Regina Brett’s 45 life lessons and 5 to grow on
As published in The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio, Sunday May 28, 2006. “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 rolls over to 50 this week, so here’s an update:”
*Note from Spice: My favorite part of this is the fact that a few years back someone changed Regina Brett’s bio tag to read her age was 90. They then attached a photo of a little old lady smoking a cigar and sent it into the webverse. People have been sending her notes congratulating her on making it to 90 ever since. Snopes.com has labeled her an official Urban Legend. Pretty cool.
Here’s the original list – it’s pretty good. I’ve seen a number of copies with “45 Lessons” in the title but only 32 lessons listed. After reading Regina’s original I discovered the ones pertaining to God are usually removed. They’re pretty important to me so I left them in for you guys to read… or not. Number 1 is my top pick for teens and number 40 is what I’d love to shout from Mount Sanitas for all of Boulder to hear. Number 25 is such an important reminder for all of us and of course number 18 is the one speaking directly to me these days…along with all of the others that don’t pertain to children.