Evelyn (no last name given) was 97 when her driver's license was taken away from her for no other reason than her age. So, at age 98, she decided to get it back in order to fulfill a promise to a neighbor to get her to the grocery store once a week after their retirement community's bus service was discontinued. "When you make a promise, it's important for me to keep that promise if it's possible. I'm on the earth, I'm here. If I can contribute, I should. Shouldn't we all? And not just think of ourselves? I don't have money to give, but I can give myself."

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  • Peggie

    Peggie What a great example of Psalm 92:14 "Even in old age they will still produce fruit; they will remain vital and green." That's my goal as well. She is such an inspiration!

  • Dina Grossman

    Integrity. Strength. Passion for helping.

  • deborah moser

    everything to look forward to and not to look back.

  • Henriette Maroney

    I want to be like Evelyn when I grow up. I'm only 85. ;o)

  • Kristin Pedemonti

    Her laughter is just wonderful Exactly, if we are here on the earth shouldn't we contribute? Yes, indeed. <3

  • Virginia

    Her smile and her laugh and her great attitude.

  • Elaine C. Sodano, MSS

    This video was a great inspiration to me however, I must advocate that this should definitely be Closed Caption for those who have hearing loss.

  • mpume

    what an inspiration Evelyn! I look forward to my nineties with such a powerful attitude. Long live Evelyn long live! as for the spirit of giving. I will never be the same again

  • chandrama

    I am 77 and many times feel I have lived enough. But after seeing this video, I felt rejuvenated and felt I need to live more to uplift the spirits of my age group. Thank you for this infusion.

  • Barbara

    What a cool lady!! I would love to meet her; I wish I lived near her. One of my uncles lived to 101 (at least) - his 100th birthday party brought family from all over the U.S. together. He also gave back: continued driving well into his 90's and volunteered at a local hospital on a regular schedule. He lived in and maintained the home in which my cousins were raised until he was at least 96, maybe longer. Evelyn reminds me of him. I wish her good health and many more happy, productive years!

  • Lei Bernola

    What inspired you about this video? The power of the soul! This beautiful and graceful lady is a ray of light with the mind of a dragon inspiration to us all!

  • steve zimmett

    I have an uncle who is 99 and still going strong

  • margarethe

    What an inspiration to see older happy and kind people...what a great role model for many of us at any age ! Every day I think about my grandmother who was a very happy confident person as well. My goal is to be just like her one day !

  • Mel

    How delightful!!!!! Good on her and just goes to show age is just a number :)

  • Denise Landerd

    Very well done. If we are able to help others, we ought to. Good for this woman. She's obviously in very good health. D.L.

  • A.J.

    I do think it is a grace and blessing to be able to serve others,as we age it sure takes an adjustment as to how...

  • Govind sharma

    Imeging I love to old lady

  • MarthaD

    Evelyn's attitude to give and go forward, without rancor about her license being taken, but not letting that be the final word for her.

  • " Twinkle "

    It gives me the will to carry on. I am 74 this month and get a tad bit tired of people asking me my age. I love her line " I like being …. " That's a kewl idea. I am going to paint my toes nails today …. thanks to her.( I NO longer think I am too old to do that. LOL.) I volunteer at a Women's Transition House where I do baking and inspire the women and children. I believe everyone should help others in one way or another. It's a huge vitamin pill for all. Blessings to everyone !!! ~~~ I notice she laughs alot and that too keeps her going and going. God Bless her. I think she will see a number of good years yet !!!! Love " Twinkle "

  • Janet Hortin

    It is important for each of us to find purpose in our lives. Generosity and gratitude are great partners in healthy living. Evelyn is a role model for good neighboring. I would love to have her as a neighbor to cheer along her efforts.

  • R.K. Swami

    What a great grand old lady. Evelyn has proved that she is old in age but young in mind, with full of enthusiasm. May you live long Evelyn. God Bless you.

  • Neil

    Great attitude, although I'm not sure I would want a 98 year old driving on roads near me. What is her reaction time like? What is her eye sight like?

  • Ramesh Shah

    I LOVE this story because I'm 78 and looking for ways to HELP & CONTRIBUTE. Everybody can DO this with Pro-active attitude and plan.DO NOT give UP; PERSIST AND BE TENACIOUS to pursue your dream.

  • Carol

    Evelyn has such a great sense of purpose….to love her neighbor…literally…she demonstrates that by her determination to regain her driver's license so that she can be her neighbor's chauffeur! What a friend! Her age is irrelevant to her…her life has meaning simply because she can contribute to the greater good. Awesome woman! Thanks Evelyn!

  • Mansukh

    Bless her soul...what an inspiration!Thank you...

  • Laurel

    What an inspiration! I hope to be useful forever; I am 70 and do not feel anything except lucky and eager to enjoy every day. It was a joy to see someone not give up her goal, no matter what age.

  • Valerie

    I love her!!

  • billie

    Her positive and grateful spirit. She is truly a role model for growing old gracefully and with purpose.

