need to be reminded of this as I see the worst of aging each day at the hospital.

17 comments:

  1. What a wonderful profile of what attitude can do! I loved Hazel, and wish we all could be like her. Thanks for sharing this Ruth. :c)

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  2. What an amazing lady!

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  3. I am smiling right now...that was terrific...I loved that they did the music video at the end.
    Thanks for sharing..

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  4. #6? Shocking. When I lived there, before it was Mississauga, nobody else lived there (exaggerating just a tad). I still think of it in those terms, even though part of it looked like downtown Toronto last time I was there.

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  5. A great and inspiring video! ... even D had to come over and watch. I see someone else said it but I have to say it too ... I'm still smiling after watching it.

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  6. Wow! That is absolutely amazing! What an energetic and vibrant 88 year old. Wish everybody could be like that at her age.
    Thanks for sharing this video.

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  7. I never really liked the Mercer report. It always seemed like the Daily Show's less funny brother. But this clip is great.

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  8. When they say, "When I'm old I will wear purple" I wonder if they had this in mind! What a cool lady!!

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  9. How inspiring this lady is! Thanks for sharing the video Ruth.

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  10. Ruth,

    I love Hazel. At 88 she can walk faster than I can. She's lead a great life, that's for sure. Wish we could get more government officials like her. She's awesome.

    Thanks for sharing. I truly enjoyed this and so did hubby.

    Blessings,
    Mary

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  11. I don't have that much energy now...Amazing and inspiring..

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  12. What a feisty old firecracker that Hazel is! If I live that long-I promise to work on my attitude!

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  13. Hazel is amazing! I love her spunk. And I'd certainly vote for her for mayor.

    No debt and all that reserve? Wow.

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  14. Isn't it always the case it's not so much what we do (so much gets unfinished or derailed), but who we inspire.

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  15. Isn't that just the best!

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  16. Mayor for 31 years...I wish she was our Prime Minister for 31 years. I would have voted her everytime. What a wonderful energy and attitude this "young" lady has. Mississauga residents...you are the lucky ones!

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  17. Aw Ruth, that was so cool! Hazel ROCKS! She must be quite a grand lady. I hope I'm doing that well at age 88.

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