Wednesday, December 13, 2006

10 Commandments for the over 50s

Advice from my friend who send it to me and would like to share it with those who are 50s...
Herein are the great pointers for the 50's Club.
Cheers to the Golden Years ahead.

I. ACT AND BEHAVE YOUR AGE>>>Face and accept the reality of getting old, its consequences, and the limitations which growing old brings. Quit fooling yourself by trying to look like you were in your youth.
II. MOVE ON>>>Focus on enjoying people and not on indulging in/or accumulating material things. Enjoy life and meet new people. Do the things you have always wanted to do but was unable to do so. Follow your dream and your hearts' desire.....
III. 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 cause even more trouble when you are gone.
IV. LIVE IN THE PRESENT > >>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.
V. SPOIL YOUR GRANDCHILDREN > >>Enjoy and spoil your grandchildren (if you are 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 feelings 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 and babysitting are finished. Let your children raise their own offsprings.
VI. ACCEPT YOUR HEALTH> >>Enjoy whatever your health can allow. Accept your physical weakness, sickness, limitations and other physical pains. It is a part of the aging process.
VII. RETIRE> >>Enjoy what you are and what you have right now. Stop working hard for what you do not have. If you do not have them, it's probably too late.
VIII. LOVE YOURSELF> >>Accept yourself for what and who you are. People, who truly love you, love you for yourself and not for what you have or for what you can give them. Anyone who loves you for what you have will just give you misery.
IX. FORGIVE AND FORGET> >>Forgive and forget all those who have wronged you. Forgive yourself and others. Forget the slights, hurts, and misfortunes of yesterday. Look towards the future. Enjoy peace of mind and soul.
X. BEFRIEND DEATH> >>Don't be afraid of death. It's a natural part of the cycle of life. Death is the beginning of a new and better life. SO, prepare yourself not for death but for a new life.

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