Life Lessons

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I came across a column from Regina Brett, a columnist for the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, OH.  To celebrate growing older, she wrote a list of lessons that life has taught her.  I thought I would share a few of them here:

 

  • Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
  • When in doubt, just take the next small step.
  • Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
  • Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick.  Your friends and parents will.  Stay in touch.
  • Pay off your credit cards every month.
  • You don’t have to win every argument.  Agree to disagree.
  • Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
  • Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
  • Don’t compare yourself to others.  You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  • Get rid of everything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
  • When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.
  • Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie.  Don’t save it for a special occasion.  Today is special.
  • Over prepare, then go with the flow.
  • No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
  • Forgive everyone everything.
  • 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.
  • All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
  • If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.
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