Age-Defying Fixers *a breakthrough education in the fight against growing old and crabby

Unless you die first, you will grow old—that’s a given.  Whether you grow old crabby and clueless is optional.  Young or old, who wants to be crabby and clueless?

                                                                                  

THE ABCs ON HOW TO BE COOL WHEN LIFE SEEMS LIKE ONE LONG HOT FLASH                            

  • A djust your attitude with a reality check and act accordingly.
  • B e the person you wish you were.
  • C hoose your battles and consider the cost.
  • D efine your dream and then pursue it.
  • E xercise restraint and curb your tongue.
  • F orget grudges and forgive freely.
  • G et over yourself and get on with life.
  • H arden your resolve and soften your heart.
  • I ncline your ear to hear and your heart to care.
  • J oyfully give thanks in everything because God’s aware and at work.
  • K now God intimately and know yourself honestly.
  • L ive life to the fullest each and every day.
  • M ake things happen.  It’s never too late.
  • N ever take love for granted.
  • O wn up to your mistakes.
  • P ut a lid on criticism and practice praising.
  • Q uit feeling sorry for yourself and count your blessings.
  • R espond rather than react to people, as well as to life.
  • S et your sights on serving others, and not yourself.
  • T ap your inner strength and other God-given resources.
  • U nveil your heart and unchain your fears.
  • V ary your friends and value your friendships
  • W eigh your words.  Wisdom is best given in small doses.
  • X out the bad habits.
  • Y ield to your potential.
  • Z ero in on the possibilities.

Now you know your ABCs; apply them one by one.  Then you’ll see life can be happier, healthier, and a lot more fun.

                                                            

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6 Responses to “Age-Defying Fixers *a breakthrough education in the fight against growing old and crabby”
  1. Lisa Tyler says:

    Thanks Mom! Think I need to put these ABC’s up on the mirror to see every day! Love you and so proud to cal you my mama!!!

  2. Mary Beth Welsh says:

    Great, the last thing I want to become is a bitter, ressentful old woman. Okay, I guess it is also the last thing anyone else wants me to become as well. I look forward to my Thursday morning quiet time with you. Love you.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Hey Liz!

    I love this one! Did you write these ABC’s? How clever. May I use it my prayer letter? I’d love to share it with my supporters. Love you and miss you and Jay. Hope we can see you soon!

    • Hey Yes, I wrote them about four years ago as an assignment at a writer’s retreat. We were given magazines and told to choose something in the magazine to inspire our writing. As you can imagine, I used an advertisement for age-defying cosmetics. It was fun to do and continues to be convicting to me. Hope to see y’all soon, too. 🙂

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