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With age comes wisdom

What is the most surprising thing you’ve discovered about life as you get older?
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Life is full of surprises. Use each surprise to live a better day.

Bill Doyle (District 14 Niagara)

I have more strength and value than I thought.

Edna Konrad (District 7 Windsor-Essex) 

What we know is important, and what we understand is significantly more important.

Richard Goodbrand (District 31 Wellington) 

Every day is always a good day.

Brock Robinson
(District 4 Sudbury, Manitoulin)

It doesn’t matter at what age you fall in love, it always makes you feel like you are 18 again!

Cindy Ranieri (District 34 York Region)

Don’t worry about what others think of you. They are more interested in what others think of them.

Deborah Rodaway (District 14 Niagara)

Living with parts that are past their best-before date.

Donald Joe Irvine (District 27 Ottawa-Carleton) 

Democracy requires diligent and courageous citizens.

Douglas Martin (District 2 Thunder Bay) 

Lots of things that I used to care about don’t bother me anymore. I don’t need makeup or fancy clothes. I only need to be myself and laugh every day. And be grateful for every sunrise and sunset and the beauty of birdsong or a friend who smiles and enjoys my company!

Vivienne Young (District 9 Huron-Perth)

That most problems resolve themselves. Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

Esther Mair (District 16 City of Toronto)

No one can make me feel or do something I don’t choose to feel or do. A true understanding of this brings much greater peace.

Gloria Darroch (District 47 Vancouver Island)

Each stage in life is a great adventure. I was fearful of moving on to a new stage, but I didn’t need to be.

Karen Bimm (District 17 Simcoe County)

That I’m not as nice as I thought I was!

Kathryn Derby (District 20 Frontenac, Lennox & Addington)

I have discovered how little I know the older I get.

Rosemarie Walsh (District 14 Niagara)

One tends to outgrow some friends whom one thought were “bosom buddies.”

Edna Baker-Graf (District 23 North York)

The shift from being certain about things to being uncertain, and being OK with that.

Susan HooKong-Taylor (District 16 City of Toronto)

I just don’t care what people think, so I will do what I want and not worry about it.

Terry Hamilton (District 11 Waterloo Region) 

I don’t need to worry about every detail and everyone’s problems. Things will eventually work out — maybe not for the best, but it will be completed.

Pauline Brown (District 31 Wellington) 

I have learned I’m actually an extrovert, NOT an introvert!

Theresa Tasse (District 43 Nipissing)

I have a voice. Everything can be solved peacefully. People don’t really want to hurt each other.

Sharon MacNeice (District 34 York Region)

The belief that you are in control of your own destiny is a myth!

Phyllis Lanham (District 18 Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes)

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