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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 to waste time hating anyone.
4. Donít take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
5 . Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You donít have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. Itís more healing than crying alone.
8. Save for retirement, starting with your first paycheck.
9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
10. Make peace with your past so it wont screw up the present.
11. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
12. Donít compare your life to othersí. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldnít be in it.
14. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
15. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
16. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
17. Itís never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is for you and no one else.
18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, dont take no for an answer.
19. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didnít do. Today is special.
20. Overprepare, then go with the flow.
21. Be eccentric now. Donít wait for old age to wear purple.
22. The most important sex organ is the brain.
23. No one is in charge ofyour happiness except you.
24. Frame every soócalled disaster with these words: In five years, will this natter
25. Forgive everyone everything.
26. What other people think of you is none of your business.
27. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
28. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
29. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
30. Believe in miracles.
31. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
32. Growing old beats the alternative - dying young.
33. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
34. Get outside every day Miracles are waiting everywhere.
35. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, weíd grab ours back.
36. Donít audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
37. Get rid ofanything that isnít useful, beautiful or joyful.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you love and are loved.
39. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you think you need.
40. The best is yet to come.
41. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
42. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
43. If you dont ask, you dont get.
44. Yield, occasionally.
45. Life isnít tied with a bow, but itís still a gift.