I read a lot of sad stories in this section and feel for people. At my age if I wake up not hurting anywhere, it means I died in the night! Seriously, things I have learned in life: 1. Family members, pets, friends all die in their time, I'm not ready yet, so I'll make coffee and go let the chickens out. 2. Lost more then one job in my Career. Just made for an opportunity for a better job---eventually, when I got over it and tried harder. 3. Self-fulfilling prophetically: People that expect the worse, generally get it. 4. If you live beyond your means------it will catch up to you. Planning for unexpected expenses means you got it covered when the fridge dies, the washer quits, or the car strands you. 5. The happiest times in my life was/is when I have the least in material goods----less to worry about and I can get back to my garden and watching the chickens scratch around making me laugh at the worm tug-o-war. 6. I don't try to keep up with the Jones or follow the latest trend, turns out, doing my own thing became the latest trend. 7. If I want to do something or accomplish something---think about it, read about it, (love the internet for research), plan, then do it and be flexible when plans change. 8. I can't control the weather, but I can water the garden when it doesn't rain and I can work on inside projects when it won't stop raining. 9. The taste of a tree ripen apricot was worth the wait growing the trees from seed. 10. People and chickens do the darnest things. Well, that's my list of 10 lessons learned---Whats yours?