18 August 2009

thoughts on aging

{wash the thoughts away. by frederic poirot}

i can't help but notice how fast time is flying by lately. summer is pretty much over, and the holidays will be here before we know it. i pulled out another gray hair this morning. my younger sister just graduated college. my youngest sister is about to start college. i just need time to catch my breath.  

a fellow yogi gave me the following top ten list. i never thought of the comedian george carlin to be that inspirational, but this is just too good not to share. here are his thoughts on aging...

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. "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.

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 single opportunity

be alive while you are alive. great stuff. 

peace and love. xoxo.

13 comments:

Erin Bradley said...

Love that. You are a good example of all those!!!

Krista said...

good list. i just did my visit teaching today {i swear it's gonna make me inactive...that's how much i dislike it, probably shouldn't admit it} and the message was on education and learning. i wish i had more of a desire to learn.

Kristin said...

Great list!!!

Morgan said...

Love it Laura! and I comletely agree!

Nate, Jenny and Amelia said...

Wow. I think I'm printing that and putting it on my fridge. Thanks for the inspirational post today!

patty said...

Amen! What great words from such a young pup. Love ya. Keep them coming.

The Campbells said...

I love that list! It puts a good perspective on things...

Ashley and Ezra said...

I think I really needed to read this today... all I can think about lately is... I'm gonna be 27 this year! and my hubbie is gonna be 30 in October!!! Augh! Thanks for the inspiration! Love you!

whit said...

Such a perfect list..thanks for sharing. Made my day better.

Katie said...

Thanks for sharing. It's hard to get older, but hopefully I can keep a good attitude as I too have pulled out some gray hairs :)

Ashley Engar said...

How do you feel about botox?

Miriam Ika Marshall said...

that is inspiring!! i really needed to hear some of those with school starting and the mayhem of not seeing my husband much more than when we finally fall asleep at night.. you are in inspiration and i love your blog!! thanks girlie!!

Miriam Ika Marshall said...

that is inspiring!! i really needed to hear some of those with school starting and the mayhem of not seeing my husband much more than when we finally fall asleep at night.. you are in inspiration and i love your blog!! thanks girlie!!