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Some good advice - specially for the days you feel down - ( those days seem to be growing in number , aren't they ? )

You cannot get any younger - but you can feel young and less careworn and down . Here is some good advice - even if you do not follow it - enjoy reading it !!

Throw out nonessential numbers - this includes age, weight, and height. Let the doctors worry about them.. That is why you pay them.

Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
(Keep this in mind if you are one of those grouches!)

Keep learning: Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever.
Never let the brain get idle.
"An idle mind is the devil's workshop."
And the devil's name is Alzheimer's!

Enjoy the simple things

Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
And if you have a friend who makes you laugh, spend lots and lots of time with him or her!

The tears happen: Endure, grieve, and move on.
The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourself.
LIVE while you are alive.

Surround yourself with what you love:
Whether it's family, pets, keepsakes, …

A tribute to Bob Hope - and thanks to his memories

Everytime I read something that pays a tribute to the middle ages or to the Seniors - I upload it on my Blog - so here is a tribute to a man who made us laugh and even when we think about him - we smile and feel happy.

BOB HOPE - May 29, 1903 to July 27, 2003

ON TURNING 70 - "You still chase women, but only downhill". ON TURNING 80 - "That's the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing." ON TURNING 90 - "You know you're getting old when the candles cost more than the cake." ON TURNING 100 - " I don't feel old. In fact I don't feel anything until noon . Then it's time for my nap." ON GIVING UP HIS EARLY CAREER, BOXING - "I ruined my hands in the ring ... the referee kept stepping on them." ON NEVER WINNING AN OSCAR - "Welcome to the Academy Awards or, as it's called at my home, 'Passover'." ON GOLF - "Golf is my profession. Show business is just to pay the gree…

Some sites and blogs that I like .

Here are a few sites that I like - some I work with - some are made by my friends and others are just something that I enjoyed surfing.

GOONJ - an NGO that I have been involved with for some years - we do a lot of good work and have won many awards.
Gourmet Dialog - a place to talk about food - we would like to make it an interactive website about food
Stained Glass - a beautiful site belonging to a friend of mine - she has some really beautiful designs there

I am going to add a few more as I go along. If you have seen any good sites that should be added here - let me know and I will have a look at them.

I may not agree with all of this - but it was a fun post !!

I got used to my arthritis, To my dentures I'm resigned, I can manage my bifocals But lord I miss my mind. Before I got married, I had six theories about bringing up children; and now I have six children and no theories Life is a tough proposition and the first hundred years are the toughest. Varicose veins are the result of an improper selection of grandparents. Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes. I'm pushing sixty; that's enough exercise for me. Familiarity breeds contempt - and children.


Why is it - that as soon as we have grandchildren we change from stern parents to soft gooey human beings who will drop everything at the sound of a little voice.
Where are the strict disciplinarians who would not give their children chocolates because they would spoil their teeth, but will keep buying chocolates and toffees for their grandchildren totally against the wishes of their own children ?
Have all of you felt this - have any of you got any reasons why this happens. I have seen it happen to my own very strict father - and I am watching helplessly as I give in to every reasonable and unreasonable demand that my granddaughter makes !!

Grandparents are part time parents - they do not have the responsibility full time - they can send the babies away and relax after a full day with them. Maybe that is one of the reasons !!

Anyway - here are some pictures of my two - just being put up for my own joy and egoistical pleasures !!