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Saturday, January 07, 2006

How to Stay Young

My Aunt sent this to me and I thought it was worth sharing.

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

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 in this case, 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 ourself. 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.

And if you don't share this with at least four people - who cares?
But try to share this with someone special.

Have a great day!


At 7:39 AM, Blogger Robin said...

What a lovely list. Thanks for sharing it. Thanks to your aunt, too. :~)

At 10:02 AM, Blogger M. G. Tarquini said...

Laughter is DEFINITELY the best medicine.

At 10:44 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

Thank you, Robin. I'm glad you liked it.

Mindy, that is why I am rarely sick. :D

At 10:56 AM, Blogger Dana Y. T. Lin said...

I like #6 because no one else can stand me but ME!

At 11:21 AM, Blogger lime said...

that really is an excellent list, one that is quite valid. thanks for posting it! i am betting your aunt is one rockin chick.....

At 5:13 PM, Blogger Kate said...

I've seen this list a few times before, but it is always worth the re-read! Thannks for posting it!

At 6:28 PM, Blogger Breazy said...

You know Goody this reminds me of something that I have heard in church , it goes like this :

when you die there will be the date of your birth , a dash and the date of your death . Those two dates aren't important it's the dash that is important because that stands for how you lived your life and what you did with it and it is that dash that friends and loved ones will remember you by .

Have a good weekend !

At 8:27 PM, Blogger snavy said...

I like your aunt!!!

At 8:17 AM, Blogger James Goodman said...

lol, Dana. I am sure your fellow bunions would disagree...

Lime, she is at that, but then all of my aunts are rockin' (I have a huge family).

Kate, no problem.

Breazy, that is a great way to look at it.

Snavy, I am rather fond of her myself. :D

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