Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Awesome life lessons...

Hey everyone! This is not a beauty post but I know all of you will appreciate this ^_^

I received this email not to long ago and reading it everyday helps me to remind myself that no matter how difficult life is, it's still great!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.  "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote 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 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: Agreee 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 past.
12. It's Ok to let your children see your 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 a blink of an eye. But don't worry, God never blinks.
16. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
17. Get rid of everything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you does make your 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 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. Al ways choose life.
28. Forgive everyone everything.
29. What people think of you is none of your business.
30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
31. However good or bad a siatuation is, it will change.
32. Don't taje 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 everyday. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab our 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.

15 comments:

  1. I live my life to most of the listed. haha.

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  2. I agree! I can't help but nod to all the list!

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  3. AMen!! i agree and concur with everything..

    6. You don't have to win every argument: Agreee to disagree.
    ^^ i learned this with all my heart.. haha i love debating with people.. haha

    15. Everything can change in a blink of an eye. But don't worry, God never blinks.-- soo true!!

    22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.-- yay!! guilty with the over preparing thinbg with almost everything...

    23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.-- this one i truly love..

    wow.. i love everything written in this post.. haha

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  4. i really like this, thanks for posting it! :D

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  5. Thank you so much for sharing this with us Becky! I loove this! :)

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  6. thanks for sharing Becky! Especially loved this post. <3

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  7. Ohh what a great collection of thoughts- they're all so true! I especially love the end one :)

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  8. Becky! I love you for sharing this.:)

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  9. *high five girl!* It's a good thing that you are committed to waiting until marriage before loosing your virginity. Guys respect that, even if their hormones goes up. lol. You're a strong woman and a lot of girls admire that =]

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  10. awww thsi is really sweet. The "If the relationship is secret then don't be in it" is sooo true. I've been there and it SUCKS!

    great post, it totally brightened my day

    and you've seen mila in real life?! Woww I would love to meet her. Glad to hear that she also looks amazing in real life. Btw I got a homemade video and am wondering if you can submit to vivid for me. HAHAHA JK JK! It's pretty neat to work beside vivid I think! We only have cisco and they deal with boring phone networks :(

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  11. That is a wonderful list. Thank you for sharing, I hope many people take it to heart.

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  12. wow! what a great post! very inspiring! i so agree on all of the list.

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  13. How motivational and inspiring! I'm sending this to all of my contacts!
    xoxo

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