Ten Rules for Staying Young
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1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and  height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. If you really need a grouch, there are probably a few dozen of your relatives to do the job.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Just never let the brain stay idle.

4. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.  Laugh so much that you can be tracked in the store by your distinctive  laughter.

5. Do not worry about situations beyond your control. God is still on His throne!

6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only human being who is with us our entire lives... is ourselves.

7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it is 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. Shoulder only your own responsibilities.  Then go to the mall, the next county, a foreign country, but not to  guilt. God forgives and forgets. Go to Him.

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

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

Works for me. :)


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