Thursday, November 23, 2006

Thursday Thirteen

How to become a sweet old lady instead of a grumpy old grouch is the title of a book by Marilynn Carlson Webber (Zondervan, 1996), a pastor's wife. Some of her suggestions need to be started early, or will require some practice. It's good advice for all ages. Here's a few of her chapter headings and other thoughts.

1. Create your own party; take the initiative to make your life interesting and fun

2. Accentuate the positive

3. Do your best and do what you can; you can't win if you're not in the game

4. Keep doing what is needed, but

5. Know when to quit

6. Take time to smell the roses

7. Make new friends--concern yourself more with giving than receiving

8. Give the gift of encouragement--give 10 compliments for one criticism

9. Give the gift of memories

10. Change yourself first and start with forgiving. Unforgiveness will result in sleepless nights, physical disorders, depression, stifled creativity, bitterness, resentment and will rob you of joy.

11. Look on the funny side of life.

12. Develop a vital faith.

13. Wear out, don't rust out.

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone

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Anonymous said...

These were great and something I think all of us need to pay attention to. Happy Thanksgiving to you! And my #2 Thursday Thirteen is up.

Anonymous said...

Happy Thanksgiving and Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

Great list! Those are all words to live by - thanks for sharing. :)

Happy T13. :)

Anonymous said...

Great list and appropriate for people of all ages. I may have to get that book:) Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!

Ladybug Crossing said...

I love #13!!
Happy Turkey Day!

Anonymous said...

Very nice list!
Have a save and happy Thanksgiving!
Happy TT from Germany,

Anonymous said...

Great list. These could also work for preventing someone (like me) from becoming a grumpy old man, too.

Happy Thanksgiving!

K T Cat said...

I always like your TTs. I also like the Milton Friedman quote in your blog header.

My TT is up.

Anonymous said...

Great list sounds like a good book
Happy Thanksgiving

Anonymous said...

A list worth living by...
You do have lots of blog..i'll try to visit another one...

I sneak in some blog time at work if I can.

Smurf said...

What a great list! Thanks for the awesome tips. :)

My TT is up too. Happy Thanksgiving!

Anonymous said...

How positive and fantastic. I love your list!

Anonymous said...

I liked the wear out, don't rust out! Thanks for visiting my TT. I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Anonymous said...

We old geezer guys could use some of this advice, too!

It's been a while since I checked in on you. I'm always glad I stopped by! (Even if you do think I'm adopted!)

MaR said...

Very clever list, thanks for sharing! have a happy day :)
I know I am late, but better late than never, right?