45 Best Life Lessons from an 80 Year Old Man

Everyone should read this; we can defiantly all benefit from this list! These Life Lessons are defiantly full of wisdom from an experienced 80 year old man!

  1. Always have a firm handshake.
  2. When speaking to others, whether you like them or not, always look them in the eye when speaking to them.
  3. Life is short, sing in the shower! This gets you revved up and ready for the day ahead.
  4. Music is life, own a great stereo system.
  5. If someone confides in you, keep their secret to yourself – this earns trust!
  6. Never ever give up on people – miracles happen everyday!
  7. Be brave always, even if you’re not, pretend to be, nobody will know the difference!
  8. Whistle! It’s music to your ears and puts some pep into your step!
  9. Take your time on choosing your partner – keep in mind that this one decision will be 90% of your happiness or misery.
  10. Make it a habit to do nice things for other people who will never find out it was you.
  11. Only lend out books that you never care to read again.
  12. Never ever deprive someone of hope – it truly might be all they have left.
  13. When playing games with children, always let them win.
  14. Always give people a second chance, but never a third.
  15. Always, always be romantic.
  16. Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know.
  17. Learn to loosen up at bit and relax. Expect the real and raw life and death matters, nothing is as important as it first seems.
  18. Don’t allow phone calls to interrupt important moments, the phone is for our convenience, not the callers.
  19. Be a good loser – take the punches as they come. And on the other hand, be a good winner!
  20. Think twice before burdening a friend with a secret.
  21. When someone hugs you, let them be the first to let go.
  22. Be modest, a lot was accomplished before you were born.
  23. Keep everything in your life simple, there’s no room or time for complications.
  24. Always be aware of the person that has nothing to lose.
  25. Never burn bridges, you’ll be surprised how many times you’ll have to cross that same river.
  26. Be bold, be courageous, when you look back on life, you’ll regret the things you didn’t do more than the ones you did.
  27. Never waste the opportunity to tell someone you love them.
  28. Remember that no one makes it alone in this world, have a grateful heart and be quick to acknowledge those you once helped you.
  29. Take control of your attitude; don’t let others choose it for you.
  30. Always visit friends and family while in the hospital, you only have to stay a few minutes, but your presence being there will mean the world.
  31. Begin each day with your favorite music.
  32. Once in a while, take a scenic route.
  33. Send out a lot of Valentines Day cards and sign them “Someone who thinks you’re terrific”
  34. Always answer the phone with enthusiasm and energy in your voice.
  35. Keep a note pad and pencil on your bedside table, million dollar ideas strike at 3:00 AM
  36. Show respect to anyone who works for a living, despite how trivial their job is.
  37. Send flowers to your loved ones, think of a reason later.
  38. Make someone’s day by paying for their order at fast food drive thru for the car behind you.
  39. Be someone’s hero.
  40. Marry only for love.
  41. Count your blessings daily, several times a day!
  42. Compliment the meal when you’re a guest in someone’s home.
  43. Wave at children on the school bus.
  44. Remember that 80% of the success in any job is based on your ability to deal with people.
  45. Never expect life to be fair.

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