45 Life Lessons, written by a 90 year old

Good morning Angels, enjoy your java and smile. Today is a beautiful day with more to follow! Taylor
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 not to enjoy it.
4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.
5. Don’t buy stuff you don’t need.
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. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
9. Save for things that matter.
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. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.
19. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all 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. Overprepare, 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 but don’t forget.
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. Accept what you already have, not what you think 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.
Written by Regina Brett, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, 2006

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Get Over It!

🙏 Here’s a thought, I Heard a wonderful sermon sunday morning in which I submit this. Often, we here people say, if it wasn’t for past obstacles in my life I would be fulfilled, happy and successful. I was one of those individuals questioning my raw deal. Asking, why did I have to be victimized by a tragic accident that nearly robbed me of my life. Well, I know now, that unexpected tragedies are sometimes a blessing from God some might say. They are unauthorized decision markers, forced motivators; catalyst that plunge us into a greater existence and awareness. I’ve learned that Instead of questioning and stagnating myself due to a hardship I’ve transitioned into a new agenda. To engage and develop the philosophy of possibility. My desire here is to remind those in similar plights. That we all have setbacks with differing pains its how we manage them that set’s the tone.
I say, lets bungee jump back into the dashboard of the living and conquer the fears of the past that still torment our present. We need deliverance out of ambiguity into a clarified oasis of serenity. Yes, you may be physically or emotionally scarred but we know scrapes and wounds heal in proper time. Listen, I was immobile for two years after my physical impairment putting one foot in front of the other or standing without assistance wasn’t an option. I had to have patients until the trauma of the injuries subsided which took years it was worth the patience and lord knows I’m thriving now. When you pay special attention to your weaknesses, treatment, determination and faith while constructing a winning plan the battle is three quarters won.
Relief and growth doesn’t come over night it’s hinged upon your willingness of acceptance. Acquire a confidant, facilitate your truths, get a grip on your life and Fight. Doctors say if it was not for my attitude towards healing and reclaiming my future I would still be wheel chair bound. I never gave up on me, Do Not Give Up On You. Everyday is a journey into hope and forgiveness. Forgive the incidents and walk, leap, jump, Run forward. Life is short, you only have one keep yours on track! Remember this , An obstacle is a victory waiting to be accomplished so grab your swag, armor, spear, and Ladies don’t forget your crown you can not go into war without it. Life is what you make it. Box it, Get over it, then forget it, 👌

Virginia Satir, I am Me

I am Me. In all the world, there is no one else exactly like me. Everything that comes out of me is authentically mine, because I alone chose it — I own everything about me: my body, my feelings, my mouth, my voice, all my actions, whether they be to others or myself. I own my fantasies, my dreams, my hopes, my fears. I own my triumphs and successes, all my failures and mistakes. Because I own all of me, I can become intimately acquainted with me. By so doing, I can love me and be friendly with all my parts. I know there are aspects about myself that puzzle me, and other aspects that I do not know — but as long as I am friendly and loving to myself, I can courageously and hopefully look for solutions to the puzzles and ways to find out more about me. However I look and sound, whatever I say and do, and whatever I think and feel at a given moment in time is authentically me. If later some parts of how I looked, sounded, thought, and felt turn out to be unfitting, I can discard that which is unfitting, keep the rest, and invent something new for that which I discarded. I can see, hear, feel, think, say, and do. I have the tools to survive, to be close to others, to be productive, and to make sense and order out of the world of people and things around me. I own me, and therefore, I can engineer me. I am me, and I am Okay.

Truth

In the acquisition of truth there’s a lesson that’s always waiting to be learned. In that search comes a reckoning, a personal conviction that utilizes your various gifts common sense, street savvy , education and wisdom of experiences. You finally understand that the elements that define you are more than enough to secure your ascension and success in any chosen arena. The blessing, when you allow the transformation of truth to begin your new experiences and philosophies will take precedent and old habits will melt away. When you open your outlook and begin to believe and trust in yourself the windows to the world and your soul will open and delight you. Truth is blatant, unmasked and free. Truth is a discovery that begins within. It’s an obedience to living with control, balance and humility. It’s the time when your soul reaches up and out for its relevance and purpose. Truth emerges when you set yourself apart and you commit to living a life of example. Truth explodes from the heart of an individual. It resides in a place where you can no longer play the game of hide and seek. When you begin to seek personal truths your consciousness delves deep pummeling your self-worth, accountability, decisions and friendships until you purge the toxins and welcome the essences of verity. When truth is sought only truth can answer. Truth is a complexity, there may be many angles to it but only one way to claim. It begins within, imploring truth to become paramount, while you exhale in the process and the falsities go away.

Truth dictates that you love and worship you. It abhors the fake and phony, why bother pretending it does nothing for your moral. Try loving the ground you presently walk on and from there visualize a better, wiser, brilliant reflection of yourself. Allow the pampering process of refinement to encapsulate you. Embracing truth provides the only support system that you can depend on. There will come a time when you can no longer run from yourself and the need to reinvent, revitalize and resurrect yourself will be the only measure left to assist you in becoming your personal best. The woman you continuously strive to be and eventually will become. Living, giving, learning, serving a purposeful existence are the characteristics I sharpen and replenish daily. When you reach that truthful peak of clarity and comfort within yourself, loving and honoring truth is the gift that keeps on giving. We put so much energy into helping and loving others that we forget to nurture and develop ourselves. When we dream big and pray boldly our stance in truthfulness erupts and a stronger celebrated heart and cerebrum evolves. Revel in the confidant newer version of magnificence. Truth, the righteous testimony where you’re not giving up anything to gain everything the ultimate gift of peace and tranquility.
Kudos Ladies, Always in Truth, Taylor

Blossoming Female

All of the charm and beauty a woman may have amounts to nothing if her ambitions are self-centered. But if she reflects her Creator and assumes the posture of a graceful servant, she cannot help but command high respect and love.