I asked a friend who is going towards his 80th year,
What has he learned?
After loving my parents, my siblings, my spouse, my children and my friends,
I have now started loving myself.
I realized I’m not “Atlas “.
The world is not resting on my shoulders.
I’ve stopped negotiating with the veggie sellers and of fruit.
A bit more money won’t ruin me, and it might help that person save for his daughter’s schooling.
I leave a big tip for my waitress.
The extra money could make her smile again.
She works a lot harder to live than I do.
I’ve stopped telling the elderly they’ve already told this story many times.
History makes them travel down memory lane and relive their past.
I learned not to correct people even when I know they’re wrong.
The burden of making everyone perfect is not mine.
Peace is more precious than perfection.
I give compliments freely and generously.
Compliments are a mood enhancer, not only for the recipient but also for me.
And a little hack for the recipient of a compliment, never, NEVER deny it. Just say ′′ Thank you.”
I learned not to be bothered by a mess such as a stain on my shirt.
Personality speaks louder than appearances.
I walk away from people who don’t appreciate me.
They may not know my worth, but I do.
When my tennis or golf partner makes a nice shot,
I say Bravo to him!
I stay cool when someone thinks they’re superior.
I’m not in a competition.
I learned not to be embarrassed by my emotions.
It’s my emotions that make me human.
I learned it’s better to let go of the ego rather than breaking a relationship.
My ego will keep me away, while with relationships, I will never be alone.
I learned to live every day like it was the last.
After all, one of them will be.
I do what makes me happy.
I am responsible for my happiness, and I owe it to myself.
Happiness is a choice.
You can be happy anytime.
Choose to be!
Why wait to be 60 or 70 or 80…?