Dear Wendy
Dear Wendy

Life Advice/ Pearls of Wisdom

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This text popped up in my Facebook feed this week (from the HONY page) and I had to share it. The words are by Regina Brett and they’re lovely.

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.

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.

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 some 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.

Do you have any pearls of wisdom that have been shared with you (or that you came up with yourself) that you’d add to this?

5 comments… add one
  • Ika

    Ika July 3, 2015, 11:00 am

    Love this list.
    I have to disagree on the crying one though, I prefer crying in private.

    One of my personal favourites is “Those who mind don’t matter and those that matter don’t mind”. I try to keep it in mind when I’m worrying too much about what others might think.

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  • honeybeenicki

    honeybeenicki July 3, 2015, 11:26 am

    I like these, but I hate when there’s contradictory information 😛
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    19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
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    37. Your children get only one childhood.
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    Which is it? How many childhoods do we get?!
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    And for 26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’ – I actually started doing something similar to this recently. When I start to get incredibly upset about something, I ask myself “Is this the worst thing that could happen today?” and if the answer is no, then I try to let it go or at least bring myself down. I get angry very easily and this has helped.

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    • Ika

      Ika July 3, 2015, 11:32 am

      I think it was meant like make your kids’ childhoods happy so they don’t need a do over?

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    CB July 3, 2015, 11:32 am

    Have to disagree with #14. There are many LGBTQ people who hide their relationships from judgmental family members. Doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be in the relationship!

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    • Skyblossom

      Skyblossom July 3, 2015, 11:57 am

      Very true. Hopefully, that situation will disappear with time but for now there are people who can’t be honest with their family without being cut off from that family. That is some kind of love. (sarcasm)

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