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#4--69 Things I've learned in almost 69 years; learn to talk deeply with and listen your spouse

First three of 69 Things I've learned as I approach my 69th birthday in 22 days

In 22 days, I turn 69 years-old.  I'm inching closer and closer to that magic number of 70.  Some say that 70 is the new 50.  What say you who read this?

I'm trying to think of 69 things I've learned in the past almost 69 years.  My birthday is on August 31 and I'm a member of the first class of baby-boomers.

I'm starting my list right here and I'll add to it as thoughts come to my mind.  This is in no particular order.

3.  Floss between your teeth everyday--Somehow I missed this and I'm paying for it.  I brushed, but for most of my life I didn't floss.  Now I know my dentist on a first name basis.  And I have to partials in my mouth and way fewer real teeth than I'd like.


2.  Spend time everyday thanking God--I know how to complain.  In doing that, I found it easy to miss giving thanks to God for a whole bunch of stuff.  I'm trying to give serious time to this everyday.  This song summarizes what I'm talking about.


1.  Keep moving--my wife and I have step counters on our wrists.  We have Garmin's Vivofit which we got through Groupon.  I wish I would have been more attentive to being active earlier in my life and I wish I would have stayed consistent.

My Vivo Fit step counter from Garmin.
I'm off to a slow start this morning. We've had many days with more than 10,000 steps.