13 for Thursday: How to stay young

This week I’d like to share with you some tips that I have learned on how to stay young. Perhaps you have some more to add to this list?

1. Try everything twice. On one woman’s tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph: “Tried everything twice. Loved it both times!”

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down (Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!).

3. Keep learning: Learn more about computers, 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!

4. Enjoy the simple things.

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5. 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.

6. The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. LIVE 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, even to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

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10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance…

12. Remember! Lost time can never be found.

13. Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle.

Do you have a motto for staying young?

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This is Jacqui’s last thirteen for Thursday post for a little while… But she’ll be here, on Starts at Sixty writing plenty of other articles