Regina Brett | Moth Writes

Regina Brett | Moth Writes

Regina Brett | Moth Writes

When I started using email many years ago, there were so many "forwards" being sent around. I still receive the occasional article in one of my email accounts. What I'm sharing with you today is one of those.

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. Regina said, "To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written. "

1. Life is not fair, but it's still good.
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short - enjoy it. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will. Pay off your credit cards every month. You do not have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile. Make peace with your past so it will not screw up the present.
12. It's OK to let your children see you cry. Do not compare your life to others. You have no idea what your journey is all about. If a relationship has to be a secret, you should not be in it. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but do not worry, God never blinks. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that is not useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways. Whatever does not kill you really does make you stronger. 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, do not take it for an answer.

What is your mantra? Do you have any to share that are not mentioned?

Thanks for reading, and ... Creative Musings!

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