Wednesday, April 1, 2009

'Staying Young'- Post Hijack

Now and then, and then and again I steal ideas. Why, if you care? Because I am always reading others blog information, and I just get anwry. A genetic disorder I got from daddy!

So over at Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff I notice that she put up a good post on why we should keep minds busy. Many blogs ask me how I can do so much, and one ask why don't I just do one right, so my solution is to hijack a few like this one. I cannot stop doing what I do. I might just drop, or go all mental on you. What do I mean by mental, since maybe my stuff on here is already mental. Well let me keep doing what I do and you will never have to find out!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Staying Young - Maybe It Will Work?

Worth the read and soooo self explanatory.......

I've kept this for a really long time under the title "Staying Young".

I hope that you will enjoy this as much as I do.

1. Try everything twice. On Madams tombstone (of Whelan's and Madam) 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.
"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 HIM/HER.

6. The tears happen:
Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. 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 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.


Anonymous said...

This is fabulous. I think I need to print it out and put it on my fridge. Thank you!

Jeanne said...

So I've been reading this book called "The Brain that Changes Itself." Pretty fascinating, and one of the most interesting parts is where they talk about grief. When you grieve, your body releases a hormone called oxytocin that appears to help people "unlearn" -- that is, let go of the past. Which is one of the pre-requisites to learning new stuff.

Just telling it like it is said...

Well that was beautiful and so true so true...

Alexis AKA MOM said...

Love ya sorry I haven't been around much, been crazy lately.

Love the post I agree a good one to print and put on the fridge :)