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Last week, I confessed that I have been so busy trying to rescue people, I have not had time to do much of anything else. Well, I don't do very well at rescuing, and have decided that you have to be saner than the people you are trying to save if you are going to succeed.

I totally missed the Malakoff Cornbread Festival because of calamities I was trying to solve or avert. One of my projects had to be taken to the emergency room, and another one totaled my car and ended up in the emergency room as well.

My fault on the last one, I should have kept the keys in my pocket. So, anyhow, I don't have any good new stories to tell you. And now I've told you my bad news and this certainly didn't fill up my column slot. But once more Mary Jo Love came through, sending me something pretty nice. However, it had all these little sayings on a pretty picture, so my lazy self couldn't copy and paste it.

So I went to the Internet and Googled the first words, and came up with one in The Asian Journal that was just a tiny bit different, actually added a little.

It is pretty wise, even if some of us might question one or two points.

Maybe next week, Cara will be back with her search for her birth family, or who knows, maybe I'll come up with something original. It could happen.

The Secrets of Old Age

To those of us who are already there and will be there soon:

Before middle age -Do not fear!

After middle age - Do not regret!

Enjoy Your Life While You Can.

Do not wait until you cannot walk just to be sorry and to regret. As long as it is physically possible, visit places you wish to visit.

When there is an opportunity, get together with old classmates, colleagues and friends.

The gathering is not just about eating; it's just that there is not much time left.

Money kept in the banks may not really be yours.

When it is time to spend, just keep on spending, and treat yourself well as you're getting old.

Whatever you feel like eating, just eat! It is most important to be happy.

Food which are good for health - eat often and more - but that is not everything.

Things which are not good for health - eat less but once in a while do not abstain from them totally.

Treat sickness with optimism. Whether you are poor or rich.

Everyone has to go through the process of birth, aging, sickness and death. There is no exception, that's life.

Do not be afraid or worried when you are sick.

Settle all the outstanding issues beforehand and you will be able to leave without regret.

Let the doctors handle your body, God handles your life and loves you, but be in charge of your own moods.

If worries can cure your sickness, then go ahead and worry.

If worries can prolong your life, then go ahead and worry.

If worries can be exchanged for happiness, then go ahead and worry.

Our kids will make their own fortune with or without your help.

Look After Four Old Treasures

1. Your old body - pay more attention to health, you can only rely on yourself and be wise on this.

2. Retirement funds -money that you have earned, it is best to keep and spend them yourself.

3. Your old companion - treasure every moment with your other half, one of you will leave first.

4. Your old friends -seize every opportunity to meet up with them. Such opportunities will become rare as time goes by.

You must laugh, dance and be happy with your friends everyday!

Running water does not flow back. And so is life. Make it your happiest!

Enjoy every moment of your life!

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Original Publication Date: April 24, 2015

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