How to Stay Young and Content : LUSENET : Country Families : One Thread

My Air Force sister sent me this--

1. Throw out non-essential numbers; this includes age, weight and


2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down. If you

really need a grouch, there are probably family members that fill that


3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening,

whatever. Just never let the brain idle.

4. Enjoy the simple things. When the children are young, that is all

that you can afford. When they are in college, that is all that you can

afford. When they are grown and you are on retirement, that is all that

you can afford!

5. 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.

6. The tears happen - endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who

is with you your entire life is yourself.

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. Go to the mall, the next county, a foreign

country, but not guilt.

10. Tell the people you love (that would include you) that you love them

at every opportunity.

Remember, life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,

but by the moments that take our breath away.

Author Unknown

Attitudes are Contagious...Is Yours Worth Catching?

-- Dawn (, January 31, 2002


Just beautiful. I pray that any who suffer from a negative attitude can be helped by this!!

-- Melissa in SE Ohio (, January 31, 2002.

Thanks, Dawn, youve helped get my day off to a great start!

-- Kelly (KY) (, January 31, 2002.

Very wise advice by someone who sounds they have learned this the hard way. . . thanks Dawn for this really instructive post.

-- j.r. guerra in s. tx. (, January 31, 2002.

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