The last 23 life lessons

GRIN # 315

Getting ready to ride in the Apex Christmas Parade, but didn’t want to leave you guys hanging.

The second part of the TOP 45 Life Lessons from 90-year-old Cleveland Plains Dealer Columnist, Regina Brett. This was her most requested column. (Sorry you couldn’t see this part yesterday!!).

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 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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2 Responses to “The last 23 life lessons”

  1. YIELD. That’s my word right now. I take heart in the fact there are two definitions: one meaning to concede, one meaning to produce. It’s going to take a lot of yielding to get the harvest I long for!

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