Want Inspiration? Don’t miss this poem by Regina Bret, 90 years young.

Poem–Words to Live By

Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

Your Job won’t take care of you when you are sick; your friends and parents will: stay in touch.

You don’t have to win every argument; agree to disagree.

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

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

Over prepare, and then go with the flow.

Be eccentric now; don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

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

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

Your children only get one childhood.

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

Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

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.

By Regina Brett

MWH Note: After all the rain in North Carolina I have been feeling a little down, so I went looking for a poem to give me inspiration. The wisdom and grounding in this poem provides insight for how to live a full and meaningful life. I love the line about how to frame setbacks, and disappointments in life by asking: In five years will this even matter? It reminded my of my favorite mantra when faced with troubles or difficulties in life–“it could have been worst”. What is your go to line when disaster or setbacks overwhelm you?


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