We’ve all had these old adages in our in-box at some time, but that doesn’t make them any less true:-
1. Throw out non-essential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them — that’s their job.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The miseries 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.
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 shops, even to the next county. Travel to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
And Always Remember… Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
And if you don’t send this to at least 8 people, who cares? But do share this with someone. We all need to live life to its fullest each day.