How To Stay Young

  1. Hot off the old E-mail

    (George Carlin)

    1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay him/her.

    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.

    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, 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.


    Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

    If you don't send this to at least 8 people.... who cares?
  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   funnygirl_rn
    An oldie, but goodie!! Thanks Gwenith, always enjoyed George Carlin.
  4. by   Mkue
    Thanks Gwenith!
  5. by   jnette
    Love it... so much truth there ! Words to LIVE by, for sure !
  6. by   nightingale
    Ah... what a way to reflect at the start of the day!

    Thanks Gwenith.
  7. by   Spidey's mom
    How to stay young . . . have a baby in your 40's.

  8. by   nursechris1
    Steph, was that your first baby in your 40s, or did you have other children prior. I have been married for 7 years, never been pregnant, went through a few infertility tests with nothing conclusive. Adopted a teenager and my husbands teenager came to live with us. I Reeaallyy wanted a baby. Now I am 37, starting to feel glad that the two boys will graduate in 3 years. With my luck though, I will hit 40 and get pregnant. We are not doing anything preventative bc we don't feel the need to. Just curious about your situation.