Monday, 8 June 2009

Worthy of being on a poster!

This is something we should all read at least once a week
Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio, USA

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

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

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 pay check.

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, w
ill 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.

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.

Remember that I will always share my spoon with you! Friends are the

Family that we choose for ourselves."

Hi loved ones! Was so ill it was scary, but on the mend now!

Bless you all--


Very practical and profound. Thanks for sharing them with us. God bless you always.

"No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up"!
That's you in a nutshell, my dear Sheila! Good advice, all of it--thanks for sharing this post--

Sorry you were feeling so ill--glad it is improving--and good to have you back on your blog! Do keep us informed on how things are going--as you are able, of course!

sheila, just wanted to drop by here to say hi and i miss you. take care always. God bless you, dear sis.

Hi Sheila:)


Very interesting and useful post.

Save for retirement. This reminds me of what my elderly boss told me when I was a new recruit in a company. He said- JOSEPH, SAVE FOR A RAINY DAY. I laughed within my self. I thought he was being very foolish. I wasted lot of money on unwanted things. Now I regret. It is too late.

As regards winning an argument, I remember what Dale Carnegie wrote in his famous book-HOW TO WIN FRIENDS AND INFLUENCE PEOPLE. The best way to win an argument is to avoid it. He also said- YOU CAN WIN AN ARGUMENT, BUT YOU WILL LOSE A FRIEND.

Evey single lesson you have listed is worth its weight in gold.

Hope and pray you are keeping good health and your husband will come fast.

Your friend

You are absolutelly right, Sheila. We should All read at least once a week. I should, and I'll do.

Thank you so much for sharing!
And I like Joseph's advices too.

God bless!

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