Staying Young

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Staying Young

Postby Jackie Olsen » Thu Mar 07, 2002 12:55 pm

STAYING YOUNG

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him or her.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the devil's workshop," the devil's name is Alzheimer's.

4. Enjoy the simple things. When the children are young, that is all that you can afford. When they are in college, that is all that you can afford. When you are on retirement, that is all that you can afford!

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. Laugh so much that you can be tracked in the store by your distinctive laughter.

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be alive while you are alive, don't put out a mailbox on the highway of death and just wait in residence for your mail.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it is 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. Go to the mall, the next county, a foreign country, but not to guilt country.

10. Tell the people you love, that you love them, at every opportunity.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

A good friend & teacher told me that to stay young ... everyday he must have one "WOW" experience in his life -- whether it is an awesome meal, massage, love making, enjoying a good book or movie ... or just seeing the sunrise / sunset.

To quote an old song ... precious & few are the moments we share.

Have a WOW day ...

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Postby raulf7 » Thu Mar 07, 2002 6:16 pm

They say have a good love relationship will help extend your life
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Postby candan » Fri Mar 08, 2002 1:13 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by raulf7:
They say have a good love relationship will help extend your life<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

But a good dog will loyal to the death, fight to protect you to the death.. show you how to live. Remind you how to play like a child (if you pay attention) and show you how to die with dignity


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Postby Van Canna » Fri Mar 08, 2002 5:36 am

Jackie,

Thank you for the post. I really needed that.

Happiness.

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