Life 101

At dahil ito na ang aking ika-90 na posts dito sa aking blog ay nais ko sanang ibahagi rin sa inyo aral tungkol sa buhay na isinulat ng isang  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 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 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, 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 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.

44. Yield.

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

Ilang ulit na rin sumagi sa buhay ko ang matinding suliranin at pagsubok. Ilang ulit na rin akong natinag sa aking pag-asa. Ilan ulit ko na rin bang naitaong sa sarili kung pasa-saan ba ang buhay natin. Nguni’t ngayon, matapos kong mabasa ang nasa itaaas, tunay at walang bahid ng kasinungalingang masasabi ko sa inyo … masarap pa rin mabuhay. Patung-patong at susun-suson man ang suliranin ng ating nakakasalamuha…ang mga aral na nabanggit ang siyang pahimakas na siya nating magiging inspirasyon.

Sadyang nakagagalak ang kanyang mga naituran. Patuloy na sumasagi sa isipan ko ang mga sunud-sunod na aral na kanyang nabanggit. Para itong isang paalaala; para rin itong isang babala. Higit sa lahat, ito ay pahiwatig sa akin na tila isa ay maliwanag at magandang hinaharap. Isa aniyang, sangkap na magsisilbi nating kalasag sa pagtahak sa mga darating pang panahon. 😉


20 thoughts on “Life 101

  1. Pingback: LIFE… | dear blog

      • hahaha, gusto lang, di rin naman laging nako-comply, ahihi… minsan, nali-late sa getting up, minsan, di dressed up at minsan, maski naka-get up and dress up, hesitant na mag-show up, hahaha… actually, mas mother namin ang nag-live by sa mottong yaan. para sa kanya, the show must go on lagi… ako, kulang pa sa showbiz attitude, hehehe. pero sana, ma-achieve at maisabuhay natin ang number 43…. good day, Myr. 😉 🙂

Mag-iwan ng Tugon

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Baguhin )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Baguhin )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Baguhin )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Baguhin )


Connecting to %s