Tuesday, January 18, 2011

45 Things to do in Life by Regina Brett

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
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 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
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 is 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
21. Burn the candles. Use the nice sheets and 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 whom 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.’’

I don't always agree with no. 18.


adrielleroyale said...

Fantastic words to live by! :)

Charlene said...

I LOVED THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Could I borrow this from you? And of course I would link back & give you credit! LOVE LOVE LOVE it. Well, most of it. Like you, I disagree with just a few. :) Thank you for stopping by to visit me & leaving such sweet comments about out little puppy Elle. She was my hubby's Christmas Gift. Cute but, oh my I am out of puppy practice! Have a wonderful week. Charlene

Charlene said...

I forgot to ask... How did you find me? I'm glad you did! Love your blog too. Charlene

Poppy said...

I love it. :) I try to stay positive lately, karma stuff. Do good and good will come back to you. If not, at least you have a clear conscience. :)

I would just correct the fifth one: 5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

Don't even get a credit card, it's easier that way. :)

drollgirl said...

i like some of these. not all of them, but some!

Jo said...

Some great words of wisdom and advice here! I think I should print this up and hang it somewhere where I can catch a daily glimpse!

Betty said...


strong lines and almost right.

nice regards

The Red Umbrella said...

I enjoyed these... thanks for the lift!

Amy said...

These are wonderful and I am going to cop them. I hope you don't mind. This was a wonderful post and definitely at a time in my life when I needed everyone. Thanks...

Gail said...

Very wise...but hard for me to follow.

Sixpence and A Blue Moon said...

Thanks to all you beautiful ladies for the comments. Anyone is welcome to repost this (just be sure to give Regina Brett credit)

Wishing all you a lovely and joyous week!