45 Life Lessons From A 90 Year Old

We’ve all made some mistakes in our life because of the lack of experience in life. Those mistakes had taught us some of the most valuable life lessons. That’s why they are called life lessons – because we gather experience and we turn it into life lesson. However, sometimes the most valuable lessons that we’ve learned come from other people.

The following life lessons are written by a 90 year-old woman called Regina Brett. The list is enormous and everyone can pick up useful life lesson from it. So, enjoy these words of wisdom and let us know which lesson is your favorite!


  1. Life is good, even if it isn’t fair.
  2. If you are not sure, just take a small step forward.
  3. Enjoy life because it is too short.
  4. When you are sick, it is your family and friends who will take care of you – not your job!
  5. Never buy something you don’t need.
  6. Don’t try to win every single argument. It’s more important to stay true to yourself.
  7. Crying alone cannot heal you as crying with someone else.
  8. You are allowed to get angry with God. He can understand it.
  9. Save money for important things.
  10. Resistance is futile, when it comes to chocolate.
  11. Accept your past so it won’t destroy your present.
  12. It’s OK to cry in front of your children.
  13. Never compare your life with the life of others.
  14. You shouldn’t be in a relationship that has to be secret.
  15. Everything can change within a minute. But don’t worry, God is always with you.
  16. Take a deep breath – it calms the mind.
  17. Get rid of all the useless things – they weight you down in many ways.
  18. It’s true that what doesn’t kill you actually makes you stronger.
  19. Your happiness is in your own hands, it’s never too late to embrace it.
  20. Stop at nothing, don’t accept ‘no’ for an answer and go after what you love in life.
  21. Wear the new clothes, use the nice sheets and burn all the candles. Don’t save it for special occasions because every day is a special day.
  22. Give your best, and then go with the flow.
  23. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple – be eccentric now!
  24. The brain is the most important sex organ.
  25. Only you are in charge of your own happiness – you and no one else.
  26. Estimate each and every ‘disaster’ with the following words: ‘Will this matter in ten years?’
  27. Life is something you should always choose.
  28. Forgive but never forget.
  29. What others think of you is their problem, not yours.
  30. Give the Time time – it is able to heal almost everything.
  31. The situation will change no matter how good or bad it is.
  32. No one else takes you so seriously – so why would you?
  33. Miracles do happen, believe me.
  34. God doesn’t love you because of something you did or didn’t do. He loves you because of who HE is.
  35. Don’t overanalyze life. Just show up and make the most of your life now.
  36. Growing old beats the alternative, which is, dying young.
  37. Your children are children only once.
  38. Love is only thing that matters in life – love and be loved.
  39. Miracles are all around you, so go outside every day!
  40. If we all threw our problems in one place and be able to see everyone else’s problems, we’d quickly take ours back.
  41. Don’t be envious – it’s just a waste of time. Make peace with what you already have.
  42. The best time of your life is yet to come…
  43. Regardless of the way you feel, get up, dress up and show up!
  44. Let it be.
  45. Maybe it isn’t tied with a bow, but life is a real gift.

Which of these lessons do you find the most useful? Tell us in the comments below.