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Living to Stay Young

Think and Stay Young

Living in the metropolis requires a hearty life because the city is so energized by both good and bad vibes. It is really up to us to live our lives with equanimity to reduce the everyday stress. I grabbed this somewhere as some kind of tips or suggestions to retain or at least reduce the effects of aging:

Try everything twice. On one woman's tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph:
"Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!"
Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)
Keep learning. Learn more about  computers, gadgets if you will;  crafts, gardening, whatever.. Never let the brain get idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!
Enjoy the simple things.
Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with HIM/HER.
Tears happen.  Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE while you are alive.
Surround yourself with what you love, whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants,
hobbies, whatever.. Make your home  your refuge.

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. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next county, to a foreign country, but
NOT to where the guilt is.
Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
Ex: I love you, my special friend!
Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance.
But do share this with someone if you can. Remember, lost time can never be found again.
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you might meet is fighting some kind of battle.
Wine does not make you FAT .... it makes you LEAN .....     (against tables, chairs, floors, walls
 and ugly people.)

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