Wednesday, June 23, 2010
10 commandments for the over 50s.. Kak Alah
Subject: Fwd: Fw: 10 commandments for the over 50s
> I. ACT AND BEHAVE YOUR AGE
> Face and accept the reality of getting old, its consequences, and the
>limitations which growing old brings. Quit fooling yourself by trying to
>look like you were in your youth.
> II. MOVE ON
> Focus on enjoying people and not on indulging in/or accumulating
>material things. Enjoy life and meet new people. Do the things you have
>always wanted to do but was unable to do so. Follow your dream and your
> III. PLAN TO SPEND WHATEVER YOU HAVE SAVED
> You deserve to enjoy it and the few healthy years you have left.
>Travel if you can afford it. Don't leave anything for your children or
>loved ones to quarrel about. By leaving anything, you may cause even more
>trouble when you are gone.
> IV. LIVE IN THE PRESENT
> Live in the here and now, not in the yesterdays and tomorrows. It is
>only today that you can handle. Yesterday is gone, tomorrow may not even
> V. SPOIL YOUR GRANDCHILDREN
> Enjoy and spoil your grandchildren (if you are blessed with any) but
>don't be their full time baby sitter. You have no moral obligation to take
>care of them. Don't have any guilt feelings about refusing to baby sit
>anyone's kids, including your own grandkids. Your parental obligation is to
>your children. After you have raised them into responsible adults, your
>duties of child-rearing and babysitting are finished. Let your children
>raise their own offsprings.
> VI. ACCEPT YOUR HEALTH
> Enjoy whatever your health can allow. Accept your physical weakness,
>sickness, limitations and other physical pains. It is a part of the aging
> VII. RETIRE
> Enjoy what you are and what you have right now. Stop working hard for
>what you do not have. If you do not have them, it's probably too late.
> VIII. LOVE YOURSELF
> Accept yourself for what and who you are. People, who truly love you,
>love you for yourself and not for what you have or for what you can give
> Anyone who loves you for what you have will just give you misery.
> IX. FORGIVE AND FORGET
> Forgive and forget all those who have wronged you. Forgive yourself
>and others. Forget the slights, hurts, and misfortunes of yesterday. Look
>towards the future. Enjoy peace of mind and soul.
> X. BEFRIEND DEATH
> Don't be afraid of death. It's a natural part of the cycle of life.
>Death is the beginning of a new and better life. SO, prepare yourself not
>for death but for a new life.