Saturday, January 12, 2013
Got this in an email today. Wish I could figure out how to share the cute illustrations that came with it.
Stay Young With Me!!
We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes part of who we are!
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
Try everything twice. On Madams tombstone (of
Whelan's and Madam) she said she wanted this epitaph: Tried everything twice...loved it both times!
Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
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!
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.
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.
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 guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the
Tell the people you love that you love them at every opportunity. I love you, my special friend.
Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second time.
if you don't send this to at least 4 people - who cares?
But do share this with someone.
Lost time can never be found.
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.