Hi everyone! Here are the biggest news stories for August 15, 2018 along with a few of my own thoughts. I also have a fascinating question to ask all of you. I hope that you will join the discussion!

What’s Going on in Your World?

Turkey has retaliated aggressively against the recently announced tariffs from the United States. The country has announced that it will place steep tariffs on American cars and electronics, as well as, tobacco and alcohol products.

Authorities in Italy continue to search for answers with regards to the tragic bridge collapse that occurred in Genoa yesterday. Already 37 people have been confirmed to have lost their lives in the disaster and it is possible that this number will rise in the coming days.

This week, Christine Hallquist became the first transgendered nominee for Governor for either of the two major political parties in the U.S. She will now face Republican Governor Phil Scott in the November election.

Today’s Good News Story – Neil Diamond Thanks Firefighters with a Song

For many weeks now, we have been hearing about the destructive wildfires in California. Despite the heroic efforts of our firefighters, there hasn’t been much good news to report.

So, today, I would like to share a short “good news” story related to the fires.

Colorado firefighters have been battling a wildfire burning near Basalt, Colorado since July 3. And while all of the residents of Basalt are undoubtedly grateful for the continued efforts firefighters to contain and put out the blaze, no one says thank you quite like Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Neil Diamond.

The 77-year-old music icon and Colorado resident surprised firefighters and their families with an impromptu performance to say thank you for helping to put out the fire burning near his home.

Here is a video of Neil Diamond performing for his favorite firefighters.

Margaret’s Message for the Day

Today, I’m thinking a lot about the importance of getting in shape after 60. You know, there are many areas of my life that I feel like I have succeeded.

I have raised wonderful children. I am proud of my work with Sixty and Me. I have explored this wonderful world of ours… and I still have many places to visit!

One area that I haven’t done so well though is with regards to my physical fitness. While I am healthy (touch wood) I don’t have the physical strength, endurance and balance that I would like.

So, today, I thought that I would start a conversation about getting in shape after 60. I’d love to hear whether you feel like you have succeeded at this and, if so, how you did it.

After all, we learn best from each other!

Quote for the Day

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then is not an act but a habit.” —Aristotle

Community Question for the Day

Do you find it challenging to stay in shape at your age? Why or why not? What do you do to stay physical fit and healthy? Let’s have a chat!

Let's Have a Conversation!