Words of Wisdom

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Recently, as some of you knew from memory and even more knew from your Facebook notifications (no worries, I’ve been down that road more times than I can count… this is a “judge-free” zone), signifies the ending of something great, the beginning of something new. As of a few evenings ago, the world has enjoyed, stressed over, worried about, rejoiced with, wept, consoled, taught, and helped me through 21 years of my life. A huge shout out and thank you to all who have been there by and for me and made this journey possible! Part of me, the part that is un-shocked at being an official adult now, is excited for this new venture and can’t wait to see what’s in store for this next year and beyond! However, yet another part of me keeps wondering, “who let me adult?? I can’t adult!!” To commemorate the grand (or not so grand) occasion, I’d like to impart to you 21 nuggets of wisdom I have learned through the years (doesn’t that sound mature?!), but don’t take my word for it 😉

(I) I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than the things I haven’t (Lucille Ball)

(II) If you’re going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it, you might as well laugh about it now (Marie Osmond)

(III) The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward (Dr. Steve Merton)

(IV) If you think you’re too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent a night with a mosquito (African Proverb)

(V) Our prayers may be awkward, our attempts may be feeble. But since the power of prayer is in the One who hears it and not the one who says it, our prayers do make a difference (Max Lucado)

(VI) Writing is the best way to talk without getting interrupted (Jules Renard)

(VII) People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel (Maya Angelou)

(VIII) There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man [or woman ;)] (Sir Winston Churchill)

(IX) You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches (Dita Von Teese)

(X) I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be (Douglas Adams)

(XI) Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet (Bob Marley)

(XII) Black or White, the footprints in the dirt are the same (Sam Clark)

(XIII) At times a deep sense of our unworthiness will send a thrill of terror through the soul, but this is no evidence that God has changed toward us, or we toward God. No effort should be made to rein the mind up to a certain intensity of emotion. We may not feel today the peace and joy which we felt yesterday; but we should by faith grasp the hand of Christ, and trust Him as fully in the darkness as in the light (Ellen White, The Sanctified Life, pg. 90)

(XIV) Sometimes your only available mode of transportation is a leap of faith (Margaret Shepard)

(XV) One advantage of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries (A.A. Milne)

(XVI) Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around (Leo Buscaglia)

(XVII) The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others (Mahatma Gandhi)

(XVIII) Life is short, smile while you still have teeth (Mallory Hopkins)

(XIX) The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see (G.K. Chesterton)

(XX) A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot and realize how blessed you are (Anonymous)

(XXI) At the end of the day, your feet should be dirty, your hair messy and your eyes sparkling (Shanti)

So there you have it, ladies and gents! Don’t you feel so much more enlightened?!


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