"Health is a large word. It embraces not the body only, but the mind and spirit as well;...
and not today's pain or pleasure alone, but the whole being and outlook of a man."
~James H. West

Lisa's Blog

Life Lessons

Lisa Cutforth - Thursday, June 04, 2009
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:   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. 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 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." [caption id="attachment_278" align="alignnone" width="650" caption="Carpe Diem!"]Carpe Diem![/caption]   Thanks for sharing Ros!

Recent Posts


Tags

mobile phones and brain cancer, Dr Teo hunger and stress Lactose intolerance benefits to keeping a diet diary nutritionist heart foundation tick explained the power to choose skip meals soft drink and behaviour problems low calorie diet breast cancer awareness soccer, role of team sports in longevity, role of exercise and community in longevity assertiveness homocysteine calorie controlled diet control 10 % principle are frozen veggies any good wrong type of exercise, exercise and results delicious healthy shopping list celebrate life feels good dangers of multitasking while you eat increasing energy drugfree alternatives do i have to drink milk; where do i get calcium from; non dairy calcium sources weight life choices focus are grains healthy relationship with food leaky gut, gut health, symptoms of leaky gut success and you energy natural toothpaste strength christmas foods in season, seasonal recipes cheap fruit and vegetables, what's in season in autumn in australia nutritionist in brisbane libido ways to improve prostate health motivation support your body go for 2 and 5 fruit low cholesterol benefits of strength training, why you should strength train life low calorie meal plan fresh start sexy salad health one step at a time music high cholesterol happiness workshop gift four questions you must ask your doctor before taking medication healthy wine, healthy beer, healthy alcohol options health for busy people sugar and adhd real food how to say no how to avoid doing the right thing and getting the wrong results what is movember nutritionists diet diary nutrition quick eating solutions food allergies quick recipes healthy cooking parties health immune system Nina Simone cholesterol lowering diet improve your memory making time to relax I've Got Life Add new tag to know and not do is not yet to know healthy cooking demonstration alzheimers detox mood brain health muffins blood pressure how to check your breasts breast cancer prevention have fun in the kitchen immune boosting tips relax sugar and add maintain a healthy weight, underweight life lessons muscle wasting dancing sustainable living, rural development, organic gardening, rampumps, biogas comfort pig avoiding a choice diet diary of a nutritionist reasons to eat foods in season performance cooking class in brisbane fun breast cancer awareness video hot guys pop-eye and spinach healthy shopping comfort eating which is better for you butter or margarine empty your mind comfort foods Lisa's Diary food intolerances natural alternatives to drugs Happiness weightloss corporate wellness how to be happy fun obesity stress, keys to managing stress, benefits of stress organic vegetables sexy salads skipping meals fresh time management and healthy living fruit and vegetable shortage recipe prostate cancer addicted to chocolate lunch love food should I eat organic veggies recipies ask my doctor nutritious fatigue new year's resolutions quizz soft drink and behavior problems I don't get hungry have more energy health pioneers Nutritional Therapist dance reducing coffee the tummy beast how to avoid injury during exercise recipes for allergies heart disease breakfast anxiety weight loss what is a good breakfast is sugar bad taking responsibility memory Egg allergy gluten intolerance sensitivity to milk getting fit best exercise make stress work for you salad Laughter and stress herbal toothpaste how to love exercise indigestion food sensitivities overindulge simple 7 day detox plan 7 Tips to Lower Your Cholesterol and Protect Your Heart what is healthy food how to get more of exercise fussy eaters diet diary image health with 10 % effort allergies healthy fast food, healthy take away Dr Randy Pausch on Oprah ability to respond childrens lunch boxes healthy cooking party cooking with allergies nutritious cooking Alan Pease is chocolate bad for me keep focused happiness course love, loneliness taking a break great second hand books Cancer benefits of sleeping Sensational 7 steps to detox seasonal quick and tasty recipes trans fats

Archive