Wednesday, June 17, 2009

45 Life Lessons of Wisdom



Since there has been so much
idiocy and foolishness in the news lately,
we need to focus on what's important.

I thought I would post these Gems of Wisdom a friend sent to me. I hope you enjoy these words of wisdom.
  I have put my favorites in Bold!


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 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 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've no idea what their journey is 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. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of what 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 elses,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."
Remember that I will always share my spoon with you!

Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.

Well, those were nice, weren't they! And, I am happy to be part of our on-line family of great bloggers on here! I appreciate your caring and comments! Take Care and Smile!
If you have any words of wisdom you'd like to share, please post a comment!

14 comments:

LazyKing said...

So many great quotes, they are ALL great and true life lessons. There are few I've experienced myself already and for the rest I trust Regina :)
I'm happy to be part of your online family. Thanks for letting me in :)

Pavitra .... said...

Hey...Nice post...!! Great quotes...!! Loved it... :)

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Lazy King!
Ahhhhh, your too sweet!
I'm glad you enjoyed the quotes.

It's good to learn from elders that have been around awhile.
That 90 yr old lady is really wise, we can all hope to be that
sharp when/if we reach that age!

Take Care, Bro.....Bunni

Amusing Bunni said...

Hello Pavitra:

Thanks a buncy for stopping by my blog.

I'm glad you enjoyed the quotes,
Nice shoes! See ya, AB

Amusing Bunni said...

Hey Again Pavitra:

I meant to type thanks a BUNCH!

No, Buncy isn't one of the new words I thought up, just a typo,
but it does have a nice ring to it,
Buncy Bunny...hee hee

PS: Thanks also for following my blog! Yours is cool too!!

RightKlik said...

A lot of great advice. Thanks for the post.

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi RightKlik:

Thanks for stopping by and your compliment.

I love your blog and Twitter comments. I always check you out and re-tweet! You sure tell it like it is! Keep up the great blogging/tweeting. Bye, AB

RafaRR said...

Great quotes they are all simple but very meaningful.

LazyKing said...

Definitely, I really hope that we can be as wise as her one day.

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Rafel & LazyKing!
Thanks for stopping by and the comments!

Yes, sometimes the simplest and most obvious thoughts are the best.

Jim McMahon said...

OK, I'm a dummy, but what is an Asshat," and is it pronounced ass-hat, or a-shat? I see it all the time, but don't know what it means.

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Jim:

Thanks for stopping by!

It's Ass Hat, kind of a nicer version of asshole, in keeping with that spirit, words run together!

for a Defination of an Asshat, one can just look at a pic of potus, also all his nutty followers!

Happy Father's Day, Bunni

CreatingNature said...

Love them!!

Amusing Bunni said...

Hi Jess!

It's so nice you saw this and commented before I talked to you today! Take care of yourself and stay sweet! Luv Ya!

Use it while you have it!


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