As an expert in living well, I will write about how to live contented and happy with yourself. Life is full of changes good and bad. It is important not to beat yourself up for past mistakes, they go with being human. Also it is essential to get busy doing something you enjoy.

It is hard for me to believe that I was born almost 100 years ago (just shy of four years.) Because I am still active, happy, and able to be of some use to society I often get asked, “What is your secret for keeping so young?” I decided to give it some thought and pass on what gems I may have that can help those of you who are curious. The only certificate I have for offering this advice is my birth certificate, which verifies my years of experiences in living.

You are welcome to pass this on to those you believe will enjoy or benefit from this Ezine

Being old is not new to me, but I still don’t know what it’s supposed to feel like like. I have questions about aging. When does old show up? Some people say they are old at fifty, others at sixty or seventy. At eighty they change the subject. People just look at you with a “that’s nice look.” At ninety-years-of-age folks say you are remarkable if you can walk with baby steps, and eat without a bib. I’m just four years away from being a centenarian. That is old! I’m wiser than I used to be, though more forgetful, more patient than I used to be, and more up to date than I am expected to be.

Wisdom from Bob Hope at Eighty
“That’s the time of your life when even your birthday suit needs pressing.”

at Ninety
“You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.”

at One Hundred
“I don’t feel old. In fact, I don’t feel anything until noon. Then it’s time for my nap.”

copyright © 2011 Ruth Silnes


About Ruth Silnes

Ruth is a lifelong illustrator, painter and a published author of three books. ''You and The Arts,'' is an Ebook (http://www.smashwords.com/books/view/27676) and is a softcover. At this time, it can be bought online at www.RuthSilnes.com. It explains why the arts are of vital important to civilization. It is written for teachers, travelers, artists and art critics.
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  1. Karen Myers says:

    Happy Birthday (a bit late). I am a new fan. Keep it up. Karen

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