Nuggets of Wisdom From a 65-Year Old Woman

Updated on March 26, 2019
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MsDora, former teacher and counselor, is fascinated by the prospect of joyful aging. She explores and shares habits of happy seniors.

Maya Angelou and I share the same birth date (except the year). She is 21 years older than I am, and a great model of wisdom and womanhood to follow. I have neither the desire nor the ability to imitate her, but I learn from her stories of struggles and successes, from her continuing zest for life and from the wisdom in the words she has penned.

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Maya is only one of the individuals from whom I continue to learn as I begin my 65th year. Other teachers include:

  • my oldest living aunt who teaches me how to report the pains of aging with humor and reminds me to be grateful for the stabilizing bond of family;
  • my mother, whose present condition as an Alzheimer’s victim leaves her lessons in hospitality and her legacy of good counsel untouched;
  • my cousins and peers (male and female), who teach me the importance of connection;
  • members of a writing community called HubPages, who thrill me with their creativity and resourcefulness;
  • my son and daughter who occasionally walk ahead of me in the spirit of adventure, courage and expectations.

Still, the wisdom lessons I share best are those extracted from my own situations. Some of them took me years to learn. At 65, I begin to share them in nugget portions and address them especially to those who walk behind me.

(1) Smiles: Share Deliberately

You have been taught to flash a smile of welcome and recognition to anyone who enters your space or who makes eye contact with you. Beyond that, let your smiles be deliberate for people who deserve them—individuals who need a show of friendship, cheer, compassion and so on.

Some foolish people think that smiles are an invitation to become familiar. If you smile at their trashy jokes or rude behavior, they interpret your smile as support. Pay attention to the way your smile is received.

This advice goes against the merry advice to keep smiling, but it may come in handy.

(2) Words: Use Carefully

You do not have to own the words you use. You can quote other people’s words (as long as you do not take credit for them) when it is important to speak out. Too many people remain silent—not knowing the right words to say—when something needs to be said.

Not enough wisdom is spoken to offset the volume of nonsense spoken in public, by people who talk too much.

In personal relationships, be careful to communicate clearly and purposely. Talk through your feelings and give the other person opportunity to speak, so that you understand each other. Write your words when it is difficult to say them.

In general, use words to build, not to destroy. Specifically, when speaking to the children, use words worth remembering.

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(3) Time and Money: Invest Wisely

Procrastination and ignorance have been my lifelong enemies with regards to time and money. I used to have major regrets about this, but regret is useless. I believe that habits can change, going forward.

It is all about setting goals, devising a plan, and practicing zero tolerance for delay and distraction. Even at age 65, the struggle to break bad habits remain. But why am I still alive, if not to gain victories that eluded me in earlier years?

To those behind me, make the effort to learn time and money management. Write what you learn into your personal program. Use them and not let them use you. Decide where you need them on your list of priorities, but never place them above family.

(4) Forgiveness: Dispense Lavishly

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Learn from your mistakes what they teach you about yourself and about life, but do not keep a list of your wrongdoings. Admit your imperfection and accept God’s forgiveness, which is how you forgive yourself.

Forgiving yourself makes it easier to forgive other people. Just remember that in forgiving others, you are only dispensing from the forgiveness which you receive. You receive it lavishly, so dispense it lavishly.

The freedom that comes from forgiveness is worth sharing. It frees your space from negative elements like selfishness, guilt, inferiority and hostility. You empower yourself to age gracefully.

(5) Worship: Participate Passionately

At age 65, I have had time to review and reflect on the beliefs I inherited. Some I have altered and some I have replaced. The end result is that I choose to worship the Creator God of heaven and earth, and to remain a Christian following the example and teachings of Jesus Christ.

Life is too confusing to live without having a a solid, divine connection. Prayer helps and worship sustains. Worship is best offered humbly in recognition of the fact that God is greater than we are; passionately, in response to the fact we need a relationship with Him more than with anyone or anything else.

My counsel to those behind me is to nurture your innate desire for worship. Some worship themselves, other people, possessions or causes. It makes sense to worship the Giver of Life, and to worship passionately in proportion to your gratitude.

(6) Life: Live Joyfully

"Don't get older just to get wiser...If you get older, you will be wiser...But get older because it's fun," said Maya Angelou on her 74th birthday.

