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Life Lessons from a 90 year old

wisdom, wrinkles and a twinkle

I rarely repost but this list is a treasure trove of common sense and practical spirituality

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 not to enjoy it.

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

5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.

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. It’s 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 won’t screw up the present.

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

13. Don’t 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 shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye… But don’t worry; God never blinks.

16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

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

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

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

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

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

22. Overprepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t 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, ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose Life.

28. Forgive but don’t 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. Don’t 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 didn’t do.

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

36. Growing old beats the alternative — 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 else’s, we’d
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 come…

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

44. Yield.

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


September 17, 2012 Reblog personal life life lessons

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My husband and I raised 9 children on a hobby farm and discovered fulfilment and joy.The very existence of a joyful mother of nine children seems to confound people. My writing is humourous and heart warming/ thoughtful and thought provoking with a strong current of spirituality running through it.
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By riginal on August 13, 2014 at 02:35 pm

so true Melanie, i like that "good or bad a situation will change."

And by golly "got worse" is a good standby in case you can't hack too much good all at once. But it's good to soak in and very hard to let go once you get a taste, so i've heard! I mean it can't be all bad? See if we didn't have bad we'd never be able to tell where good starts and ends and that in itself would be bad so good is as good as it gets so that can't be too bad. Perhaps i've put that badly which isn't good so i'd better go to bad before i get too confused which is a good thing to avoid because i do bad badly in that i keep hoping some good will come out of it and more often than not when it doesn't then that's just too bad...sort of thing. Maybe...:>)

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By melanie jean juneau on August 13, 2014 at 02:44 pm

you have the best of attitudes

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By Cindy34 on October 07, 2015 at 02:54 am

The biggest treasure is the wise words of mature woman. If everyone reads all these life lesson we won't do as many mistakes in life as we do. I read an interesting and also wise article at about the questions which we need to ask yourselves in 20s. These questions are like the life orientation. They help us understand our role in life. Read it. It is worth of it.

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