"Life isn’t fair, but it's
still good" is just one of 50 tips that Regina Brett wrote in a
Cleveland, Ohio news column. Full of great, if sometimes brusque,
advice it has been widely circulated on the internet. Her thoughts
are pertinent for people of all ages. Here are some of her top 50:
h Life is too
short to waste time hating anyone.
h Cry with
someone. It’s more healing than if you cry alone.
h Make peace
with yourself so you won’t ruin today.
h You can get
through anything if you can stay put in today.
h Be eccentric
now. Don’t wait for old age!
h It's never too
late to have a second childhood. But, the second one is up to
you and no one else.
h Don’t envy the
life of others. You have no idea what path
h Frame every
so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this
h If you threw
all your problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, you would
grab yours back.
h Always choose
h Your job won’t
take care of you when you are ill, your
h All that truly
matters in the end is that you love and are loved.
h No matter how
you feel, get up, dress up, show up.
h Life isn’t
tied with a bow, but it is still a gift.
My favorite bit of advice
came from my mother, not Ms. Brett. She said, "When something
terrible happens, you have two choices: You can choose to quit or
you can get up and fight with the hand that life just dealt you."
She never believed the
first was ever a choice…only defeat. She was always a fighter for
herself, her family and her friends.
Life definitely isn't fair, but it can
be joyful if only you make that decision.