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45 things to remember..

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posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 11:31 PM
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Received this in my inbox today from a friend, it's good..tried to see if this was already posted.. sheesh.. 100000pgs with 'things to remember' .. anyways without further ado..


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 – 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."




posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 12:09 AM
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Star & Flag!
This is great. Sometimes when people get too wrapped up in the daily bs and start to feel down, these things are exactly what they need to remember. You said a 90 year old wrote this? It's smart to take advice from someone who's been around the block so to say. Very wise words. I love every point made. Especially this one..



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


Oh and 36 too!!
Thanks for sharing this. I will no doubt come back and read this, everyone could use these reminders every once in a while. These are good pick me up points.



posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 12:25 AM
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Originally posted by Komodo
Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .



Except that she's not anywhere near 90 years old.


The Internet aged me.
The day before I turned 45, I wrote a column of the 45 Lessons Life Taught Me. I added five more lessons when I turned 50. My Life Lessons ended up e-mailed around the world.
Only someone changed my age on an email to read: "Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old."
Then someone attached a picture of lovely old lady to the email. No, that dear senior citizen isn’t me.


reginabrett.com



posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 12:27 AM
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I liked this
thanks for posting



posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 12:29 AM
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Originally posted by alfa1

Originally posted by Komodo
Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .



Except that she's not anywhere near 90 years old.


The Internet aged me.
The day before I turned 45, I wrote a column of the 45 Lessons Life Taught Me. I added five more lessons when I turned 50. My Life Lessons ended up e-mailed around the world.
Only someone changed my age on an email to read: "Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old."
Then someone attached a picture of lovely old lady to the email. No, that dear senior citizen isn’t me.


reginabrett.com




Haha wow.. How information gets around kind of reminds me of the game of telephone when I was younger. Once it reaches someone else atleast one thing as been altered. 50 is still wise to me!! Her points are just as valid to me no matter her age!



posted on Oct, 22 2012 @ 01:12 AM
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well..

info gets changed the more it goes down the line..

even still .....the proverbs are worth....



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