Reasons to Love your age

15 Reasons to Love Your Age

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Feeling stronger, healthier and happier in our 40s and beyond may seem like a difficult task. But, here are 15 reasons that will remind us how we can feel all of these as we get older.

1.🌼 You may have a more active social life. Researchers discovered that although people tend to have fewer close relationships as they age, they usually compensate by becoming more involved. 

2.🌼 Your outlook on life is sunnier. According to research from the University of Colorado, in our younger years, we may pay more attention to negative information, but once we reach the ages of 55 and above, we tend to focus on both the positives and negatives in life. 

3.🌼 You’re more generous
Older people are also more inclined to give handouts to strangers than younger people are, according to a university in Singapore. 

4.🌼 Simple pleasures bring more joy. According to a study conducted in 2014 it was found that while extraordinary experiences contribute to happiness at all stages of life, older people felt that everyday moments, such as talking to kids or eating good food, brought them more joy, in comparison to younger people. 

5.🌼 You’re less jealous. In our younger years, we were probably more envious. But a 2015 study found that as we get older, jealousy tends to fade particularly regarding appearance, romance and social success. 

6.🌼 Your overall quality of life is better. In comparison to younger age groups, people aged 65 were more likely to say that they were thriving in key areas such as purpose, social, financial, community as well as physicality. 

7.🌼 You probably won’t feel like a senior when you’re a senior
While you may be classified as a senior aged 70 and beyond, one study found that people in this age group reported feeling 13 years younger. 

8.🌼 Dementia rates are decreasing. According to a study conducted in 2017, the percentage of people ages 65 and older with dementia dropped by nearly three points between the years 2000 and 2012. 

9.🌼 You aren’t as easily duped
Some experts argue that older people are more vulnerable to consumer fraud, primarily due to their decreasing cognitive skills. But, Canadian scientists found that older adults may be less-frequent victims than other age groups. It was found that increased experience and changes in lifestyle as well as income may protect older people from fraud. 

10.🌼 A slower brain might be a positive. According to research, our brain does slow with age, though it may be a good thing because older people may be processing all the information they’ve retained over the years.

11.🌼 You’re better at solving problems. Research shows that older people are more adept at thinking of creative solutions than younger people are.

12.🌼 Those extra five or 10 pounds may not matter as you age. According to research conducted in Australia, adults over 65 who were overweight or at the high end of the healthy BMI range had a lower risk of mortality than those at the low end of the healthy range. 

13.🌼 You’ll live longer without disability. The increase in life expectancy in the past two decades has also been accompanied by an even greater increase in years free of disability, a Harvard University study found. 

14.🌼 Your fears about aging probably won’t become a reality
More than half of younger adults expect to experience memory loss when they are older, but a large poll found that only a quarter of adults actually do. 

15.🌼 You feel more rested
This may sound contradictory since as we age, we tend to sleep less. Though, according to a Swiss study, older people report better quality sleep and feel more awake throughout the day. 

Finally… if you stay Young at heart ❤️ age is just a number.

Let’s Rock Young Hearts !!

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Sisters…. To dwell on … 👭

One day a young woman was sitting with her mother drinking tea.
They talked about life, marriage,
about the responsibilities in life
and the obligations that maturity brings.

The mother stirred the tea and said thoughtfully to her daughter:
Don’t forget your sisters.
They become more and more important as you get older.
No matter how much you love your husband, no matter how much you love the
children you may have will love you ,
you will always need your sisters.
Remember to go out with them every once in a while and
do things with them.
And remember that “sisters” means all women.
Your girlfriends, your daughters, your co-workers and all your female relatives.
You need women.
That’s the way it is with women.

What funny advice, thought the young woman.
I am a newlywed woman.
My husband and the family we will start will surely be all
I need to make my life valuable.

Still, she listened to her mother.
She kept in touch with her sisters and made more friends each year.
As time went on, she gradually found out that her mother knew what she was talking about.
When through time and life changes and mysteries in a
woman grow, sisters are the pillars of support in her life.

Time passes
Life happens
Distance separates
Children grow up
Love grows and perishes

Loved ones pass away
Hearts break
Parents die
Careers end

But … sisters are there, time and distance don’t matter.
A friend is always within reach when you need her.

And if you have to go through that lonely valley alone ,
women in your life will be at the edge to encourage you, pray for you, intervene on your behalf, and welcome you at the end with open arms.
Sometimes they flout rules and walk beside you.
Or they come to lift you out.
Girlfriends, daughters, granddaughters, daughters-in-law, sisters,
sisters-in-law, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, nieces and neighbors, all bless your life.
The world would not be the same without this connection between women.

