RULES TO LIVE BY

September 2, 2011


RULES TO LIVE BY

I recently read an article by a “young” lady named Regina Brett.  This lady is 90 years old and has a perspective that just might be of some real use to folks heading her way.  The article was published in The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio.  I won’t list all of the points, even though all are very poignant for our year and time but here are a few that struck me.   Take a look.

  • Life is not fair—but it’s still very good
  • Life is much 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.
  • It’s OK to get angry with God.  He can handle it.
  • Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
  • When it comes to chocolate—resistance is futile.
  • Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.
  • Don’t compare your life with others.  You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  • If a relationship has to be secret, you should not be in it.
  • Get rid of anything that is not useful, beautiful or joyful.
  • Whatever does not kill you will really make you stronger.
  • It is never too late to have a happy childhood but the second one is up to you.
  • When it comes to going after what you love in life, never take no for an answer.
  • Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy clothes.   Don’t save it for a special occasion.  Today is special.
  • Over prepare.
  • Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.
  • No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
  • Forgive everyone everything.
  • Don’t audit life—show up and make the most of it.
  • Get outside every day.  Miracles are waiting everywhere.
  • Envy is a waste of time.
  • No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, show up.
  •  Life is not tied with a bow, but it is still a gift.

Hope you like these.  Thanks Ms. Brett.

 

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