Saturday, November 21, 2009
 
IT'S TIME TO CELEBRATE
Since Thanksgiving is just around the corner I thought this would be a good time to wish everyone in this blogging world a very happy holiday and a time "To celebrate growing older!"

How perfect, just last week I came across a column written by Regina Brett who writes for The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. She wrote about the 45 lessons life taught her.



It's the most-requested column she's ever written.
Regina Brett's 45 life lessons and 5 to grow on by Regina Brett

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 rolls over to 50 this week, so here's an update:

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. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
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. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.
18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
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. Overprepare, 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 except 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. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
33. Believe in miracles.
34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
36. Growing old beats the alternative - dying young.
37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.
38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.
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. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
45. The best is yet to come.
46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
48. If you don't ask, you don't get.
49. Yield.
50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.
Enjoy your family and friends, enjoy all the fixings and after reading "To celebrate growing older" you should still have plenty to chew on!

Do you have life lessons to share? Leave them in the comments.

See also:

ReginaBrett.com

Regina on Twitter

Regina on Facebook

Sbopes: Lessons Life Taught Me

Life's lessons speed up on Internet; 90 years of living in 50: Regina Brett


Comments:
Happy Thanksgiving Mildred! Thanks for posting the life lessons. There are quite of few gems in there!
 
NOw if we can only remember to follow all of these! Happy TG.
 
Thanks for the therapy session, Millie!
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What a great post to make the mind start recounting what you and I might have forgotten. Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day.
 
In my elder years (gasp) I'm learning that I never stop learning. Thanks for the life lessons list, with 5 added "to grow on". Hopefully, I'm still growing. I'm glad I found your blog. Life is good.
 
Number 42 is going to help me de-clutter!
Happy Thanksgiving!
 
Thanks for posting this list. I have it in my 'save' file because it is so good. I should read it more often and appreciate that chance to peruse it again on your post.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. You are in Norman Rockwell country so your setting is perfect.
 
Excellent!!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!!
 
Hi Millie, I really felt the dust come off my Brain after I read your blog and realize that Family, Friends and Food are so special to me. Thanksgiving is a beautiful holiday because the 3 F's are entwined to share a Labor of Love and be together on a Special Day. It is too bad we do not do it more often through the year.
Thank you for a great post. I will try to practice them and hope they make me a better person to me, my friends and family.
I am so grateful for the Gift of Today....It really is the Present!
Happy, Healthy Everyday!
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Love you post and so perfect for me. My birthday next weeka and I will 69...I don't knpw how that happened.I will save this!
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I wrote some of the lessons I had learned as of a few years ago in my TGB guest piece, first blog post I ever wrote. Don't even recall now what they were, but think I'll review them and add some more I'm sure I've learned since then.

These the Cleveland gal printed are some really good ones and cover just about everything anyone could ever think up.
 
Happy Thanksgiving Mildred! Thanks for posting the life lessons. There are quite of few gems in there!
 
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