1. Age is just a number.
  2. Being a grandparent is one of life’s greatest blessings.
  3. Other people’s approval doesn’t validate our self-worth.
  4. Learning to let go of things we can’t control is healing.
  5. It’s important to step outside our comfort zone and try new things.
  6. Being best friends with ones spouse is a blessing (when the children are all grown he is the one who keeps the nest from being empty).
  7. Traveling alone (whether it’s just a few blocks on an NYC subway or across the country on an airplane) is empowering.
  8. FaceTime is one of the best technological inventions ever!
  9. If someone is stopping our forward movement, it’s best to sever the ties.
  10. Friends (near and far) are our greatest support system.

When it’s all said and done, we are the authors of our own life story. It’s up to us to determine if our story will be one our descendants can be proud of.

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