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

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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."

by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:04 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:34 PM
1 mom liked this
Number 37....I may copy that one to my notes and post it when I see some of these ridiculous posts/comments and things on fb. Sad that people would have to be reminded of that......
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areles
by on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:45 PM
There are quite a few that cafemom could use reminders of, collectively. Including me, of course.


Quoting Anonymous:

Number 37....I may copy that one to my notes and post it when I see some of these ridiculous posts/comments and things on fb. Sad that people would have to be reminded of that......

bluebunnybabe
by Ruby Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 4:48 PM
I feel guilty so I'm going to confess. I saw where you posted this as a comment on the other post & I liked it so much that I stole it & posted it on my FB page. Thank you. :)
bnj03
by Bronze Member on Aug. 28, 2013 at 5:13 PM
I'm thinking of writting some of these up at work. We need it here.
areles
by on Oct. 3, 2013 at 11:46 PM

bumping my own old post, because i feel like ladies need it tonight.

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