45 Life Lessons from a 95 year old


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

2.  When in doubt, take the next small step.

3.  Life is too short not to enjoy it.

4.  Your job won’t take care of you you’re 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 okay 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 okay to let your children see you cry.

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


14. If a relationship has to be 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.

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

19. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s 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

      special occasions. Today a special.

22. Over prepare, and 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.

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30. Time heals almost everything. Give Time time.

31. How ever 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 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’ve grab ours


41. Envy is a waste of time. Except what you already have, not what you think you


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 is still a gift.


John D Allen


On Dec. 4 2000, John D. Allen came within one single hour of dying from a major brain aneurysm. Clinging to life, he was rushed into the operating room at the very last minute possible. You see, he was operated on during the 23rd hour of the critical 24 hour window aneurysm patients have if they are to have any chance at living.

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