Recent weeks have been been difficult for us active seniors, disrupting our routines, confining us to four walls and curtailing our social interactions. Learning to be grateful within these difficult moments is both an art and a survival technique.
In 1961, President John F. Kennedy created the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The goal of the agency is to lead the government’s humanitarian efforts. Dr. Felicia Wilson Young is the USAID Deputy Director. She recently spoke about gratitude. Can gratitude help us manage this experience? Dr. Young recommends being grateful for simply the moment. “Grateful for nature that is around me, grateful for the ability to breathe, grateful for being in my right mind, grateful for my family and the people who love me.” She explains that if you are in a place of gratitude, you value other people and recognize the ways in which they enhance our lives.
Yes, we are being changed by recent events. But this experience can be transformational in a productive, purpose-driven way. We can focus on the gifts we have, both externally and internally. Let’s embrace life, be it through technology, writing, music, prayer or creating art in our unique way. Gratitude can propel us to move forward, to inspire and encourage others in this and any circumstance.
When this pandemic ends and finally becomes a memory, what will be left? A greater understanding, a greater consciousness, greater positivity and the importance of gratitude in everyday life. Trey Gowdy said it best. “These three remain: Faith, Hope and Love. We’ll make it. No us/them. Let’s put others ahead of ourselves. Courage. Compassion. Caution in equal parts. Take care of one another with cautious courage until the sun re-emerges.” And it will.
Recent weeks have been about connecting with our inner strength. As Americans, we are well known for our resilience and resolve. Although our everyday lifestyle has changed dramatically, we are making the necessary adjustments and getting on with life. During the month of March, golf at Harbor Hills Country Club was in full swing with small modifications. We take separate carts and leave the flag stick in while continuing to enjoy the game.
The Men’s Club Championship was a three-day event played from a mix of gold, blue and white tees. This year’s winner is Chris Delzio who beat out Dr. Kevin Chun and Mike Latch by six strokes. The Senior Net Championship was played from the green tees. The senior champion is Frank Altman, who won by six strokes over Chape Chapin.
The popular President’s Cup finished out the March calendar for men’s golf at Harbor Hills. The overall low net champion is Mike Mick. The flight winners are Ron Nisun, Cliff Murphy and Rico Albanesi. Congratulations to our 2020 Ladies Golf Club Champions Nancy Weiss, gross winner and Lisa Ragan, net winner. Way to go, Ladies!
Kudos to friend and neighbor Bill Bogert who shot 79, one stroke under his age. Lee Bowers had a hole in one on the Par 3, Number 13. Congratulations to both!
The Harbor Hills Grille Room has a same day ‘Grab and Go’ lunch menu from 11AM to 3PM. Dinners are available Wednesday and Friday. Place dinner orders by 4:30 PM the day before. Pickup is 6PM the following day. Hand cut steaks are also available from our kitchen butcher shop. Order by Sunday at 2PM for Tuesday pickup. Call 352-753-7000 for info.