What is your age again???  

dream_girl1000 51F
92 posts
8/16/2005 11:34 am

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What is your age again???


I thought this was pretty good.
So,Im sharing it to all ...

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 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 opportunity.



AND ALWAYS REMEMBER:

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

overworkedloon 57M
400 posts
8/16/2005 12:50 pm

I tripped over 40. Fell to the ground and rolled past 41. Went off the cliff at 42. Luckily I grabbed a branch durimg my fall at 43. At 44 I realized I'm only 2 feet off the ground so I dropped the rest of the way dusted myself off and are eagerly awaiting what will happen to me at 45.


AtomicKisss 59M

8/16/2005 3:17 pm

Dear Girl of My Dream,

Thanks for your kind comment on my blog (AtomicKisss). I thought I would visit yours and I'm glad I did. What you said was humorous as well as insightful and pertinent to our seemingly rapid lifestyles.

One, no, two thoughts... Did you realize that terminology also changes when people use drugs. For example you SMOKE pot, DROP acid, BANG speed, SHOOT heroin, SNORT coke, HUFF glue, but you DO drugs???

When I turned 32 1/2, I had a somber celebration. I realized that at that age, if I were to work another lifetime (another 32 1/2 years), I would be able to retire. What a depressing thouoght!


windmill1965 53M
401 posts
8/17/2005 3:52 am

Poor Mr. Alzheimer. He thought that he was doing a good thing for humanity with his research. And now you associate him with the devil.


rm_talldarkavg1 107M
10172 posts
8/18/2005 12:24 pm

YIKES...if all this is true...I'm already dead!

[blog talldarkavg1]


happyladychat 49F
3740 posts
9/9/2005 7:52 pm

Stumble on your Blog, it's so good. And oh mine... I like your advice on how to stay young.... just what I need now.

Thanks!

Make it your challenge.... turn me ON!!


Plano69 55M

9/13/2005 4:18 pm

Great thoughts! Very insightful!

My mother used to tell me, "Son, Comedians and Dancers live the longest".

I took that to heart...
The importance of laughter, joy, rythym, and movement.

So I've spent my life dancing funny! LOL!!!

So much of aging is in the mind. Sure, we can't stop time or wear and tear, but as long as you're loving it, who cares?

Thanks for the reminder to ROCK & GUFFAW!


rm_trompe32 45M
5 posts
10/15/2005 11:34 pm

The path of the artist is to know that art doesn't imitate life. It's learning that there is an art to living.

I really enjoyed your post. Maybe that's why I don't feel my age (or look it)


gentlecock2000 42M
4 posts
11/20/2005 2:59 pm

I have no idea how to contact you. I'm living in roppongi I'm a white guy from canada, and having no luck in Japan. Pretty lonely. 29. I wonder if you know the starbucks in roppongi? Could you contact me? I'm lsicardo at hot male. You see? Try me ...


dream_girl1000 51F

11/22/2005 7:51 am

its been a long time i didnt check my blogs....thanks to everyone for dropping by....


SirMounts 104M

8/28/2006 4:34 am

dream_girl...
Very wise and thoughtful advice. And thanks for wishing that I reach 100.
Boy, I can hardly wait until 2011. *dreamy*
I like your blog, dream girl. *smiling*


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