50 Life Lessons

Mondays are hard. It’s difficult to get back to work after two blissful days without. I tend not to be my best self on Mondays. So when my sweet boyfriend sent me this motivating list today, I immediately wanted to share it: 50 Lessons from God Never Blinks by Regina Brett.

When writer Regina Brett turned 50, she reflected on the 50 lessons life had taught her in a newspaper column. She later expanded on these lessons in a book of personal essays (which you can find here if interested).  I love myself some good, long, inspirational content – but sometimes a quick saying is all it takes!

Below are my favorite 10 of Regina’s 50 lessons. Some of these I just really love, and others are lessons that I personally should make an effort to keep top of mind.

Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

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

A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.

Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age.

The most important sex organ is the brain.

Frame every so-called disaster with these words: “In five years, will this matter?”

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

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

Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

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