Wednesday, March 07, 2007

age smage

So I'm turning older in about 3 weeks. One of those milestone ages that are supposed to make you panic. I'm trying to resist the panic. So I don't have kids yet, not yet married, but I am in school and loving it. Maybe the professor job and country home and husband are just around the corner (if around the corner is in 3-4 years). No matter. What needs to be adjusted is my view on aging. Be young. Seems simple enough.

I was emailed a few other tips, just in case the panic sets in:


1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about 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.

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


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