THIS WEEK’S THEME: TIME
I was reading the May 3rd Arts & Leisure section of the New York Times and came across an article about some stars that are not letting age stand in the way of their successful movie careers as action heros and desirable leading men and leading ladies. The following were mentioned: Samuel L. Jackson, 66; Meryl Streep, 65; Denzel Washington, 60; Helen Mirren, 69; and Arnold Schwarzenegger, 67.
As I mention in my book (Week 37: Time) all of us are getting older, but extraordinary people do not let age prevent them from doing exciting things and taking on projects that could take years to finish, because time is going to pass whether you are active and engaged or just sitting around wasting your time.
Be extraordinary by trying to not let go of activities simply because you are getting older and the activities are harder for you to do.
SELF-HELP BOOKS IN ADDITION TO MY OWN
I’ve read and reviewed Roger Rosenblatt’s book, Rules for Aging and found it to be a helpful guide to aging as well as an entertaining and easy to read book.
MOVIE OF THE WEEK
This is an old movie that came out in 1980 and if you haven’t seen it; you really must. And if you have seen it some time ago, I think you will enjoy watching it again. This film stands the test of time.
QUOTE FOR THE WEEK
Time is what we want most,
but what we use worst.
Source: William Penn
William Penn (14 October 1644 – 30 July 1718) was a Quaker who founded the Province of Pennsylvania, the British North American colony that became the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. The democratic and libertarian principles that he set forth served as an inspiration for the United States Constitution. [Source: Wikiquotes]
THIS WEEK’S POLL
RESULTS OF LAST WEEK’S POLL ON DISCARDING
About 4% of you are cutter free–congratulations, well done.
About 30% of you have clothing in your closet that you will probably never wear.
Over 20% of you have things in your basement or attic that you will likely never use.
Over 20% of you are going to start getting rid of your clutter; good for you folks,
And I’m sad to say that over 5% of you are packrats and don’t care–it is the not caring that is troubling.
THIS WEEK’S JOKE
An old Italian Mafia Don is dying and calls his grandson to his bed, saying; “Lissin-a me. I wanna for you to take my chrome plated 38 revolver so you remember me.
“But grandfather, I don’t like guns. Maybe you would leave me your Rolex watch instead?”, says the grandson.
“Shuddup an lissin. Somma day you gonna runna da business. You gonna have a beautiful wife, lotsa money, biga home, some bambinos.”
“Somma day you gonna comma home and find you wife inna bed with another man. What you gonna do then–pointa to your watch and say Times Up?”
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6 thoughts on “05/11/15 – TIME”
I love that survey!
You should, it is your survey 🙂
I am currently reading Joan Chittister’s book ‘The Gift of Years’, subtitled Growing Older Gracefully’…so I found this week’s blog especially relevant. Time DOES march on…and it’s up to each of us to make the most of the gift of each new day!
Mary Ellen, I took a look at Joan Chittister’s book on Amazon and it looked very interesting, so I ordered a copy. I’m always looking for a good self-help book. Thank you for mentioning the book and glad you liked this week’s posting.
Now that I’m retired, I find there really isn’t enough time to do ALL the things I need to do to stay healthy. I don’t want to make love to the “clicker” while sitting and waiting to die, like lots of retired people. Happy to see that you, Carol and Rita did that walk
Marnie, thank you very much for commenting. I suspect none of us find time to do all the things we want to do to stay healthy; but just doing anything puts one ahead of so many people who completely neglect their health or settle for doing nothing other than taking a pill rather than doing something and taking a pill.