Lessons From Life


TammyK
on May 16, 2011 @ 05:06 pm

I found this from Busy and Living Pretty and I just want to share it with all you wonderful people. We all get so caught up with our busy schedules and dramas that sometimes we forget the good things in life. This list is comprised of 45 statements that we should take into our hearts and stop once in a while to think about what is important to us.


Lessons from Life




  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 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, 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 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 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

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio

 


8 Replies


Becky
goosebumps :) on May 16, 2011 @ 06:43 pm

Wow girl thanks for sharing!!! I loved it and am passing it around to some friends/coworkers as a pick-me-up email.

I love all of them, but I think a few that really strike me is
1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
13. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

In today's (dissatisfied, vain) world this is very poignant:
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

I'm blessed by having lived through some worst moments in life (umm, sure, I almost always think of it as a "blessing", anyways), because of which I really (again: almost always) appreciate life as it is...something very special.
21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special..

Thanks for sharing! :)
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TammyK
You're welcome on May 17, 2011 @ 09:55 am

When I first read this I was really moved by it and I'm glad you will be sharing this with other people :)
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mamaluv
great tips on May 17, 2011 @ 10:07 am

I agree, these are some very good life lessons here
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jskim07
It's all good on May 17, 2011 @ 10:15 am

I love that phrase.
I had this very close friend of mine who recently passed away, and he would always say that no matter how bad the situation is.

#1 really helps me realize not to fret over the little things, like my friend always told me to.
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TammyK
@ jskim07 on May 17, 2011 @ 10:17 am

So sorry to hear that. I'm sure your friend is in a better place now.
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beachbabe
Good points on May 17, 2011 @ 10:35 am

These are all true but one of my favorites is: Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

Good reminder to be content with what we have :) Thanks for posting Tammy!
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jskim07
Thanks :) on May 17, 2011 @ 01:41 pm

Thanks Tammy, And if not, its all goooddddd
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raji577
life experience on Mar 23, 2012 @ 05:16 am

Life experience our greatest teacher.
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