Wednesday, November 4, 2009 to stay younger

Greetings. I received an email from Karen and Richard early this morning. No, not the Carpenters but good friends who have the same names. I wanted to pass along the information in hope that it may help.

How To Stay Younger:
1. Throw out fear of what might happen. This includes all the "what ifs" you can possibly come up with.
2. Keep only cheerful and honest friends. The grouches pull you down and the dishonest ones will only tell you what they think you want to hear.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the spiritual side of yourself, the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever.. Never let the brain idle.
4. Enjoy the simple things....reading a good book, sitting in the sunshine, taking a nice hot bath. You know what they are.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. (unless you are in a shopping mall at the height of the Holiday Season. You may get carted away.)
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.
Speaking of pets, I found a new source for both dog and cat grooming baskets, available on my website. As you can see, they are well done and are a great gift idea.
On this day in 1783 Mozart's Symphony No. 36 received its premiere performance in Linz, Austria. Mozart lived a full life, is considered by most to be a musical genius, travelled the world, endured many illnesses due to visiting 'new' countries, married and had six children and left a lifelong legacy. Did you know that he died at the age of 35? Forever young. Have a great day and try not to sweat the small stuff.
"I pay no attention whatever to anybody's praise or blame. I simply follow my own feelings." Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart