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I still have to learn about 40 of these!! :rofl:





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, its 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... (Can’t wait to find out what! )


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."


Friends are the family that we choose.

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A wise old lady!

One that suits me a lot:

32. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.


We have many such calendars or booklets with similar wisdoms in German,

But this one definitely has the right spice: humour.

Edited by Olham

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Wise indeed. I turned fifty three weeks ago... house was full of the most wonderful chaos and it assured me of:


38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

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If you haven't done so already, you should check out "All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten" by Robert Fulghum. It has many such nuggets of wisdom. For example:




Share everything

Hold hands and stick together

Flush when you are done


Of course on the other end of the spectrum is "Murphy's Laws of Combat"


Friendly fire - isn't

Recoilless rifles - aren't

Suppressive fires - won't

You are not Superman; Marines and fighter pilots take note

A sucking chest wound is Nature's way of telling you to slow down

If it's stupid but it works, it isn't stupid

Try to look unimportant; the enemy may be low on ammo and not want to waste a bullet on you

If at first you don't succeed, call in an air strike

If you are forward of your position, your artillery will fall short

Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than yourself

Tracers work both ways

Never forget that your weapon was made by the lowest bidder

If your attack is going really well, it's an ambush.


and hundreds more.

Edited by NS13Jarhead

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