Us old folks.

JD Jones

Moderator - Covid 19 in DR & North Coast
Jan 7, 2016
Think this is a repeat.... but I don't remember.

This is too good not to share. I asked a friend who has crossed 70 & is heading towards 80 what sort of changes he is feeling in himself. He sent me the following:
1. After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children, and my friends, I have now started loving myself.
2. I have realized that I am not “Atlas”. The world does not rest on my shoulders.
3. I have stopped bargaining with vegetable & fruit vendors. A few pennies more will not break me, but it might help the poor fellow save for his daughter’s school fees.
4. I leave my waitress a big tip. The extra money might bring a smile to her face. She is toiling much harder for a living than I am.
5. I stopped telling the elderly that they've already told that story many times. The story makes them walk down memory lane & relive their past.
6. I have learned not to correct people even when I know they are wrong. The onus of making everyone perfect is not on me. Peace is more precious than perfection.
7. I give compliments freely & generously. Compliments are a mood enhancer not only for the recipient but also for me. And a small tip for the recipient of a compliment, never, NEVER turn it down, just say "Thank You.”
8. I have learned not to bother about a crease or a spot on my shirt. Personality speaks louder than appearance.
9. I walk away from people who don't value me. They might not know my worth, but I do.
10. I remain cool when someone plays dirty to outrun me in the rat race. I am not a rat & neither am I in any race.
11. I am learning not to be embarrassed by my emotions. It’s my emotions that make me human.
12. I have learned that it's better to drop the ego than to break a relationship. My ego will keep me aloof, whereas I will never be alone with relationships.
13. I have learned to live each day as if it's the last. After all, it might be the last.
14. I am doing what makes me happy. I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to myself. Happiness is a choice. You can be happy at any time, just choose to be!
I decided to share this with all my friends. Why do we have to wait to be 60 or 70 or 80, why can't we practice this at any stage and age?

JD Jones

Moderator - Covid 19 in DR & North Coast
Jan 7, 2016
and another one:

1. Never shake hands with anyone without standing up.
2. In a negotiation, never make the first offer.
3. If they trust you with a secret, keep it.
4. Return the car you borrowed with a full tank.
5. Do things with passion or better not do them.
6. When you shake hands, do it firmly and look into the eyes.
7. Live the experience of taking a trip alone.
8. Never turn down a mint, the reasons are obvious.
9. Accept advice if you want to grow old.
10. Go eat lunch with the new person in the office.
11. When you write to someone angry, finish and read it again, then delete it and do it again.
12. At the table do not talk about work, politics or religion.
13. Be Just, defend those who are abused without abusing.
14. Write down your goals and then work towards them.
15. Defend your point of view without offending or insulting, be tolerant and respectful of others.
16. Call and visit your parents, children, relatives and friends, don't waste time waiting for them to do it first.
17. Never regret anything, learn from everything.
18. In moments or days of solitude, relax, enjoy and learn.
19. Honor and loyalty are basic in your personality.
20. Do not lend money to someone you know will not pay you back.
21. Believe in something.
22. Make your bed when you get up in the morning.
23. Sing in the shower.
24. Take care of a plant or a garden.
25. Observe the sky whenever you can.
26. Discover your abilities and exploit them.
27. Love your job, or leave it.
28. Ask for help when you need it.
29. Teach someone a value, preferably a child.
30. Value and thank whoever offers you a hand.
31. Be nice to your neighbors.
32. Make someone's day happier.
33. Compete with yourself.
34. Treat yourself to something minimum once a year.
35. Take care of your health.
36. Always greet with a smile.
37. Think fast, but speak slowly.
38. Don't talk with your mouth full.
39. Shine your shoes and trim your nails.
40. Do not give opinions on topics that you do not know.
41. Never mistreat an animal.
42. Raise your voice against injustices.
43. Never miss the wonderful opportunity to keep quiet.
44. Recognize someone's effort.
45. Be humble above all.
46. Never forget where you come from.
47. Travel whenever possible.
48. Give way.
49. Dance in the rain.
50. Seek your success, without giving up.