Aging Wisdom – Lessons 91-100


by Richard P. Johnson

Aging teaches me…

91 To realize that each day offers something beautiful
92 To live the sure mystery of Love
93 To overlook the negative and accentuate the positive
94 To get out of the criticism business
95 To value heartache as well as elation
96 To see everything as gift
97 To develop the courage to be imperfect
98 To never be paralyzed by fear
99 To feed my soul everyday … be open to grace
100 To luxuriate in the presence of God

© Richard P. Johnson, Ph.D.

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This article was originally published in an email newsletter. Reposted with permission.

About the author

Dr. Johnson is nationally recognized for his pioneering work in Healing and Medical Behavioral Sciences. As Director of Behavioral Medicine at a large teaching medical center, Dr. Johnson was responsible for teaching medical interns and residents the “art” of medicine. He has taught hundreds of persons interested in healing. His fresh ideas and enthusiasm for the spiritual aspects of adult development and healing have inspired scores of maturing adults to follow their hearts and live more abundant lives. He is a dynamic, engaging, and compassionate teacher who delights in seeing his students grow personally and spiritually. He has written many articles and over 40 books all focused upon God’s expansive grace. Dr. Johnson is a devoted Catholic Christian; he and his wife Sandra live in St. Louis, they have three grown children and six grandchildren. Dr. Johnson holds a doctorate degree in clinical counseling from the University of Florida; he was also awarded an honorary doctorate from Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, Indiana in 2010.

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