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How To Stay Young and Beat Old Age Pride!



How to Stay Young

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 only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.


3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Never let the brain idle.


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, 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.



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





> >>> Russ and Sam, two friends, met in the park every day to feed the

> >>> pigeons, watch the squirrels and discuss world problems.


> >>> One day Russ didn't show up. Sam didn't think much about it and

> >>> figured maybe he had a cold or something.. But after Russ hadn't

> >>> shown up for a week or so, Sam really got worried. However, since the

> >>> only time they ever got together was at the park, Sam didn't know

> >>> where Russ lived, so he was unable to find out what had happened to

> >>> him.


> >>> A month had passed, and Sam figured he had seen the last of Russ,

> >>> but one day, Sam approached the park and-- lo and behold!--there sat

> >>> Russ! Sam was very excited and happy to see him and told him so. Then

> >>> he said, 'For crying out loud Russ, what in the world happened to

> >>> you?'


> >>> Russ replied, 'I have been in jail.'


> >>> 'Jail!' cried Sam. What in the world for?'


> >>> 'Well,' Russ said, 'you know Sue, that cute little blonde waitress

> >>> at the coffee shop where I sometimes go?'


> >>> 'Yeah,' said Sam, 'I remember her. What about her?


> >>> Well, one day she filed rape charges against me; and, at 89 years

> >>> old, I was so proud that when I got into court, I pled 'guilty'.


> >>> 'The damn judge gave me 30 days for perjury.'* :unsure: :big_grin:


You cougars and old farts like me, I hope I made you smile a little bit!


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Fred, I hope your second point: "Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down." isn't the reason our friends don't call any


The rest of it I agree with.



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I think we lose many of our friends cause we can't do things like they can or we used to do. We become boring to them with our limited restrictions to function like them!

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