When you think of sledding, snowmen and snowball fights, you most likely picture kids in mittens and knit caps. What you may not be expecting is that one of the kids playing in the snow is anything but; she is 101 years young and full of appreciation, spunk, and a wicked snow ball throwing arm.
Armand Foisy took his 101-year-old mother for a day trip in Lillooet, British Columbia. When Armand was going to turn around and avoid the snow, his mother begged him to take her straight to the heart of the snowfall. Armand may have been curious, but he couldn’t have predicted Albini’s next move.
When he pulled over for a view of the peaceful snowfall, Albini had something else in mind altogether. She left the warm, snug car and bounded outside to frolic in the fluffy snow. Luckily for all of us, Armand had his camera ready and captured this adorable footage of his 101-year-old mother playing in the snow like a jubilant child.
Armand uploaded his footage to Facebook with the caption “Here’s proof that if you find pure joy in the simple things you can live 100 years.”
Let Your Inner Child Come Out
The holiday season brings out the youth in all of us, no matter how old we are. Albini proves that aging gracefully means staying in touch with your inner child and carrying a spirit of youth with you throughout your life. She is living proof that people can find joy, no matter what their age.
While kids are the ones we usually see building snow forts and having snowball battles while the adults shiver in cold misery, Albini reminds us that we can still enjoy winter no matter our age and revel in its beauty like the kids we all should still be at heart.
We are so lucky that Armand had his camera and was able to capture this inspiring footage of Albini as she frolicked happily through the cold, wet snow like any kid, perfecting her skills making snowballs.
We may consider ourselves to be cool and hip adults, but one thing’s for sure; until you’ve played in the snow while being just over a century in age, you’ll never be quite as cool as the joyful, sweet and fun-loving Albini.