Aging should not mean we should stop doing the things we love. It should only be a reminder for us to just take it slow and enjoy every moment doing them.
When a person reaches the age when they can’t do things as effectively as before anymore, they tend to get discouraged, but in reality, aging can be viewed in a positive light by seeing it as an opportunity to do things in a wiser way.
Fueled By Passion
When we are doing things we’re passionate about like, let’s say, for example, dancing, it’s hard to retire from doing it even at an old age.
Tom is a 96-year-old man who’s trying to rekindle his passion for dancing by taking dance classes.
Why He Stopped
Tom has been dancing for about 30 years but he stopped stepping on the dance floor after his wife, who was also his favorite dance partner, passed away.
His Son Encouraged Him
His grief almost took him away from his passion. Fortunately, his son enrolled him in dance classes with Liya who helped him get back on his dancing feet.
A Professional Ballroom Dancer
Liya Kazbekova is a world champion dancer who also teaches Latin and ballroom dancing in Los Angeles, California.
Once A Dancer, Always A Dancer
Liya is also one of Tom’s many fans in terms of dancing. She said, “He is 96 and he is a dancer. My inspiration and motivation. Applause to my student — Tom. Once a dancer, forever a dancer.”
He’s Still Got The Moves
Tom surprised Liya with his amazing talent in dancing. Even the professional dancer is impressed by Tom’s footwork that hasn’t been rusted by time and age.