Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Advice for life

* Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

* You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

* It's OK to let your children see you cry.

* Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey
is all about.

* Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

* When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an

* Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't
save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

* Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

* The most important sex organ is the brain.

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

* Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will
this matter?'

* Forgive everyone everything.

* What other people think of you is none of your business.

* Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

* However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

* Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

* Believe in miracles.

* If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's,we'd grab
ours back.

* No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

* Yield.

Taken from a column written by: Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio


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Anonymous said...

Please know that Regina Brett, author of 50 Life Lessons, is not 90 years old (don't feel bad - that misinformation is all over the internet), but she is indeed wise. She is actually 53 years old; she is the senior metro columnist at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland (Ohio's largest weekly newspaper); she was a finalist in both 2008 and 2009 for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary; and she has a book based on her 50 Life Lessons coming out in April of 2010. You can check out her website by going to where you will see that all I've written here is true !! Regina also recently wrote a column for The Plain Dealer about "internet aging, which you can read here: And finally, you can also read all of her past columns, including the columns nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, at

Sandra said...

So much for copy and paste, eh?

Cami said...

Regardless, it was a good article. I like the one about giving time time. I don't do that, and I need to learn. I am THE MOST impatient person I know. I love life SO much, and I want to just live it all right this minute. I need to stop and breathe. I'm trying. :) I loved everything on this article.