You may like it or hate it, but it will be yours for the entire period this time around.

You are enrolled in a full-time, informal school called life. Each day in this school you will have the opportunity to learn lessons. You may like the lessons or think them irrelevant and stupid.

Growth is a process of trial and error, experimentation. The "failed" experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiment that ultimately "works".

A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it then you can go on to the next lesson.

There is no part of life that does not contain it's lesson. If you are alive, there are lessons to be learned.

When your "there" has become a "here", you will simply obtain another "there" that will, again, look better than "here".

You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.

You have all the tools and resources you need; what you do with them is up to you. The choice is your.

The answers to life's questions lie inside you. All you need to do is look, listen and trust.

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8 powerful words
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Dear Friends,

You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eon's ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.

But, here it is the 'back nine' of my life and it catches me by surprise. How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember vividly seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that 'I was only on the first hole' and the 'back nine' was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

But, here it is . . . my friends are retired and getting grey. They move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than me, but I see the great change.

Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant . . . but like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we'd become. Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore . . . it's mandatory! Cause if I don't on my own free will, I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!

But, at least I know, that though I am on the 'back nine' and I'm not sure how long it will last, this I know for sure, that when it's over on this earth . . . it's over. A new adventure will begin!

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn't done . . . things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I'm happy to have done. It's all in a lifetime.

So, if you're not on the 'back nine' yet . . . let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don't put things off too long! Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether you're on the 'back nine' or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life . . . so, live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!

"Life" is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after.


Remember, "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."

You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet . . . 2 of which you will never wear.

But Old is good in some things, Old Songs, Old Movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS.
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Great truth about life that little children have learned

1. No matter how hard you try, you can't baptize cats.
2. When your mom is mad at your dad, don't let her brush your hair.
3. If your sister hits you, don't hit her back. They always catch the second person.
4. Never ask your three year old brother to hold a tomato.
5. You can't trust dogs to watch your food.
6. Reading what people wright on desks can teach you a lot.
7. Don't sneeze when someone is cutting your hair.
8. Puppies still have bad breath even after eating a tic tac.
9. Never hold a dust buster and a cat at the same time.
10. School lunches stick to the wall.
11. You can't hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk.
12. Don't wear polka-dot underwear under white shorts.
13. The best place to be when you are sad is in Grandma's lap.
14. When you get a bad grade in school, show it to your mom when she's on the phone.
15. Felt markers are not good to use as lipstick.
16. Stay away from prunes.
17. When your dad is mad and asks you, "Do i look Stupid?" don't answer him.

Great truths about life that adults have learned

1. Raising teenagers is like nailing Jell-O to a tree.
2. There is always a lot to be thankful for if you take time to look for it. For example, I am sitting here thinking how nice it is that wrinkles don't hurt.
3. Reason to smile: Every seven minutes of every day, someone in an aerobics class pulls a hamstring.
4. The best way to keep kids at home is to make the home a pleasant atmosphere, and let the air out of their tires.
5. Car sickness is the feeling you get when the monthly car payment is due.
6. Families are like fudge, mostly sweet with a few nuts.
7. Today's mighty oak is just yesterday's nut that has held its ground.
8. Laughing helps. It's like jogging on the inside.
9. My mind not only wanders, sometimes it leaves completely.
10. The more you complain, the longer God lets you live.
11. One day I shall burst my buds of calm and blossom into hysteria.
12. If you can remain calm, you just don't have all the facts.
13. Life's golden age is when the kids are too old to need baby-sitters.
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You thought you knew everything?

Stewardesses is the longest word typed with only the left hand. And 'lollipop' is the longest word typed with your right hand. (Bet you just tried these out mentally, didn't you?)

No word in the English language rhymes with month, orange, silver, or purple.

'Dreamt' is the only English word that ends in the letters 'mt'. (Are you doubting this?)

Our eyes are always the same size from birth, but our nose and ears never stop growing.

The sentence: 'The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog' uses every letter of the alphabet. (Now, you KNOW you're going to try this out for accuracy, right?)

The words 'kayak' and 'level' are the same whether they are read left to right or right to left (palindromes). (Yep, I knew you were going to 'do' this one.)

There are only four words in the English language which end in 'dous': tremendous, horrendous, stupendous, and hazardous. (You're not possibly still doubting any of this, are you?)

There are two words in the English language that have all five vowels in order: 'abstemious' and 'facetious.' (Okay, admit it, you just went through a-e-i-o in your head.)

TYPEWRITER is the longest word that can be made using the letters only on one row of the keyboard. (All you typists are going to test this out.)

A cat has 32 muscles in each ear. A goldfish has a memory span of three seconds (And, some days I think I right there with them.)

A 'jiffy' is an actual unit of time, 1/100th of a second.

A shark is the only fish that can blink with both eyes.

A snail can sleep for three years. (I know some people that could do this too!)

Almonds are a member of the peach family.

An ostrich's eye is bigger than its brain. (I know some people like that also . Actually I know A LOT of people like this!)

Babies are born without kneecaps They don't appear until the child reaches 2 to 6 years of age.

February 1865 is the only month in recorded history not to have a full moon.

In the last 4,000 years, no new animals have been domesticated.

If the population of China walked past you, 8 abreast, the line would never end because of the rate of reproduction.

Leonardo Da Vinci invented the scissors.

Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite!

Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated.

The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

The cruise liner, QE 2, moves only six inches for each gallon of diesel that it burns.

The microwave was invented after a researcher walked by a radar tube and a chocolate bar melted in his pocket. (Good thing he didn't have dynamite.)

The winter of 1932 was so cold that Niagara Falls froze completely solid.

There are more chickens than people in the world.

Winston Churchill was born in a ladies' room during a dance.

Women blink nearly twice as much as men.

Now you know a lot more than you did before!!

Author unknown


At age 4 success is......Not piddling in your pants.
At age 12 success is.....Having friends.
At age 17 success is.....Having a driver's license.
At age 35 success is.....Having money.
At age 50 success is.....Having money.
At age 70 success is.....Having a drivers license.
At age 75 success is.....Having friends.
At age 80 success is.....Not piddling in your pants.

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Your kids are becoming you .. . . . . but your grandchildren are perfect.
Going out is good . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming home is better!
You forget names . . . . . . . . . . . . . . But it's OK because other people forgot they even knew you!
You realize you're never going to be really good at anything . . . especially golf!
The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anymore!
You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It's called "pre-sleep".
You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch.
You tend to use more 4 letter words . . "what?" . . "when?".
Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere.
You notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"!
What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
Everybody whispers.

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    I Choose
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