Don’t Let Your Zip Slip

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Don’t Let Your Zip Slip

When you are real young you have Zip to spare. You probably pass some of it in your poop.When you are about a year old everyone is trying to get you to walk.You want to please them so much, you start walking and falling on your butt. Your wobbly little legs are still building up zip. Once you get started, you walk continually. You soon do so great, you can outrun a posse of parents and grandparents. All of a sudden they put boundaries on where those zippy legs can go. Those first few years can be somewhat confusing.

Then around age two, you start to speak because everyone’s prompting you to say “mama and dada” so you start speaking. Soon your speaking like a full fledged auctioneer. You like it so good, you start speaking pretty much around the clock to impress everyone. They loved your zippy speech at first, now they tell you to zip your lip. More mixed messages.

You continue to bubble over with zip, all the way through preschool and grade school. When you start Middle School, that old zip goes to lunch a lot. When you start high school it is gone, zippy no more. You now want to sleep until 10 or 11 o’clock in the morning so much for that useful zip.

When you finish your education and start out into the Working World, zip has to return to a certain extent or you might have a very unhappy life. There are many jobs you can grow to like, even love, that is a very good way to get your zip back. Always try to be happy in your work, for peace of mind and at the least, faster days on the job.
The best way to maintain your zip is through a regular exercise program, this should be done throughout your whole life to keep your body Young, elastic and zippy. Get involved playing sports, any kind.

Zip is nearly absent in about 95 percent of the people after they reach the golden years, or the mid-seventies to the nineties. Suddenly zip took on a completely different meaning. You hardly recall zip, as your memory plays tricks on you. You might have total recall of zipping around the dance floor doing a circle polka but forgot your zip code.

When you try to get out of bed, first you want to see if the legs are going to move, if they do, that is a real good sign. You try to swing them over the side of the bed, use good old gravity to got them to the floor. Always use the weight of the legs to help get your body to a sitting upright position.You may have to have something or someone to pull yourself up, it’s always a very good idea to just sit there as the room spins around and the blood starts to circulate back to the rest your body.

There was a time when you had to go bad in the morning, you could just zip to the bathroom, now you take your time knowing in advance you will be roosting there for a good part of the morning. Zip has turned into a slow-motion lifestyle. Try to reclaim some of that old zip, it awaits those who work to get it back. We know it will not be anything like youthful zip, the Golden Years Zip must be sought on a daily basis. Miss a day, loose what you had!




4 c. oatmeal            1 c. chopped walnuts
2 c. wheat germ     1 c. sunflower seeds
Mixed together:
3/4 c. oil                    3/4 c. brown sugar
1/3 c. water               2 tsp. vanilla

Beat and add to dry ingredients. Bake it 250° for one hour in two 9 x 13″ pan. Stir every 15 minutes. When cool, you may add 1 1/2 cups raisins. Cool and store.