Top Life Lessons

By Jim Selman | Bio


Regina Brett of Cleveland, OH shared her top life lessons when she turned 90:

  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. It’s 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.

My top 10 life lessons (so far) are:

  1. I am not God. And God doesn’t need my help.
  2. You get what you resist.
  3. Life should be what it is. Accept it and get over it.
  4. Accept others and ourselves just the way we are. Love is the point.
  5. We are all sufficient and have a choice about how we relate to everything (whether we admit it or not).
  6. Fear is the past trying to control the future.
  7. Being vulnerable is just being honest.
  8. We’re always ‘used’ by our belief system, but we have a choice about which belief system will use us.
  9. Live in the future, learn from the past. Laugh a lot.
  10. 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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