Friday, July 10, 2009



Throw out non-essential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. This is why you pay him/her. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. If you really need a grouch, there are probably a few dozen of your relatives to do the job.

Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening ...... whatever, just never let the brain idle.

Enjoy the simple things. When the children are young ,,, that is all that you can afford. When they are in college ... that is all you can afford. When they are grown and you are on retirement ... that is all you can afford!

Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. Laugh so much that you can be tracked in the store by your distinctive laugher.

The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life ... Ourselves.

Surround yourself with what you love, whether it is 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 guilt trips. Go to the mall, the next country, a foreign country ... but not guilt.

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

Remember .....

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

(Courtesy: Ideas Exchange, May 2003)