50 Lessons In Life

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If I could share 500 words to inspire, this is the important wisdom I'd want to pass along to others...

  • 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 okay 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 okay 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. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.

    17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.

    18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.

    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 except 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 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. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

    36. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.

    37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.

    38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.

    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. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

    42. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

    43. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

    44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

    45. The best is yet to come.

    46. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

    47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

    48. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

    49. Yield.

    50. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

    Regina Brett

    Regina Brett is the author of Be the Miracle: 50 Lessons for Making the Impossible Possible and God Never Blinks: 50 Lessons for Life’s Little Detours. She was named a Pulitzer Prize finalist twice for columns she wrote for The Plain Dealer, Ohio’s largest newspaper. When Regina turned 50, she wrote a column on the 50 lessons life taught her. A life as an unwed mother. A life as a single parent for 18 years. A life searching for love and finally finding it at 40. A life interrupted by breast cancer at age 41. A life that reflects the ups and downs, twists and turns we all face. The 50 lessons went viral and landed all over the world. Readers post the lessons on their refrigerators. They carry them in their wallets. They tuck them in their purses. God Never Blinks is in its 5th printing and is in 26 countries. Regina writes regularly for The Plain Dealer and for the Cleveland Jewish News. Regina has a master’s degree in religious studies and a bachelor’s degree in journalism.

    For more information, please visit reginabrett.com.

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    1. peter verin
      peter verin says:

      to #30, i would add that time can be your best friend or your worst enemy!
      and i’d say (#$47), that the cause to effect relationship between
      pausing to take a deep breathe and a subsequent calm should be undeniable

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