Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    BRITOMART   87,995
SparkPoints
80,000-99,999 SparkPoints
 
 
Regina Brett's life lessons

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

This is written by Regina Brett, a well-known columnist and author, and, I think, host of some sort of talk show. Ms. Brett is also a cancer survivor. Originally, this was a column in to the �Plain Dealer� [publication] in Cleveland, Ohio. What a wise soul!! Enjoy!! (when I received it, her age was given as 90! In fact, however, she was born in 1956--making her my near-contemporary. That means there may be hope for me--us--to gain such wisdom. Because this has been published on the net many times, I doubt I'm infringing copyright.)

****************************
*********
WHICH OF THE 45 IS YOUR PERSONAL FAVORITE?

I like # 35: don't audit life.

****************************
*********
"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
5. Pay off your credit cards every month.
6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.
8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
24. The most important sex organ is the brain.
25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
27. Always choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.
31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood.
38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
41. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
42. The best is yet to come...
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
44. Yield.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."
SHARE
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

NESSY759 8/31/2012 8:59AM

    wow im glad i read this it actually moved me to tears i can so relate to alot of these . Thanks for sharing

Report Inappropriate Comment
LOLAJO54 8/28/2012 4:06PM

    I loved them all but 29 stood out for me

thank you !

Report Inappropriate Comment
BEACHWALKER86 8/28/2012 4:05PM

    Love these! Some old favorites here, and some new ones.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
BARBARAROSE54 8/28/2012 2:05PM

    emoticon these are great !

Report Inappropriate Comment
RAINBOWMF 8/28/2012 2:04PM

    Thank you, I have seen a lot of them but new ones too.

My favourite--

Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

Report Inappropriate Comment
PARAN0RMAL 8/28/2012 1:14PM

    I love this! Thank you so much for sharing. I've never seen it before but I've printed it out so I can keep all of this in mind. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.