Saturday, June 5, 2010

How To Stay Young

I got a wonderful forward from my cousin Janet that I must share with you. (minus all the fluff). This is titled:
Philosophy For Old Age~ by George Carlin
  • Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the Doctors worry about them. That's why we pay them.
  • Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
  • Keep Learning. Learn more about the compute crafts, gardening, whatever... Never let the brain idle. "An idle mind is the Devil's Workshop," and the Devils name is Alzheimer's.
  • Enjoy the simple things.
  • Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
  • 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.
  • Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
  • 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.
  • Don't take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where guilt is.
  • Tell the people that you love, you love them at every opportunity.

And always remember:

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

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8 comments:

Lori ann said...

I love this, such great reminders!

I have to say though, Alzheimers isn't caused by an idle mind like was previously thought, it's a disease. A very devastating one. I unfortunatly know too much about it now.

~Sandy~ said...

I lopve this!!!! I was wondering if I could borrow it to share on my blog? I think it's worth sharing. Just wanted to ask. (((hugs))

Kimberly said...

I really like this post... and your blog. I liked it so much that I want to give you an award!
You can copy/paste from this link

http://amoroccan-acat-and-my-bigass.blogspot.com/2010/06/just-breathe-janis-how-to-stay.html

All the best,
Kim

janis said...

Lori~ I almost changed a few things because I do know Alzheimer is a horrible diesease, I see it first hand as well w/ my Aunt & the other residents in the memory care wing she lives in. There was a couple other things I wanted to change to but didnt as I wanted to keep it at it's orignial writing.
Sandy~ of course! You are always welcome to share my stuff! I wish I could take credit for the list, the email had a great music & lovely photo gallery that was truly breath-taking. If you want to see the powerpoint w/ these words of wisdom, try going to PhilosophyForOldAge_GeaorgeCarlin.pps
Kimberly~ Thank you! How kind!

Wendy Irene said...

Janis this was a wonderful reminder! thank you for sharing and thank you for stopping by! Have a wonderful Sunday!

Tiffanee said...

Wow! I love this. I especially needed to hear this today. Thanks for the inspriation!!

Reya Mellicker said...

I should read this list every single day. Thank you!

JC said...

I like most of those ... and George, he made me laugh til I cried.