Philosophy For Old Age

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Old age is like everything else.
To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.
Theodore Roosevelt

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Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
Aristotle
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Forty is the old age of youth, fifty is the youth of old age.
Hosea Ballou
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Old age, believe me, is a good and pleasant thing.
It is true you are gently shouldered off the stage,
but then you are given such a comfortable front stall as spectator.
Confucius
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” The Wisdom of a Little Boy “


Grandpa- Wisdom of a little boy

A frail old man went to live with his son, daughter-in-law, and four-year-old grandson. The old man’s hands trembled, his eye sight was blurred, and his steps faltered. The family ate together at the table, but the elderly grandfather’s shaky hands and failing sight made eating difficult. Peas rolled off his spoon onto the floor. When he grasped the glass, milk spilled onto the tablecloth. The son and daughter-in-law became irritated with the messes.

“We must do something about Father,” said the son. “I’ve had enough of his spilled milk, noisy eating, and food on the floor.”

The husband and wife set a small table in the corner. Grandfather ate alone there while the rest of the family enjoyed dinner. Since Grandfather had broken a dish or two, his food was served in a wooden bowl. When the family glanced in Grandfather’s direction, sometimes he had a tear in his eye as he sat alone. Still, the only words the couple had for him were sharp admonitions when he dropped a fork or spilled food. The four-year-old watched it all in silence.

One evening before dinner, the father noticed his son playing with wood scraps on the floor. He asked the child sweetly, “What are you making.”

Just as sweetly, the boy responded, “Oh, I am making a little bowl for you and Mama to eat your food from when I grow up.” The four-year-old smiled and went back to work.

The words so struck the parents that they were speechless. Then tears started to stream down their cheeks. Though no word was spoken, both knew what must be done.

That evening, the husband took Grandfather’s hand and gently led him back to the family table. For the remainder of his days, he ate every meal with the family. For some reason, neither the husband nor the wife seemed to care any longer when a fork was dropped, milk was spilled, or the tablecloth was soiled.

~ Author Unknown ~

You will remember this tale tomorrow, a week from now, a month from now, a year from now.

On a positive note, ponder the following lessons learned:

1. No matter what hap pens and no matter how bad things seem today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.

2. You can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles the following things: a rainy day, the elderly, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.

3. Regardless of your relationship with your parents, you will miss them when they are gone from your life.

4. Making a “living” is not the same thing as making a “life.”

5. Life sometimes gives you a second chance.

6. You should not go through life with catcher’s mitts on both hands; you need to be able to throw something back.

7. If you pursue happiness, it will elude you, but if you focus on your family, your friends, the needs of others, your work, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you.

8. Whenever you decide something with an open heart, you usually make the right decision.

9. Even when you have pains, you don’t have to be one.

10. Everyday, you should reach out and touch some -one; people love that human touchholding hands, a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.

11. You still have a lot to learn!

You should pass this on to everyone you care about!

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The 7%

Revisited

45lesonsinlife

 

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Columnist Regina Brett delivering her acceptan...

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LESSONS I LEARNED FROM LIFE

This is something we should all read at least once a week, make sure 
you read to the end!!!!!! 

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old,

of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio


“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. 

It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:


1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and 
parents will. Stay in touch.. 

5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone. 

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. 

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry. 

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey 
is all about. 

 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it. 

 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry;
       God never blinks


16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. 

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. 

 18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger. 

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is 
up to you and no one else 
 
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, 
        don’t take no for an answer. 

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.. Don’t 
save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple. 

24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 

26… Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will 
this matter?’ 

27. Always choose life.. 

28. Forgive everyone for everything. 

29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 

33. Believe in miracles.. 

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything
        you did or didn’t do. 

35. Don’t audit life.. Show up and make the most of it now. 

 36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young. 

37. Your children get only one childhood. 

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 

 40.. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d 
grab ours back. 

 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 

 42. The best is yet to come…. 

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 

44. Yield. 

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.” 

Its estimated 93% won’t re-blog this. If you are one of the 7% who will, 
re-blog this with the title ‘7%’. 

I’m in the 7%. Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.

Keep Blogging and Have Fun!

Enjoy 🙂

Philosophy For Old Age

Cappuccino at Coffee Break in Lund, Sweden. It...

Cappuccino at Coffee Break in Lund, Sweden. Italiano: Cappuccino al Coffee Break di Lund in Svezia. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I posted this last December 8, 2011 and now I re-post it, because my blogger friend Ned  of

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took time to have a coffee break at my “Coffee, Anyone?” page haha… (he needed this every time he will prepare his Pearl the following day) and he found this post.  Which reminded me to view it again… Since All About Lemon says: Sharing is Caring. Here it is I want to share this to all!

So For those who are not there yet, 

here are some brilliant guideposts…

click: Philosophy_For_Old_Age_

The 7%

Columnist Regina Brett delivering her acceptan...

Image via Wikipedia

LESSONS I LEARNED FROM LIFE

This is something we should all read at least once a week, make sure 
you read to the end!!!!!! 

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old,

of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio


“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. 

It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:


1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good. 

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step. 

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. 

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and 
parents will. Stay in touch.. 

5. Pay off your credit cards every month. 

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone. 

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it. 

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. 

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present. 

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry. 

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey 
is all about. 

 14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it. 

 15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry;
       God never blinks


16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. 

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful. 

 18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger. 

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is 
up to you and no one else 
 
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, 
        don’t take no for an answer. 

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.. Don’t 
save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple. 

24. The most important sex organ is the brain. 

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you. 

26… Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will 
this matter?’ 

27. Always choose life.. 

28. Forgive everyone for everything. 

29. What other people think of you is none of your business. 

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time. 

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does. 

33. Believe in miracles.. 

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything
        you did or didn’t do. 

35. Don’t audit life.. Show up and make the most of it now. 

 36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young. 

37. Your children get only one childhood. 

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 

 40.. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d 
grab ours back. 

 41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 

 42. The best is yet to come…. 

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 

44. Yield. 

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.” 

Its estimated 93% won’t re-blog this. If you are one of the 7% who will, 
re-blog this with the title ‘7%’. 

I’m in the 7%. Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.

Keep Blogging and Have Fun!

Enjoy 🙂
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