When we began this “adventure” called womanhood,
we had no idea of the incredible joys and sorrows
that would await us.
Nor did we know how we would need and still need each other.

GUARDIAN ANGEL

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Life advise

  • Don’t call someone more than twice continuously. If they don’t pick up your call, presume they have something important to attend to.
  • Return money that you have borrowed even before the person that borrowed you remember or ask for it. It shows your integrity and character. Same goes with umbrellas, pens and lunch boxes.
  • Never order the expensive dish on the menu when someone is giving you a lunch/dinner.
  • Don’t ask awkward questions like ‘Oh so you aren’t married yet?’ Or ‘Don’t you have kids’ or ‘Why didn’t you buy a house?’ Or why don’t you buy a car? For God’s sake it isn’t your problem.
  • Always open the door for the person coming behind you. It doesn’t matter if it is a guy or a girl, senior or junior. You don’t grow small by treating someone well in public.
  • If you take a taxi with a friend and he/she pays now, try paying next time.
  • Respect different shades of opinions. Remember what’s 6 to you will appear 9 to someone facing you. Besides, second opinion is good for an alternative.
  • Never interrupt people talking. Allow them to pour it out. As they say, hear them all and filter them all.
  • If you tease someone, and they don’t seem to enjoy it, stop it and never do it again. It encourages one to do more and it shows how appreciative you’re.
  • Say “thank you” when someone is helping you.
  • Praise publicly. Criticise (if you have to) silently.
  • There’s almost never a reason to comment on someone’s weight. Just say, “You look fantastic.” If they want to talk about losing weight, they will.
  • When someone shows you a photo on their phone, don’t swipe left or right. You never know what’s next.
  • If a colleague tells you they have a doctors’ appointment, don’t ask what it’s for, just say “I hope you’re okay”. Don’t put them in the uncomfortable position of having to tell you their personal illness. If they want you to know, they’ll do so without your inquisitiveness.
  • Treat the cleaner with the same respect as the CEO. Nobody is impressed at how rude you can treat someone below you but people will notice if you treat them with respect.
  • If a person is speaking directly to you, staring at your phone is rude.
  • Never give advice until you’re asked.
  • When meeting someone after a long time, unless they want to talk about it, don’t ask them their age or their salary.
  • Mind your business unless anything involves you directly – just stay out of it.
  • Remove your sunglasses if you are talking to anyone in the street. It is a sign of respect. More so, eye contact is as important as your speech.
  • Never talk about your riches in the midst of the poor. Similarly, don’t talk about your children in the midst of the barren.

  • Advice from Psychotherapist Moustafa Kamel
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How many friends does a person needs 🤔

HOW MANY FRIENDS A PERSON NEEDS?

A student came to a teacher and asked him, “ Ma’m, how many friends a person should have – one or a lot?”
“Everything is very simple,” the teacher answered, “pick me that red apple from the highest branch.”
The student looked up and answered, “But it’s too high, Teacher! I can’t reach it.”
“Ask a friend, maybe he will help you,” Master answered.
The student called another student and stood on his shoulders.
“I still can’t reach it, Teacher,” said the disappointed student.
“Don’t you have more friends?” the teacher smiled.
The student asked more friends who started standing up on each other’s shoulders and backs grunting, trying to build a live pyramid. But the apple was too high, the pyramid crumbled and the student wasn’t able to pick the longed apple.
Then the teacher called him back.
“So, did you understand how many friends a person needs?”
“I did, Teacher,” the student said, rubbing the injured sides, “a lot – so together we could solve any problem.”
“Yes,” the Teacher answered, shaking his head in disappointment, “of course you need a lot of friends. So that among all of these athletes there would be at least one smart person who would figure out to bring a ladder!”

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How to hunt a Monky🦧

Inspirational Short Story about Letting Go

“Do you know how hunters of old used to trap monkeys?” A man asked his child.

“Rather than chasing them up a tree or shooting arrows from below, they’d put a heavy glass jar with a narrow neck on the floor, which had the monkeys’ favourite food inside.

They’d then step back and hide, waiting for the unsuspecting animal to approach.

When it did, the monkey would reach inside, clench a fist around the food, and try to pull it out. However, the narrow neck of the jar would stop the poor monkey from getting its hand out!

