Having spirituality in your life is listed by the National Centenarian Awareness Project as one of the top reasons that more and more people are living to 100 years old and beyond. Spiritual practices, including meditation, prayer and contemplation, are intended to develop an individual’s inner life. For some, spirituality is experienced as a source of inspiration or orientation in life.
Other similarities among centenarians(100 year olds) include:
* A positive but realistic attitude
* A love of life and sense of humor
* Ability to accept the losses that come with age but not be stopped by them
* Never giving up
America’s population of centenarians — already the largest in the world — has roughly doubled in the past 20 years to around 72,000 and is projected to at least double again by 2020, perhaps even increase seven-fold, according to the Census Bureau. (Read entire article)