Tuesday, July 15, 2008

10 Secrets of 81 year old Thriver

The book, Passionate Longevity written by Elaine Dembe has encouraged me in my pursuit to thrive each day of my life. I was blessed by this list by a thriving 81 year old woman.
The Ten Secrets of Eleanor Mills at age 81

  1. While you've got brain and muscle and the possibility of activity, never feel sorry for yourself.

  2. Be resourceful. If you can't get things right one way, find another way.

  3. Be kind. Be nice to people.

  4. Be patient. Let problems simmer in your mind; very often they sort themselves out.

  5. Never give up. Whatever condition you've got or not got, never give up.

  6. Take responsibility for your health.

  7. Do things because you love people, not because you want to be a success.

  8. See obstacles as challenges.

  9. Stay physicallly active. There's nothing to be gained from sitting.

  10. Freeting about the future is a waste of time.

What's working for you to thrive and live the best life possible?

Here's a mindset that works for me. I assume the best in others. I never want to err on the side of a negative assumption of others. I have found this one commitment has improved the health of all my relationships.

As you write in your "secrets" for good living I will save them for a later post this summer.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Oh, Kay I love this!! Let me see what would I add:

enjoy each day -- find something that makes you laugh

Look for joy in everday life

Wear sunscreen

© 2008 Kay Martin

Thrive In Christ

Who I Am In Christ by Neil Anderson

For several months we will center on this book to pursue Thriving in our Christian journey.

Neil challenges us with: "Do you know who you are in God's eyes? We are no longer products of our past. We are primarily products of Christ's work on the cross. Who we are determines what we do.

You are not who you are in Christ because of the things you have done, you are in Christ because of what He has done. He died and rose again so that you and I could live in the FREEDOM of His love."

That's just the introduction. More to follow.