Jessie Jordan’s sweet Scottish brogue, and dynamic personality make her seem much younger than she is, but this woman is 105 years old.
In this video, Jessie shares the incredible story of her life. At a mere sixteen years old, this woman left her Highland home, and sailed to North America to embark on the adventure of her life. Though she intended to return home, meeting the man who would become her husband shortly after arriving, forever sealed her heart in Canada. That inner-sense of adventure never left her, says her children, and grandchildren.
When asked what the secret to living a long and healthy life is, Jessie responds that staying active, busy, helping others, and full of forgiveness is the only way. God says to forgive and you will be forgiven she stated. She is also convinced that no age is an excuse for living a sedentary lifestyle. She actively swam until she was 101, and fully takes responsibility for all aspects of her life. Her life is marked with a profound Christian faith and she really lived that faith. Her faith has brought her peace, and she recognized how precious peace of heart is in life. Even in her advanced age, she easily recited a handful of Bible verses.
Update: Jessie passed away on February 12, 2011, but her important life lessons live on through this video.