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50 Things I Learned Before 50

26. Rain is good.

27. Nature is everything. Everything is nature. We are nature. Technically, therefore, everything is natural.

28. But only certain things are organic. (See # 11.)

29. If you pay attention and ask for help, nature will tell you what you need to know, answer your questions, guide you, and heal you.

30. Believe in fairy tales because you are living one.

31. We each create our own reality. You are the author of your story, so choose wisely what you write.

32. Foreign movies are slower, but deeper and more interesting. Sometimes. No, often.

33. Laugh a lot, all the time. But be careful about using laughter to distract you from facing your pain or, worse, hurting others with your laughter. That is not funny.

34. Don’t ever laugh at poets or poetry. I am a poet.

35. The sooner you stop trying to be perfect or find perfection, the sooner you will find it.

36. Actually, the sooner you stop trying to find anything, the quicker you will find it.

37. Every single person has something to teach us and share with us. Look for it.

38. Hard work is sometimes overrated.

39. Home cooking is never overrated.

40. Write it down or you will forget it. You will!

41. You must choose life in order to live fully and long.

42. You must let others make their own choices about choosing life. You can’t choose for them.

43. If you do choose life, then you must find the courage to make the changes that will create happiness. Happiness doesn’t just happen. It’s a choice, too.

44. There are no rules.

45. EVERYTHING is precious. Treat it that way.

46. You’ll never see a shooting star if you don’t go outside at night in the dark and look up!

47. Being in love is the best feeling in the universe. Be in love with everything.

48. Your body is your temple, your radio antenna, your car, your horse, your best friend. Take good care of it.

49. Massages of all types—and often—are not a luxury but a necessity.

50. Believe in your dreams and don’t ever stop believing in them, and eventually, they will come true!

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2:21AM PDT on May 4, 2013

I have #15 covered - I got the most sumptuous bed from some online source that I've since forgotten - but it's sinfully comfortable. The only problem is no hotel or guest bed can compare, so I always love coming home. And never skimp on great be linens.

9:46AM PDT on Mar 22, 2013

thank you for sharing!

10:58AM PST on Feb 26, 2013

Enjoyed this a lot are true...

12:30AM PST on Feb 24, 2013

Very interesting post...thank you.

3:40AM PST on Feb 23, 2013

Pretty much true

1:07PM PST on Feb 20, 2013

Thank you!

9:35AM PST on Feb 16, 2013

every individuals needs to learn what's important to her/his life...before and after 50 years old.

9:30AM PST on Feb 16, 2013

Very inspiring...

9:40AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

4:58AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

Thanks,,,,

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