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just in case anyone could use the reminder today...

Posted by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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i posted this as a comment elsewhere, but i suppose it couldn't hurt to post it on its own, as well.  i know at least ten of these were good for me to see today; perhaps they'll be good for someone else, too.

i normally hate fb shares - this one, i loved.


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 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

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 of 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. 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."

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areles
by Platinum Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:07 PM

bumpity.

cbk_mom3
by JayTayGma on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:07 PM

This is beyond amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this. I was so needing several of these today.

areles
by Platinum Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:08 PM


yeah, it's good stuff.  i should tattoo some of these on my freaking forehead.

Quoting cbk_mom3:

This is beyond amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this. I was so needing several of these today.



cbk_mom3
by JayTayGma on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:10 PM
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LOL. I know, same here.

Quoting areles:


yeah, it's good stuff.  i should tattoo some of these on my freaking forehead.

Quoting cbk_mom3:

This is beyond amazing! Thank you so much for sharing this. I was so needing several of these today.




lovemysnugbugs
by Gold Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:11 PM
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I love this! Thanks for sharing.
areles
by Platinum Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:14 PM

bump bump bump

areles
by Platinum Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:28 PM
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i should change this title to 'help! i had a three-way with my husband, his father, and my boss, and now i'm pregnant!'  bet bitches would open it THEN.  haha.  ;)

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tracy0812
by Silver Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:30 PM
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I'm going to print this out and hang it on the bathroom mirror. Thanks for sharing!
ColtsFan1912
by FriendoftheFoot on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:31 PM
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I use to be a CNA in a nursing home and one night I was taking care of this resident. We were talking about things she use to like doing when she was younger & she said she loved to ice skate. I told her I never have been ice skating but would like to one day. She grabbed my hands and met my eyes & told me "Do it. Don't keep saying you want to. . .do it. Don't end up like me ,alone,full of regrets. Live your life every single day because it goes so quickly" It hit me hard. I think of her a lot.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:32 PM
I need to print out number 4 and hang it on the bathroom mirror to remind dh of this daily.

Love the list!!!
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