Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Commandments for Seniors

Re #3 - well yesterday may be gone, but it's still fun to us, eh?



 Ten Commandments for Seniors

> 1. Focus on enjoying people, not on indulging in or accumulating material

>> things.


>> 2. Plan to spend whatever you have saved.  You deserve to enjoy it and the

>> few healthy years you have left. Travel if you can afford it.  Don't leave

>> anything for your children or loved ones to quarrel about.  By leaving

>> anything, you may even cause more trouble, when you are gone.


>> 3. Live in the here and now, not in the yesterdays and tomorrows.  It is

>> only today that you can handle.  Yesterday is gone, tomorrow may not even

>> happen.


>> 4. Enjoy your grandchildren (if blessed with any) but don't be their full

>> time baby sitter. You have no moral obligation to take care of them.  Don't

>> have any guilt about refusing to baby sit anyone's kids, including your own

>> grandkids.  Your parental obligation is to your children.  After you have

>> raised them into responsible adults, your duties of child-rearing or

>> babysitting are finished.  Let your children raise their own off-springs.


>> 5. Accept physical weakness, sickness and other physical pains.  It is a

>> part of the aging process.  Enjoy whatever your health can allow.


>> 6. Enjoy what you are and what you have right now. Stop working hard for

>> what you do not have. If you don't have something, it's probably too late.


>> 7. Enjoy your life with your spouse, children, grandchildren and friends.

>> People, who truly love you, love you for yourself, not for  what you have.

>> Anyone who loves you for what you have will just give you misery.


>> 8. Forgive and accept forgiveness. Forgive yourself and others. Enjoy peace

>> of mind and peace of soul.


>> 9. Befriend death. It's a natural part of the life cycle. Don't be afraid of

>> it. Death is the beginning of a new and better life. So, prepare yourself

>> not for death but for a new life with the Almighty.


>> 10. Be at peace with your "Creator". For He is all you have after you leave

>> this life.

Thanks Diana J.

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