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How to Stay Young

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(credited to 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.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

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

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4 responses »

  1. I love George! Always keeps it simple!

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  2. I loved the point #1 🙂
    Yeah makes a lot of sense,
    Have you read, Robin sharma’s “Who will cry when you die”, amazing collection of little things which help you lead a happy life…

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  3. George is one of my all-time favs!
    Oh. yeah. TAG!
    😉

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  4. I love this post. George Carlin has a great sense of humor, but also an important point is made: Cherish yourself, your life and your loved ones.

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