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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. My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:
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, and wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
22. Over prepare, and 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.
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.

Nova (From pbs.org) The Fabric of the Cosmos
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Watch The Fabric of the Cosmos: What Is Space? on PBS. See more from NOVA.


Quoting Steve Jobs
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Live every day like it is your last.

Steve Jobs was a strong proponent of living life to the fullest – every day. This was clear from many of his quotes:

“When I was 17, I read a quote that went something like: “If you live each day as if it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” It made an impression on me, and since then, for the past 33 years, I have looked in the mirror and asked myself: “If today were the last day of my life, would I want to do what I am about to do today?” And whenever the answer has been “No” for too many days in a row, I know I need to change something.”
“Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me. Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful, that’s what matters to me.”
“Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.”
“No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. Right now the new is you, but someday not too long from now, you will gradually become the old and be cleared away. Sorry to be so dramatic, but it is quite true.”

http://personalexcellence.co/blog/steve-jobs/

Franklin Electronic Bible Demo
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This battery operated Bible is a fun way to read, study and learn. The Holman dictionary is very easy to use and extremely helpful.

I forget to mention in the above video that there is also a Help key on the keypad.

A free website of the Holman Dictionary is at this link: http://www.studylight.org/dic/hbd/

The entire Bible is at this website: http://www.ccel.org/study/Genesis_1
The website also contains commentaries. The entire Old and New Testaments as well as the commentaries are totally free.

Another free website is: http://www.biblegateway.com/versions/Amplified-Bible-AMP/#books

As well as: http://biblestudy.cbn.com/?fromnewsite=t

A Steadier Version:

Star Wars Origins
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http://www.moongadget.com/origins/

It begins with: "Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the wise. Seek what they sought." -- Basho, 17th Century Japanese poet.

The above website discusses the following influences for Star Wars: Flash Gordon, Kurosawa films, Lord of the Rings, Dune, 2001 Space Odyssey, Forbidden Planet, Ben-Hur as well as The Wizard of Oz.

Side Note: George Lucas had the nickname of 'Luke' in high school. [Luke + s = Lucas] Thus, he named the hero of his tale, Luke. [Luke Skywalker] Personally, I saw Han Solo as the hero. But, actually, Han Solo is referred to as a 'Natural Leader'. So a logical conclusion, at least my conclusion, is: A hero does not necessarily need to be a leader, but could quite possibly be one of the more quiet and mild-mannered members of a group. (Or may not be a member of any group at all.) Situations inspire heroic deeds.

I have heard it said many times that there is no "I" in TEAM. But teams do have leaders and every member of a team is capable of being a hero. Be happy in your individuality.

Anyway, there's lots of interesting stuff at http://www.moongadget.com/origins/

Color Quiz
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Today's Color Quiz Personality Results: For what it's worth!



ColorQuiz.com Joanne took the free ColorQuiz.com personality test!

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RSA Animate - Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us
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Complete Shakespeare Plays
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http://shakespeare.mit.edu/

Free-Ed.net and Learner.org.
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