Five More Minutes With Discovers 11 Ways to Stay Young!

Written by Braiden Rex-Johnson on September 9, 2013

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Ever wondered how to stay young? Here are 11 good thoughts on an important subject.

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 Alzheimer’s!

4. Enjoy the simple things.

Walk hand in hand with a loved one.

Sing in the shower.

Make a new friend.

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 him or 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, 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 city, state, to a foreign country, but NOT to where the guilt is.

10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.

Those three words, “I love you,” can literally change a person’s life!

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

Revenge is cold; forgiveness is sweet.

Remember! Lost time can never be found.

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

Live, Love, Laugh. . .

Life is not the way it is supposed to be.

It is the way it is.

The way we cope with it is what makes the difference.