Regina = Queen... of Wisdom and Wit

Apologies to the bloggies in the USA who probably know this lady and have read this column, but I am sure there must be someone out there, like me, who is just getting to know her.   Although she does seem to have the wisdom of a 90 year old, she is only in her early fifties.  Along the line somebody obviously thought her wisdom and wit would be enhanced by great age.

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

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. 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. Its 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 for 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."

(46. Do not believe everything you read on the Internet, especially not when it has to do with age) - added by me.

If you want to learn more about Regina Brett you can visit her website at http://www.reginabrett.com/.  A remarkable columnist.


RNSANE said...

Such absolute wonderful words of wisdom...I've known ( and ignored, of course ) many of these. I will definitely check out Regina Brett's website!

DUTA said...

Life is a recurrent word in Regina's column. What is lacking is a word or two on the alternative to life, which will make us appreciate life even more.

Dimple said...


A human kind of human said...

Thank you kind ladies for visiting. I think I will become a regular visitor to her column on-line.

PhilipH said...

Makes a lot of sense. Whomsoever your God might be!

PhilipH said...

That's a great website: I've just registered there. Thanks!

Jo said...

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

Oh, yes. It is one of the necessities of life.

I am going to check out her website now.


RNSANE said...

I am so distressed! By accident, I hit the "reject" button of the lovely comment you sent to my page...can you PLEASE resent it? I cannot believe I did that!! Yikes! It was about my trip to GA.


janis said...

I recently received this in an email! it is lovely! And I must try to live by it!

Argent said...

Well found! These are great lessons (especially the chocolate one!).

Terry said...

dear human kind...did you find the kitty yet?
please let me know because i am still praying...love terry