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

"To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
It is the most-requested column I've ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
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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.

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 everything.

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time some 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.


Regina Brett's 45 life lessons and 5 to grow on
Posted by Regina Brett September 20, 2007 14:03PM
Originally published in The Plain Dealer on Sunday, May 28, 2006

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中文解釋參考:

也許你不會 100% 同意 Regina Brett,但在她的功課清單裏還是有些寶藏。

作者:Regina Brett,90歲,來自俄亥俄州*克里夫蘭,Plain Dealer 城。
為了慶祝變得更老了,我曾經寫下人生教我的45個功課,這是我寫過最叫座的專欄,
我這把老骨頭 8 月就要 90 歲了,所以,再一次在這裡呈現這一個專欄。

1*人生是不公平的,但還是好得很。
2*懷疑的時候,為未來踏出一小步。
3*人生太短,短到來不及浪費時間去恨任何一個人。
4*生病的時候,你的工作不會照顧你,你的父母和朋友會,保持聯絡。
5*每一個月付清你的信用卡。
6*你不需要每一次都吵贏,同意你不同意的。
7*找人一起哭,它比獨自啜泣更加療癒。
8*對上帝生氣沒有關係,祂受得了。
9*退休存款從你的第一張薪水條開始。
10*講到巧克力,抗拒只是徒勞無功。
11*和你的過去和解,所以它不會搞砸你的當下。
12*讓你的孩子看到你哭沒有關係。
13*別拿自己的人生和他人做比較,你根本不清楚他們的人生是怎麼一回事。
14*如果一段親密關係要偷偷摸摸,你根本不應該涉入。
15*一眨眼的功夫什麼都會變,但是別擔心:「上帝從來不眨眼」。
16*深吸一口氣,它會安定你的腦。
17*沒用、不美或不喜悅的東西都丟掉。
18*沒讓你死的,真的會讓你更堅強。
19*重拾快樂童年永不嫌晚,但這第二次只能靠你不靠人。
20*當關乎追求你生命的所愛,不要把不要當答案。
21*點蠟燭、用好的床單、穿上炫麗的內衣,不要特殊場合才用,今天就是特別的一天。
22*準備要周全,然後隨遇而安。
23*現在就離經叛道,不要一把年紀了才開始穿上紫色。
24*最重要的性器官是腦袋。
25*除了你,沒有人在主宰你的快樂。
26*把所謂的不幸用這一句話把它表框起來「五年後,這還重要嗎?」
27*永遠選擇生活。
28*原諒每一個人每一件事。
29*別人怎麼看你不干你的事。
30*時間會痊癒幾乎每一件事,給,時間,時間。
31*無論情況多好或多壞,它都會變的。
32*不要那麼認真的看待自己,沒有人會這樣看待你的。
33*相信奇蹟。
34*上帝愛你是因為祂就是這樣,不是因為你做了什麼或是沒做什麼。
35*不要稽查人生,現在就呈現和做最大的發揮。
36*變老了打敗另一種選項 - 死得早。
37*你的孩子只有一個童年。
38*最後真正最重要的是你愛過。
39*每一天都出門,奇蹟在四處等著。
40*如果我們都把我們的問題都丟成一堆,然後看看其他人的,我們會把我們的撿回來。
41*忌妒浪費時間,你已經擁有你所需要的了。
42*最好的都還沒來。
43*不管你感覺如何,起來,穿好和呈現。
44*讓。
45*人生不會打上蝴蝶結,但它仍然是一份禮物。

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