It’d pull and pull, but to no avail. There was simply no way to get its hand out of the jar without releasing the food.

Rather than letting go, though, the monkey would persevere, refusing to drop its dinner.

The hunters would then approach and catch it to enjoy a meal of their own.”

“Don’t be like that monkey,” warned the man, “In life, to fight another day and grow as person, you must know when to quit, when to move on, and when to let go of whatever’s holding you back.”

Moral of the story:

Sometimes you have to let go and give up what you have now in order to receive something better in the future. Don’t let stubbornness be your downfall

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The Old Phone on the wall

The Old Phone on the Wall

When I was a young boy, my father had one of the first telephones in our neighborhood…I remember the polished, old case fastened to the wall. The shiny receiver hung on the side of the box. I was too little to reach the telephone, but used to listen with fascination when my mother talked to it.

Then I discovered that somewhere inside the wonderful device lived an amazing person. Her name was “€œInformation Please” and there was nothing she did not know. Information Please could supply anyone’s number and the correct time.

My personal experience with the genie-in-a-bottle came one day while my mother was visiting a neighbour. Amusing myself at the tool bench in the basement, I whacked my finger with a hammer, the pain was terrible, but there seemed no point in crying because there was no one home to give sympathy.

I walked around the house sucking my throbbing finger, finally arriving at the stairway. The telephone! Quickly, I ran for the foot stool in the parlor and dragged it to the landing. Climbing up, I unhooked the receiver in the parlor and held it to my ear.

“Information, please” I said into the mouthpiece just above my head. A click or two and a small clear voice spoke into my ear.

“Information.”

“I hurt my finger…” I wailed into the phone, the tears came readily enough now that I had an audience.

“Isn’t your mother home?” came the question.

“Nobody’s home but me,” I blubbered.

“Are you bleeding?” the voice asked.

“No,” I replied. “I hit my finger with the hammer and it hurts.”

“Can you open the icebox?” she asked. I said I could.

“Then chip off a little bit of ice and hold it to your finger,” said the voice…

After that, I called “Information Please” for everything. I asked her for help with my geography, and she told me where Philadelphia was. She helped me with my math.

She told me my pet chipmunk that I had caught in the park just the day before, would eat fruit and nuts. Then, there was the time Petey, our pet canary, died. I called “€œInformation Please,” and told her the sad story. She listened, and then said things grown-ups say to soothe a child. But I was not consoled. I asked her, “Why is it that birds should sing so beautifully and bring joy to all families, only to end up as a heap of feathers on the bottom of a cage?”

She must have sensed my deep concern, for she said quietly, “Wayne , always remember that there are other worlds to sing in.”

Somehow I felt better.

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શું તમે ક્યારેય……”

શું તમે ક્યારેય સાવ નિરાંતે બેસીને…
કાંઈ પણ બીજું કર્યા વિના…..
બાળકોને રમતા જોયા છે ?
શું તમે ક્યારેય વરસતા વરસાદનું સંગીત સાંભળ્યું છે ?
શું તમે ક્યારેય ચંચલ પતંગિયાનો પીછો કર્યો છે?
શું ક્યારેય સવાર પડતી જોઈ છે?
શું ક્યારેય સૂર્યને હળવેથી ,
સંધ્યાની આગોશમાંથી સરકી જઈને,
રાત્રીના આલિંગનમાં ખોવાતો જોયો છે?
શું તમે ક્યારેય ગરમીની રાતે ખુલી અગાશીમાં સુતા સુતા,
ખુલ્લા આકાશ નીચે તારાઓ ગણતા કુદરતી ઠંડી હવાને માણી છે?
શું તમે  ભાગદોડ વિના ક્યારેય દિવસ વિતાવ્યો છે ?
શું તમે ક્યારેય તમારાજ પૂછાયેલા “કેમ છો ?”
નો જવાબ સાંભળવાયે રોકાયા છો?
શું ભાગ દોડ ભર્યા દિવસને અંતે,
તમે પથારીમાં સુતા વખતેયે ‘આવતી કાલે’ કરવાના કાર્યોને મનમાંથી હાંકી કાઢી શક્યા છો?
શું તમે તમારા બાળકોને કાલે કરીશું એવું કહો છો?
શું પછી ક્યારેય તમારી તે ‘કાલ’ આવે છે ખરી?
શું તમે ક્યારેય તમારા પ્રિયજનોના ચહેરાના ભાવ વાંચી શકો છો?
શું તમે સમયના અભાવે મિત્રોથી દુર થતા જાઓ છો?
શું તમે ક્યારેય મિત્રોના ફોટાનું આલ્બમ જોતા વખતે બે બે પાનાઓ એકસાથે ફેરવી દીધા છે?
શું તમે આ વાંચતી વખતે વચ્ચે એકાદ બે લાઇન કુદાવી છે?
……………………………………………………………………………!!!!!
વહાલા પ્રિયજન , 

