Life Lessons

Today seems like a good day to share an list I came across a few years ago. I received it in an email and loved it so much that I printed a bunch of copies and I usually put a copy in each birthday card I mail out... this is a good thing to read every so often as a reminder that life is beautiful... Enjoy :)

41 Life Lessons to Celebrate Growing Older

Life isn't fair, but it's still good.

Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
so thankful for my beautiful friends!
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

Pay off your credit cards every month.

You don't have to win every arguement. Agree to disagree.

Save for retirement, starting with your first paycheck.

When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

Make peace with your past so it won't screw up your present.

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

If a relationship has to be secret, you shouldn't be in it.

Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

When in doubt, just take the next small step.

Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

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

Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

Cry with someone. It's mire healing than crying alone.

It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you & no one else.


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

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

Over prepare, then go with the flow.

Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

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

The most important sex organ is the brain.

No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

Frame every so-called disaster with these words "In 5 years, will this matter?"

Always choose life.

Forgive everyone everything.

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

Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

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

Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

Believe in miracles.

Your children only get one childhood.

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

Get outide every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

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

Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

The best is yet to come.

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


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


  1. This was so beautful!!!!!!!!!!! And soo true :)

  2. I love your blog. <3

    That was a fantastic post, and the photos were incredible. That one of the little girl running through the flowers... I want it! :) Thanks SO much for sharing!

  3. Thank you,
    I really needed to hear some of these :)
    Have a super day, Sara!

  4. you're all very welcome! I love sharing this with others because they're all sooo true... so I'm happy you enjoyed and thanks for litening to/reading me :)

  5. You're welcome- I love reading your blog, it's one of my favorites!


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