This is such a neat idea. How much fun would it be to recreate an old photo with friends and family? :o)
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
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.
45. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.
I just read about this program today called Windows Live Writer. And it turns out it is already downloaded on my laptop, so I had to give it a try (the previous music post was done with it). It worked great. I am looking forward to using this program for my blogging. You can read more about it here - blogging with windows live writer.
Is music an important part of your day?
Not as much as it used to be. I used to always have the radio going or some kind of music playing during the day.
Do you listen to music all day, or just during certain activities?
I love LOUD music with a good beat while I am cleaning the house. It keeps me motivated and moving. It is a good thing I do not have neighbors when I am cleaning house, I am sure they would complain about the noise.
What is your favorite type of music?
I like country music, contemporary, pop, soft rock, classical, etc. I think the only genre I can't stand is rap music.
Do you find music distracting or soothing?
I usually find it soothing. Just this past Sunday I spent the morning finding songs/videos on youtube that I needed to hear and posted many on my blog. I find music speaks to me in such a different way than other forms (reading, conversations, etc). It definitely soothes my soul. :o)
Do your kids like music?
They love music. Jordan is more about the lyrics of a song and if it has a good story or message. Deanna is more about if it has a good beat, and can you dance to it. They both have iPods and account with Itunes and it has been great to have these tools/resources for them to collect and listen to music.
Do you keep music playing while you sleep?
I used to. It used to help me get to sleep and stay asleep. When I was a teen I used to listen to the TOP 10 AT 10 to go to sleep, although it wasn't very often I was awake to hear what the #1 song was for the day.
I need to restart my computer so this my list of things to come back to and read.