જ્યારે ક્યાંય કોઇક મુકામ ઉપર પહોંચવાની ઉતાવળી દોડમાં,
તમે ત્યાં પહોચવાના માર્ગની સફર આનંદ તો નથી વેડફી દીધોને?
જયારે તમે આવી ભાગદોડથી દિવસ વિતાવો છો ત્યારે માનો,
એક સુંદર મજાની ભેટ તમે તેનું પેકિંગ ખોલ્યા વિનાજ, ફેકી દ્યો છો !
આપના જીવનનો એક એક દિવસ , એક એક ક્ષણ,
પરમ કૃપાળુ પરમાત્માએ આપેલી એક અમુલ્ય ભેટ છે ……
તેને વેડફશો નહિ .
વચન સત્ય કહું વ્હાલા આપને ,

વર્તન તારું તું જરા તપાસને,
નર્તન હળવું તું જરા રાખને,
જીવન સંગીત તું જરા માણને!
અવરિત કદીયે તે ના ગુંજશે ….
ગુંજે જે આજે છે એમાંતું ખુદને જરા ઢાળને !
વર્તન તારું તું જરા તપાસને,
નર્તન હળવું તું જરા રાખને ….
Paru Krishnakant”Piyuni”

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चल सखा

*चल सखा*

चल सखा, कहीं चलते हैं,
हम साथ-साथ कहीं चलते हैं।
आपका का क्लिनिक, बड़ों की सेहत,
और पढ़ाई बच्चों की,
थोड़ी देर के लिए भूलते हैं।
चल सखा, कहीं चलते हैं।

कुछ ग़म, कुछ रोज़ाना के टेंशन,
बोरिंग सा रूटीन,
इनके जाले तोड़कर,
ज़िंदगी में आगे निकलते हैं।
चल सखा, कहीं चलते हैं।

रात भर जागेंगे,
बिंदास, बिना बात हँसेंगे,
यादें मीठी संजोएंगे,
और हाँ, करके दुखड़े हल्के,
रुमाल भी भिगोएंगे,
सबसे जाकर दूर, अब ख़ुद से मिलते हैं।
चल सखा, कहीं चलते हैं।

अचानक क्यों आया मटरगश्ती का यह ख़याल,
क्योंकि कल देखे सिर पर  सफ़ेद बाल,
बुढ़ापा देने लगा है दस्तक,
अब बुढ़ापे के मुँह पर,
ज़ोर से दरवाज़ा बंद करते हैं।
चल सखा, कहीं चलते हैं।

तुम ही तो मेरी पूँजी हो,
हर हाल में जो बेफ़िक्र करे,‌ वह कुँजी हो,
ज़िम्मेदारियों ने ज़िंदादिली को बंद किया है ताले में,
उस ताले को हम मिलकर तोड़ते हैं।

चल सखा, कहीं चलते हैं।
हम जिम्मेदार हैं,
अपनों के लिए जीये हैं,
और उनपर ही मरते हैं,
दो दिन ही सही, अपने लिए जीते हैं,
चल सखा, कहीं चलते हैं।

हमारी दोस्ती दमदार है,
हमारे ठहाकों को ग़म भी ठिठक कर देखने लगता है,
परेशानियों की छाती पर मिलकर मूँग दलते हैं।
चल सखा, कहीं चलते हैं।

“पियुनी”

पारु क्रिष्नकांत


“पियुनी”

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“વ્હાલો દીકરો …. મીઠડો દિલ નો લુંટારુ …..”

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“વ્હાલો દીકરો …. મીઠડો દિલ નો લુંટારુ …..”

