Is there such a thing as remaining forever young?" Can anyone ever remain forever youthful? As a Grandmother of three, I look back on my 75 years and wonder what young" really is? Is it freshness and beauty? Is it the agility of the mind? Is it physical health?
At this juncture of my life I`d like to share some of my thoughts with all you younger ladies, who would like to remain forever young! Some may consider them pearls of wisdom, others may learn from them, but for me these are essentials and my little secret which I think will help you remain forever young!"
Retain only cheerful friends
It`s important to sift your friends with time. Cheerful friends have a very positive influence on you and the depressing one`s get you down. I don`t mea to say drop the friends who are in trouble. But talking to one cheerful friend will boost your degree of happiness! Try it.
The essence of youth lies in a young mind, a mind willing to learn. No number of years are ever enough if you have a thirst for learning. As age advances perhaps you cannot consider learning tennis, but you can learn Yoga, a musical instrument, computers, knitting, crochet, Bridge, gardening. The list is endless! A healthy mind invariably translates as a healthy body!
Enjoy the simple things in life
It really doesn`t matter what the others think, it`s important that you live and enjoy life! Simple things give us more contentment and happiness and they cost next to nothing. Some of the most beautiful moments in life are spent playing with one`s dog, watching a sunset, observing the beauty of fresh flowers, admiring nature " hills, the sea or the myriad colours of foliage in a forest. Enjoy the simple things in life and see the peace and happiness you derive from them.
Laugh out loud
Find reasons to laugh and laugh out loud. It works as therapy! They say laughter is the aerobics of the soul and if you have friends who make you laugh, you would do well to spend more time with them. Choose funny movies in stead of only the serious, meaningful ones. Settle for funny TV shows, laugh at your dog`s antics, laugh with your grand-children....make your choices! Laugh till you gasp for breath, laugh till the tears roll down your cheeks, but laugh!
Try out my secret recipe for staying young, and see if it works for you. It did, for me!
- A Grandma