Joy lives inside you. It finds things to celebrate. When you’re burnt out and it seems that there is nothing to be joyful about, look around you, find someone who is celebrating and share his or her joy. Or let nature help bring it to the surface; take a nature walk and enjoy the song of the birds, or the sprint of the squirrels. Or, play some music, sing and dance.

Your joy is your responsibility. It helps you maintain your health and your relationships. No better life than a life of joy!

This Summary of Nuggets

1. Smiles: Share Deliberately
2. Words: Use Carefully
3. Time and Money: Invest Wisely
4. Forgiveness: Dispense Lavishly
5. Worship: Participate Passionately
6. Life: Live Joyfully

Everyone is encouraged to compile and share wisdom nuggets gained from everyday experiences, as the opportunity arises. The more we share, the more we connect, and the wiser we will all be.

  • Every day is a good day.
  • Every person counts.
  • Every situation teaches a lesson.
  • Everyone who reads this is alive.

In appreciation for this great gift of life, the least we can do is enjoy it at whatever age we are.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

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      • MsDora profile imageAUTHOR

        Dora Weithers 

        2 years ago from The Caribbean

        Victor, thanks for your feedback. We all have stories to tell, and HubPages is a good place to tell them in part.

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        victor 

        2 years ago from India

        These six points are very valuable.

        Thanks for sharing these wise lessons in nutshell.

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        Dora Weithers 

        3 years ago from The Caribbean

        Swalia, you're welcome. Thank you for reading and commenting.

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        Shaloo Walia 

        3 years ago from India

        Great advice MsDora. Thanks for sharing!

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        Dora Weithers 

        4 years ago from The Caribbean

        Poetryman, thanks for your kind comment. You made my day!

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        poetryman6969 

        4 years ago

        What a nice photo of you! Some very good advice as well. Voted up.

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        Dora Weithers 

        4 years ago from The Caribbean

        Thanks, Loraine. If we're going to be around, we might as well enjoy being here.

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        Loraine Brummer 

        4 years ago from Hartington, Nebraska

        Beautifully written. A joyful attitude is priceless.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Blond Logic, thank you for your valuable input. Love your honesty about forgiveness; glad you're free now. I'm working on time too. Your comment is encouraging.

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        Barbara Badder 

        5 years ago from USA

        I like your advice. I'm getting older myself and need to be reminded of some of these lessons from time to time.

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        Mary Wickison 

        5 years ago from Brazil

        These are things I am still working on.

        Only in the past few years have I learned how beneficial forgiveness is. It is as though grudges I held on to were a weight on me. Looking at it now, I was foolish and now -I just , let it go.

        Time management is still my big problem. I believe many people view those of us who work from home, as lazy or unemployed. I need to be firmer with those who try to monopolize my time.

        You have really hit the nail on the head with your list. These are all useful words of wisdom, whether were 65 , 25 or 105!

        Sharing and pinning

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Cris, nice hearing from you. Thank you for your encouragement.

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        CrisSp 

        5 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

        Indeed, great words of wisdom. Worth reading and sharing. Lovely photos as well.

        Thank you.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Manatita, glad you finally made it to my page. You can be late as long as you are sincere. Thank you.

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        manatita44 

        5 years ago from london

        Gems of wisdom here, my Sweet One.

        I am going though some of your Hubs here, but for this one I should not have been late. My apologies.

        Your loving Brother in Spirit,

        Manatita

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Lady E, I can relate; distracting thoughts sometimes barge in. However, we learn by practice how to replace them and continue to focus. Thank you for sharing, and keep praising!

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        Elena 

        5 years ago from London, UK

        Your photos are beautiful. The point about "Participate passionately" touched me. I will be honest and say sometimes, I could be clapping hands praising God and at the same time wondering what I will have to prepare for Sunday dinner. We truly must be there 100% in heart worshipping.... well, I should. :-)

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        You're welcome, Rajan. They're reminders for me too. Thanks for dropping by.

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        Rajan Singh Jolly 

        5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA.

        MsDora, I love the essence of this hub. These nuggets maybe small but they truly leave a powerful message. Many thanks for sharing your words of wisdom.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Dream On, I am honored to be another old lady who has something to offer. I have always liked the elderly, so perhaps we share similar thoughts about them. Hope I am able to share as long as I live. As for you, start sharing whenever you feel like it, no matter what age you are.

