Thought I would share this....I really like what it says...if we could all think like this, the world would be a better place...dont you think???
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 pay cheque.
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.
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.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."
Saturday, May 09, 2009
Ok, I made another bracelet..this one I really like. Its so funny because I realized this morning that the colors change! Yup...it changes from a pretty purple color to a periwinkle color depending on the lighting. When I took this picture last night, the beads looked like the colors you see here...but this is after I changed the colors to match what I saw. Then this morning, when I looked at the bracelet, it looked more purple...lavender...so I dont know what color to call it now! I rememeber when I bought the beads, I was thinking they were the periwinkle color because I absolutely love that color...and I didnt think much of it when I made the bracelet because I use an OTT light so the colors didnt seem much different...but now, in natural lighting....the larger round bead is the one that changes...so pretty!
Thursday, May 07, 2009
Saturday, May 02, 2009
After a some brain storming and a little extra time to play, here is my dotee doll. She is supposed to be a belly dancer but after I put her legs on I wasn't sure if she was turned into a mermaid. She can be what ever her new owner wants her to be I suppose. I wish I was able to do more dolls before the deadline, but my crazy arm is giving me more grief and I have no strength in it anymore. Anyway, I sure enjoyed making her and I really look forward to making more of these little cuties in the future...