The Marietta Times has highlighted the stories of two local residents lately that we believe readers can take a great deal of inspiration from.
At age 106, Mary Niceswanger still lives independently, cooks for herself and maintains her longtime hobby of sewing.
At a still-young 92, Sally Hille is still working, putting out a radio show on active seniors from her home.
These are just two members of the area's senior population who are healthy, strong and great examples of how to lead a fulfilling life at any age. There are probably more as you look around your own family or neighborhood.
They also serve as reminders to us all that if we take care of ourselves, we can reach that point and still feel healthy, have sharp minds and be independent.
The advice given is to do the things you love, whether that's a career or a hobby, and keep close relationships in your life. Those things are as important as maintaining physical health.
There was a time when each of us probably felt like life would be over at 30, then 40 and so on.
These two women prove that it can still be good at 90, at 100 and beyond.
It's cause to celebrate Sally and Mary, and the others marking those milestones, and also a happy reminder of how much life we really have to live.