Saturday, May 16, 2009

Staying Young

Holy WOW -- 2 posts in one day?? What in the world? Well, my sister Susan sent this to me in an email and I thought it was a good one to put here, so here it is!


We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are!


1. Try everything twice.
On one woman's tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph:
"Tried everything twice.loved it both times!"
2. Keep only cheerful friends.
The grouches pull you down.
(Keep this in mind if YOU are one of those grouches!!!)
3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever.
Never let the brain get idle.
'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.'
And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud.
Laugh until you gasp for breath.
And if you have a friend who makes you laugh,
spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.
6. The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.
LIVE while you are alive.
7. Surround yourself with what you love:
Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever.
Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health:
If it is good, preserve it..
If it is unstable, improve it.
If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9.. Don't take guilt trips.
Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county,
to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
11. Forgive now those who made you cry.
You might not get a second chance.
Lost time can never be found.

Be kinder than necessary,
for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

1 comment:

Kelly's Ideas said...

I love what you said "Live while you are alive" that is so powerful...
I just wrote that on a post it and put in on my desk to remind myself..
Thank you..