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‘Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.’ ~Seneca

As my birthday approaches I think about what I’ve learned, allow me to share my thoughts:

Love the small pleasures of life. A jog in the evening light, a square of rich, dark chocolate with a strong coffee, a good book to enjoy after a productive day, a moment of quiet as the birds sing…

Want little and you are rich. You can have a lot of money and possessions, but if you are always looking for more, you are not as well off as she who has little but is satisfied. Not wanting something is as good as possessing it.

Be grateful for the life you have. Every day is a gift, not to be full of deadlines but to be savoured and appreciated, spend time enjoying it, not devouring it.

See life as a garden, not a road. Where we go matters less than what we notice.

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