Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Aging


George Carlin's Views on Aging

1.Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height.

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.

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.

The photo: my eldest princess preparing for her senior prom... as I clicked the picture... it took my breath away.. and I instantly passed into full fledged middle age... ready to send a new generation into the world.

4 comments:

paris parfait said...

And what a princess she is! Just beautiful! These moments are quite something, aren't they? I went through this with my daughter. It's one of those partly sad/partly glad situations - happy for your daughter, but sad to see her grow up so fast - the eternal dilemma of the parent! Thanks for sharing this precious moment and for Carlin's funny comments.

capello said...

That is an awesome list. It really helps to keep things in perspective.

And Prom? Prom?! I'm not even ready for Kindergarten yet!

andrea said...

No! Stop her, pull her back in the house and put her hair in pigtails. Please, for me! Because really, I can see the time change in a blink. My eight year old is obsessed with lipgloss and her hair.
Sigh...your daughter is beautiful. This picture took my breath away too.
Hugs,
a.

Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

the beauty of youth and the joy of wathcing their lives blossom, Thanks for including this photo!

the beauty that comes with knowing, as we bloom in our days!