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Good Advice!!!!!!!!!!!

GOOD ADVICE!!
Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, of 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
goes:

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. 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. 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 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 and parents  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. 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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