No one told me, and now I’m 76, and I think you should know:
-You are not going to die tomorrow, or anytime soon.
-Those aches and pains are not going to kill you, they are just aches and pains.
-You can’t do everything you could when you were younger, but you can do somethings. Do what you can.
-so you are alone and lonely, maybe this is a good time for that? There are still friends and family around, but you have time to think now, plenty of time.
– Get to know yourself and appreciate what has brought you to this point. You have been with you for a long long time. You know yourself best, so trust your intuition in this.
– Move ahead with out expectations, and let go of connections and the past. You will die, alone, it’s a journey you only can take.
– Plant some flowers.
– run around the house naked, you know you have always wanted to. And by the way, is there anything else you have been putting off?
– Love everyone, including youself, including those you don’t like, but especially those you do. And I mean LOVE them with all your heart.
– Take time each day to meditate, in solitude, in a special place, and listen.
– While you’re nakid, dance. Dance by the light of the moon. Dance while you are cleaning. Dance with your dog.
– Don’t worry about your memories, they will still be there, so think about the now. Be present in each second remaining. You have nothing left to achieve, but each moment, each day contains something special just for you.
– Eat what you want. Your body knows what it likes and will tell you.
– Take time each day to create something. It can be art, cooking, gardening, a new friendship, or a new hike.
– When you get a hug, take it and hold it and feel it. It’s for you.
– Don’t try to kiss pretty women. they don’t like it. If you are able to kiss someone, kiss them on the forehead just between the eyebrows, the third eye, the pineal gland. That is where it doens the most good.
– Turn off everything and just sit, or go outside, or take a nap. This is the very best time for naps. You can takes as many as you want, as often as you want, and whereever you are. A short nap will perk you up better than a cup of coffee.
– Journal. Leave your thoughts for you to read later. You will be surprised at what you wrote, or drew, or thought, or the places you went.
– Dream. don’t bother writing a dream journal. It doesn’t make sense later. But sit and think, where would i like to be? What would I like to be doing? Who should I share my love, my day, my dream with.
– Talk to God, however you perceive Him/Her to be. And then listen.
And finally, listen to Doris Day.
– Small town boy