Between 65 And Death

Posted on 24/05/2018 by mevh2hpsgfr80
Many of us are between 65 and death . An old friend sent me
this excellent list for aging , and , I have to agree it’s good advice to follow … particularly the
item 19 .

01 – It’s time to use the money you saved up . Use it and enjoy it . Don’t just keep it for those
who may have no notion of the sacrifices you made to get it . Remember there is nothing more
dangerous than a son or daughter-in-law with big ideas for your hard-earned capital . Warning :
This is also a bad time for investments , even if it seems wonderful or fool-proof . They only
bring problems and worries . This is a time for you to enjoy some peace and quiet .
02 – Stop worrying about the financial situation of your children and grandchildren , and don’t
feel bad spending your money on yourself . You’ve taken care of them for many years , and
you’ve taught them what you could . You gave them an education , food , shelter and support .
The responsibility is now theirs to earn their own money .
03 – Keep a healthy life , without great physical effort . Do moderate exercise ( like walking
every day ) , eat well and get your sleep . It’s easy to become sick , and it gets harder to remain
healthy . That is why you need to keep yourself in good shape and be aware of your medical and
physical needs . Keep in touch with your doctor , do tests even when you’re feeling well . Stay
informed .
04 – Always buy the best , most beautiful items for your significant other . The key goal is to
enjoy your money with your partner . One day one of you will miss the other , and the money
will not provide any comfort then , enjoy it together .
05 – Don’t stress over the little things . You’ve already overcome so much in your life . You
have good memories and bad ones , but the important thing is the present . Don’t let the past drag
you down and don’t let the future frighten you . Feel good in the now . Small issues will soon be
forgotten .
06 – Regardless of age , always keep love alive . Love your partner , love life , love your family ,
love your neighbor and remember : A man is not old as long as he has intelligence and affection .

07 – Be proud , both inside and out . Don’t stop going to your hair salon or barber , do your
nails , go to the dermatologist and the dentist , keep your perfumes and creams well stocked .
When you are well-maintained on the outside , it seeps in , making you feel proud and strong .

08 – Don’t lose sight of fashion trends for your age , but keep your own sense of style . There’s
nothing worse than an older person trying to wear the current fashion among youngsters . You’ve
developed your own sense of what looks good on you – keep it and be proud of it . It’s part of
who you are .

09 – Always stay up-to-date . Read newspapers , watch the news . Go online and read what
people are saying . Make sure you have an active email account and try to use some of those
social networks . You’ll be surprised what old friends you’ll meet . Keeping in touch with what
is going on and with the people you know is important at any age .

10 – Respect the younger generation and their opinions . They may not have the same ideals as
you , but they are the future , and will take the world in their direction . Give advice , not
criticism , and try to remind them that yesterday’s wisdom still applies today .

11 – Never use the phrase In my time . Your time is now . As long as you’re alive , you are part
of this time . You may have been younger , but you are still you now , having fun and enjoying
life .

12 – Some people embrace their golden years , while others become bitter and surly . Life is too
short to waste your days on the latter . Spend your time with positive , cheerful people , it’ll rub
off on you and your days will seem that much better . Spending your time with bitter people will
make you older and harder to be around .

13 – Do not surrender to the temptation of living with your children or grandchildren ( if you
have a financial choice , that is ) . Sure , being surrounded by family sounds great , but we all
need our privacy . They need theirs and you need yours . If you’ve lost your partner ( our deepest
condolences ) , then find a person to move in with you and help out . Even then , do so only if
you feel you really need the help or do not want to live alone .

14 – Don’t abandon your hobbies . If you don’t have any , make new ones . You can travel ,
hike , cook , read , dance . You can adopt a cat or a dog , grow a garden , play cards , checkers ,
chess , dominoes , golf . You can paint , volunteer or just collect certain items . Find something
you like and spend some real time having fun with it .

15 – Even if you don’t feel like it , try to accept invitations . Baptisms , graduations , birthdays ,
weddings , conferences . Try to go . Get out of the house , meet people you haven’t seen in a
while , experience something new ( or something old ) . But don’t get upset when you’re not
invited . Some events are limited by resources , and not everyone can be hosted . The important
thing is to leave the house from time to time . Go to museums , go walk through a field . Get out
there .

16 – Be a conversationalist . Talk less and listen more . Some people go on and on about the
past , not caring if their listeners are really interested . That’s a great way of reducing their desire
to speak with you . Listen first and answer questions , but don’t go off into long stories unless
asked to . Speak in courteous tones and try not to complain or criticize too much unless you
really need to . Try to accept situations as they are . Everyone is going through the same things ,
and people have a low tolerance for hearing complaints . Always find some good things to say as
well .

17 – Pain and discomfort go hand in hand with getting older . Try not to dwell on them but
accept them as a part of the cycle of life we’re all going through . Try to minimize them in your
mind . They are not who you are , they are something that life added to you . If they become your
entire focus , you lose sight of the person you used to be .

18 – If you’ve been offended by someone – forgive them . If you’ve offended someone –
apologize . Don’t drag around resentment with you . It only serves to make you sad and bitter . It
doesn’t matter who was right . Someone once said : Holding a grudge is like taking poison and
expecting the other person to die . Don’t take that poison . Forgive , forget and move on with
your life .

19 – If you have a strong belief , savor it . But don’t waste your time trying to convince others .
They will make their own choices no matter what you tell them , and it will only bring you
frustration . Live your faith and set an example . Live true to your beliefs and let that memory
sway them .

20 – Laugh A Lot . Laugh at everything . Remember , you are one of the lucky ones . You
managed to have a life , a long one . Many never get to this age , never get to experience a full
life . But you did . So what’s not to laugh about ? Find the humor in your situation .

21 – Take no notice of what others say about you and even less notice of what they might be
thinking . They’ll do it anyway , and you should have pride in yourself and what you’ve
achieved . Let them talk and don’t worry . They have no idea about your history , your memories
and the life you’ve lived so far . There’s still much to be written , so get busy writing and don’t
waste time thinking about what others might think . Now is the time to be at rest , at peace and as
happy as you can be !

And , Remember : Life is too short to drink bad wine ! ! ! Or , in my case , bad Arnold Palmer .

Steve Korker 2017/05/31







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