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Written by a 90 year old…

Regina Brett, 90 years old of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio

Regina Brett, 90 years old of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!


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


“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 42 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:


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.

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. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’


25. Always choose life.


26. Forgive everyone everything.


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


28. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.


29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.


30. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does


31. Believe in miracles.


32. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.


33. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.


34. Growing old beats the alternative — dying young.


35. Your children get only one childhood.


36. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.


37. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.


38. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.


39. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.


40. The best is yet to come…


41. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.


42. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”


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DATE WITH A WOMAN

DATE WITH A WOMAN

After 21 years of Marriage, my Wife wanted me to take another Woman out to Dinner and a Movie.

She said I Love You but I know this other Woman loves you and would Love to spend some Time with You.

The other Woman that my Wife wanted me to visit was my MOTHER, who has been a Widow for 19 years, but the demands of my Work and my three Children had made it possible to visit her only occasionally.

That night I called to Invite her to go out for Dinner and a Movie.

‘What’s wrong, are you well,’ she asked?

My Mother is the type of Woman who suspects that a Late Night Call or a Surprise Invitation is a sign of Bad News.

‘I thought that it would be pleasant to be with you,’ I responded.

‘Just the two of us.’

She thought about it for a moment, and then said, ‘I would like that very much.’

That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick her up I was a bit Nervous. When I arrived at her House, I noticed that she too seemed to be Nervous about our Date.

She waited in the Door with her Coat on.

She had Curled her Hair and was wearing the Dress that she had worn to celebrate her last Wedding Anniversary.

She smiled from a face that was as Radiant as an Angel’s.

‘I told my Friends that I was going to go out with My Son, and they were impressed, ‘She said, as she got into the Car.

‘They can’t wait to hear about our meeting’.

We went to a Restaurant that, although not Elegant, was very Nice and Cozy.

My Mother took my Arm as if She were the First Lady.

After we sat down, I had to read the Menu. Large Print.

Half way through the entries, I lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at me.

A Nostalgic Smile was on her Lips. ‘It was I who used to have to Read the Menu when you were Small,’ She said.

‘Then it’s Time that you Relax and let me Return the Favor,’ I responded.

During the Dinner, we had an Agreeable Conversation, nothing extra-ordinary, but catching up on recent events of each other’s Life.

We talked so much that we missed the Movie.

As we arrived at her House later, She said, ‘I’ll go out with you again, but only if you let me invite you.’

I agreed.

‘How was your Dinner Date?’ asked My Wife when I got Home.

‘Very Nice. Much more so than I could have Imagined,’ I answered.

A few days later, my Mother died of a Massive Heart Attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn’t have time to do anything for her. Some time later, I received an Envelope with a Copy of a Restaurant Receipt from the same place Mother and I had dined.

An Attached Note Said:

‘I paid this Bill in Advance. I wasn’t sure that I could be there; But nevertheless, I paid for Two Plates “

One for You and the Other for Your Wife.

You will never know what that Night meant for Me.

I Love You,

My Son.’

At that moment, I understood the Importance of saying in Time:

‘I LOVE YOU!’

and to give our Loved Ones the Time that they Deserve.

Nothing in Life is more important than God and your Family.

Give them the Time they Deserve, because these things cannot be

Put Off till ‘Some Other Time.’

Pass This Along To Everyone

With An Aging Parent,

To A Child,

To An Adult,

To Anyone With A Parent

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