timeless wisdom

As you know, I’m not one to forward e-mails, but sometimes if I get something very straightforward and worth the read, I’ll post it here. This is a perfect example. But, contrary to e-mail legend, Regina is not 90 years old. She’s having fun being an Urban Legend:

lookin good, Regina!
lookin' good, Regina!

Written By Regina Brett, of The Plain Dealer, 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 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 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.
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I just did #43. What about you? What are your words of wisdom?

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  1. I’ve printed off this list and I’m going to put it on my fridge so I can see it each day and I might just add a few to it like “Don’t turn down an offer of an outing, as you may not get asked out in the future” (of course within reason). Another one I think is good is “Surround yourself with happy people as it’s contagious” – I find this in my workplace, I have some great work mates who have great senses of humour and we have a belly laugh almost every morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea which makes going to work fun.
    Thanks Susan & Regina 🙂

  2. I’ve printed off this list and I’m going to put it on my fridge so I can see it each day and I might just add a few to it like “Don’t turn down an offer of an outing, as you may not get asked out in the future” (of course within reason). Another one I think is good is “Surround yourself with happy people as it’s contagious” – I find this in my workplace, I have some great work mates who have great senses of humour and we have a belly laugh almost every morning tea, lunch & afternoon tea which makes going to work fun.
    Thanks Susan & Regina 🙂

  3. Reminds me of my late husband. He didn’t have a list, but even while dying from cancer, he greeted every day with a smile, and said, “This isn’t the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.” And he meant it….

    Thanks, Susan.

    ~Deb

  4. Reminds me of my late husband. He didn’t have a list, but even while dying from cancer, he greeted every day with a smile, and said, “This isn’t the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.” And he meant it….
    Thanks, Susan.
    ~Deb

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