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Judyhello Everybody, and Welcome to Judy's House.

I remember how stupid my parents were when I was growing up.  It's remarkable how smart they've become as I've gotten older.  It seems that I never listened to my elders until I became "elderly" myself.

Instead of turning senior citizens out to pasture, what if we turned them into senior advisors instead?

For example:

ON FITNESS:  My grandparents took "a constitutional" every day.  A nice walk around the neighborhood used to seem time consuming and silly.   As it turns out, walking is a natural stress and weight reducer.  Pretty darn silly, huh?

ON THE ECONOMY:  When out shopping, my mom would repeatedly say, "Now Judy, do you need a new sweater?  Don't you have plenty at home?  How annoying.  But, do you know what's even more annoying?  Paying off all that credit card debt due to purchasing all those unneeded (and unworn) sweaters!

ON CONFLICT:  "Think before you speak".  "Don't be a hothead,"  "Would you rather be right or would you rather be happy?"   My folks said that these were "words to live by".  Hmm.  Instead of having a summit of all our world leaders, what if their parents were sent in their place?  I'll bet you any money  (if I had any) that wars would be shortened, perhaps even eliminated.  After all, who wants their kid picking a fight with somebody else's kid?

So, why not listen to our elders?  What have we got to lose?  Weight.  Debt.  Fear of others.  Let's try it.  We might even like it.

Here's to being well (and being well-mannered),

All the best to all of you,

Judy



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