20 January 2011

Out of the In Box - How To Stay Young

Most of the syrupy blech that hits your inbox can be trashed without a qualm, but every once in a while you get a keeper worth passing along.  Last night I heard Betty White say, "They don't tell you that you don't feel OLD".  

Sometimes the lady in the mirror scares the bejeesus out of me and then I go back to ignoring her and live with the decades year younger woman I am.  Today this came in an email and it is a good reminder.

1. Try everything twice.

On one woman's tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph:
"Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!"

2. Keep only cheerful friends.

The grouches pull you down.
(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)

3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever....
Never let the brain get idle.

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. 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.

6. Endure, grieve, and move on.

The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.
LIVE while you are alive, all you really have is time.

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.

11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance..

Remember! Lost time can never be found.

And always be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

(Enjoy a glass of wine once in awhile with a good friend!)


Linda said...

Excellent nuggets of advice all the way around!

I have trouble reconciling my inner self to the self that looks back at me from the mirror, too. I just don't know when I got so old ...

Travis Cody said...

Yup...that was quite a nugget from the Hot in Cleveland premier, wasn't it?