Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Lessons from Life, by 90-year-old Regina Brett

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.
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.


  1. Aww, this is a beautiful post
    Really makes you realise that life is actually there for the taking, and we're wasting a lot of it worrying about things that, in the scheme of things, don't really know

  2. Nice post, very wise words. These are all very true.

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  3. Great list! Everything is so true.

  4. Beautiful. Agreed with every single one! If I live by these rules, my life will be fufilled!
    Thank you so much for sharing! Really appreciate it.



  5. i love all of these! stole one for my fb!


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  6. So true! thank you for posting!


  7. this is probably one of the best posts ive seen in a long time! im so glad i stumbled across your blog! My middle name is Layne and maiden name was taylor ...love your name tayler layne :)



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