Tuesday, 27 November 2012

A little inspiration I found

The 45 Lessons Life Taught Me

I came across these inspiring quotes and I thought I would share them here for you all. I found them on Jo Austin’s blog and she recommends that we print them off and read at least once a month. Enjoy xx

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 - 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. 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. Clutter weighs you down in  many ways.
18. Whatever doesn't kill you really  does make you stronger.
19. It's never too late to be happy. But it's all 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 but don't forget.
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. Accept what you already have not what 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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  1. So much wisdom - thank you for sharing it. x

  2. monica thanks for that will be
    printing it off and reading it at
    least once a week, it really made me smile

  3. Monica, the accompanying photo is of fashion icon iris apfel, it's not of Regina Brett. Iris is very well known for her fashion work and I don't think her views would tie in with your quotes........

  4. It does make you think, emmmmm, does no. 17 work with our scrap rooms????????? Hugs

  5. Thanks Monica for this Oh so inspiring share!!


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