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Life’s Lessons

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My friend Dennis in New York sent this to me today.  I don’t know if ts true – that this woman wrote this.  But — whether its true or not, I like what I’m reading.  So much so that I thought I’d blog this.  There may be something in here that is relevant to your life.  Maybe not.   But it was to mine.

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, and published in The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

“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….

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents 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. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

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. 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, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, 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 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.

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. God loves you.

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.”


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June 11, 2009 at 8:45 pm

Fred Astaire – Puttin’ on the Ritz

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June 11, 2009 at 8:23 pm

Some days — it doesn’t pay ta—

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V and T with L and M

V and T with L and L

As long as I’m pouring, might as well make it doubles eh?

My Day…

6:10 – Hit the road

6:35 – Starbucks – Grande Komodo – Ahhhh

6:42 – Drop off 8 shirts and 1 pr slacks at Chinese Asian dudes cleaners

6:50 Pray in Thanksgiving and Forgiveness – Mass – Annunciation Catholic Church – Fr. Bill – nice homily

7:30 – Feelin’ Good

8:00 – Check blogs, email, respond as necessary and enjoy

9:00 – Write agenda for 1:00 meeting and gather material for handouts

11:00 – Lunch with Mike – fun – motivational (for him)

11:55 – Oh by the way – its a trillion degrees out with two bazillion percent humidity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

12:20 – Hit the road for the Eng Bldg.

1:00 – People late for meeting (me – seething – I hate LATE!)

1:15 – Meeting not going as planned despite agenda

1:45 – Alternative – yes I can adapt – make a new plan

2:15 – I can’t find my car in the employee’s garage – sweating my ass off

2:45 – Back at the office – quick call to vendor “tell” not ask; talk with the boss

3:00 – Photog/wordpress session with Mike – I’m feeling better, but not all that much

3:30 – On the road

4:00 – Liquor store – straight to the vodka aisle

4:05 – Grocery store – lemons, limes, tonic

4:45 – Home, wife,  dog, warm pool, music and V and T with L and L

6:00 – A bit woozy – grilled chicken, corn on the cob, mac salad, beer

I’ll give it another GO tomorrow

God didn’t let me down –

7:39 – Posting this –

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June 11, 2009 at 6:25 pm