A friend sent me this e-mail so I suppose it’s going around. I made some slight changes to add my own touch.
Then I was dying to marry and have children
And then I was dying for my children to grow old enough so I could go back to work
But then I was dying to retire
Now I am dying and suddenly realize … I forgot to live
Please, don’t let this happen to you
Appreciate your current situation and enjoy each day
A New Way of Living:
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.
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
If you don’t send this to at least 8 people—who cares? Still, wouldn’t it be nice to share it with someone?
Worry about nothing … pray about everything.
May Your Glass Always Be Half Full