I don't know Mildred very well, but I've gotten to work out with her a couple of times at my Curves. Yes gang, Mildred is 100 and works out at Curves! To see this woman working out in the circuit at 100 blows my mind and fills me with inspiration beyond measure. If you ask Mildred what the secret to living so long is, she'll tell you, "You gotta move Honey!"
I don't know what I expected exactly when I first talked to Mildred... I've never talked to someone who was approaching 100. But when I said to her, "I can't imagine the things you've seen," I DID NOT EXPECT her to reply, "You can't imagine the things I've done Honey." There's something so wonderful about her spirit. Do I believe that her active life has gotten her to 100? Absolutely, but I would have to say that I think her spirit is what's going to take her far beyond. She is by far the most gracious and lovely lady I've ever had the pleasure to know. She knows me by name after working out with her only a couple of times. She's always excited to see me and makes me feel like she and I are long time friends. I am truly blessed to know Mildred and was completely astounded to be invited to attend her birthday party. It honestly meant so very much to me.
Her dear friend Lois stood and thanked all the pivotal people in Mildred's life, her doctor (of course), her therapist, friends and family. Included in that list were the folks from my Curves. Curves got a HUGE mention and "thank you" during Lois' speech, and I have to say that I'm among those who are so grateful for Curves. It was such a surreal blessing to see how my Curves is REALLY touching and changing lives. At the helm of such a life-enriching place is Kim... the owner of my Curves (Curves of Ahwatukee) shown here with Mildred at last night's party.