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        DREAM ON 

        5 years ago

        When I was growing up at the age 15 years old I rather spend time to an elderly lady who would tell me all about her day and any thoughts that seemed important. It was better than hanging out with friends.Thank you again for sharing your thoughts and your beautiful family.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        StrictlyDating, Happy Easter to you as well. Thank you for your kind comment.

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        StricktlyDating 

        5 years ago from Australia

        MsDora, I always appreciate your words of wisdom. You are outstanding! The family photos you shared here are beautiful too! Happy Easter:)

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        Joanna Chandler 

        5 years ago from On Planet Earth

        Good day MsDora No problem :)

        Hope your having a swell day

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Dream On, you are such an encouragement to me. Thank you!

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        DREAM ON 

        5 years ago

        MsDora Through your nuggets of wisdom I discovered the richest ore of all kind. That I can carry in my pocket or pull out to display. Each and every time I learn something new. Thank you and have a nice day.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Hi LadyFiddler, seems like I know you too. It's because we have some similar thoughts. Thank you so much for weighing in. You encourage me. Be blessed!

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        Joanna Chandler 

        5 years ago from On Planet Earth

        Hi Msdora lovely read, well written and I can hear you tone in your hub like if I know you and I've heard your voice. Maya Angelou has been through a rugged road. I love her style of writing only one problem I got with her and its her "voice" lol but that has not stopped me from liking her poems or owning one of her books. She's one of my strong black sisters, I do hope God gives her health and strength as she goes down in age.

        What you said about a smile is so true especially for men they always take it in the wrong way. It annoys me I am just trying to be polite and cordial at work or on the street doesn't mean the smile was inviting nor that we are buddies. When will they get it!

        Thanks for sharing .

        Shalom and peace be unto you.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Denise, thanks for the birthday wishes and kind sentiments. I love you too, and hope we continue to learn from each other.

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        Denise W Anderson 

        5 years ago from Bismarck, North Dakota

        It is wonderful to have a small glimpse of who you "really are," MsDora. We love you and appreciate your wisdom and understanding that you choose to share with us. We are grateful for the decisions you have made in your life, and the example you continue to set. Happy 65th!

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Janelle, thank you for your encouragement. Have a great week!

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        Janellegems 

        5 years ago from United States

        Excellent wise words to follow. I appreciate every nugget. Thanks for sharing your heart, life lessons and advice. You are truly a blessing and inspiring woman.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Word, just a little flattery? Thank you, I accept it.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Maggie, good to see you. I accept my gray hair as blessing; just the fact that I live long enough to have them. Thank you.

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        Al Wordlaw 

        5 years ago from Chicago

        Duhhh, I like your new pic, I meant to add that you have such a charming and youthful smile. -:)

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        Maria Magdalena Ruiz O'Farrill 

        5 years ago from Borikén the great land of the valiant and noble Lord

        Oh, how I love this hub!!! The Bible is so real, Proverbs 16:31 says: "Gray hair is a crown of glory; it is gained in a righteous life."

        Maya is one of those that I am looking forward to meet in Heavens.

        You look great! Be Blessed.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Al, thank you for your kind observation. We are all acquiring wisdom everyday and when you get to be my age, you'll have your personal nuggets to share. Thanks for your continual support!

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        Al Wordlaw 

        5 years ago from Chicago

        Hello MsDora, you've captured wisdom like no other has. You use it well. I can can appreciate your wisdom as I look ahead enjoying every day. Thank you for always showing up here!

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Cecile, thank you for your kind comment. Glad you like my nuggets.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Kathleen, you're welcome. Thank you for your comment.

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        Cecile Portilla 

        5 years ago from West Orange, New Jersey

        Thanks for your words of wisdom Ms. Dora. I will frequently remind myself of your summary of nuggets . Voted up!

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        Kathleen Odenthal 

        5 years ago from Bridgewater

        thank you msdora for this insightful post!

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Brenda, welcome to my HubCircle. Thank you for your kind comment.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Ignugent, thank you for the illustration. Right on!

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        Brenda Thornlow 

        5 years ago from New York

        Beautiful words of wisdom. Thank you so much for sharing. Voted up!

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        ignugent17 

        5 years ago

        Wonderful hub MsDora! I agree with you on using the words carefully. That is why hubpages is really a good site in giving comments and getting one. The writers give each other ideas and advice that will help the individual grow and improve as a writer.

