How to Stay Young ~ 10 Instructions
As you read these...use your imagination:
picture a suitable scenery behind each.
Each instruction then becomes more profound.
You might even hum a piece of music to be truly uplifted!
Throw out Non-Essential numbers. This includes your age, your weight, your height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why we pay them!
Keep only Cheerful Friends. The grouchers pull you down!
Keep Learning: learn about the computer, gardening, crafts, whatever...
never let the brain “idle”. An idle mind is the devil's workshop!
And the devil's name is Alzheimer.
Enjoy the Simple Things!
Laugh often, long and hard. Laugh until you gasp for breath!
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!
Surround Yourself with What You Love...whether it's family, pets, keepsakes,
music, plants, hobbies...whatever. Your Home is Your Refuge!
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!
Don't Take a Guilt Trip. Take a Trip to the Mall, even to the County, to a
Foreign Country...but NOT to where the Guilt is!
Tell People That You Love Them at Every Opportunity!
A Little Truth:
“If you've never been frightened, embarrassed or hurt,
you have never taken a chance ... which means...
you probably have missed a great deal that is exciting in life.”
How to Love Retirement ... some Do's and Don'ts
Retired? Here are 5 strategies by people
who have gone through life's biggest challenges
and have insight to share.
Don't Dress Old!
If you start dressing old, you are old. “No matter how old she got, my mother never started dressing like my grandmother. She never dressed like an old person. I'll never stop wearing jeans and sneakers no matter how old I get.”
(L. H. from Ohio)
Enjoy Your Partner!
“Enjoy your spouse. My wife, Molly and I have a lot of fun...we fish and do things
together. Discover new activities that you both enjoy ~ it will keep you young at
heart.” (J. K. from Texas)
Take Time to Indulge!
“Indulge yourself. Enjoy listening to old time jazz, read two newspapers a day
and spend a whole afternoon with a juicy mystery. Do all the things you never
could do before.” (T.S. from Florida)
See Old Friends!
“Make plans with old friends. Recently, the girls from my high school graduating
class got together for a reunion. You have to do things like that just to keep excited about life.” (J.P. from Iowa)
Stop Worrying about Death!
“While you are alive,worry about life. You'll have plenty of time to worry about
death when you are dead.” (O.R. from Michigan)
My advice to Seniors who are reluctant to play Bridge...
“If you can count to 13...you can play this game!"
Smile ... Confusion of Numbers
The OPP Officer was concerned when he noticed a car driving very slowly. He pulled the car over and said to its elderly driver, “Ma'am, do you know that driving slowly can be just as dangerous to other traffic as speeding? You were only going 20 km.”
“But,Officer,” she replied, “I was following the speed limit,” and pointing to a sign.
“That's the sign for Highway 20, Ma'am,” he said.
Then he looked in the back of the car at two older ladies and a gentleman.
They looked frozen with fear.
“What happened to your friends?” he asked.
“Oh,” she replied. “I don't really know. They haven't said much since
we got off the 403.”
“Pearl of Wisdom”
You miss 100% of the shots you never made!
Merle Baird-Kerr . . . written February 11, 2012
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