I got this in e-mail. You may have seen it before. Some of it is trite. But it’s all good advice, and I feel like pondering it awhile.
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.
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.
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, 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 ALWAYS REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
Very well put. Thank you!
Happiness is work; it’s a pity that sometimes we have to work very hard at it.
So I suppose that means you’ll throw me out, eh?
Much truth in there, but point #8 directly contradicts point #1.
You say I contradict myself?
Very well. I contradict myself.
I am vast. I contain multitudes.
I love this one!
Tres cool! 🙂
I needed to hear the numbers thing…
Can we throw out nonessential genders?