Monday, January 29

How to stay Young

A friend sent me these few lines, and I decided to put them on this blog. And of course, I have to admit that I have added my own touch to the whole thing, so enjoy.

1. Be brave and try everything twice. On Madams tombstone (of Whelan's and Madam) she said she wanted this epitaph, "Tried everything twice...loved it both times!"

2. Keep only cheerful friends, because as you may know, the grouches pull you down. And don't be a Grouch to your friends either.

3. The best thing is to Keep learning. Learn more about yourself. Learn to enjoy Fine Arts, Music, Languages, nature and humanity. 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. That's the real art of living, and a heck of a challenge.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Show your teeth, even if they are yellow. 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 roll down your eyes, that's a blessing. You are still a human being. Endure the pain, grieve for your loss, and then, for your own sake, move on. Try to LIVE while you are still alive.

7. Surround yourself with what you love. Whether it's your family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever.

9. Your home is your refuge. It is the only place in which you can be yourself without the slightest hesitation.

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 a museum, a bookstore, or a historical sight. And if you can afford, take a trip to a foreign country, where you can learn something new.

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


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