31 January 2013|


This beautiful list of life lessons (written by a 90 year old woman) was sent to me in a forward email (which I hate!) and I just had to share. All so true…
 1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s
still good.

2. When in doubt, just take
the next small step.
3. Life is too short – enjoy

4. Your job won’t take care
of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards
every month.

6. You don’t have to win
every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It’s
more healing than crying alone.

8. Save for retirement
starting with your first pay check.

9. When it comes to
chocolate, resistance is futile.

10. Make peace with your past
so it won’t screw up the present.

11. It’s OK to let your
children see you cry.

12. Don’t compare your life
to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

13. If a relationship has to
be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it…

14 Take a deep breath. It
calms the mind.

15. Get rid of anything that
isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

16. Whatever doesn’t kill you
really does make you stronger.

17. It’s never too late to be
happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

18. When it comes to going
after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

19. Burn the candles, use the
nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion.
Today is special.

20. Over prepare, then go
with the flow.

21. Be eccentric now. Don’t
wait for old age to wear purple.

22. The most important sex
organ is the brain.

23. No one is in charge of
your happiness but you.

24. Frame every so-called
disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

25. Always choose life.

26. Forgive but don’t forget.

27. What other people think
of you is none of your business.

28. Time heals almost
everything. Give time time.

29. However good or bad a
situation is, it will change.

30. Don’t take yourself so
seriously. No one else does..

31. Believe in miracles.

32. Don’t audit life. Show up
and make the most of it now.

33. Growing old beats the
alternative — dying young.

34. Your children get only
one childhood.

35. All that truly matters in
the end is that you loved.

36. Get outside every day.
Miracles are waiting everywhere.

37. If we all threw our
problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

38. Envy is a waste of time.
Accept what you already have not what you need.

39. The best is yet to

40. No matter how you feel,
get up, dress up and show up.

41. Yield.

42. Life isn’t tied with a
bow, but it’s still a gift.


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