Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The 10 Commandements for Senior Citizens!

Dr. Clive, my ex-English lecturer, emailed me the following article which I would like to share with my readers. The article is thought-provoking and humorous. Enjoy and ponder over the many interesting points.

Excellent Philosophy of LIFE after 50 !!!! So , go and enjoy LIFE whilst its still with US ALL. Do take care and keep well.

Time is like a river.
You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow has passed and will never pass again.
Enjoy every moment of your life..... If you disagree, that is your matter!
For those that are already 50, start practicing.
For those almost 50, get ready.
For those where 50 is a long way off, help your parents do it.

Ten Commandments for Those Over 50 Years Old

1. Focus on enjoying people, not on indulging in or accumulating material things.

2. 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 something, you may even cause more trouble when you are gone.

3. 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 happen.

4. Enjoy your grandchildren (if 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 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 off-springs.

5. Accept physical weakness, sickness and other physical pains. It is a part of the ageing process. Enjoy whatever your health can allow.

6. Enjoy what you are and what you have right now. Stop working hard for what you do not have. If you don't have them, it's probably too late.

7. Enjoy your life with your spouse, children, grandchildren and friends. People, who truly love you, love you for yourself, not for what you have. Anyone who loves you for what you have will just give you misery. And you'd probably know that by now.

8. Forgive and accept forgiveness. Forgive yourself and others. Enjoy peace of mind and peace of soul.

9. Not trying to be morbid, but befriend death. It's a natural part of the life cycle. Don't be afraid of it. Death is the beginning of a new and better life. So, prepare yourself not for death but for a new life with your God.

10. Be at peace with your God. For ..... He is all you have after you leave this sojourn on Earth.

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