Forever Young

Monarch Butterfly on the butterfly bush, originally uploaded by candy_rose (Candace Rose Photography).


How to stay young

according to one of my favorite "tweeters" – Gayland Anderson

1) Throw out non-essential numbers such as age, weight & height. Let the doc keep track of them.

2) Keep only cheerful friends…Grouches pull you down.

3) Keep learning…computers, crafts, gardening, etc. Never let the brain idle.

4) Enjoy the simple things.

5) Laugh often, long & loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath.

6) Tears happen. Endure, grieve & move on. Be ALIVE while you are alive. 

7) Surround yourself with what you love…family, pets, music, etc. Your home is your refuge.

8) Cherish your health. Preserve it, improve it, or get help.

9) Do not take guilt trips.

10) At every opportunity, tell the people you love that you love them.


For more information on where you can find Mr. Anderson, please follow his links!

Gayland Anderson's Blog

Gayland Anderson's Facebook

Gayland Anderson's YouTube Videos






  1. August 17, 2010 / 7:49 am

    Love these! 🙂 Thanks for the inspiration today!!

  2. August 17, 2010 / 8:54 am

    What a great list!!! Just what I needed this morning!

  3. August 17, 2010 / 9:17 am

    Thank you for sharing that list. It really is true!

    Eddie & Jaithan

  4. August 17, 2010 / 1:16 pm

    the list is terrific and i totally agree with learning new things. when you no longer get excited about something you’re officially old. i love your photo, great capture. love you, too!

  5. August 18, 2010 / 12:41 am

    You’re welcome 🙂

  6. August 18, 2010 / 12:41 am

    Glad you liked it, Erin! 🙂

  7. August 18, 2010 / 12:42 am

    Thank you so much, Eddie & Jaithan!

  8. August 18, 2010 / 12:42 am

    Cindy! 🙂 Thank you so much! Love you, too!

  9. August 18, 2010 / 12:43 am

    Thanks Missy!

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