By Jim Selman | Bio
Regina Brett of Cleveland, OH shared her top life lessons when she turned 90:
- Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.
- When in doubt, just take the next small step.
- Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
- Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.
- Pay off your credit cards every month.
- You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
- Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.
- It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
- Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
- When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
My top 10 life lessons (so far) are:
- I am not God. And God doesn’t need my help.
- You get what you resist.
- Life should be what it is. Accept it and get over it.
- Accept others and ourselves just the way we are. Love is the point.
- We are all sufficient and have a choice about how we relate to everything (whether we admit it or not).
- Fear is the past trying to control the future.
- Being vulnerable is just being honest.
- We’re always ‘used’ by our belief system, but we have a choice about which belief system will use us.
- Live in the future, learn from the past. Laugh a lot.
- After a certain age, sex is a hobby.
I invite you to come up with your Top 10 List, and share it with us by leaving a comment on this post.
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