“Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows
old.”– Franz Kafka
Let me share with you the “10 Commandments” for staying young written by an unknown author.
1. Throw out non-essential numbers. This include age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay “them.”
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 your breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us in 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’s good, preserve it. If it’s unstable, improve it. If it’s beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don’t take guilt trips. Take a trip to the mall, even to the next country; to a foreign country but NOT to where the guilt is.
10. Worship God. We were created to do that, in season and out of season.
In short, live an active, challenging life.
God be Praised!