Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do,
so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
~Mark Twain

“Are you sixty?” the young cashier asked me as she rang up my produce.
“I will be in a few weeks,” I answered.
She nodded. “It’s senior discount day, today,” she said and smiled. “Just trying to save you some money. Hope I didn’t insult you.”
“Not in the least,” I reassured her.”Why should I be insulted by looking my age?”

That’s been happening more and more; clerks asking me if I qualify as a senior. I look in the mirror and see the lines of age now mapping my face. But instead of wishing (or Botoxing) the lines away, I look at my face as a testament to the many years I’ve been blessed to live. But I don’t spend too much time looking back. I’m looking forward to the years I’ve yet to live. And I’m going to live them to the fullest.

No matter what stage of life you are in, live the life you want to live. Ignore the naysayers who tell you that you can’t have what you want. You can if you are willing to create it. Here’s one way to do that. Make a list of what you love. Then from that list make a list of what you love the most. Those are the things to put your time and energy into keeping or acquiring.  Those are the things that will help you to live a life you won’t regret.

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