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  1. GeetaKashyap

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    "7%" Written by a 90 year old

    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 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 – enjoy it.

    4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

    5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

    6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself

    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. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

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

    19. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all 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

    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 of 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. Accept what you already have, not what 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."


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  3. Lalithambigai

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    Must read as you rightly said already. Thinking of printing it out and putting it in a frame on one of my walls :thumbup:
     
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    Regina Brett (in the photo below) is not yet 90... She was born on May 31, 1956.
    Iris Apfel (also in the photo below) was, and now is 97.
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    LOL... For any occasion, emotion, or event, there is always a platitude on the internet.
    I don't recall such a lot in Indian languages. Or do we have these in our languages also, and I had simply had a deprived childhood ?
     
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    As the message was practical and meaningful, I hadn't checked its authenticity before posting. Thanks for the correction and information, @Amulet. The above was a WhatsApp forward.

    In our regional languages also in the form of couplets or verses, life's lessons are available. For example, Sarvajnana padagaLu, Basaveshvara vachana etc in Kannada and so on. I am sure every regional language has it's own treasure. In their modern version, not much has been done, I guess.
     
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    Thanks, Lalitha. This was a WhatsApp forward and I forwarded as received.:) Through experience, even though each one of us know the truth, it's reassuring whenever we come across a compilation of this type!
     
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    Thanks.
     
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    A 90 year old man is saying this!
    Is it mandatory that everyone should write something like this when he reaches 90? I better do the copy-paste thing as my brain is already bone dry!
     
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    Sir, you write daily and we learn daily from you so no need of a seperate compilation. You are hereby excused under Nonagenarian Act :p
     
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    :thinking::thumbsup:
     

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