Stay Young My Friend
We all need to read this one over and over until it becomes
part of who we are!
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Try everything twice.
On one woman's tombstone she said she wanted
"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
3. Keep learning:
Learn more about the computer, crafts,
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,
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 shopping trip, even a trip to the next
To a foreign country, but NOT to where the
10. Tell the people you love that you love them,
at every opportunity.
I love you, my special friend.
11. Forgive now those who made you cry.
You might not get a second chance.
And if you don't send this to at least 4 people -
But do share this with someone.
Remember! Lost time can never be found.
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle..
This is wonderful. So full of wisdom. The last line really finished it beautifully. Thanks for sharing :D