Wednesday, January 28, 2009

A list to live by...

There are so many lists out there. Lists of things to do, places to go, things you want,... I even e-mail myself lists of things to do at school from home and vice versa. I seem to get many thought provoking lists via e-mail from friends. This one I thought had some good advice. I wonder how the author narrowed it down to these ten. I can think of one or two more to add to this, what would you add as #11?

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them'.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain 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.
6. 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.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge, don't worry what others think.
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. ?

1 comment:

Carol said...

#11. Rekindle old friendships

Not "old" as it old, mind you, but friends who have parted ways and have found each other again through the marvel of technology. Thanks, friend, for another list to add to my list of lists on what is important in this life. Love, CArol


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