“You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.”
This morning I received a run-of-the-mill forwarded email from a friend. I have a love/hate relationship with email forwards. True, they typically have good stuff in them or they wouldn’t be forwarded… but the formatting of a poorly forwarded email makes my palms sweat so much that sometimes it’s easier to just delete it before I get too stressed out over random lines and misplaced text.
Yes, I know many people would not consider this a normal reaction to email. I am ok with that.
“Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.”
This particular forward contained 45 life lessons written by a woman named Regina Brett. According to the email, she is 90 years old. And according to yours truly, several of those 45 life lessons she wrote are pretty amazing!
“If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.”
I wanted to share these with you, so I did a Google search to see if I could find the original source of the email. After all, Regina Brett could have been as fictional as the $5,000 I have waiting in a Western Union account until I send all of my bank account information to a guy in Saudi Arabia. (I got that email this week, too!)
“What other people think of you is none of your business.”
Regina Brett is a real person. She is not 90 years old. She is still wise.
“It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.”
Her work is copyrighted, so I can’t give the whole list to you here, but I would strongly recommend taking a gander at her insights. I suspect it will make you happy, happy, happy.
What are the top five life lesson you’ve learned so far?