If baking is any labor at all, it's a labor of love. A love that gets passed from generation to generation.— Regina Brett
The most charming Regina Brett quotes that are free to learn and impress others
Sometimes you have to disconnect to stay connected.
Remember the old days when you had eye contact during a conversation? When everyone wasn't looking down at a device in their hands? We've become so focused on that tiny screen that we forget the big picture, the people right in front of us.
No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
Everything can change in the blink of an eye. But don't worry; God never blinks.
Be eccentric now. Don't wait for old age to wear purple.
Choice, not chance, determines your destiny.
It's up to you to decide what you are worth, how you matter, and how you make meaning in the world. No one else has your gifts--your set of talents, ideas, interests. You are an original. A masterpiece.
God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn't do.
Life is too short to waste time hating anyone.
Time heals almost everything. Give time time.
If we threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else's, we'd grab ours back.
Summer is the annual permission slip to be lazy.
To do nothing and have it count for something. To lie in the grass and count the stars. To sit on a branch and study the clouds.
Baking happens with ingredients that last for months and come to life inside a warm oven. Baking is slow and leisurely.
Family is more than DNA, more than who we used to be, more than we can imagine we will become.
We want someone else to act. But miracles aren't what other people do. They're what each of us does. They're what happens when ordinary people take extraordinary action. To be a miracle doesn't mean you have to tackle problems across the globe. It means making a difference in your own living room, cubicle, neighborhood, community.
Even if you have nothing in your wallet, nothing can keep you from having a great summer. You can listen to crickets sing you to sleep, trace the Big Dipper, breathe in the stars, run through a sprinkler, host a cartwheel contest in the front yard.
It's OK to get angry with God. He can take it.
We need to be smarter than our smart phones and realize the people we are with are more important than the people we aren't with, and way more important than the strangers we hope will tweet and like and share and Instagram whatever we're sending out into the cybersphere.
Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.
No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn't be in it.
When in doubt, take the next step.
Frame every so-called disaster with these words: In five years, will this matter?
It's scary to make major changes, but we usually have enough courage to take the next right step. One small step and then another. That's what it takes to raise a child, to get a degree, to write a book, to do whatever it is your heart desires.
No one really has a bad life. Not even a bad day. Just bad moments.
Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.
It's sad that grandkids show up at the end of obituaries, way behind the list of work place achievements, social clubs and survivors. Why last? If you've got grandkids, you know they're first when it comes to the joy in your life.
Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.
Don't audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.
You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.
Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.
When it comes to going after what you love in life, don't take no for an answer.
When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.
Get rid of anything that isn’t useful, beautiful or joyful.
Most of life is showing up. You do the best you can, which varies from day to day.
It takes tough love to order kids to step away from the iPhone or iPad during dinner or to take the devices away if they're interrupting and interfering with everyone else's pleasure at a movie, concert or other public event.
The only gift my dad ever bought me is still in my jewelry box.
It died at 10 minutes to 11 decades ago, but the gold Caravelle watch keeps my dad alive. A watch isn't about keeping time. It's about stopping it.
When you have cancer, it's like you enter a new time zone: the Cancer Zone.
Everything in the Tropic of Cancer revolves around your health or your sickness. I didn't want my whole life to revolve around cancer. Life came first; cancer came second.
Over prepare, then go with the flow.
Eating something fresh out of the oven is like a hug you can taste.
Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.
Your children get only one childhood.
Cancer is messy and scary. You throw everything at it, but don't forget to throw love at it. It turns out that might be the best weapon of all.
The secret to success, to parenting, to life, is to not count up the cost.
Don't focus on all the steps it will take. Don't stare into the abyss at the giant leap it will take. That view will keep you from taking the next small step.
If you're lucky enough to still have grandparents, visit them, cherish them and celebrate them while you can.
However good or bad a situation is, it will change.
Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.
There are few places you can find silence. Air travel could be the last fortress of solitude.
We've come a long way from having one land line that was forbidden to be answered during dinner. We had no answering machine, just a dad who barked, 'Who calls during dinner? If it's important, they'll call back.' He was right.
Some days, 24 hours is too much to stay put in, so I take the day hour by hour, moment by moment. I break the task, the challenge, the fear into small, bite-size pieces. I can handle a piece of fear, depression, anger, pain, sadness, loneliness, illness. I actually put my hands up to my face, one next to each eye, like blinders on a horse.