Wednesday, June 17, 2009

HOW TO STAY YOUNG

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.

. 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, and 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, or a trip to the next county or a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
I love you, my special friend.

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



4 comments:

carma said...

All good points! Laughter really is good medicine. And I'm really working on my grouchiness ;-)

Stopping by from SITS to say "hi" and welcome. I know that you will enjoy being a part of this vibrant community of bloggers!
carma :-)

Renie Burghardt said...

Love these, Linda. Love you, too, my special friend.

Huggies!

Renie

Linda said...

Thank you Carma!

Thank you Renie...You are so sweet!
Hugs

Future Mama said...

I love these! Especially the guilt trip one! Those trips aren't any fun! haha! What great quotes, I'm going to save some of those!

I just found your cute blog through SITS!