Thursday, January 28, 2010

Enjoy The Ride…There Is No Return Ticket

Things here in the RGV are great…the weather is a little windy, but good, the friends are great, and the memories are priceless…

Today, rather than bore you with a bunch of…we went to eat here or shop there, I thought I would share this email with you that I got from a friend.

Enjoy your day whatever your age!

George Carlin's Views on  Aging

Do you realize 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 aging 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 become21. 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 JUST92.'

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!!


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, even ham radio. Never  let the brain idle. 'An idle mind is the devil's workshop.' And  the devil's  family 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.

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


  1. Oh gosh. that is just soooo true! Thank you for posting these. I am going to pass them on if you don't mind.

  2. Hey, as I'm just about to "Make it" to 61, I really appreciated this! Jim says this is your best blog ever. Thanks so much! Love you!

    Big hugs,

  3. Great post. A lot of wisdom in those words.

  4. That was good!!! Very, very good!