I really like this 90yr old wise Lady

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   Posted 12/10/2011 9:19 AM (GMT -6)   

Written by a 90 year old

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

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 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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   Posted 12/10/2011 9:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Very nice, Thanks Awty...good advise...
* So many dx's I could write a book* "It would be nice if we could use the edit button in real life"...

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   Posted 12/10/2011 10:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Awty,

I am so glad you shared this with us. Very wise lady...

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 12/10/2011 8:23 PM (GMT -6)   
yeah cool, thx. jamie :-)



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   Posted 12/11/2011 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Awty:  I love it!  I'm going to find some nice paper to print it on and then frame it here above my desk.

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   Posted 12/11/2011 10:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Great idea Cass, good motivator and reminder for our tougher days

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   Posted 12/11/2011 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
I thought I had posted to this.........Lil Ole Kitt loves this one and so very, very true.
Thanks Awty and keep bring on the cheerful posts.
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   Posted 12/11/2011 11:08 AM (GMT -6)   
turn   turn turn turn Awe, Lil Ole Kitt, glad you like it, for some reason I found it really poignant and it placed things in perspective

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   Posted 12/11/2011 12:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Lil Ole Karen liked it too. I feel like the 90n year old lady today...

Sun is out though!!! Suppose to get in the 40's today!!!

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 12/11/2011 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing :-) # 19 really hit home for me !!!!

Blessings, Michelle

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   Posted 12/11/2011 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for sharing...I really enjoyed. Who said older is wiser...so true. I think I am also going to frame it.

Bless you, Amy
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