A View on Aging

Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we’re kids? If you’re less than 10 years old, you’re so excited about aging that you think in fractions.
"How old are you?" "I’m four and a half!" You’re never thirty-six and a half. You’re four and a half, going on five! That’s the key
You get into your teens, now they can’t hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.
"How old are you?" "I’m gonna be 16!" You could be 13, but hey, you’re gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . . you become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!
But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There’s no fun now, you’re Just a sour-dumpling. What’s wrong? What’s changed?
You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you’re PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it’s all slipping away. Before you know it, you REACH 50
and your dreams are gone.
But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn’t think you would!
So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.
You’ve built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it’s a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!
You get into your 80s and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime And it doesn’t end there. Into the 90s, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."
Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I’m 100 and a half!"
May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!!
HOW TO STAY YOUNG
1. Throw out any essential 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,&nb sp;   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.

AND ALWAYS REMEMBER
! :
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

A View on Aging (George Carlin’s)

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8 thoughts on “A View on Aging

  1. Kenneth

    Morning Kate.
                          All 10 tips are exellent, but it is no.2 that does it for me, with no.3 a close runner up.
    Would not want to live to be a 100, unless……..!
    Quite pleasant here today warming up nicely.
    Have a wonderful Monday Kate.
     

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  2. ♥ Aimee

    so true…
    :o) smiles are free and contagious…so pass one right now to the people you love and those you don’t…soon everyone will be smiling… :o)

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  3. Suki x

    Hi kate thank you for your visit and your kind comments, the bluebells are early this year and the perfume is hevenly.   I love this blog on ageing I have heard it before it was read to us by our Yoga teacher as we were relaxing before a class, it got everyone giggeling and relaxed ready for our streaches
     
    keep smiling
     
    Love Suki x

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  4. swamp

    Morning Kate. Great post. I think age is all in the mind. I got to 18, enjoyed it so much, I stayed there. Only problem I have, is the body keeps telling me it’s not. lol
    Have a good Tuesday 🙂

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  5. Judex

    Hi Kate,
     
    I like this one very much !
     
    At 30 I started to be afraid to grow old. Then the years went by and now I do not want to think, better be an ostrich head in the sand !
     
    I never celebrate birthdays because it is a reminder that I do not have only one year more, but it is a real heavy 365 days more !
     
    Kate, take care.
     
    Love,
    Judex. XXXXXX

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  6. Rog

    Hey Kate, I swear I am by nature an optimist, it’s just that every time I feel cheerful some bad stuff comes along and kicks me up the arse again! I am right behind you on the laughter and tears front, as long as the former gets more exersize! hehehe
    Pumpkins will never be quite the same again!  Nice stuff on the herbs and recipeeeez too! I stopped smoking without help, but I have put on a lot of weight since. I figure eating has become a replacement for the satisfaction of ciggies! DOH! Ya see? I can’t friggin win.
    Ho hum. Nice sunsets.

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  7. Rog

    Hey Kate, I swear I am by nature an optimist, it’s just that every time I feel cheerful some bad stuff comes along and kicks me up the arse again! I am right behind you on the laughter and tears front, as long as the former gets more exersize! hehehe
    Pumpkins will never be quite the same again!  Nice stuff on the herbs and recipeeeez too! I stopped smoking without help, but I have put on a lot of weight since. I figure eating has become a replacement for the satisfaction of ciggies! DOH! Ya see? I can’t friggin win.
    Ho hum. Nice sunsets.

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