A Beautiful Letter From An 83-Year-Old Women. Her Words Of Wisdom To A Friend Will Leave You With A Fresh And Beautiful Perspective On Life!

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August 14, 2017

As we get older life tends to move a little faster; at one point you’re riding bikes with your childhood friends and before you know it you’re watching your grandchildren play.  The years in between fly by so quickly and before we know it we realize how crucial it is to live and let go, allowing regret no vacancy in our life!

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We’ve all been given the incredible opportunity to live this precious life to the fullest of our capacity.  In this letter, a lovely lady shares what life has taught her and how she’s looking at life in a brand new light. I hope with her encouragement and words of wisdom, that you will live your days like it’s your last and that you take the time to smell the sweet-smelling flowers directly in front of you.

Check out this dear letter below!

“Dear Bertha,

I’m reading more and dusting less.  I’m sitting in the yard and admiring the view without fussing about the weeds in the garden.  I’m spending more time with my family and friends and less time working.

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Whenever possible, life should be a pattern of experiences to savor, not to endure.

I’m trying to recognize these moments now and cherish them.  I’m not ‘saving’ anything; we use our good china and crystal for every special event such as losing a pound, getting the sink unstopped, or the first Amaryllis blossom.  I wear my good blazer to the market. My theory is if I look prosperous, I can shell out $28.49 for one small bag of groceries.

I’m not saving my good perfume for special parties, but wearing it for clerks in the hardware store and tellers at the bank.  ‘Someday’ and ‘one of these days’ are losing their grip on my vocabulary. If it’s worth seeing or hearing or doing, I want to see and hear and do it now.

I’m not sure what others would’ve done had they known they wouldn’t be here for the tomorrow that we all take for granted. I think they would have called family members and a few close friends. They might have called a few former friends to apologize and mend fences for past squabbles. I like to think they would have gone out for a Chinese dinner or for whatever their favorite food was. I’m guessing; I’ll never know.

It’s those little things left undone that would make me angry if I knew my hours were limited. Angry because I hadn’t written certain letters that I intended to write one of these days. Angry and sorry, that I didn’t tell my husband and parents often enough how much I truly love them.

I’m trying very hard not to put off, hold back, or save anything that would add laughter and luster to our lives.  And every morning when I open my eyes, I tell myself that it is special. Every day, every minute, every breath truly is a gift.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance."

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