1. Throw out nonessential numbers, including: Age, weight and height. Let your doctors worry about them. That is what you pay them for.
2. Keep only cheerful friends. The grouches will pull you down.
3. Keep learning. Learn more about: the computer, crafts, gardening, whatever. Just never let the brain idle.
4. Laugh often, long and loud. Laugh until you gasp for breath. Laugh so much that you can be tracked in the store by your distinctive laughter.
5. Do not worry about situations beyond your control.
6. Tears happen. Endure, grieve and move on. The only person who is with you your entire life is yourself.
7. Surround yourself with what you love, whether it is family, pets, keepsakes, music, plants, hobbies, whatever. Your home is your refuge.
8. Cherish your health. If it is good, preserve it. If it is unstable, improve it. If it is beyond what you can improve, get help.
9. Don't take guilt trips. Shoulder only your own responsibilities.
10. Tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity.
REMEMBER: Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.