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General Posted on April 15th, 2010

Don’t wait, enjoy it NOW!

I love this poem by Jenny Joseph

Warning !

Warning !

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn’t go, and doesn’t suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we’ve no money for butter.

I shall sit down on the pavement when I’m tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.

I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick the flowers in other peoples’ gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickles for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

Please, please don’t wait until you are old to wear purple or do anything else that is important to you.   The trick to living a long, healthy, happy and fulfilled life is to enjoy it NOW!

I have posted this poem for a special lady who knows she is!

If you want help and advice about living a long and healthy life, make an appointment with me at my clinic in Hailsham, Near Eastbourne, Sussex.   Or consider the Lightning Process training course.  

I look forward to helping you achieve the changes you are looking for in your life. ~ Joanna Harper

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