Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Today I checked my e-mail (not something I do all too often) and I had enough time to read most of them. My Dad sent me something that I really needed. Too often I "sweat the small stuff" or I find myself feeling like life is too hard for me to handle. This really put things into perspective for me. I decided I wanted to share these LIFE LESSONS with all my blog family and friends... ENJOY!! 

 "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught
                me. It is the most requested column I've ever written."
Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, Cleveland, Ohio.               

 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 your 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. 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 everyone and everything.               
29. Don't worry about what other people say about you - it doesn't matter.               
 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.

GREAT Advise.
I hope this helps YOU just like it helped me! :)

1 comment:

Lindsey and Jared said...

I have seen this before, but I am so glad that you posted it again. Isn't it amazing how much we really do get caught up in stuff that just does NOT MATTER?? That's how I feel right now...that I am just stressed about crap that doesn't matter in the long run. Any way, thanks for the reminder. <3 you