I saw this on Facebook. Yes, I am still a FB person and not a tweeter or instagram peep. I'm in the over 70 group after all. Some valuable lessons here and we should all strive to practice them - the world would be a better place.
Some advice from a person heading toward 80 when asked what changes he saw in himself.
1 After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children and my friends, I have now started loving myself.
2 I have realized that I am not “Atlas”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.
3 I have stopped bargaining with vegetable & fruit vendors. A few pennies more is not going to break me, but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.
4 I leave my waitress a big tip. The extra money might bring a smile to her face. She is toiling much harder for a living than I am.
5 I stopped telling the elderly that they've already narrated that story many times. The story makes them walk down memory lane & relive their past.
6 I have learned not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. The onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.
7 I give compliments freely & generously. Compliments are a mood enhancer not only for the recipient, but also for me. And a small tip for the recipient of a compliment, never, NEVER turn it down, just say "Thank You.”
8 I have learned not to bother about a crease or a spot on my shirt. Personality speaks louder than appearances.
9 I walk away from people who don't value me. They might not know my worth, but I do.
10 I remain cool when someone plays dirty to outrun me in the rat race. I am not a rat & neither am I in any race.
11 I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions. It’s my emotions that make me human.
12 I have learned that it's better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. My ego will keep me aloof, whereas with relationships, I will never be alone.
13 I have learned to live each day as if it's the last. After all, it might be the last.
14 I am doing what makes me happy. I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to myself. Happiness is a choice. You can be happy at any time, just choose to be!
Extremely good suggestions. It's a shame we have to get deeper and deeper into old age before we realize the truth in these. Always great to see you here.ReplyDelete
Ain't it the truth.Delete
All are good, Sunny! I’m still working on a couple.ReplyDelete
Love seeing you!
I consider myself a work in progress.Delete
Hi Sunny, so great to see you post! These are wonderful, a few I need to work on too.ReplyDelete
Me too Roz and I'm older. Thanks.Delete
SG - Love, love seeing you post. We do miss you.ReplyDelete
All good and I'm the same as other, neeed to work on a few of them.
Thanks Ronnie. Sorry late with comments, forgot I posted.Delete