December 11, 2019 –
By Steve Korker
This is an excellent list of aging.
01 – It’s time to use the money you saved up. Use it and enjoy it.
02 – Stop worrying about the financial situation of your children and grandchildren, and don’t feel bad spending your money on yourself.
03 – Keep a healthy life, without great physical effort. Do moderate exercise (like walking every day), eat well and get your sleep.
04 – Always buy the best, most beautiful items for your significant other. The key goal is to enjoy your money with your partner.
05 – Don’t stress over the little things.
06 – Regardless of age, always keep love alive. Love your partner, love life, love your family, love your neighbor
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.
08 – Don’t lose sight of fashion trends for your age, but keep your own sense of style. You’ve developed your own sense of what looks good on you – keep it and be proud of it.
09 – Always stay up-to-date. Read newspapers, watch the news. Go online and read what people are saying.
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.
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.
13 – Do not surrender to the temptation of living with your children or grandchildren (if you have a financial choice, that is).
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 ) The important thing is to leave the house from time to time.
16 – Be a conversationalist. Talk less and listen more. 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.