Marin Hughes celebrated his 109th birthday.
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It turns out that the secret to happiness and longevity is “living to the fullest, not wasting time and being able to enjoy the simple things”. It sounds trite, but this is not idle speculation, but rather, one might say, expert opinion. On her birthday, 109-year-old Mairin Hughes from Ireland formulated her life credo in this way, which allows her, who was born on the eve of the First World War, to continue enjoying life and feel good.
It seems this wise woman can be trusted, she clearly had time to think carefully about her advice. Just think, Hughes is older than Ireland itself: he was born on May 22, 1914, and his homeland gained independence only in the 1920s. Mairin encountered two world wars, a terrible epidemic of Spanish flu, the struggle for independence and many more convulsions, but he keeps his spirits up and lives to the fullest.
He celebrated his 109th birthday at a nursing home where he has lived for 30 years. Hughes remembers how this boarding house was built half a century ago; then they said that this was a place for rich old people. The birthday girl considers the people around her the main wealth of her. In the nursing home, she is everyone’s favorite, so the whole team honored Mairin. The employees baked a cake, blew up balloons and sang her favorite Irish songs to the accompaniment of the orchestra. In addition, Hughes received another medal, which she receives for her longevity every year, beginning with her centenary. As a gift, the birthday girl and the company went on an excursion to the Dublin park on a vintage bus with a tea party on board.
Mairin told reporters that she loves to read, listen to music, play “Scrabble” (folding words), do crossword puzzles and watch birds. He also likes to fuss whenever his next birthday comes around. Therefore, she bequeaths to others: enjoy life and you will have happiness and longevity.
By the way, similar tips and other centenarians are walking on the Internet. British Olive Edwards on her 109th birthday called stubbornness and three meals a day the secret of longevity. Mushat Jones, a 115-year-old American, said she eats bacon every day. Another American, Gertrude Weaver, at the age of 116 loved wheelchair dancing and bequeathed to “be nice to other people the way you want them to be nice to you.” Such is the wisdom of centuries of perseverance!