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Happy New Year for those whose new year starts today! Mr. Boomerlifetoday and I spent a very pleasant evening with friends this year.  It was warm last evening, so we were able to sit outside on their terrace which sits high above the sea.  As midnight approached, one community after another along the coast celebrated with beautiful fireworks’ displays – magical!

Now that the new year is upon us, I was thinking about what I’d like to achieve this year and found this on Senior Planet, one of the blogs I follow.  It’s a list of regrets  compiled by older people, which just might spark some new year’s resolutions for you:

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12 Things You’ll Regret When You’re Old(er)

  1. Being scared to do things.  “Looking back you’ll think, What was I so afraid of?”
  2. Failing to make physical fitness a priority. In fact, it’s never too late to start – but the sooner the better.
  3. Letting yourself be defined by gender roles.  “Few things are as sad as an old person saying, ‘Well, it just wasn’t done back then.’”
  4.  Caring too much about what other people think. ”In 20 years you won’t give a damn about any of those people you once worried so much about.”
  5. Not moving on fast enough.  ”Old people look back at the long periods spent picking themselves off the ground as nothing but wasted time.”
  6. Holding grudges, especially with those you love.
  7. Not standing up for yourself.  Get the respect you deserve – not because you’re “wiser,” but because you are aging with attitude.
  8. Letting yourself be defined by cultural expectations. Like the expectation that we’ll fade into the background as we get older.
  9. Not spending enough time with loved ones. Their time is finite.
  10. Not being grateful sooner. Don’t be a grouch!
  11. Not taking that risk, especially in love. Say yes to leaps of faith!
  12. Letting yourself live with regret. Because it’s never too late to change your future.

Do any of these speak to you?  How do you plan to change the way you live in 2014?

Until next time,

Your Boomer Life Partners

To read the full article on Senior Planet, click or touch here.

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