        Have a good one. :-)

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Thank you, Peg. You always share honestly, and I appreciate you.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Izettl, thanks for confirming the positive soul that is Maya Angelou. She's exceptional. Her spirit of gratitude impresses me greatly and I would like to exude the same. Thank you for the encouragement.

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        Peg Cole 

        5 years ago from Northeast of Dallas, Texas

        These are wise words to incorporate into our daily lives. Thanks for sharing these nuggets.

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        Laura Izett-Irwin 

        5 years ago from The Great Northwest

        What a great person to share a birthday with. I've seen many interviews with Maya and I can't even be as positive as her. I'd love to be but I really think it comes natural to her. Anyway, I love the wisdom here. Most importantly, and you mentioned it at the end, is time to reflect. Yes, you've reflected but even other people at your age have not. Reflection is great and can be dome at any age...consistently. Some people don't their whole lives so not even age gives them wisdom. And I love #5! Great hub! Up!!

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Nell, thank you, thank you. I appreciate you.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Tmarajo, so pleased to meet you. Thank your for that affirmation.

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        Nell Rose 

        5 years ago from England

        Hi MsDora, what a wonderful inspirational hub! I loved every word, and all of them very wise, and the photos are beautiful!

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        Tamarajo 

        5 years ago

        "we need a relationship with Him more than with anyone or anything else" - Amen!!

        Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us. Voted up and useful

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Ahhhhhh Crafty! I've been to the doctor more than once because of dry eyes. Tears have their purpose. I love you, too.

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        CraftytotheCore 

        5 years ago

        MsDora, you brought tears to my eyes. This is so beautiful. You have such tremendous value for life and you are such a good role model to all.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Frank, thank you for your kind comment. So good to hear from you.

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        sujaya venkatesh 

        5 years ago

        wisdom dawns mostly at dusk do

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        Frank Atanacio 

        5 years ago from Shelton

        Msdora this is another wonderful hub..amazing

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Faith, thank you for being so kind. I can imagine the joy of having 3 grandkids in your home. Just little while longer, and mine will be redy to dance. Blessings to you, too.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Karen, welcome to HubPages, and thanks for reading and commenting.

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        Faith Reaper 

        5 years ago from southern USA

        Such a beautiful write filled with much wisdom, MsDora. Thank you for sharing here! Each one you have listed is so important in this life. I can see the joy in your face, eyes and smile when holding your grandson, so precious is he. Just this past weekend, we had up all three of my grands and the first night up we turned on the music and all sang and danced and just had the best time filled with laughter. All of such keeps one young too, such as your young 65 years!

        Here is to 65 years of living and loving and many, many more of the same to come.

        Up and more, tweeting, pinning and sharing

        God bless you. In His Love,

        Faith Reaper

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        Karen Lorenzo 

        5 years ago from Denver, Colorado

        Beautiful article which brings out the positive side of an individual.

        Voted up:)

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Well said, Ann. Thank you for your observation. I appreciate you.

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        Ann1Az2 

        5 years ago from Orange, Texas

        A lack of all these nuggets causes pre-mature aging! Well done, especially the one about forgiveness.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Sheila, thank you for following. We all need reminders. That's how I know what to include so I can remind myself.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Mona, be encouraged. Falling short is something all humans do, but forgiving yourself is on the list. Thanks for commenting.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Stages, thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your kind comment.

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        sheilamyers 

        5 years ago

        Another wonderful hub full of great advice! I try to live out what you wrote, but sometimes find myself slipping back to my old ways. It's always nice to read your hubs for the gentle reminders of the best way to live.

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        Mona Sabalones Gonzalez 

        5 years ago from Philippines

        Here's another list I have to keep in my pocket and refer to now and then. I fall short on so many of your points. Thank you, Ms. Dora. Voted up and shared.

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        Kathy Henderson 

        5 years ago from Pa

        Ms. Dora, such a beautiful hub, full of life lessons from a wise woman. We are blessed. Thank you for sharing your insight and sound advice.

        God Bless as you share the love and light, I am sure you touch many during your day.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Doc Purpose Embraced, please do not bother about the duplicate comments. They are both welcome to stay.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Froggy, continual blessings on you for the rest of today and always. Thank you for stopping by.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Lori, I know that you have heart for God, and you inspire me.. Thank you for affirming the importance of worship and forgiveness.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Flourish, I'm still learning. Thanks for your encouragement.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Ologsinquito, I appreciate your comment. That's my picture, and I feel beautiful!

