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How to Stay Young

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. Make that laughter bring you to tears.

6. Learn how to cry sometimes: 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 another county---but NOT to where the guilt is.

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

Comments

CeeCee said…
I love it - I am going to link to this from my blog.
Lisamarie said…
From your mouth to God's ears, Bev!

Lisa Marie Mercer
Anonymous said…
Beverly,

These thoughts are wise indeed. There are so many wonderful aspects of growing older. You just need to recognize them and be grateful for being blessed with a full life. The years past fifty truly can be golden. Thanks for the great suggestions!
PopArtDiva said…
Bev - I need to keep in mind #1 about non-essential numbers - if you don't refer to your age all the time you're giving no power to that number!

Number two - keep only cheerful friends is GREAT, GREAT, GREAT! Let the grouches start their own club!

I'm with you on "keep learning". An active brain does not leave room for stagnation. Besides learning something you have a passion for makes you happier too!

Such an excellent post and reminder to everyone to be happy, be involved and be forever young!
Melodieann said…
My grandmother always said that age was simply a state of mind. She must have read your list.

I practice most of these things, although I must confess to be concerned about the number that represents my weight. I'm going to try and take your advice, Bev, and just stop worrying about it. Worrying isn't making me any thinner!
Cathy Warren said…
Great advice. Always stay positive. Reinvent yourself. Continue to be active and passionate about life.

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