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    This is something we should all read at least once a week...or maybe
    > once a day!
    >
    > 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."
    >
    > It is estimated 93% won't forward this. If you are one of the 7% who
    > will, forward this with the title '7%'.
    > I'm in the 7%.
    > Friends are the family that we choose for ourselves.
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    remember #10

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    My favorite, I think is 21, they all are great!

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    Good One BW :D :D :D I could not pick just one :roll:

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    Thanks for sharing. They are all so true. Sometimes we need reminders though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ninnie
    My favorite, I think is 21, they all are great!
    this is true.

    when my daughter graduated high school, i began making a trousseau.
    i sewed lingerie, i embroidered bed linen and table linen. i went the whole nine yards. openwork, hardinger, crewel, etc. because i didn't know when it would be needed. and i wanted her to have the best i could give her whenever it was needed.
    i had forgotten who she was. she is smart, funny, good-looking and fussy. she passed up one after another nice men waiting for the right one. she got a good job, made good money, bought her own house and had a good time. and waited.
    when she was thirty, she told me she wanted everything i made. she didn't know how long it would take, or if she would ever find him. but she wanted her pretty sheet sets now. why shouldn't she enjoy those things now? i couldn't say she was wrong.
    she fixed up her house, hung hand-made curtains, slept like a queen on hand embellished sheets and cases, wore hand made lingerie and enjoyed every minute of it.
    when she got married two years later, nothing was new anymore. did she care? hah! she was happy then and she was happy now! i still make her beautiful things. and she enjoys them now. and so does her husband.
    she knew then that you don't wait for tomorrow. you do it today.

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    too true..but i think they forgot one..quilt whenever you can!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahel
    too true..but i think they forgot one..quilt whenever you can!
    that's a gooder.! :lol: :lol:

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    Now that's a great story, BW. I don't save anything.I try to use things now and let tomorrow take care of it's self.

    When My dear grandmother died, we found drawers full of un used sheets and robes and towels and gifts we had given her over the years. I wish she had enjoyed everyone of them, and left nothing behind, she deserved to.

    I always tell anyone who receives one of my quilts, please don't put it away, use it. I think that is the greatest compliment, when someone uses what you have given.

    Glad your daughter didn't wait to use and enjoy your precious gifts!

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