Wednesday, May 18, 2016

George Carlin (comedian) has some great tips for "How To Stay Young" . Here we go: 1. Throw out nonessential numbers – age, weight, height. Let the doctor worry about them – isn’t that why you pay him/her? 2. Keep only cheerful friends. Grouches – bye, bye! 3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, languages, other cultures, gardening, fixing things, whatever. Never let your brain idle. An idle brain is the devil’s workshop – his name is Alzheimer’s. 4. Enjoy simple things. 5. Laugh often – long and loud. Laugh until you are gasping for air. 6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person that is with you for your whole life is YOU. Be alive while you are alive. 7. Surround yourself with what you love – family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Make your home your refuge. 8. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it beyond what you can improve, get help. 9. No guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, to the next county, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is. 10. Tell the people you love that you love then – at every opportunity. 11. Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the moments that take our breath away. I decided to add one more - Look at people with love. They are doing their best. None of us are fully evolved but we are on the path. Be kind!

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