Saturday, December 20, 2008

Formula to live a longer life.

I was having a haircut in the barber shop, when I noticed an elderly old man having a good time chatting with the barbers. He was the only one talking and the rest were listening to his wisdom. I was told his age is 87 years young. Though his frame is small and skinny but his eyes were bright and his face still has the smiling grow.

Immediately after my haircut, I went forward to shake his hand. Spontaneously he raised both his hands to reach mine too. I offered my sincere congratulation for being so strong and healthy, living right up to this golden age. Politely I asked him, "Uncle..can you tell us your formula to stay and live healthily?" The man put up a broad smile and said, "I eat normal food but little is enough. I don't take supplement either for all these years. I don't smoke and drink. My only exercise is regular walking which I like. To stay healthy...never have hatred in the heart. Be forgiving and give as much as you can." It sounded so simple as that, but yet it is so difficult for most of us. Life is actually simple and is only mankind who makes it complicating. I was glad to have met this wise man who had enlightened me.

Food for the thought - "Early to bed and early to rise, Makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise" — Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)


Anonymous said...

Hi Robert,

Exercise is still in the list for a longer life...
But the goodness of the heart is also needed. In other words , be positive, forgive and forget...

Red Lavender

Robert Foo said...

Hi RL,

The fact is... knowing all these & not doing them is like not knowing.
This is the problem our world is facing. I am sure you and me will learn and make use of what we have learned to be better of what we are of today. Is nice to be always reminded. Thank you my dear.