A New Way Of Dying

by Maxi

A friend sent me this e-mail so I suppose it’s going around. I made some slight changes to add my own touch.

First I was dying to finish high school and start
college

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:

1.Throw out nonessential numbers: This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them; that is why you pay them.

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.

Always Remember:
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

____________________________

Did Lance cause Marci’s memory loss?

http://maximalone.com

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About Maxi

Hi … I'm Maxi, a retiree with an addiction. I have quit: raising kids, cleaning house, cooking, doing laundry—there is no end the list—everything is done on "have to." The addiction? Writing to my last breath. blessings ~ maxi
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