Of all the things I can imagine putting on the show from the late, comedic genius, George Carlin, this would not have been on my list. How to stay young…
1: Throw out nonessential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctor worry about them. That is why you pay ‘em.
2: Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3: Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. An idle mind is the devil’s workshop and the devil’s name is Alzheimer’s.
4: Enjoy the simple things.
5: Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breathe.
6: The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves.
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 opportunity.
And that’s something you can hang your hat on.