હેતવ ….હા બિલકુલ અનોખું અર્થસભર નામ શોધ્યું હતું તારા માટે …… ત્યારે ક્યાં જાણ્યું હતું કે તું પણતો એવોજ થઈ બતાવીશ !!!!! હજી ત્રણ .. વર્ષનીજ તો તારી ઉમર હતી …. શાળાઓ માં ઉનાળુ વેકેશન હતું. આપણે ત્યારે બરોડા ગયા હતા, મોટા (નાના) મોટી (નાની) પાસે રોકાવા. કાનનમાસી પણ અસ્મીને લઇને ત્યાંજ હતા. ઘરમાં મોટા મોટી તો હતાજ ને તમને ત્રણે બાળકોને સાચવવા માટે .. વળી અમને બંને બહેનોને પણ ક્યાં આવા મોકા વારે વારે મળે, એટલે અમે બંને બહેનોએ તો શોપિંગનો પ્રોગ્રામ બનાવી કાઢ્યો, એમાં અમારે ક્યાં કોઈ ની રજા લેવાની હતી? મમ્મી ..પપ્પા તો કંઈ ના ક્હેવાનાજ ના હતા અમે બંને તો તૈયાર થઇને નીકળવાની તૈયારીમાં હતા એટલે તે કહ્યું મને પણ આવવું છે … ઉનાળા નો તાપ, અને વળી બજારની ભીડ એમાં તમને ક્યાં લઇ જવા? … એટલે અમે તમને સમજાવી દીધું … બહાર બહુ તાપ લાગે છે અને બજારમાં તું થાકી જઈશ, ત્યાં બહુ અવાજ અને તાપ હોય માથું દુખી જાય અને માંદા પડાય એટલે તમે ઘરમાં જ રમો. આમે તમને બધાય બાળકોને મોટા મોટી હોય પછી કોઈ બીજાની જરૂર પણ ક્યાં પડતી ? એટલે તમે બધાએતો તમારી ફરમાઇશ અમને આપી દીધી અને બાય બાય ટાટા કરી દીધું.

તે દિવસે, મોટાને પણ કંઈ કામ અંગે બહાર જવું પડ્યું, એટલે ઘરમાં રહ્યા તમે ત્રણે બાળકો અને મમ્મી. ઘરમાંતો બરોબરની ધમાચકડી મચી હતી, તમારા રમકડાનો આખો કબાટ ખાલી હતો …..બધીજ ગેમ્સ અને બધાજ રમકડા રૂમમાં પથરાયેલા હતા, અલબત્ત બરોબર લાઈનમાં બેઠેલા હતા …બિલકુલ ડાહ્યા વિદ્યાર્થી બનીને ! તારી ઋજુતાદીદી અને અસ્મી અમારા દુપટ્ટા ઓઢીને ટીચર બન્યા હતાને !!!! તમારી સ્કુલના રીસેસ ટાઈમ વખતે મોટીએ તમને જમવાનું પીરસીને જમાડી દીધા હતા. તું ડોક્ટર બન્યો હતો, અને પછી તમારી સાથે રમતા રમતા મોટીનો ચહેરો જરા ઝંખવાયેલો હતો. તે જોઈ અને તે તરતજ પૂછ્યું, “મોટી તમને શું થાયછે?” મોટી કહે “મારું બહું માથું દુખે છે, સાચેજ” તે તારા નાનકડા હાથ મોટીના કપાળે મુક્યા પછી કહે “બહુ ગલમ(ગરમ) છે. મોટી તને સાચેજ દાઈ થયી છે.” પછી તું મોટીનો હાથપકડી ને અંદર બેડરૂમમાં લઈ ગયો અને કહે અહી સુઈ જાઓ. પછી તે પલંગ ઉપર ચઢીને પરદા ખેંચી ને બંધ કર્યા, પંખો ચાલુ કર્યો, બાથરૂમમાં જઈને નેપકીન પાણીમાં પલાળીને ભીનો કરી લાવ્યો, અને તે મોટી ના કપાળ ઉપર હળવેથી મુકી દીધો. પછી પલોઠી વાળીને પલંગમાં જ મોટીના ઓશીકે બેસી ગયો, પછી કહે હમણાંજ મટી જશે હં.. સુઈ જાઓ…. વળી પાંચ મિનીટ થઈ ત્યાં ફરી પૂછે હવે મટી ગયું? મોટીએ હા કહ્યું એટલે એની પાસેજ લાંબો થઇને એને વળગીને સુઈ ગયો તું પણ …. કદાચએ નાની અને તેના દોહિત્રની દુનિયાની સૌથી સુખમય નીંદર હશે …… નાનીને તો સ્વર્ગસમું સુખ લાધી ગયું હતુંને!… રમતો રમી રમીને, તારી પાછળ પાછળ ફરીફરીને તને ભરાવેલા એક એક કોળીયાઓ જાણે વસુલ હતા….. !!!

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