- Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age.
- Keep only cheerful friends. Grouches pull you down
- Keep learning. Learn more about computers, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle.
- Enjoy the simple things. When the children are young, that is all you can afford. When they are grown and you are retired, that is all you can afford.
- Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. Laugh so much that you can be identified by your distinctive laughter.
- The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person with us our entire life is ourselves.
- Surround yourself with what you love whether it is family, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever.
- 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.
- Don’t take guilt trips. Go to the mall, the next county, a foreign country, but not guilt.
- At every opportunity tell the people you love that you love them.
REMEMBER, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take but by the number of moments that take our breath away. ---Author unknown.
Stay active in your community. Help your elderly neighbors by giving them a ride to church or the store, stop to chat with them. It will put a spring in their step and yours.