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    Forty-five Lessons for Living

    I received this inspirational message in my email and wanted to share:

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    Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old. This is something we should all read
    at least once a week!

    "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. Change the way you think.

    4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and
    family 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. Release your children when they become adults, it's their life now

    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.

    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. Just because you believe you are right, doesn't mean you are. Keep an
    open mind.

    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. Your job is to love your children, not choose who they should love.

    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."
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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    Re: Forty-five Lessons for Living

    I like how it started #1 and ended #45 on the pure appreciation of life. Thanks for sharing

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    Re: Forty-five Lessons for Living

    Never hurts to be reminded again and again.
    Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.


    True love is wanting to give to another person without any thought about
    who’s getting the better of the deal.

    Love always creates, it never destroys. In this lie's man's only promise

    ~All quotes by Leo Buscaglia


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