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Simple Life Lessons…

I recently came across this great list of ‘life lessons’ written by 90 year-old Regina Brett of Cleveland, Ohio. She said that “…to celebrate growing older, I once wrote…lessons life has taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.” I have highlighted some of my favorites:

  •  Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
  • When in doubt, just take the next small step.
  • Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  • Your job won’t take care of  you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
  • You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
  • Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
  • Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
  • Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  • Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
  • Get rid  of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  • Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
  • It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
  • When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
  • Over prepare, then go with the flow.
  • No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
  • Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’
  • What other people think of you is none of  your business.
  • Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
  • However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
  • Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
  • All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
  • Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
  • If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
  • Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
  • The best is yet to come…
  • No matter how you feel, get up, dress up  and show up.
  • Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

To learn more about the author, Regina Brett, you can visit her website here: http://reginabrett.com/

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