Monday, October 19, 2009

A Prescription for a Happy Life

"A Prescription for a Happy Life"

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight
and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay 'them'.

2. Keep your cheerful friends. The grouches will pull you down.

3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts,
gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle. 'An older idle mind
is the devil's workshop.' And the devil's name is "Alzheimer's."

4. Enjoy the simple things, these are many.

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, friends, books, keepsakes, music, your garden, hobbies, or solitude, 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 long term guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even
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.
We all need to live life to its fullest each day!! Don't worry about what you cannot change, but pray and give thanks for so many good things in your life. Have an Attitude of Gratitude!


ChiTown Girl said...

Thank you for the reminder!

Busy Bee Suz said...

This is just perfect. I am really working on #1 and #9.

Ruahines said...

Kia ora HWHL,
Sometimes we need these reminders. There is so much we get wrapped up in that just is not important. Good to see you. Hope you and your lovely family are all well.

Slow John said...

I like it, but I think the most import key to having a happy life is to be grateful...and I am grateful to you for posting this.

Life with Kaishon said...

That has always been one of my favorite little quips. That dying page! SO perfect! Thank you for reminding me of this. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you!