If you’ve ever googled “national holidays,” then you probably know that almost every day celebrates something special. For example, National Chocolate Mousse Day is April 3rd. National Say Something Nice Day is June 1st. National Working Parents Day is September 16th. Check out https://trackmaven.com/blog/national-days-calendar and see for yourself.
In honor of Everett “Doc” Schaeffer, an extraordinary gentleman who inspired me and so many others over the years, I’ve decided to declare Tuesday, August 7th, as Wisdom of Age Day. In recognition of this day, I hope you will join me in honoring “Doc” and countless others like him who make a difference in people’s lives every day. Think of Wisdom of Age Day as a time set aside to thank anyone and everyone who has motivated, inspired, or changed your life through their insight, experience, and wisdom.
Think of Wisdom of Age Day also as a day to strike a blow against ageism and the discriminatory impact it continues to have on every generation. Ageism in all its forms deprives us of the human experience and collective wisdom to be found in each of us, regardless of age, circumstance, or stage of our lives.
In recognition of their Wisdom, there is something that each of us can do to change the culture of ageism and show respect for one another. Change begins with simple conversation.
Encourage more dialogue between and among generations. Spend some time with an elderly neighbor. Visit a nursing home. Gather life stories. Encourage your church, civic, and community leaders to become proactive by listening to, engaging in, and promoting dialogue that includes the young, as well as the old.
There is wisdom to be found at any age, just ask Doc.
CLICK HERE to listen to “A Conversation with Doc”