Friday, October 26, 2012

some inspiring thoughts


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 pay cheque.

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 your new clothes.  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."
Have a great life ahead ..

17 comments:

Found In Folsom said...

Loved each one of them Renu...some looked as if I read them already, but still worth reading them often to remind what we need in our lives.

Rachna said...

Good points. The font is a little harsh on the eyes.

My journey said...

Very moving and inspirational.
You will be lot happier if you live your life rather than introspecting it every time!

Always Unlucky said...

I would like to say thanks for the efforts you have made compiling this article. You have been an inspiration for me. I’ve forwarded this to a friend of mine. From India

Rhapsody B. said...

Namaste...
That was inligthening, inspiring and rejuvernating.

thanks for sharing.
HOpe life is presenting itself in ways you can enjoy, learn from and excel at.

peace.
rhapsody

Bikramjit said...

a long list of beautiful liens .. and indeed Life is GOOD .. moreover its up to us how good we make ..

and I totally beleive in 43rd one .. no matter how you feel , get up , dress up and Show up for sure

Bikram's

rudraprayaga said...

Fantastic, Renu.One will learn what life is.Let's all have good yield from our lives.

Renu said...

Found in Folsom: Thanks:)..I also like reading again and again..

Rachna: Sorry Rachna, actually I copy pasted it as it is:)

My Journey: Yes Anil..Life is to be lived and lived well.

Always Unlucky: Thanks, it will easier to me to reply, if you write your name too:)

Rhapsody B; Thanks:)

Bikram:.Life or anything else is what we make it, its our perspective only..

Rudraprayaga; Thanks Rudra!..we should make something of our life.

Shrutzz said...

woww...visited this after a long time..am happy I came here :) Felt so nice

Renu said...

Shrutzz: yes.long time..how are you and your little one?

ashok said...

lot of wisdom ...

goingbeyondthepages said...

Worth reading Renu. Thanks for sharing these wonderful words.

Rahul Aggarwal said...

beautiful points...!

totally agree with 41. being envy is such a waste of time..!

P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful. My salutations to her. Yes the font is an irritant.

P.N. Subramanian said...

Beautiful. My salutations to her. Yes the font is an irritant.

Reflections said...

Good one, I have read this earlier. But it helps to read lists like these again and again;-).

Renu said...

Shrutzz; Thanks:) how are you and little one?

P.N.Subramanian:.I shall try to rectify the mistake..

Reflections:..exactly:)