Loving My Life as Wife, Mother and Grandmother

Thursday, April 30, 2009

To Celebrate Growing Older..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. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck. 9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance if futile. :) 10. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present. 11. It's OK to let your children see you cry. 12. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about. 13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it. 14. Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But, don't worry; God never blinks. 15. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind. 16. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful. 17. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger. 18.It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else. 19. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer. 20. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special. 21. Over prepare, then go with the flow. 22. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple. 23. No on is in charge of your happiness except you. 24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?" 25. Always choose life. 26.Forgive everyone everything. 27. What other people think of you is none of your business. 28.Time heals almost everything. Give time, time. 29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change. 30. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. You friends will . Stay in touch. 31. Believe in miracles. 32. God loves you because of whom God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do. 33.Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now. 34. Growing old beats the alternative-dying young. 35. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable. 36. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. 37. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere. 38. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back. 39. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need. 40. THE BEST IS YET TO COME. 41. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up. 42. Yield. 43. Life isn't tied with a bow , but it's still a gift. ~Brett, The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio~
I've read over this several times and Loved it every time. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!


Eileen said...

I do love this list!
I'll have to cut and paste it and make several copies to tack up in every room of my house!
Great post!

Diana said...

I am currently working on # 20 and # 22. My husband always teased me for not burning my new candles,so now I strike the match! And the more eccentric I become the happier I am! The whole list however is wonderful advice.