Saturday, May 7, 2016


I have received the list LIFE ISN'T FAIR, BUT IT IS STILL GOOD from several people and it states;  WRITTEN BY REGINA BRETT, 90 YEARS OLD, OF THE CLEVELAND PLAIN DEALER.

In checking, I learned that Ms. Brett does indeed write for The Cleveland Plain Dealer, but she was born in 1956, thus, she is NOT 90 years old.

It is disheartening to me to see how people "share" on the internet without bothering to verify.  One of my husband's family members repeatedly "shares" falsehoods on the internet, especially about the President.  I correct her lies, but she never apologizes.  As she also posts worshipful articles about Ronald Reagan, I usually use the quote, "Trust, but verify.",

I guess Ms. Brett's list could be:  LIFE ISN'T FAIR, ESPECIALLY ON THE INTERNET:

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.  Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.
9.  When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
10. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
11. It's OK to let your children see you cry.
12. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
14. Take a deep breath; it calms the mind.
15. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful, or joyful.
16. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
17. It's never too late to have a happy childhood, but the second one is up to you and no one else.
18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion.       Today is special.
20. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
21. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
22. The most important sex organ is the brain.
23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
25. Always choose life.
26. Forgive everyone everything.
27. What other people think of you is none of your business.
28. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
30. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
31. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
32. Growing old beats the alternative:  dying young.
33. Your children get only one childhood.
34. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
35. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
36. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
37. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
38. The best is yet to come...
39. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up, and show up.
40. Yield.
41. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have received this list several times. ML