These could really be the secrets to living a fulfilling life!

These could really be the secrets to living a fulfilling life!

Happiness…it’s not just about feeling good all the time.

Happiness…is about feeling good but also doing good!

Happiness…is about living your best possible life and helping others live theirs.

Happiness…can be understood better after reading this great article:

via by Popomaronis

If you were 90 years old, what would you tell your younger self? You’d certainly have some inspiring lessons and secrets to life, especially with 9 decades of accumulated wisdom, right? Well, 45 of these life lessons were written by Regina Brett, but in fact, Regina is not 90. In 2006, the Internet spun her piece into a viral hornet’s nest and the lessons were mistakenly attributed to a 90-year-old. In reality, Regina shared these lessons right before her 45th birthday.

I personally stumbled upon (literally) the article the other night, also thinking that it truly could have originated from a 90-year-old, and was left feeling quite humbled. After I did some more research and realizing writer’s age gap, I still challenged myself to fast forward 6 decades and reflect on these 45 lessons and ask, “What would I really tell a younger Tom?”.

As a result, Regina’s initial list has been compiled into 7 secrets and brief explanations that really do serve as powerful perspective, regardless of the writer’s age. Who knows–they may even change the way you live your life.

1. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

Sure, it’s easy to take a step or two you in life that leaves you feeling afraid or regretful. But one small step after another eventually gets you across the finish line and you can learn from whatever doesn’t work. Forward progress. Always.

2. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

Work is important. But it’s people who give meaning to that work who will share its rewards with you. Be thankful and kind–take time to smell the roses with people you love…

…keep reading the full & original article HERE