As some of you might have read in my 'New Years Nightmares', the start of the year hasn't gone very smoothly for me. A friend sent me a link on Facebook with life lessons written by a 90 year old lady called Regina Brett from Cleveland, Ohio. I thought I would share with you some of the best, as they put a more positive outlook on my whole week.
  1. Life isn't fair, but it's still good.
  2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.
  3. You don't have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.
  4. Make peace with your past so it won't screw up the present.
  5. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.
  6. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it...
  7. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
  8. Get rid of anything that isn't useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.
  9. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
  10. Go after what you love in life.
  11. Burn the candles, wear the fancy lingerie. Don't save it for a special occasion. Today is special.
  12. Over prepare, then go with the flow.
  13. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.
  14. Frame every so-called disaster with these words 'In five years, will this matter?'
  15. What other people think of you is none of your business. 
  16. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
  17. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does..
  18. Growing old beats the alternative -- dying young.
  19. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.
  20. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
  21. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
  22. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have not what you need.
  23. The best is yet to come...
  24. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
  25. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.


  1. Great post Brogan. We should all be more positive and not focus on the negatives!

    Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. xx

  2. Reading this post really put a smile on my face! Thank You! I think everyone always forgets some of the points mentioned above. If life was perfect it would be boring! I always like to think, no matter how bad my day is, there is always someone worse of then me! Keep your chin up beaut! x

  3. This is lovely. I've shared it on Twitter :) xo

  4. What an absolutely lovely post!X

  5. Aw that is such a lovely uplifting post! So true too! xx

  6. Lovely post and so true!! We forget sometimes to make the most of now but it's so important.

    Jesss xo

  7. Very inspiring. I should have a look at this when ever I feel down. My favorite is the last one!

    Jackie @ http://fashionxfairytale.blogspot.com

    1. I think I might too :) me too, thats what I put it in bold! love it xx

  8. This is beautiful :) I love inspirational quotes and things like this! Thanks for sharing it!


  9. I've been going through a tough patch, and been very unmotivated but this post has made me change my outlook. Its always interesting to hear things from people that have experienced life, they know how to live it best.

    Thanks for sharing this, Brogan!

    Charlotte xo

    1. I'm sorry to hear you have been going through a tough time! I'm so glad this helped in one way or another :) Thank you for reading Charlotte! xx

  10. This is amazing, i was thinking of printing it out and sticking it on my memo board for motivation. Would ya mind? :-)xx

  11. What a horrible to start to your year! I love how positive and happy this post is and I wish you a good year from now :)


    Paige xo

  12. Very true and wise quotes :) motivational and inspirational words too :) Hope 2013 sees you accomplish your goals.


    Love Emily xx

  13. Lovely post, i liked the quotes.
    Hope 2013 is an Awesome year for you overall


    x Love M

    1. yay, thank you :) I hope it is for you too! xx

  14. Thank you for the inspiration, i really love the "make peace with your past so it won't screw up your present." I can relate to that right now! I also had a crappy New Year and it sucks but choosing to be happy really helps xx

    1. Me too, that one stands out to me too so I can relate, especially to the crappy new year! Hope you feel better soon :) xx

  15. Love this post so much! xx


  16. Thank you so much for this post!Made me feel a lot more positive after the last few days :) xx