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        Greg Boudonck 

        5 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

        Thank you so very much. You have given me a special blessing today with your wise words. May God bless you MsDora

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        Lori Colbo 

        5 years ago from Pacific Northwest

        I love this Ms. Dora. First of all, you are a beautiful woman and your grandson is a doll. I can't believe how he's grown. I love every item on your list. I think forgiveness and worship areas that have focused my attention. When we worship God, and I mean whole life worship from the very depths of our heart, forgiveness will come easier. It nearly destroyed me one time.

        Happy Birthday, Dora. May the Lord bless you and keep you.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Nancy, you expressed that so well. Thank you.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Jackie, you're very kind. I enjoyed my birthday, thank you.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Bill, thanks for the birthday wishes. I know that I'm in good company with you who are also enjoying life.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Devika, glad you find my nuggets helpful. Thank you.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Jodah, thanks for your kind words. Happy that you find mine relevant.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Eric, you're easy to love. Thanks for being my HubFriend.

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        FlourishAnyway 

        5 years ago from USA

        What lovely wisdom you have acquired through your years, MsDora. Thank you for imparting it today.

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        Yvette Stupart PhD 

        5 years ago from Jamaica

        MsDora, sorry for commenting twice, I thought the first comment was erased.

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        ologsinquito 

        5 years ago from USA

        This is wonderful advice, so I'm sharing. If the picture you used is of yourself, you look terrific. You seem like a beautiful person inside and out. Voted up and shared.

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        Nancy Owens 

        5 years ago from USA

        I love this. I especially like that you talk about investing out time wisely. Oh, how many times we hustle and bustle trying to achieve that Holy Grail of what ever it is we think we want only to find out the real treasure was the journey. Voted up and sharing.

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        Jackie Lynnley 

        5 years ago from The Beautiful South

        Love your directive for life MsDora and yes all these things are indeed important. You are a very young, pretty and talented 65 years young; surely you know. According to Maya we have much to look forward to. Hope you had a very happy 65th! ^+

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        Bill Holland 

        5 years ago from Olympia, WA

        What a wonderful message, Dora! Whenever your birthday was, or is, Happy Birthday. We are the same age and still learning...how wonderful is that? :)

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        Devika Primić 

        5 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

        A beautiful hub MsDora so interesting so much thought put into this hub. Your wise words are so helpful.

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        John Hansen 

        5 years ago from Queensland Australia

        You are very wise MsDora, but as you say you should aim to age with joy and not just to become wiser as that comes naturally with experience. Wonderful advice for all of us here. Thank you for sharing your wisdom. Voted up.

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        Eric Dierker 

        5 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

        I just voted across the board and up. And shared it. But I will have to come back and read it critically again. Because I am so biased by the love you have shown me and I feel for you.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Harishprasad, thank you for your encouragement. Forgiveness can be the difference between joy and depression in our lives.

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        Dora Weithers 

        5 years ago from The Caribbean

        Doc, thanks for your affirmation. You illustrated what I mean about speaking words worthy of recall.

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        Harish Mamgain 

        5 years ago from New Delhi , India

        MsDora, this is a wonderful, fantastic and very useful hub and I think the world needs this kind of stuff in bulk. All nuggets mentioned In this hub are very important in order to lead a beautiful and blissful life. Perhaps there is a minority who religiously adorn these all six gems, most of the people pick up just two or three out of these precious nuggets. I feel that there is dearth of people who cherish No. 4 nugget. Nonetheless, I wish billions of people start appreciating these glittering nuggets and enlighten their lives. Great article and great nuggets of wisdom ! Voted up !

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        Yvette Stupart PhD 

        5 years ago from Jamaica

        Thanks MsDora for your words of wisdom. I especially love what said about our words. Our words should build up others and not tear them down.

        I remember as a young person, the encouragement a much older lady gave me. She was a simple lady without education. But her gracious words reassured me. and made a great difference in my life.

        Blessings.

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        Yvette Stupart PhD 

        5 years ago from Jamaica

        MsDora, thanks for your words of wisdom. I especially love what you said about choosing our words carefully. Our words should be to build up others and not tear them down.

        I still remember the encouraging words of an elderly lady many years ago. She was a simple woman who was not educated, but I still remember her words. They were said from a gracious heart when I needed reassurance, and made a great difference in my life.

        Blessings.

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