"The 45 Lessons Life Taught Me" - by Regina Brett, 90 years old

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"The 45 Lessons Life Taught Me" - by Regina Brett, 90 years old

This was sent to me from a good friend via email.

Regina Brett is a woman who just turned 90 and writes a regular column.

I HAD to pass it on to all of my Peeps because I know how hard most of us work within our efforts to get ahead.

Sending this over to everyone with positive energy:

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 – enjoy it.

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and
family will.

5. Don't buy stuff you don't need.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

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 things that matter.

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.
Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all 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 but don’t forget.

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 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. Accept what you already have not what 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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Cathy Wilder GRI,SFR, SRS, RSPS, e-Pro,
Award Realty - Sun City, AZ
Adult Community specialist

Thanks Ralph, that was lovely

Jul 05, 2012 06:31 AM #1
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

#43 and # 1...there it is!


Thanks for sharing.

Jul 05, 2012 06:46 AM #2
Rebecca Gaujot, RealtorĀ®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Ralph, #37...if people would just let their children be kids and not put them in beauty pageants, or play sports that they do not want to...just let them enjoy their childhood the way THEY want to... not the parents...OK I am ranting. I just see this too often where the parents push their kids..for example, Michael Jackson had no childhood as he was always pushed into practicing his music.  I have a friend who is doing this too and makes me crazy.

Jul 05, 2012 06:55 AM #3
Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County
Some good advice here. Got your message, and I will call you tomorrow to review the list.
Jul 05, 2012 12:59 PM #4
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Words from someone very wise. I'm still pondering #15. Maybe I'm over thinking here.

Jul 05, 2012 11:02 PM #5
Ritu Desai
Samson Properties - Ashburn, VA
Virginia Realtor-Fairfax/Loudoun/PW-703-625-4949

Ralph, all great advise. I am going to print and share it in my office. Love #1, 11 & 45

Jul 06, 2012 12:18 AM #6
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Ralph...I think I love all her advice...but #10 is one I have learned the hard way...and when mixed with peanut butter I am in trouble.

Jul 06, 2012 01:50 AM #7
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

These are the types of simplistic thoughts that really are the essence of being a truly well-rounded person. Thanks for thinking of sharing and I realize each and every one of the 45 are concepts to be adhered to. 

Jul 06, 2012 04:59 AM #8
Liz Wallace
Century 21 Sherlock Homes - Rockville Centre, NY
Broker C21 Sherlock Homes, Rockville Centre, LI, N

I was going to pick one or two that I liked but I liked a whole lot of them.  By the way that picture is of a famous designed from Florida.  I swear she decorated a clients condo that I just put in contract.  Small world.

Jul 07, 2012 02:42 AM #9
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

This is good. I feel like sending this to a lot of people I know who could use some of these key points!

Aug 10, 2012 11:10 PM #10
Dana Hollish Hill
Hollish Hill Group, KW Capital Properties - Bethesda, MD
Lead Associate Broker
Fantastic List! Words to live by. I hope I live long enough and well enough to disclover these on my own. Thanks for sharing.
Sep 22, 2012 10:09 PM #11
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