Saturday, February 4, 2012

45 Lessons Life Taught Me

After reading this from my friend's blog, Donna at GG's Creative Corner, I know I will print it out to read and remember it by each day. My craft blog today has a non-craft post as I would love to reprint it here to share you all. Hope you like this as much as I do. Thank you Donna for sharing these precious words...

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.

"To celebrate growing older, I 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 – enjoy it.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

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. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all 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 but don’t forget.

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 throw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what 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."


jee Q said...

this is so true and very nice! thank you for sharing. very inspiring

María Magnética said...

Thanks for sharing this, it is really cool. However, I wanted to comment that I visited her site and she is not really 90, it's an "urban legend" out of her control. She's written this about it:

Mereknits said...

What a lovely way to start my day. Thanks for posting this.

Celeste said...

Très belle leçon de vie.......


Anny said...


by Teresa said...

Those are great sentiments!

Donna said...


Thank you for letting me know "she" is part of an urban legend. My friend, who sent it to me, took this from an Ohio Newspaper article. I still love the sentiment and wisdom, whether she be 30 - 50 - or 90. I will check it out, but I will also leave this on my blog.


Donna said...

My dear friend,

Thank you for sharing this with your friends and followers! I love the wisdom and the sentiment she talks about. Some we say to ourselves each day, but we still forget until seeing it again. It is a good idea to print it and hang it in a place we will remember each day!

Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Rafidah Ahmad said...

tq for sharing dear!

Gerrie said...

Thank you for sharing.
I love those lessons of life.
kisses, Gerrie

Tracey said...

I just found your blog, and it is great. I really enjoyed reading this. Thank you.

Romi-damelalata- said...

soooo beautiful!!
thank you for sharing!!

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Crochet Dude(Rob) said...

I have given you an award If you participate in blog awards, I have one for you on mine. Have a great day. :)

freshpursuit said...

nice.....very true each line

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