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I came across a paragraph by an 85 year old woman that I think is a classic. Here is what she wrote, "If you live to be 75 years old you will live over 657,000 hours." Did you know that? That’s almost 2/3rds of a million hours that you’re going to live. That’s too much to be anxious about all the time. So don’t worry.


That’s the advice. Worry is kind of like a rocking chair. It is something to do but it doesn’t get you anywhere. So don’t worry.


Here is what she wrote, reflecting on her life at age 85. She said, "God, if I had my life to live over, I would relax & ramble around & be sillier than I had been on this trip.


"I would take fewer things so seriously, & I would take more chances. I would take more trips & I would climb more mountains & swim more rivers.


"I would eat more ice cream & less prunes." (I like that.) "I would perhaps have some actual troubles but I’m sure I would have fewer imaginary ones. You see, I’m one of those people who have lived sensibly & safely, hour after hour, day after day.


"Oh, I have had my moments. And if I had it all to do over again I would have more of them. Just moments one after another instead of living so many years in a big chair, acting like all those persons who never go anywhere without a thermometer, a hot water bottle, a raincoat, or a parachute.


"If I had it to do over again I would worry less. I would laugh more, & I would pick a lot more daisies."

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