Successful Aging

Note: This is part of my series on Healthy Aging and Successful Aging is a slight spinoff.  It is also a great way to celebrate the beginning of July with the 4th on our heels.

Many years ago I went to a Bar Mitzvah of a friend’s daughter. Each person received a booklet of prayers, essays and well wishes. This essay was in the booklet and my series on aging seems like a perfect time to post it. It is by my favorite author, Anonymous.

Celebrate Life

Think freely. Practice patience. Smile often. Savor special moments.

Make new friends. Rediscover old ones. Tell those that you love that you do.

Feel deeply. Forget trouble. Forgive an enemy.

Hope. Grow. Be crazy.

Count your blessings. Observe miracles. Make them happen.

Discard worry. Give. Give in.

Trust enough to take. Pick some flowers. Share them.

Keep a promise. Look for a rainbow. Gaze at the stars.

See beauty everywhere.

Work hard. Be wise. Try to understand.

Take time for people. Make time for yourself.

Laugh hardily. Spread joy.

Take a chance. Reach out. Let someone in.

Try something new. Slow down.

Be soft sometimes. Believe in yourself. Trust others.

See a sunrise. Listen to rain. Reminisce.

Cry when you need to. Trust life. Have faith.

Enjoy wonder. Comfort a friend.

Have good ideas. Make some mistakes. Learn from them.

Celebrate Life!

P.S. I came across a couple of pages I had photocopied, but do not have the title of the book, so my apologies to the author. Google has a book with that title by Robert Holden, Ph.D. but not sure it is from that book. But these words are too precious not to share, so thank you,whoever you are!

“Authentic success is not just money in the bank but a contented heart and peace of mind….Authentic success is knowing how simply abundant your life is exactly as it is today…. Authentic success is living each day with a heart overflowing.”

Just in: On Yahoo News was an article called How to Live Past 100, According to Centarians. here’s the link.

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