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45 Life Lessons, written by a 90 year old

Thursday, October 25, 2012

45 Life Lessons, written by a 90 year old

1. Life isnít fair, but itís still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short not to enjoy it.
4. Your job wonít take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Donít buy stuff you donít need.
6. You donít have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. Itís more healing than crying alone.
8. Itís OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for things that matter.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it wonít screw up the present.
12. Itís OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Donít compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldnít be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eyeÖ But donít worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isnít useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesnít kill you really does make you stronger.
19. Itís never too late to be happy. But itís all up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, donít take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Donít save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Donít wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words, ĎIn five years, will this matter?í
27. Always choose Life.
28. Forgive but donít forget.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Donít take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didnít do.
35. Donít audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative ó dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone elseís, weíd
grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.
42. The best is yet to comeÖ
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isnít tied with a bow, but itís still a gift.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SKDUFORD 10/29/2012 8:49AM

    Can I copy this blog and save it for future reading?

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QTEALADY20031 10/25/2012 9:57PM

    So very, very true. We all need to take a step back now and then and see what do we really appreciate about our life and celebrate it everyday. Thank you for sharing. emoticon June

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TUBLADY 10/25/2012 11:16AM

    Loved them all. I really do try to live my life like that. That wasn't always the case. I have grown more wise in the later years.
Embrace each day, for that is the only day you know you have.
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JANETELIZABETH1 10/25/2012 9:36AM

    Thanks Jackie for sharing....
Some amusing but all very true!!

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PYNETREE 10/25/2012 9:06AM

    Love this column! Always a good reminder! Thanks for Sharing it!

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1935MARY 10/25/2012 7:54AM

    So true,so the saying goes don't wait until tomorrow, for tomorrow may never come. emoticon

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HELLENACKERMAN 10/25/2012 7:41AM

    Love it!! Simple things that we don't stop to think about everyday!

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DMEYER4 10/25/2012 7:15AM

  this is really a great blog. So true about life. makes you stop and think. Thank you

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