Be Kind: Rules to Live By

Simple yet inspiring rules written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio . bekind orlando espinosa

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 – 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 and purpose 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. 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 a one way  project.
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 wear 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. .
31. However good or  bad a situation is, it will soon 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 — .
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 want.
42. The best is yet  to come…
43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show  up.
44. Yield–even if  have the right of way.
45. Life  isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”
46. Friends are the  family that we choose.

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