Regina Brett life lessons

1. Life is not fair, but it is still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it.

4. Your job will not take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You do not have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It is more healing than crying alone.

8. Save for retirement starting with your first pay check.

9. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

10. Make peace with your past so it will not screw up the present.

11. It is OK to let your children see you cry.

12. Do not compare your life to others'. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

13. If a relationship has to be a secret, you should not be in it.

14. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

15. Get rid of anything that is not useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

16. Whatever does not kill you, really does make you stronger.

17. It is never too late to be happy. But it is all up to you and no one else.

18. When it comes to going after what you love in life, do not take no for an answer.

19. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Do not save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

20. Overprepare, then go with the flow.

21. Be eccentric now. Do not wait for old age to wear purple.

22. The most important sex organ is the brain.

23. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

24. Frame every so-called disaster with these words "In five years, will this matter?"

25. Always choose life.

26. Forgive but do not forget.

27. What other people think of you is none of your business.

28. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

29. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

30. Do not take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

31. Believe in miracles.

32. Do not audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

33. Growing old beats the alternative. Dying young only looks good in the movies.

34. Your children get only one childhood.

35. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

36. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

37. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we would grab ours back.

38. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.

39. The best is yet to come.

40. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

41. Yield.

42. Life is not tied with a bow, but it is still a gift.