The Masterpiece by Javan

The Masterpiece by Javan

We are born into the world like a blank canvas and each person that crosses our path takes up the brush and makes his mark upon our surface - So it is that we develop - But we must realize there comes a day that we must take up the brush and finish the work. For only we can determine if we are to be just another painting or a Masterpiece.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Life Lessons We Should Learn


We all need to read this - at least once a week.  Please make sure you read to the end,

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of 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 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 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 with God. He can take it.
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. 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, 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 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."


My contribution...
If you always worry about what others think,
 you end up believing their opinion is more important than your own.

I had several "light-bulb moments", did you?
Friends are the family that we choose and I wanted to share this with you.

Happiness on your journey - it is yours to make.




16 comments:

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Thank you for sharing this - may I do a link to you for tomorrow's May For Me segment??? I think this needs to be shared further.

Connie said...

Oh, so excellent! Love this.

Ruth said...

All so very true. Thanks for posting it.

LuAnn said...

I have a few things that I have saved under my cutting mat in my sewing room that I pull out and look at from time to time. I plan to print this to add to my collection.

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

I loved it :)

Thank you! I also love the happy tree at the end.

Smiles,
Kelly

Janet O. said...

Such great counsel from one who has traveled life's road for a long time!

Michelle May said...

I was suppose to see this now. Later today I have to do something very difficult. I've had a knot in my stomach for 4 days, doubting myself and worrying. This was meant for me to read.
Thank you for sharing this my dear friend. Thank you.
xx

tubilinha tiacarminha said...

Já tinha visto,e adorei.Adorei de novo,e de novo....OBRIGADUUUUUUUUUU!

Patty D from NC said...

Thanks for sharing this - I really liked it!

taylorsoutback said...

Definitely a keeper, Judy! Liking #39 on this lovely spring day...

Will be doing another post soon & would love to offer a link to your entry...

Mary said...

Great lessons, thank you for sharing.

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Thanks for sharing that will all of us... really makes you think. Thanks!

sandra said...

How beautiful, how true . Thanks for sharing this with all of us. Blessings Sandra

Pondside said...

This was great - and so timely for me, on the eve of my birthday.

Sharon said...

Well said, I really like #40, I think that one would make a lot of people think about their own basket of issues to deal with in a different light. Thanks for sharing

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I love this, particularly #34; thanks for sharing!