Friday, June 3, 2011

Regina Brett's Wisdom

I was going through my draft list when I noticed this stuff, dated 2nd June 2010, just a day before completing a 1-year period of being kept in a dormant mode! Hihi. Well I received this truly a-peace-of-mind chain email forwarded by an anesthetist at my office. It was surprisingly so true and well written too. Good read, nice stuff, read it guys..

Written By Regina Brett, 90 years old of The Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
It is the most-requested column I've ever written."

"My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more.."

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 friends and 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 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. 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."

Now smile (a broad and cheeky one please)

Because today is Friday!


  1. lisa..sorry byk tanya lisa kat FB hari tu..afraid lisa xselesa..sorry ye..nway nnti kalu lisa jadi pegi lisa update are bleh?

    sorry lisa..

  2. eh xde pape la are are! =) sori sgt2 lisa bz btol last week, famli dtg umh. xdan sgt nk cek msg, update pn ble sempat je. actually bnyk sgt msg2 dlm fb lisa x rply are. sbb bnyk sgt, kdg campo dgn spam2 sume tu kn. nnt la lisa bg email add lisa kt are. yg tu insyaAllah lisa always aware, cos that's my prime email besides office mail.

  3. oh ok..dh save..thanks lisa :) nway borak camni cam dh lame kenal lisa plak..u r soooo nice..:)

  4. and so are u! mcm ada chemistry gtu kn :)

    btw da tnye bos ptg td are. bos mcm half hearted sbb mid july ada ISO audit, lisa kne in charge. kalo pg b4 mid july maybe bos ok la kut. kalo tetibe project zuhey delay to near mid july xdpt la lisa mengembara lg. huk. xpela, kte da usaha kn. leave the rest to Him jela skg ni..

  5. aah betul2..hihi :) insya Allah ade rezeki n kesempatan bleh travel nnti ok..

  6. amin.. thx are are :)
    lunch td smpt setelkan visa fee.
    tick tock tick tock...



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