Friday, June 5, 2009

Words to Live By...

A friend of mine sent an email that was called, "Words to Live By," which was written by Regina Brett, who was 90 years old. She listed these lessons that life had taught her over her lifetime. It was published in The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, OH.

There are 45 in total, and I have included the top 9. I'll include more later, but wanted to give you time to chew on it and digest these words of wisdom.

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.

Which one(s) hit home for you?


Lori Lavender Luz said...

Hey! This sounds like Dad!

Let's see...

"What kind of sissy word is fair?"

"Starting is half finished."

"Hate is a very strong word."

"Your best friends live right in this house."

We were lucky, weren't we?

Bonnie said...

These are all so great. The very first one struck me the most. life isn't fair but it's good. If only I'd started saving for retirement with my first pay check!