Sunday, April 7, 2013

Life lessons.

Life fascinates me, I can talk about it for hours and hours at a time and never get tired of it. It's a beautiful thing to watch someone see life as a gift while it's heart breaking to see people take life for granted on a daily basis. The things we take for granted, others are praying for. Simple things such as having a beautiful home, a car to get around in, air condition, a fridge full of food, wallet with extra money to spend, a phone to play around on all day, college books to pay for, clothes to last a life time are just a few things that we are blessed with while others are praying for it all. Life is such a blessing, it amazes me. Every single day I am a little more thankful. A grateful heart always stays young. It's scary to know - you just never know when your last day can be or the life of your loved ones. Probably the #1 thing that terrifies me, never knowing what could happen from one day to the next to you or your loved ones...which is why my heart is full of gratitude daily and I love life more every single day without question. I came across a list of 42 beautiful lessons about life that I absolutely loved and wanted to share with you girls!!

Read. Enjoy. And always remember these on a daily basis.
Life IS truly a gift, embrace it.
Live it and love it.

 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 – enjoy it..

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is 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 Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

15. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

16. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

17. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

20. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

21. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

22. The most important sex organ is the brain.

23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'

25. Always choose life.

26. Forgive but don’t forget.

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. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does..

31. Believe in miracles.

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

33. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

34. Your children get only one childhood.

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

36. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

37. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

38. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

39. The best is yet to come...

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

41. Yield.

42. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

 Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 42 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I've ever written.

Natasha Marie

1 comment:

  1. Love this post! Life is a gift and should never be taken advantage of. At 43, I'm running around the world making up for some of the days I missed out on, plus following your blog for make up tips:) Have a fab day!!


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