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Little Black Dress Friday – week 6 June 4, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — jyeger @ 9:21 pm

Some things I’m good at, some things I’m not…dieting is not one of them right now!  Ugggggh!  Horrible week – sorry if you’re looking for inspiration because you won’t find it here today. 😦  Stress is just leading my life.  When stress is in control, my eating is out of control.  Ahhhh! 

Kathy (SIL) sent me an article today.  I’m going to pass it on to you because it hit home for me today.  I’m having a rough day and it was a great reminder not to sweat the small stuff (or the small weight gain). 


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


 “To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.. It is the most-requested column I’ve ever written. 

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 to waste time hating anyone…

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument.. Agree to disagree.

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 retirement starting with your first paycheck.

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 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. But don’t worry; God never blinks.

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

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19. It’s never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is up to you and no one else.

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 wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain. Great reminders…


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 everyone everything.

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

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will 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 — dying young.

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. You already have all you need.

42. The best is yet to come.

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

44. Yield.

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


Have a great weekend!



4 Responses to “Little Black Dress Friday – week 6”

  1. missey Says:

    that is wonderful! thanks for sharing 🙂

    have a great weekend!

  2. Judy T Says:

    What great advice! Thanks for sharing it. I hope you have a great weekend! 🙂

  3. Melanie Blackburn Says:

    Jill, I so hear you about emotional eating, I’m the same way. Hang in there, hopefully all get back under control and you’ll have a better healthier week next week. I’m cheering you on!!!!! Good luck!

  4. Cass Says:

    Thanks for sharing that Jill. I might post it on my blog over the weekend.

    And I understand about the emotional eating. I just devoured a bag of chocolates on my own. 😦

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