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version 2.29 [Monday, July 17, 2000]
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
-original source: Henry Ford, submitted by Ginny Dodson
Live with intention.
Walk to the edge.
Play with abandon.
Choose with no regret.
Appreciate your friends.
Do what you love.
Live as if it is all there is.
-original source: M.A. Hershey, submitted by Susan Dorscheid
[This “Guest Ponder” is written by my friend Joe Schlidt]
Last Sunday was our 12th wedding anniversary, and despite the fact that we
were vacationing in northern Wisconsin and despite the fact that we have
three young children who each have their own timetable, we made a mad dash
for church. We were so grateful to arrive on time because a couple was
recognized for their 50th wedding anniversary. The priest read a special
May God bless and keep you always,
May your wishes all come true,
May you always do for others
And let others do for you.
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung,
May you stay forever young.
After mass, I asked the priest for a copy since we were also celebrating
our anniversary. I also wanted to know the source, although I guessed it
was an old Irish blessing or had some other religious tie.
“It’s Jewish,” the priest said. “Actually it’s Dylan – Bob Dylan.”
I was wrong about the source, but I have pondered the words many times over
the last few days because I think in these busy times we sometimes forget
how to stay forever young.