45 Lessons Life Taught Me Emfographics

By: Regina Brett, 90 years old, of The Plain Dealer Newspaper, Cleveland, Ohio

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All that truly matters in the end is that you loved. - Regina Brett      Frame every problem with these words 'In five years, will this matter?' - Regina Brett





  1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good. >>>

  2. Life is too short − enjoy it. >>>

  3. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.  >>>

Identify Your Life Mission

  1. Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.  >>>

  2. Always choose life.  >>>

  3. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

  4. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.

The Wheel of Life: East vs. West

  1. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

  2. Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.

  3. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

A Short Course in Human Relations

  1. Cry with someone. It's more healing than crying alone.

  2. It's OK to let your children see you cry.

  3. Your children get only one childhood.

  4. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.  >>>

  5. Growing old beats the alternative − dying young.

  6. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.

  7. It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

  8. Everything can change in the blink of an eye But don't worry; God never blinks.

Love, Happiness, Joy

  1. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.

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

  3. The most important sex organ is the brain.

  4. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.

  5. It's never too late to be happy. But it's all up to you and no one else.

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

  1. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

  2. Believe in miracles.

  3. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere >>>

  4. The best is yet to come.  >>>

Moving Ahead

  1. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

The Noble Path

  1. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

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

  3. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

  4. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.  >>>

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

  6. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

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

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

  9. What other people think of you is none of your business.  >>>

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

  11. Forgive but don't forget.

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


  1. Yield.

  2. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

  3. Pay off your credit cards every month.

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




Leo Tolstoy love and wisdom quotes

Love is life.
All, everything that I understand,
I understand only because I love.