Wonderful advice from Dick, and elder who shares his advice for younger people. Dick is the second runner-up in our contest that sought both advice from elders and young people’s reports of lessons they learned from older people in their lives (winners coming soon!)
Spend more time in the slow lane. Everything looks better and the rewards are greater. You get a much better perspective and a sense of accomplishment in enjoying the little pleasures that life has to offer. Savor the journey; there is a greater likelihood the pathway will provide the rewards that may elude you at the end.
You don’t have to do something special every day, but there are a myriad of ways that you can make everyday special.
Embrace intimacy. Don’t be afraid to let those close to you know how you feel and what makes the relationship work. Learn the difference between sex and true intimacy. Most people are capable of sex, but fewer make the effort to enjoy a deep sense of connection.
Don’t be afraid to make lifestyle changes that enhance your quality of life. Listen to your body and make changes that can increase your chances of being dealt a winning hand. There are no guarantees in life; do everything in your power to stack the deck in your favor.