November 7, 2018
“Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference.”
The elections are over, the airwaves have been cleared of the hundreds of political ads that have been aired every day. Once the dust has settled, I am hoping for a more constructive congress, unfortunately I am not optimistic that will happen.
At least me and my fellow neighbors do not have to succumb to the animosity we see around us these days. I am finding that those who have reached our age are more focused on making each day as good as they can. Maintaining a positive attitude combined with a little optimism and a sense of humor seem to be the formula for graceful aging. I hope it is as contagious as it seems to be for I want to enjoy life as much as my new friends do.
Here is an article I got from Dr. Happy’s blog that tells it like I am finding it.
HOW TO STAY YOUNG (AT HEART)
George Bernard Shaw supposedly once said … …we don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing!
Now it should be noted, that as the author of “Live Happier, Live Longer” (HERE)and as a passionate advocate of “positive ageing”, there’s nothing at all wrong with “growing old”.
But the point is, as we age we need not stop having fun; or playing; or dancing; or learning; or doing almost anything we did when we were younger.
Rather, doing so is what will keep us healthy and happy! Regardless of the number that gets mentioned each time our birthday comes around.
Research clearly suggests that those who approach life, and continue as they age to approach life with a sense of curiosity, and of wonder; and those who hold on to optimism and hope; not to mention those who practice appreciation and gratitude … will indubitably live longer and better.
When they say “age is just a number” what they really should say is “ageing is just an attitude”.
This is good news because although we can’t control all the variables that determine or influence the ageing process (such as, for example, our genetic makeup) we can largely control and choose how we think about life and how we live our life.
Keep well & keep smiling
Tim Sharp, AKA Dr. Happy
Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive.
The minister was passing a group of young teens sitting on the church lawn and stopped to ask what they were doing. “Nothing much, Pastor,” replied one boy. “We were just seeing who can tell the biggest lie about their sex life.”
“Boys, boys, boys!” he scolded. “I’m shocked. When I was your age, I never even thought about sex.”
In unison they all replied, “You win!”
I love cooking with wine. Sometimes I even put it in the food.
And the Churchgoer said:
- Most of us spend the first six days of the week sowing wild oats, then we go to church on Sunday and pray for a crop failure.
- Quit griping about your church; if it were perfect, you couldn’t belong.
- If a church wants a better pastor, it can get one by praying for the one it has.
- Every evening I turn my troubles over to God – He’s going to be up all night anyway.
Boxing great Jake LaMotta said of his old friend Gerry Cooney: There’s nothing I won’t do for him, and there’s nothing he won’t do for me. So we go through life doing nothing for each other.
There are some things I would never know if it wasn’t for Judy, for example she told me:
A Friend Is Like A Good Bra…
Hard to Find
Always lifts you up
Makes you look better
And Always Close to Your Heart!!!
Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone’s face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come.
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