Wednesday, 4 March 2009

Words To Live By



I'm short of time right now and seriously lacking in inspiration today, but received this in an email and wanted to share it with you guys...


Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old, Cleveland, Ohio

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me."

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. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
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. Love your parents because they will be gone before you
know it.
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, 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. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your
friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
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.


What's your favourite?..

Aaaaaaand some food pics. Again with the disclaimer: everything pictured has been eaten, not everything eaten has been pictured!

Pumpkin banana peanut butter oatmeal:

Clif bar lovin'... I think I'm getting burned out on Clif. I foresee some other snacks in the coming days!


Enjoy your day- not long till the weekend!

4 comments:

Helen's Journey said...

I couldn't pick just one but here's the ones that meant something for me

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
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.
36. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

Dan said...

Great life lessons.
Two of my fav:
2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. I'll add most importantly yourself(A good mantra for me right now).

I love,love PB banana pumpkins oats! Thanks!

aussirish said...

hi ellie
thanks so much for your sweet comment you left me :) im glad to have found your blog, i look forward to reading more :)
great eats! breakfast looks great!
i love no.31....no matter how bad a situation is itll change!
have a great afternoon!

Nutritious is Delicious said...

God loves you because of who God is, not because of
anything you did or didn't do.

Couldn't be truer!

And this one is clever:
Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.