Sunday, January 17, 2010

How To Stay Young

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

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.' 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.

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.

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.


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

And if you don't send this to at least 8 people, who cares? But do share this with someone. We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!

Worry about nothing, pray about everything!!!


  1. This is a very positive list and so true. Now we just have to go away and do it!

  2. Excellent advise, G. Right on the money. :)Bea

  3. Joe: It's very much friends (who I mentioned in a post last weeke) sent it to me, and they very much do to varying degrees all ten items on this list.

    I try to do the best I can with this list myself.

    Bea: Thanks. I simply like to pass on good stuff when I receive it.

  4. Schmaltzy, but so, so true. I believe we need constant reminders like this to keep our priorities straight. It's too easy to get off track in this confusing world.

  5. R.K.: Thanks.

    Every now and again, I try to remind myself when I get some well-meaning and heartfelt e-mails from my friends, I should pass them along. It's tough to at work, but much easier to do it here.

    S.R.: Yes, it's incredibly easy to get off track. Schmaltzy or not, it still gets the job done.

    Kind of reminds me of that billboard campaign we got here that posts well known parts of the scriptures.

  6. This is a great post to remember. Love the guilt trip advice. As a mom, I take that trip way too often :)

  7. That's a sweet list, but more than that, in its simplicity, it is wise. Loved it.

  8. All so true and all the points so life enriching.

  9. Kelly: Guilt trips are for everyone it seems. I have a tendency to take one about once a month. :D

    Fireblossom: Thanks for stopping by to visit.

    Thanks. My friends have a tendency to share things with me that are brief and to the point.

  10. Talon: Absolutely.

    Sometimes they're hard to see, but when we do, it is magic.

  11. Wow, I needed to read this today. Thank you.

  12. Guilt trips? I'm afraid that's about the only way I travel.

  13. Pamela: You're more than welcome.

    Charles: Who boy, I've done a little traveling myself like that from time to time.

    Certainly ain't a fun way of learning about life, isn't it?

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  15. Simply WONDEFUL, G!!!

    Just love this post!

  16. BB and Jannie:


    Every once in a great while, I do like to share with everyone a little something from my uber-private world.

  17. Love it.

    Keep only Cheerful Friends. I have some downers who wonder why no one calls them much. ahhh..

  18. Bearman: so very, very a family friend like that...has not had a positive comment for anyone in the 40 odd years that I've known him.

  19. What a great list, Georgie!

    A potion for eternal youth, indeed.

  20. Lynn: Yes indeed. If you can do it, so much the better for you in the long run.

    Jewel: Most definitely. Hope springs enternal.

  21. I should've read this before I got all depressed this week...

  22. Sorry to hear about your bummer of a week. Hopefully this will put you into a better frame of mind for the weekend.


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