I met this really lovely lady today. Quite a few months ago her house burnt to the ground. She lives on acreage. We dropped pottery off at her make shift home today while her new house is getting built. Boy her make shift home was so much a home it was just bits and pieces put together most people would not live there but the way she put her home together you could feel the warmth and love. I thought to my self if this was her make shift home and only temporary what was her real deal like. What a wonderful person. She also looks after others on her property they live in caravans and bus's. She has her own calamity but still has a mountain to give to others. What a treasure she is. I feel truly blessed to have had this experience today.
"If you are not busy being born, you are busy dying." --Bob Dylan "Obstacles are those things we see when we take our eyes off our goals." "If we don't like where we are, change it! We are not trees." "Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity." -- Louis Pasteur, Chemist and Microbiologist
What a wonderful reminder. I usually live life that way and I really like the home and refuge part as I have been into houses lately where it really seems like the people that live there have no soul. It is like they are hiding from themselves. It feels really cold inside. I hope I never loose the part where my home becomes a house. As I said thanks. Seeya.
I remember once writing an article similar to this, and called it How to Stay Younger Longer...I had different points that I used to illustrate this, which means that there are many many ways to feel, look, act and Stay Younger Longer.
Here is what Karl Moore has to say about the subject, hope you find it useful!
Hugs xoxo Anita
1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them.'
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. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's.
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, even 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.
You cannot get what you’ve never had unless you’re willing to do what you’ve never done.
Don't be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.
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