Monthly Archives: February 2019

Growing Old

“Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.” (Chili Davis)

“Why don’t you grow up.”

“Sorry Mom, I like being this way.”

Truth is, there are far too many times we have to act like grownups — take some time to be young at heart. I’m 70 and sometimes I like to feel like I’m just getting started. My wife calls me goofy at those times. Goofy can be good.

Do something that keeps you young today.

Best,

Joe Koob

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Laughter

“Laughing is good exercise. It’s like jogging on the inside.” (Sorry, don’t remember who said this. Something I just found, says Kurt Vonnegut. Great author!)

This is a great notion. Truth is we don’t laugh enough. And that’s why I’m stopping my series on “99 Words for Leaders to Live By.” Too depressing when you think of the top leadership in this country currently.

So-o-o-o, Find some moments that make you happy, especially on the inside.

I once wrote a set of sayings and thoughts for another commuter disk, which was planned to be sold as a desktop program. Every day of the year a new idea would pop up that one could click on and read about.

Now and again (perhaps once a week, more or less), I’m going to throw one of those out there. They are, hopefully, positive and uplifting. Certainly worth a few moments of contemplation. “A Perfect Year,” made it to just before publication at the software company I worked with, but for some reason I can’t remember, it never actually got “out there”.

Truth is, software, like almost everything, is short-lived anyway. Though some of my titles were actually still being sold 30 years after being published. Glad they found a home for that long.

Best,

Joe Koob

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