Saturday, August 19, 2006


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.
(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. "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.
And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with them!

Align Center
6. The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our entire life, is our self.
LIVE 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 a foreign country,
but NOT to where the guilt is!

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


genderist said...

This is really weird because I couldn't get this post to post... and thought I discarded it... and now it's here.


genderist said...

This is really weird because Blogger told me I couldn't publish this post because of HTML upsetness... and I thought I deleted it.

And now it's here. Spooky.

genderist said...

SO weird that I posted the same thing twice. Gag.

Kate said...

Right. So I put number 2 into practice the other day, taking a temporary leave of absence from the friendship, and I feel surprisingly good about it! Yay!

Angela said...

What a great list! Thanks for sharing!

nicole said...

I really liked point #2. Good one. :)