Senility prayer

This Week In The HSI Healthier Talk Community

“Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.”

You’ll find that “Senility Prayer” posted in the Healthier Talk community Humor forum. And along the same lines, a member named Jerry posted this entry (which I’m sure many of us can relate to):

A.A.A.D.D. – Age Activated Attention Deficit Disorder. This is how it manifests:

I decide to water my garden. As I turn on the hose in the driveway, I look over at my car and decide my car needs washing.

As I start toward the garage, I notice that there is mail on the porch table that I brought up from the mailbox earlier.

I decide to go through the mail before I wash the car, so I lay my car keys down on the table, put the junk mail in the garbage can under the table, and notice that the can is full.

So, I decide to put the bills back on the table and take out the garbage first.

But then I think, since I’m going to be near the mailbox when I take out the garbage anyway, I may as well pay the bills first.

I take my checkbook off the table and see that there is only one check left. My extra checks are in my desk in the study, so I go inside the house to my desk where I find the can of Coke that I had been drinking.

I’m going to look for my checks, but first I need to push the Coke aside so that I don’t accidentally knock it over. I see that the Coke is getting warm, and I decide I should
put it in the refrigerator to keep it cold.

As I head toward the kitchen with the Coke a vase of flowers on the counter catches my eye – they need to be watered.

I set the Coke down on the counter, fill a container with water, but quite a bit of it spills on the floor. So, I get some towels and wipe up the spill.

Then I head down the hall trying to remember what I was planning to do.

At the end of the day the car isn’t washed, the bills aren’t paid, there is a warm can of Coke sitting on the counter, the flowers don’t have enough water, there is still only one check in my check book, and I don’t remember what I did with the car keys.

Then when I try to figure out why nothing got done today, I’m really baffled because I know I was busy all day long, and I’m really tired. I realize this is a serious problem, and I’ll try to get some help for it, but first I’ll check my e-mail

Other topics being discussed this week in the Healthier Talk community forums include:

* Memory: Sage oil capsules
* General Health Topics: Selenium deficiency causes low testosterone
* Heart: Eye exam can reveal high cholesterol
* Energy: Coconut oil
* Vision: Cataracts
* Food Questions: Blackberry cobbler