Sunday, April 05, 2009

George Carlin

George  Carlin on zczzz. 

(Absolutely Brilliant)

 

IF  YOU DON'T READ THIS TO THE VERY END, YOU HAVE LOST A DAY IN YOUR  LIFE. AND WHEN YOU HAVE FINISHED, DO AS I AM DOING AND SEND IT ON. 

 

George Carlin's Views on  Ageing

 

Do you  realise that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is  when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited  about ageing that you think in fractions.

 

'How  old are you?' 'I'm four and a half!' You're never  thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's  the key

 

You get into your teens, now they can't  hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead. 

 

'How old are you?' 'I'm gonna be 16!' You  could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day  of your life ... . You become 21. Even the words sound like  a ceremony. YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

 

But then  you turn 30.. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound  like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun  now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed? 

 

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then  you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping  away. Before you know it, you REACH 50 and your dreams are  gone.

 

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You  didn't think you would!

 

So you BECOME 21,  TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it  to 60.

 

You've built up so much speed that you  HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT  Wednesday!

 

You get into your 80's and  every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30 ; you  REACH bedtime. And it doesn't end there Into the 90s, you start  going backwards; 'I Was JUST 92.'

 

Then a  strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little  kid again. 'I'm 100 and a half!'

May you all make it to a  healthy 100 and a half!!

 

HOW  TO STAY YOUNG

 

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.

 

AND  ALWAYS REMEMBER  :

Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take,  but   by the moments that take our breath away.

Thanks Galeanne S.

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