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Monday, March 9, 2015

Learning From Our Elders

We can learn so very much from our elders!  Years ago, my great aunt came to live with us.  She lived with us for a couple of years and passed away at the age of 105.  She died of leukemia.  She was never sick a day in her life...never had children...and was never married!  Here is a list of  things that centenarians have put together as advice for our younger generations...

  1. Always maintain a good sense of humor.
  2. Never be too good to start at the bottom.
  3. Love at first sight is not a fable.
  4. Having a bad job is better than having no job at all.
  5. Your family is the most precious thing you will ever have in life.
  6. Your life is delicate, and if you neglect yourself, you'll spoil. 
  7. Don't ever be afraid to be your true self.
  8. You must be able to forgive, even if it's difficult to do.
  9. Love is not always easy; sometimes you have to work at it.
  10. Find something comical in every single situation.
  11. If you're faced with a problem, don't delay trying to figure it out. But if there's no way to figure it out, you have to forget about it.
  12. Make sure you're doing what you love; don't be afraid to follow those dreams you have for yourself.
  13. Education is important, but not necessary. Life can be an education in itself.
  14. Explore your world and stay curious.
  15. Try not to take yourself so seriously.
  16. Have common sense. Think about the most reasonable answer to every situation. If you don't have common sense, you're a bust.
  17. Life is a gift that you must unwrap. It's up to you to determine if what's inside will lead you to happiness or dismay. You have the power to make that decision for yourself.
  18. Live a good, clean life. No drinking.
  19. Get married for life. Find somebody that you really love.
  20. Remember that you are a good person. 
  21. Consider other people and hang in there.
  22. Don’t smoke and don’t drink.
  23. Be happy.
  24. It is not absolutely necessary to live a clean life. There are centenarians that never ate a vegetable and weren't big on fruit.. There are many people that lived to be over 100 who did not drink tons of water every day.
  25. Be pleasant and friendly.
  26. Be kind and honest.
  27. Be considerate of other people.
  28. Be optimistic and stay interested in lots of things. 
  29. Keep trying something new.
  30. Faith will sustain you.
These are all food for thought...don't you think??


Molly The Wally said...

Brilliant advice and things we should all follow whatever our age. Have a marvellous Monday.

Best wishes Molly

Jeanne Pursell said...

Thank you Molly! Those folks at that age...they know A LOT!! Happy Monday back at you!! xo

Walks With Rama said...

There's some great advice there. :-)

Two French Bulldogs said...

Fantastic thoughts and ideas. Your aunt sounds like she was a wonderful person
Lily & Edward

HuskyCrazed said...

And what fabulous things to learn!
ღ husky hugz ღ frum our pack at Love is being owned by a husky!

Ron said...

OUTSTANDING food for thought, Jeanne! What a GREAT list! #'s 1 and 15 are two that I truly abide by.

Thanks for sharing, my friend. Have a super week!
X to you and the girlz

easy rider said...

I saved your post in my first aid folder and always when I feel down or blue, I will read it again... it's great, thank you for sharing!

Golden Daily Scoop said...

These are great tips, lots of reasons to be learned!

Ann Thompson said...

What a great list that is.

Mitch and Molly said...

That is EXCELLENT advice!

Noreen said...

Hi girls, What a great list and such wise advise. I've often heard too that diet and exercise are important to living to a ripe old age. We are enjoying warm weather here and Hunter loves my taking him on walks again.. I'm so ready for spring! Sending you all lots of love and hugs. Noreen & Hunter

Whitley Westie said...

Great advice!

BeadedTail said...

You girls are so wise! You're super cute too!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Thanks!! We try to be!💜

Jeanne Pursell said...

Thank you Whitley!!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Thank you so much for stopping in Noreen! We sure hope you are feeling better these days! We are ALL ready for spring this year...what weather we had! We have not seen the grass for a very long time no time! Love and hugs back at you! Xo

Jeanne Pursell said...

Thanks Mitch and Molly! Xo

Jeanne Pursell said...

Now if we all abide by these bits of advice! 💜

Jeanne Pursell said...

Yes, lots of lessons to be learned!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Great Easy! We are glad you found these tips useful! You are most welcome!

Jeanne Pursell said...

I totally agree Ron! #1 and 15 are rules to live by! Happy Tuesday to you! 💜💜

Jeanne Pursell said...

Thanks to you and your pack Jenna!!

Jeanne Pursell said...

Thanks! We are so glad you stopped in to say hello!

Dory and the Mama said...

Wonderful advice!

PawesomeCats said...

Such wonderful advice! We're impressed that great aunt lived to 105, that's amazing!

Princess Leah said...

Great advice, especially the first bit....Learn from our Elders
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Beth_Daily_Dog_Tag said...

105 is fantastic! I bet you have a lot of fond memories of her! As an aside, I've really been enjoying your inspirational messages on instagram.