Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Good Advice

My first post is to thank all of you kind people who called me, sent cards and notes, and e-mails with good wishes for my recovery from my fall. I want you to know that, even though I am tardy in responding, it meant more to me than you will ever know. I consider you my Internet family and am deeply appreciative of your kindness. I may not getting around to thanking you individually (although I will try), but please know that it is not for lack of appreciation.

I am still recovering and not up to writing a full post. To let you know that I am still here and kicking (but not very high) I am posting the following advice. I feel sure that many of you have read it before, but it bears repeating.

Written By Regina Brett of The Plain Dealer,
Cleveland , Ohio

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. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying

8. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the

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

18. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you

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

22. Over-prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words:
'In five years time, 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. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick.
Your friends will. Stay in touch.

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

36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it

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.


janinsanfran said...

So glad to see you back online. Hope you are recovering well.

Appreciate Regina Brett's piece.

la peregrina said...

Well, isn't this a nice early Christmas present. Good to see you feel well enough to get back on line. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Darlene--#29 is a thought that had never occurred to me. I'm not even sure that I agree with it, but it certainly makes one stop to think! Merry Christmas!
Cop Car

Betty said...

Welcome back, Darlene! And Merry Christmas to you.

Darlene said...

Janinsanfran: It makes me so happy to know I was missed. I am recovering daily, but it's slower than I had hoped.

la peregrina: Thank you for your most kind wishes.

Cop Car: Stopping to think is an asset that most people lack. Good for you in considering something you don't agree with.

Betty: Thank you for the welcome back.