Regina Brett’s 45 life lessons and 5 to grow on

Mula ito sa http://www.reginabrett.com/life_lessons.php at karamihan sa sinulat ni Regina Brett na aral ng buhay ay patakaran ko rin sa aking buhay.

Nais ko rin ibahagi ang mga ito sa inyo.

May 28, 2006

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 rolls over to 50 this week, so here’s an update:

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 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. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.

17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.

18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.

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. Overprepare, 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 except 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. 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. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

36. Growing old beats the alternative – dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.

38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.

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

42. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

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

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

45. The best is yet to come.

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

47. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

48. If you don’t ask, you don’t get.

49. Yield.

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

—-Si Regina Brett ay isang manunulat na ipinanganak noong taong 1956.

26 comments on “Regina Brett’s 45 life lessons and 5 to grow on

  1. salbehe says:

    Nagustuhan ko to. Thanks for sharing. Yung ibang kino-kowt sa internet ay galing pala kay Regina Brett. Galing.

    • Walang anuman Miss Salbe. Oo paikot-ikot nga ang mga iyan sa mga emails/internet at napaka-praktikal ngang gawing gabay sa ating pang araw-araw na buhay.

      Maraming salamat sa pagbisita.

      INgat lagi & God Bless Miss Salbe!

  2. duking says:

    ‘life isn’t fair but its still good. ‘

    gustong gusto ko po ito. sa simpleng kahulugan at unawa ko rito, natututo po ako ng maraming bagay sa bawat hinahanap ko na hindi ko makita-kita saka sa mga meron ako na nawawala sa akin.

    salamat po ulit sa pagbabahagi nito. ingat po, magandang araw!

    • Maraming salamat sa inyong pagbisita Duking at walang anuman.

      Talagang ako man ay sa idad kong ito ay laging inilalagay ko ang aking sarili sa mga ikakaayos nang aking buhay…sayang ang mga oras at panahon kung sasayangin ang mga ito sa mga di mahalaga sa buhay kaya yang mga patakaran sa buhay na iyan ay akin ding naging gabay na noon pa.

      Kaya kapag minahal natin ang buhay at tayo’y nagmahal…ayun nagiging makahulugan ang ating buhay.

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

      Ingat lagi & God Bless Duking!

  3. joiz says:

    “Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.”

    just want you to know that you made my childhood perfectly happy!

    i love you Tay! keep on writing! i love reading your insights! makes me learn even more about life!

  4. mmc.XD says:

    Inspiring ang bawat lessons ^^ Napadaan lang po🙂

  5. taribong says:

    Saw a video post from a friend’s FB page: http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=428194819200

    Thanks, Tats, for sharing!😀

  6. hello, lolo,

    ay, ang ganda po ng bagong bihis ng inyong bahay. like ko. at ang husay ng bago nyong tag line (yon ho ba ang tawag do’n?) – growing old beats the alternative, ahaha!

    hmmn,,, marami po ata akong utang na kwento sa inyo, ‘lo. medyo kabusyhan lang ho, banda rito. i’ll come back po pag magaang-gaan na.

    i hope you and the family are doing well. thanks for the youtube entries/links you sent. di ko pa po napapanood… :c

    • Hello din Miss DPSAn at salamat sa pagbisita.

      Maraming salamat naman at nagustuhan mo ang bagong pintura ng bahay ko…hehe. Medyo natagalan nga bago ko napalitan ang theme at tag line(yun nga yata ang tawag)…hiniram ko kay Regina Brett…at tama ka journey ang blog ni lolo…of how to grow old gracefully…hehe.

      Ah yung kwentuhan natin ok lang…makapaghihintay yun…Oo busy ka nga…ang dami mo rin palang nakapilang artikulo sa iyong blog. Nagbabasa na ako pero di pa makakomento.

      Salamat sa pangangamusta…ok naman kami lahat. Musta rin sa iyo dyan sa atin.

      INgat lagi & God Bless!

  7. mmc.XD says:

    yey! salamat po ^^

    Magandang araw!

  8. Sphere says:

    Ang ganda ng mga quotes tay, salamat po sa pag share…

    kamusta ka po jan? kamusta po health? yngat po kau lagi jan🙂

    • Walang anuman Anne. Okay na okay naman ang lolo dito. Aba mabuti pa rin naman ang mga kasu-kasuan…di pa naman pumapalya….hehe. Salamat sa pangangamusta.

      Salamat sa pagbisita rin dito.

      Ingat ka rin lagi dyan sa lugar mo and God Bless!

  9. Lo, thanks for this post… I am sharing this blog entry with my FB friends…🙂

  10. lhen8 says:

    *Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don’t worry; God never blinks.
    *The most important sex organ is the brain.
    *Believe in miracles.
    *Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

    hi ‘lo🙂 buti ni share ni mark ito bihira kse ako ngayon mag bloghop

    • Hello Lhen. Salamat at napabisita ka…ako man ay may kabisihan kaya di maka bloghop.

      Ay ako man ay gusto ko ito…”Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.”

      Lalo na yung word na “NOW”….yan ang importane sa ating palagi ang “NOW”…Ang sabi nga…”This is the day that the Lord ha made, Let us be glad ang rejoice in it.”

      Ingat lagi Lhen & God Bless!

  11. p0ks says:

    ang galing! sa kanya pala galing yang mga quotes na yan…karamihan kasi nabasa ko na sa mga status,hihihihi!! salamat po sa pagshare!

    napadaan galing sa FB ni Mark!! Ingat po Lo!

    • Walang anuman Poks at maraming salamat din sa pagbisita. Oo paikot-ikot nga ang mga quotes na iyan lalo na yata sa mga emails.

      Nagkakilala din tayo…bibisita rin ako sa iyong bloghay.

      Ingat lagi and God Bless!

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