"A mind is a terrible thing to lose"!  

scoupe42 57M  
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4/24/2017 10:48 am

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"A mind is a terrible thing to lose"!

In life we love and live. We try to enjoy it to the fullest and create cherish-able memories along the way. Life is great! But life is non-stop and everyday we get older. Before we know it another year has passed us by, and eventually our health gives out and we might have health problems. I have arthritics, and I got it in my mid 30s and as I get older it get worst. One of my closest friends growing up, lost both of his legs in his 30s. But he still had his mind! As long as you have your mind, you still can have a good spirit.

We all would love to keep a sound mind and a healthy body. But some of us wasn't dealt a winning hand. Some of us would have health problems. growing up ,my dad was one of the smartest person I known. Sharp as a tack,but in his latter years, he got dementia. It was a shock to see him in that state of mind. Everyday he would have an accident on himself and his memory was gradually fading away.

My friend who lost both of his legs, remained in good spirit, and there was times when he laughed, and he once in a while cried, but overall he had a positive attitude. Whether sad or happy, he still had his mind, and was able to cherish memories he had. Ten year later he died. He was remembered for his laughter. We might lost our health, but as long as we have our mind, we still can enjoy life. It was sad to see what my dad was going through everyday, it was hard on my mom and sister.

Dementia, I heard it can he hereditary. It's in my genes, who know if I'm going to inherit it? Several months back, Oct of 2016, another friend of mines, was 75, he got dementia. He was wondering around town lost. Someone contact his in Arizona, she came to NM to get him, and put him in the Va hospital there in Arizona.I knew people that said, they cried to see him that way. I cried too! I recently decided to challenged my mind. I need to read more, do something new once in a while. I was even think about going back to school and take classes.

Again, we want to be healthy, but I rather be in bad health and have my mind, than be in great shape without it To everyone out there, put that brain to use, because if we don't we might lose it! Because our mind is the greatest gift god gave us! Without it we have nothing, we can lose anything in the world, but except our minds! Because "A mind is a terrible thing to lose"!

Brain teasing riddles: What is wiser, than life itself, longer than forever. so simple it's complicated, Travels but never leaves a spot, Put others in danger, but no one gets hurt. And reaches to worlds unknown. What am I????

ans: your imagination.

Cuddly_Kitten 51F
6354 posts
4/29/2017 10:46 am

Thank you for this wonderful post. I read it with my coffee.


scoupe42 replies on 4/29/2017 12:26 pm:
And thank you for viewing.

sweet_VM 62F
80947 posts
4/25/2017 8:31 pm

Sorry to hear about your dad and friend. Hang in there hugs V

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scoupe42 replies on 4/25/2017 9:07 pm:
Thanks my friend, both was quite a while back, but they still missed.

author51 57F  
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4/25/2017 1:28 am

    Quoting pocogato12:
    Thanks for posting this. I hope lots of bloggers read this and benefit from your prose. It is stimulating and we all need to exercise our minds
That we do.I am blessed with neither parents nor Grandparents having dementia.I watched both my parents after each had strokes climb their way back up not quite to full recovery but close.Their minds were still sharp and determined to work hard to try to get their bodies to do what they used to.I wrote my first book at my Dad's bedside in the hospital just before he died after having a severe stroke which he never came back from.He could not speak but I knew by the looks in his eyes as he would try to talk, his mind still sharp and the frustration he was having with not getting the words out.They eyes say so much.I saw his anger, his sadness and his laughter as I would sit and either read him funny stories or what I was working on in my first book.

I told him I had sent it off to a publisher and the day I heard it was going to be published I went to stay with him in the hospital and the look of Joy in his eyes told me all I needed to know.

He died before my book came out and I dedicated it to him..

This is such a wonderful post my friend..

One can never have enough JOY in their life...

scoupe42 replies on 4/25/2017 4:12 am:
Hi my friend, my dad was a special part of my life, just like your dad was a special part of your! Thanks for viewing and the feedback, and I know your dad is proud of you.

pocogato12 68F  
33572 posts
4/24/2017 5:14 pm

Thanks for posting this. I hope lots of bloggers read this and benefit from your prose. It is stimulating and we all need to exercise our minds

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scoupe42 replies on 4/24/2017 8:17 pm:
Hi my friend, thanks for viewing and the kind words.

Tmptrzz 57F  
80324 posts
4/24/2017 11:53 am

I am so sorry to hear your dad had dementia my friend and I'm sorry to hear about your other friend who lost his legs. My grandfather got alzheimers and it was horrible watching him decline. I hope one day they can get a cure for dementia and alzheimers..

Just your average every day run of the mill nana here!!!

scoupe42 replies on 4/24/2017 11:56 am:
Hi my friend, me too!

sexysixties2 72F  
38886 posts
4/24/2017 11:29 am

I try to keep my mind healthy. I do sudoku and a crossword every day....and of course the grandkids keep me on my toes. I have a few aches and pains but nothing serious.

"Age does not protect you from love, but love, to some extent, protects you from age."

~~Anais Nin~~

scoupe42 replies on 4/24/2017 11:32 am:
Hi my friend, thanks for viewing. I'm getting better at doing more.

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