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Tuesday, 13 August 2013

T for Tuesday....



I'm starting my day off with scrambled eggs and wholemeal toast today with my usual cup of coffee of course.....I can't drink tea [it makes me sick :-( ] .  My tablets have already been taken and I thought you'd like to share my gorgeous orchid too....what you can't see is that is has a second flower stem now growing at a pace of 1cm a day  :-) :-)

Today I am also sharing this with you.  it's worth reading carefully and thinking about each point.  We really can learn so much from the elderly.  Remember they are the lucky ones who have lived to tell the tale and share their wise words.


Written by a 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 42 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 – enjoy it..

4. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

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. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

16. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

17. It's never too late to be happy. But it’s all 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 but don’t forget.

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. Believe in miracles.

32. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

33. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.

34. Your children get only one childhood.

35. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

36. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

37. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.

38. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

39. The best is yet to come...

40. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

41. Yield.

42. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift."



I think we all have lots to learn from these wise words don't you?  


If you'd like to catch up with lots more blogs who join in the T for Tuesday post then pop over to Elizabeth's and link up.

Thanks for calling by and for your lovely comments.
Hugs,
Annie x

20 comments:

Silvia said...

Love the Orchid, I tend to kill them every time!!! Actually I tend to kill all flowering Plants. Cactus and Succulents I can grow but anything the Flowers.....No way.

Suzanne Bramble said...

I'm reading this whilst eating my porridge - yum, my favourite breakfast! Lovely orchid and loved the list. Have a great day. X

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Oh the Orchid is beautiful. I wish I could drop in for that light breakfast. Up at 2am here and can't sleep. The list is good! #15 is my project. Less is better. Thanks for sharing I need something to make me ponder.

Marianne said...

Thank you so much for sharing.
Your posts always make me smile.
I like # 27.

Have a wonderful Tuesday

voodoo vixen said...

Your orchid is lovely, have never grown my own, so well done on that! You have to agree with the wise words of the 90 year old, very true indeed!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

The first thing I saw was the orchid. It is gorgeous. The cost SO much here in the States, and no one I know grows them unless they have special greenhouses. Lucky you.

I want to share that breakfast with you because it looks so yummy.

What wise words you have shared this week. I especially like #28. It is truly true.

Have a super T today.

Halle said...

I bought myself an orchid a while back and my allergies went crazy. I gave it away. :(
I love the words of wisdom. I'll definitely be thinking about those all day!
Happy Tuesday!

dawn said...

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Love the Orchid, sooo pretty. Your breakfast is making me hungry. I noticed your cute cup shelf thing in the back, what a neat idea that is.

WOW WOW WOW, this list is amazing and so TRUE. How sweet from a little old lady of 90, they are the wisest ones. I am from Ohio and close to Cleveland but don't read the newspaper so thanks so much for sharing this here. I will print this out and put up to read each day. I have something similar to this on my blog today too.
Might just send this out in my Christmas cards even, everyone needs to read this and remember them. Thanks again and have a good week.
I might just have to join you sometime for your THIS WEEKS SMILES, this such a good idea.

dawn said...

Hello and Happy Tuesday! Love the Orchid, sooo pretty. Your breakfast is making me hungry. I noticed your cute cup shelf thing in the back, what a neat idea that is.

WOW WOW WOW, this list is amazing and so TRUE. How sweet from a little old lady of 90, they are the wisest ones. I am from Ohio and close to Cleveland but don't read the newspaper so thanks so much for sharing this here. I will print this out and put up to read each day. I have something similar to this on my blog today too.
Might just send this out in my Christmas cards even, everyone needs to read this and remember them. Thanks again and have a good week.
I might just have to join you sometime for your THIS WEEKS SMILES, this such a good idea.

Cazzy said...

That is a gorgeous orchid, I had one but it met with an unfortunate accident and broke off!

I love those wise words, what a clever lady!

Happy T day!

Cazzy x

girlunwinding said...

Your breakfast looks scrumptious !
Great words of wisdom to start the day off with, too.
Happy T day to you
~Dawn

Divers and Sundry said...

your orchid is beautiful, but i find my eye drawn past it to all those mugs. great mugs!

that advice is spot on. i tell people who complain about getting older that it beats the only alternative i've found: dying now. they always do a double take at that ;)

happy t tuesday :)

Craftymoose Crafts said...

My eye went right to that gorgeous Orchid! I've seen those word of wisdom before and they are truly work paying attention to. Happy T Tuesday!

Twiglet said...

You be a wise, wise woman! x Jo

~*~Patty S said...

Gorgeous orchid...they are so beautiful and can bloom for quite a long time!
Thank you for sharing those wise words too...
Happy T Day to you
oxo

Spyder said...

Quick! (before I lose the internet again!) What a lot of words of wisdom! I love the orchid, lovely colour! I've just had my evening meal, so I was a bit late, but that's because I wasn't home.. happy T daY
(Lyn)

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Annie - what a fantastic orchid - love it... and the list was a good read too - Happy T for Tuesday - Mxx #20

Di said...

Brilliant quotes there Annie - I so agree with number 19! :)

Hugs, Di xx

Rita said...

I think that's the most beautiful orchid I've ever seen!
I've seen this list before and it's a really great one.
Happy T Tuesday from another coffee drinker. :)

sandra de said...

Love the 42 comments on life. i think I might have to immortalise these in a book. Fab bag. Have a lovely week. Sandra @108