Sunday, January 6, 2013

90 Years of Wisdom

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 42 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 – enjoy it..

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

10. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

11. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

12. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it...

14 Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

15. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

16. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

17. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

20. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

21. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

22. The most important sex organ is the brain.

23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

25. Always choose life.

26. Forgive but don’t forget.

27. What other people think of you is none of your business.

28. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does..

31. Believe in miracles.

32. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

33. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

34. Your children get only one childhood.

35. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

36. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

37. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

38. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

39. The best is yet to come...

40. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

41. Yield.

42. "Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."

YOU GO, Regina!
Not only are you wise…you are FABULOUS!
If only I can live to be as wonderful as you!

LIVE IT UP, Beauties.
THIS is your life.
It's up to us to make it EXACTLY as we wish.
Make it BIG!

I Love You…ALL.
Have a day as beautiful as you!


And if you haven't yet...

Your Life Begins…NOW! GO GET 'EM!


Jenna said...

Oh I love this! Sounds like advice my grandma would give! Sadly, she just passed New Years Day at the age of 92. She was a wonderful example of how to live your life to the fullest.

Thank you V, you seem to always post exactly what my heart is looking for at the moment. Love you


Anonymous said...

Lovely advice! Thank you for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Lovely advice! Thank you for sharing!

Hello Fabulous said...

I absolutely love this! So true!! Everyday should be lived to the fullest and fabulous :)

Bree said...

Great list! Just might have to steal this one. Life is way too short. Lighten the load whenever possible. Thanks for posting this! Love my new goodies.....btw. :)

Susan said...

I loved this! Such smart thoughts and so timely with the New Year.

Hope all is great with you beauty! xo

Anonymous said...

This is such a great post and so true in many of these things. I hope you are doing well sweetheart.

Anonymous said...

Hi I am new to this blog. I love the list you posted! :)