  • Daisy

    She has a very good thought process...what we think is what we get. Maybe life is not a bowl of cherries, but mangos are good too. Lets keep on keeping on, that's what I'm saying at 73.

  • Barbara

    That final sentence....I am claiming it for myself, even though I am only 72.

  • River

    The clear message that caring is what counts. We are all here to care for one another!

  • hilary

    Age is an attitude - not a number!

  • Lynn Prinz

    I'm 62 and I hope if I live another 36 years I am another Evelyn. What better goal could I have. Thanks for the story - beautiful!

  • Stefi anderson

    What a lovely woman! Truly lovely inside and out! Her spice for life, love in her heart and commitment of service to others gives me something awesome to aspire to! We have nothing until it is given to others! In thought word and deed. Simply a lovely gentle soul! I thank you for being nothing less than fabulous!

  • Michael

    I want to be like her ! What a wonderful attitude.

  • Jeffrey Farrar Dean

    Age doesn't mean a damn thing.

  • Rose

    Love her continued drive that gets her up and going every day,

  • caryl

    I want to adopt this lady!

  • A.l.motwani

    Rev Divine 1 compliments to organisation for displaying the amazing video 2 Age is no bar for keeping up promise 3 where there is a will there is a way 4 Give Give Give Age is no bar 5 I wish I could follow her ideals

  • dee packard

    Her light heartedness, oh my gosh! Exactly how I want to be right now (I'm 72). I'm so moved and encouraged.

  • Emanuel "mano" Boyd

    Evelyn has a big unselfish hesrt. She also have a very strong sense of motivation to get the job done, no matter what it may be.I am sure that others around her will be inspierd to do likewise.

  • cinnamon

    what an amazing woman, we should all be so giving. and i hope that i still have all my faculties when i get to this age. way to go Evelyn!!!

  • Brian

    Thanks Guys...Viva Evelyn!!! Be encouraged in U...peace thru People....

  • Hemal S

    Evelyn is amazing and so is her spirit. What struck me most was - how many times do we pause (figuratively) to think about an old person that I just passed, hurrying on my way, either on the road, or in the store and other such places. We are in such a rat race world that we almost become oblivious to them.

  • Frank Rommey

    Society cannot legislate when we are old enough to become useless... It is our spirit keeping its promises who does that...

  • Yvonne

    An inspiration.Live your life . Hugs to you

  • Carolyn

    What a cool lady and a real inspiration.

  • Viswa Ghosh

    At 98 she continues to live and contribute; her enthusiasm is unbelievable, infectious and very- very inspiring.

  • RUPESH

    THE SPIRIT....

  • Sethi

    Thank You .inspirational

  • Sarita Gibson

    I love this, it was so wonderful the power of self-confidence! Gives me courage to get on with it and learn to drive! Thank you Evelyn if you can do it, I can too!

  • deepak satam

    The JOY of GIVING is so natural and pure to Evelyn but on the other hand how we have restricted ourselves ... Hats off to Evelyn at 98, where there is will there is a Evelyn way...

  • Annette

    I just turned 58 a few days ago and I seem to obsess about getting older and death.....have been since my mother died about 10 yrs ago. This video inspired me. Evelyn is a beautiful person inside and out and a great role model. Thanks for this. Makes me grateful.

  • Annamarie

    Love the video, good on you, go get what you deserve girl, I love you. We do not feel our age, as eveyone talks about. We are simply who we are that never changes, no matter how many years we tick off.

  • Brenda

    Evelyn's fabulous laugh and generous, can-do spirit!

  • Polly

    Thank you for defeating stereotypes! We need options and more options for our elders!

  • Ruth

    Wonderful lady, driving is freedom for lots of people hope I am like this in older years..... Go Girl love her already.x

  • zana

    So inspirational in many ways. This story made my day. Enjoy your life Evelyn, you are my hero!

  • Mary

    I'm 85, still perky and capable of driving, but my children worry about me and are beginning to take over my "chores and tasks". I don't mind most of it, (happy to be lazy) and I am careful about where I choose to drive .... to my gold-Zumba class, and my sketching class at the community center, to my friends' homes (their cooking tastes better than mine); the library, market, movies, theatre, etc. I did scratch my fender against the stone wall while backing out of my friend's apartment dwelling (it was narrow and I should have had guidance in maneuvering down the narrow driveway), but other than that, I'm quite a safe driver and passed my vision test. My memory test was passed with flying colors. So, I intend to drive until 90, but if Evelyn was still capable at 98, perhaps I'll live that long and be like Evelyn...useful with a sense of humor and grace.

  • Prajna

    Thank you again, KarmaTube. I'm turning 70 and Evelyn's story really touched me. How wonderful it would be if I had 28 more years to keep giving!

  • Val Branch

    That people 98 still have their ability to drive. My mother is going on 97 and still drives. She can see well and has good reflexes (and, of course, lots of driving experience) and has a perfect driving record. She would also be devastated if she could no longer drive herself and others around town.

  • ELMA

    this is God's plan FOR US TO LOVE EACH OTHER

  • Bedoman

    Kahlil Gibran — 'You give but little when you give of your possessions.It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.'

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