I'm probably like most bloggers: I just love comments. Even if I don't specifically respond to your comment, you can be sure that I appreciate it.
And when I see a comment from someone I've never seen before, I often go over to his or her blog to see what's new and shaking in the blogosphere.
Today, I met Coramie through her response to my Ringo Starr birthday blog and here are some marvelous words of wisdom I found posted on her blog:
1. Throw out non essential numbers. This includes age, weight and height. Let the doctors worry about them. That is why you pay them.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever.
4. Enjoy the simple things.
5. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.
6. The tears happen. Endure, grieve, and move on. The only person who is with us our entire life, is ourselves. Be ALIVE while you are alive.
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, even 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 ALWAYS REMEMBER:
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.
Thanks, Coramie! These words are just what the doctor ordered!
P.S. The picture is from Ivry sur le Lac, a gorgeous village in the Laurentian mountains of Quebec where we often go for a few weeks in the summer. Unfortunately, we're not going this year, but since I love the place so much, I thought I'd share it with you all.