Friday, May 8, 2009

Words of Wisdom

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;

They just make the most of everything!


1. Try everything twice.

On one woman's tombstone she said she wanted this epitaph: Tried everything twice...loved it both times!

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
( Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches)

3. 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 Alzheimers!

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. 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 her.

6. 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.

7. Surround yourself with what you love: Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, and 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, or a trip to the next county or a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

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

11. Forgive now those who made you cry. You might not get a second chance.


tattered 'n torn prims said...

Wonderful words of wisdom my friend!! And let me make me smile when I think of you or when you send me an email.....I appreciate you and your guiding spirit. you are sometimes like a great sermon.....where I start thinking, "'d she get into my head!!".....I feel blessed that our Lord brought you into my make my spirit giggle with your sense of humor....Cookie, I am thankful for YOU!!!!


BittersweetPunkin said...

What a great post!!

I have always steered clear of the "downers".....they can and do bring you down. Misery loves company!!


Dogpatch Primitives said...

such words of wisdom, and really it's all about what's really in our hearts and the way we choose to look at things, isn't it?

Thank you!