Sunday, August 9, 2009

Spiritual & Inspirational Sunday August 9, 2009

Welcome to my Spiritual & Inspirational Sunday post and part two of my Tidbits of Wisdom series.  These tidbits which I named Tidbits of Wisdom came to me in an email forward which noted the source to have been a 90 year old woman named Regina Brett. These appeared in a column in The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH.  There are forty-five tidbits. I am sharing them in three parts. 

My hope is that my Spiritual & Inspirational Sunday post will touch you in a way that makes you pause and reflect. Perhaps you will share what you read with a friend who is in need of reading the very thing that I wrote in the post. Blessings!  …susan 

Tidbits of Wisdom

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.

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.

25. No one is in chare 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 of everything.

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

30. Time heals almost everything. Give it time.

Leave me a comment and tell me which one of these resonated with you and why!  My next post is my final one in the Carolina Mountain home series. I will be showing patios and porches.  Come back and check it out.


Nina said...

Susan, Great inspiration for Sunday and everyday. Thank you, Nina

Anonymous said...

Please know that Regina Brett, author of 50 Life Lessons, is not 90 years old (don't feel bad - that misinformation is all over the internet), but she is indeed wise. She is actually 53 years old; she is the senior metro columnist at The Plain Dealer in Cleveland (Ohio's largest weekly newspaper); she was a finalist in both 2008 and 2009 for the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary; and she has a book based on her 50 Life Lessons coming out in April of 2010. You can check out her website by going to where you will see that all I've written here is true !! Regina also recently wrote a column for The Plain Dealer about "internet aging, which you can read here: And finally, you can also read all of her past columns, including the columns nominated for the Pulitzer Prize, at

Susan Lang said...

Thank you for the correct information on Regina Brett. I will share her website and book information on my final post of the series on next Sunday.

Jamie Goldberg, AKBD, CAPS said...

Great list! Love 'em all.

Design Esquire said...

Great post! I really like the one that states, in five years, is this going to matter? There's a few big things going on with me right now, and that helps put it in perspective!

Zuniga Interiors Design Studio said...

Susan- Thanks for the fabulous inspiration! We all need to hear it and reflect on it!

Zuniga Interiors

Diane said...

Loved these tidbits of wisdom. I am sending them to all on my email list. The one that made me pause for thought was the one about in five yrs. will this matter. Great food for thought.

I enjoyed my visit you your blog. Diane