How to Stay Young Forever

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1. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches  pull you down. (keep  this in mind if you are one of those grouches)  How to Stay Young Forever

2. 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!  

3. Enjoy the simple things.  

4.  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.

5. 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. 

How to Stay Young Forever6. Surround yourself with what you love: Whether  it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home  is your refuge.

7.  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.  

8. 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.

9.  Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.  I  love you, my special friend.

10.  Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second time.  How to Stay Young Forever

11. Lost  time can never be found. 

12. Be  kinder than necessary, for everyone you meet is fighting some kind of  battle.

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Comments (13)

Mary Bowen
Coldwell Banker United, Realtor - The Woodlands, TX
Real Estate At Its Finest!!!
Awesome! Postive Post for a Positive New Year.  Positive attitudes all keep you young.
Jan 04, 2008 03:12 PM
William J. Archambault, Jr.
The Real Estate Investment Institute - Houston, TX


I can't add to this. So please mark me present and smiling!

Happy New Yew.


Jan 04, 2008 03:25 PM
Julie Neerings~Lifting Hearts ♥ Building Dreams~
Agent Referral - Salt Lake City, UT
What a great list Mary.  Laughing feels so good and boy, it's a natural high.  Live Well~Laugh Often~Love Much
Jan 04, 2008 03:53 PM
Roberta LaRocca
Simply Vegas Real Estate - Las Vegas, NV
REALTOR®, Broker, Salesperson, NV. Lic BS.507
Mary, This is a great list!  I will have to keep it handy just in case I am feeling a bit grouchy. Just reading number 1 on your list made me laugh which then took care of number 4 on your list.  Thanks!
Jan 04, 2008 04:04 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate
Hi Mary:  What a great recipe for lifelong happiness.  Now if only I had enough sense to follow you directions, that would be great.  Thanks for sharing.
Jan 04, 2008 04:55 PM
Lenn Harley
Lenn Harley,, MD & VA Homes and Real Estate - Leesburg, VA
Real Estate Broker - Virginia & Maryland

Wonderful post Mary.  You are absolutely right.  However, I believe that some folks have happy DNA and some do not. 


Jan 04, 2008 11:17 PM
Judy Tuscano
Prudential Verani Realty - Nottingham, NH
NH Real Estate Professional
Mary, Thank you for the advise and I am bookmarking to refrence in case of grouchiness. I love your pictures. Happy New Year.
Jan 04, 2008 11:20 PM
Charles McDonald®
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
REALTOR®, Principal Broker®, Owner

good stuff! Might I add have a 9 and 11 year old wake you up early on Sat morning for cartoons!!! lol

Your friend in Charlottesville

Jan 05, 2008 12:19 AM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital
Mary, what a sweet feel good post for a chilly Saturday morning!  So, thank you!
Jan 05, 2008 12:58 AM
Christine Bohn
RE/MAX Professionals - Gainesville, FL
The Bohn Team, Gainesville FL
Mary - Wonderful!   Thanks for making me smile.
Jan 05, 2008 04:57 AM
Suzanne Sands
Pavao Real Estate - Somerset, MA
Somerset MA Real Estate


What a positive post, I love it all! I also agree with Lenn's comment, so true! LOL! :)

Jan 05, 2008 12:04 PM
Todd Clark
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

What great advice and I'm going to start with you today - Thanks for being a friend!

Jan 06, 2008 04:17 PM
Dionne Morgan
Realty World Solano Realty - Vallejo, CA
Thank you for sharing such a great list. I have to bookmark you. With only ten things to master, I think I can do it but only one day at a time.
Jan 27, 2008 05:34 AM