Addressing the pressing issues

Feb. 23, 2013 @ 05:04 AM

Circle the date — Friday, March 1.

Why?

This is will be the final day The Daily Courier will be offering readers the opportunity to lock up the price of a subscription. By subscribing for a full year, you essentially are saving $153 off the newsstand price.

It’s a great deal and this is the lowest price that will be available all year for our readers. After March 1, subscription prices will never be this low again.

Our office will be open until 5 p.m. on Friday to help customers.

As we look ahead in the newspaper, I should tell readers that we do plan to lock down our web site.

So what does that mean?

In simple terms, it means that you will no longer be able to read the newspaper online with out buying an online subscription.

However, if you have a print subscription you will have free access to our web site as well as mobile and tablet applications.

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Next Sunday, we will publish a wonderful new special section in The Daily Courier entitled Generations of Business, 

While I was thinking about that special section I was reminded of a column written by an amazing reporter Regina Brett at 90 years of age for The Plain Dealer in Cleveland, Ohio. As we grow older we often remember the sage wisdom provided to us by our parents, loved ones or even our business partners. 

To celebrate growing older, Regina wrote this column about the 45 lessons life taught her. I share it with readers today, as we look forward to a wonderful publication next Sunday celebrating the longevity of business success.

Here’s her column of aged advice we should all read and ponder: 

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

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

3. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and parents will. Stay in touch.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

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

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

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 and no one else.

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 charge 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 everything.

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

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time, time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

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

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

42. The best is yet to come.

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

 

Wanda Moeller is the publisher of The Daily Courier. She can be reached at wmoeller@thedigitalcourier.com