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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

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

Now, do share this with someone.

Remember! Lost time can never be found.
Be kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. 
Wine does not make you FAT ...
- it makes you LEAN ....(Against tables, chairs, floors, walls and ugly people.)

And a couple of added laughs for the day!


Kay L. Davies said...

A great philosophy, plainly spoken. I recognize some of my own ideas in there, so you must be right. LOL
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Janie said...

Good advice, and some good laughs, too.

elvira pajarola said...

Soo wise and sooo humoristic.....I truly enjoy the quotes and I truly love the wise and sooo healthy advise: laugh, laugh and spend all the time with your friends which love to laugh....!!!

FABULOUS, carissima Sylvia!!

ciao ciao elvira

Kay said...

That's it? Well, I can do that!!!! :)

Jane said...

I am sooooo glad I found your blog today. There's a lot of wisdom here...and HUMOR. It's especially important to surround yourself with happy people...and young people (they help keep me young! lol).
I'll be visiting again...
Jane (artfully graced)

Francisca said...

Ain't that the truth! Good reminders, Sylvia.

TYRA said...

I love it! thank you for sharing!

Rosadimaggio63 said...

Mi è piaciuto ciò che hai scritto :))
Bye bye Myriam

Arija said...

It is good to be reminded. Wish you were closer we could have some great laughs together.

Jenn Jilks said...

Wise words. Nicely done.

lotusleaf said...

Wise words. I hope I remember them.

George said...

Thanks for some great advice -- and a couple of chuckles.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Funny, funny, but oh so true. Life is too short, plan for tomorrow but live for today. I love the wine comment.

Al said...

Nice list! Although there are certainly things I've tried where once was enough!

BookPlease said...

I like all this, especially number 6 and the baked potatoes cartoon.

Naturedigital said...

Great advice... Must try remember everything.
Have a great day Sylvia.

Greener Bangalore said...

hehe funny cartoons!

Nessa said...

The dung beetles need to look at the positive - do they have a positive?

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