Tuesday, October 9, 2012

More advice on growing while growing old

The advice below is from my friend, Bernie's mom, Kitty, who is well over 90 years and enjoying every minute:

When your back hurts, keep moving.
When your feet hurt, keep moving.
When you are dizzy and need a cane, grab it and keep moving.
If you are in a wheelchair, make the parts of your body that still work, keep moving.
Keep dancing.
A smile is so infectious that you can catch it like the flu.  When someone smiles at me, I start smiling too.

This advice, gleaned from other wise people, is from Shelia, my younger sister's best friend:

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one's definition of your life: Define yourself.   Harevey Fierstein

Open your arms to change but don't let go of your values.  The Dalai Lama

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.  Carl Bard

When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices in what it has left.  Sufi saying.

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