Life Lessons

12 Feb

I found the following on a friend’s Facebook page, and have read it probably a dozen times. Chip and I both love this list – lots of good life lessons here. (Thank you, Shannon D.!) – Sheila

Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

When in doubt, just take the next small step.

Life is too short – enjoy it.

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

Pay off your credit cards every month.

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

Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

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

Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up your present.

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

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

Everything can change in the blink of an eye. Don’t worry – God never blinks.

Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

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

Whatever doesn’t kill you really will make you stronger.

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

Over prepare, then go with the flow.

Frame every disaster with these words ‘in 5 years, will this matter?’


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

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

Believe in miracles.

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

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

Get outside every day.

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

Envy is a waste of time.

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


Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.

– Regina Brett, 50 Life Lessons


4 Responses to “Life Lessons”

  1. Jackie February 12, 2013 at 8:02 PM #

    So very True……….

  2. Jeanne Doherty February 13, 2013 at 2:12 PM #

    Hi Chip and Sheila: Today is Ash Wednesday in the Catholic Church. David and I went to church this morning and received our ashes along with everyone else. Prior to that the Priest – Fr Don- gave his homily for the beginning of Lent. He said that this is a time of renewal, a time of reconciliation, a time of forgiveness and a time for Love. Without love you really have nothing. I have listened to your words, Sheila, and can feel the love that you have for your family. You are such an inspiration. I left the church this morning with a different feeling. I need to hug people more, I need to be kinder, I need to tell people I love them more. In the end, no matter when that is, as long as you are loved, you have everything. I send my hugs and my prayers to you all. Please know that we do think of you and pray for you daily. Take care. Love, Jeanne

    • Mary Wason February 22, 2013 at 8:00 AM #

      Hi Chip and Sheila, you and your family are in our thoughts every day.
      Sheila just a few facts so you know who we are:
      We (Earle and I) have known Theresa’s family for decades
      Theresa’s brother Chuck was in our wedding
      Bayard and Earle worked together
      I taught at Kennett for 27 years
      We remember the day Chip was born
      We have much love and many memories that we share with Bayard and Theresa.
      We truly appreciate your beautifully written ” these are the facts” blog.

      I had a bout with breast cancer 6 years ago. It was not “poor me” it was “lucky me” not because of the cancer but because we caught it so early. I wrap that same luck in a prayer and send it to you.

  3. Shannon Davis February 26, 2013 at 1:33 PM #

    Love your grateful heart. Your “voice” on this blog, and YOU.

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