INSPIRING: Ma Agnes turns 100 and shares her five secrets to a long life

INSPIRING: Ma Agnes turns 100 and shares her five secrets to a long life

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INSPIRING: Ma Agnes turns 100-years-old and shares her five secrets to a long life

Sharing your home with your grandparents and great grandparents can be stressful. Outside of caring for them, it is the stress of worrying about them and their health when it comes to COVID-19. 

It can make you go crazy, the worry and the paranoia, but it shouldn't. We should learn a little something, something from this Ouma who has recently celebrated her 100th birthday. 

Grandparents always offer us loads of wisdom and lots of love. We can rely on them for that. But when it comes to them, many people associate them with knocking on death's door. Morbid, we know, but it's how many people associate the elderly. 

When it comes to this woman, Ma Agnes (Agnes Bezuidenhoudt), it is the complete opposite. She seems to be getting sharper in her old age and even has a formula that she and her family follow to ensure a life filled with longevity. 

While she may be 100 years old, Ma Agnes is still as humorous and witty as she has ever been, and her love for her family knows no bounds. She has 15 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, and four great-great-grandchildren.

During her earlier years she worked at an ammunition factory that supplied the Navy. She later went on to volunteer at the Western Cape Blood Services and ended up working there full-time for two decades. 

She shared her secrets to living a long and happy life:

"The secret to her long life is five things: “Live one day at a time. Thank God every day. Live life to the full. Live healthy, and live happy”." (IOL)

Sounds simple but that's the thing with life, the simplest of things can be the most difficult to implement, because as humans we tend to complicate everything. 

But Ma Agnes lives by these five things and she has limited health conditions, is able to still be humorous and witty, so maybe it's time to be more open minded...

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