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