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  • 45 More Life Lessons!

    Written By Regina Brett,
    long-time colonist of The Plain Dealer Newspaper,
    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 rolls over to 50 this week, so here's an update:"

    Today we want to list the second third of this list of life lessons:
    Next time, God willing, we will have the final third of this list:

    A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.
    It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.
    When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
    Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
    Overprepare, then go with the flow.
    Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
    The most important sex organ is the brain.
    No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
    Frame every so-called disaster with these words: "In five years, will this matter?"
    Always choose life.
    Forgive everyone everything.
    What other people think of you is none of your business.
    Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
    However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
    Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.
    Believe in miracles.
    God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

    See you tomorrow, God willing.
    There'll be another Success Thought here for you then.
    Meanwhile, be blessed in all you do today!

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