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Friday, June 12, 2009


I've just received an e-mail from a dear distance relative and also a good friend, Sarah Angullia. The following articles is about life lessons and how we should celebrate and cope with life journey while growing older. It is 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 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 pay cheque.
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.
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.
45.Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift

I hope we all can learn something from this experienced writer.

God bless you, hope you have a beautiful day. Cheers!

"My never ending love to all"


DorothyL said... those are definite words to live by.
Lily this post is awesome and full of hope when there is none:)
I would love to use this with your link of course in my July Newsletter...Please let me know:)

Your words have given me a smile for the day:)


meryl said...

"15.Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks."
yeah, God is always watching us ^_^ God is good all the time! ^_^
thanks for sharing..very nice post.

Lil said...

Hi Dorothy,
Yes, all are words of wisdom from the wise. In fact, I came across a blog with same. I dare post it to share too because I received it through e-mail requesting me to pass on. So, instead of passing on, it is better to share in my post.

Have a beautiful Sunday. Cheers! :) ;) :*

Lil said...

Hi Meryl,
Yes, I agree with these words of wisdom and with you. God is good all the time, since God is perfect!

Have a beautiful Sunday. Cheers! :) ;) :*

Lil said...

Dorothy, since you are my 1st commenter, you get my linking never ending love first to stay with you forever.

God bless you. A big hug from Malaysia :* :* :*

Lil said...

Dear Dorothy,
I forget to mention. Yes, you may share it too in your July Newsletter and if you need my links, it is up to you, whether you take my url or my badge.

I am glad that it make you smile for the day.

:) ;) :*

Sarah Rahman said...

A wonderful read. I could agree with a lot of points being mentioned in the post.

Keep it up, Lily!

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