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(George Carlin)

1. Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age,
weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is
why you pay him/her.

2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.

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

4. Enjoy the simple things.

5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for

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, 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


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