Words of wisdom

I came across this on Facebook. It was written years ago as a newspaper column by Regina Brett, from Ohio, who is now 90 years old. She says these are the lessons that life taught her.

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.

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.

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  • Oh I really like that, that's not going to be deleted - thank you for posting it.

  • It all still makes sense Toci :)

  • to all of it Toci,, as we say what will be will be so make the most and live for the now , the rest will follow , good post there Toci .;)

  • :)

  • Thats great Toci.😊

    Think I'm going to make a copy of it, and put on fridge. I have several I read every day. One being-

    God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change.

    The courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.

    So true. ....

    Rubyxx 😊 😊

  • I love that one, too. x

  • I've copied that one...

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    πŸ˜‰ xx

  • I certainly agree with 9.

  • Lol, that's the only one that does not sit well with me. I think I must have defective genes because I don't really like chocolate very much. x

  • Aren't you lucky ? Chocolate is the only food I consistently crave. But of course like all pleasures it has to be rationed. Why is it that everything in life that's fun is 'bad for you' ?

  • Not everything.....

  • I'll have to think about that :)

  • 😊no not everything πŸ˜† am only 65.

  • Everything I like is either illegal, immoral or fattening was the one I heard!

  • Got it in one Snodgrass.

  • Great.....especially No.23 and of course No.9 Yumeeeeeee !!

    Velvet xx

  • Great advice. It is good to step back at times and try to get everything into perspective. Thanks for posting it!

  • Thank you Toci, that is really great - they truly are WORDS OF WISDOM.

  • All great but I do like number 19 😘

  • Me too. I learned this one years ago. x

  • I will be copying and sending to my friends and family.

    It's all so true.!!

  • Makes you smile

  • And that is worth a lot. :D

  • Yes smiling and positive thoughts πŸ˜Šβ˜ΊπŸ˜†πŸ˜‡πŸ˜ˆ

  • All very, very true. No wonder she has lived to 90 years old. We all could if we relaxed, slowed down and accepted her advice.

  • Love this.....thankyou

  • Enjoyed reading that, thankyou.

  • Life isn't fair, but sometimes it's unfair in your favour . . .

  • Good point!

  • No 37 I can think of one I wouldn't want back.

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