At The 100 Year Lifestyle we know there is no expiration date on your ability to be of service or do what you love! Imagine the joy of a life lived sharing your personal story and making history come alive for visitors from around the world.
Many of us go through life without sharing our own story, or realizing the importance of sharing our story. But not Betty Reid Soskin, the National Park Service’s oldest active ranger. As a ranger, Better led public programs and shared her own personal experiences of World War II. And she worked to highlight the untold stories of African Americans and other people of color during the war. “Being a primary source in the sharing of that history – my history – and giving shape to a new national park has been exciting and fulfilling,” said Soskin. “It has proven to bring meaning to my final years.”
According to Psychology Today, realizing that when we share our story we help others is powerful, it helps us find our voice, it re-affirms our values, and it helps us find both peace and hope. Life is full of struggle – for everyone. Together we can create resilience. Sharing our stories not only helps the storyteller, but also the listener. It appears that Betty knows all of this very well.
Betty retired on Thursday, just a few months after celebrating her 100th birthday. Read more