Thursday, May 01, 2008

Thursday Thirteen....What I've learned so far

1. Middle age is that point when you realize that all of life is a gift..

2. An empty nest is a settled nest.

3. Every need is not a call.

4. Say little and pray much.

5. Never let too much of yesterday take up too much of today.

6. Who I am is more important than What I do.

7. Relationships are to be celebrated.

8. Freedom is found in simplicity.

9. Pain either destroys or transforms.

10. Life is full of surprises.

11. Perseverance Pay Off.

12. God is in Control.

13. Celebrate life.

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Adelle said...

Wise words! Happy T13!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I just got mine up too. Back from church and mikey is watching the CUBS win this time!!
Great list...Here is a good one:
"middle age is when broadness of the mind and narrowness of the waist change places." smile


Chelle Y. said...

Such wonderful wisdom for a girl who is turning 40 this year! :(

Lori said...

Amen...great list! Happy TT.

crazy working mom said...

GREAT words of wisdom! My favorite...Pain either destroys or transforms.

Thanks for stopping by!

Melli said...

I hope Floozie is NOT right about that! I hope my mind does NOT become narrow as I age! I like an open mind... sometimes.

This is a FABULOUS list Daisy! One of your best ones yet! You know... I remember bein' [] this close to #2! I could almost feel it... I could ALMOST TASTE it! And then... WHAM! Full House! (better than two pair I guess!)

I've learned 6 & 12. I'm not sure I've FULLY embraced all the others! Yet.

Janet said...

#5 is the hardest for me!

Susan said...

Daisy, Daisy, Daisy, you are ONE WISE woman! I have wrestled for years with "the need is the call". I actually heard a pastor say it once. I do think we sometimes refuse to get active while we float in a sea of "needs" waiting for the call. On the other hand, I have taken on responsibility before that was simply plugging a hole in a ministry and it wasn't my passion. Then I found myself worn out and unable to do my best because I was not working in my area of passion.

Love ya,


SandyCarlson said...

Three and eight work together for me. Thanks for this. God bless.

kay said...

Great list, Daisy!. Thanks!

Gattina said...

When I became middle aged I thought my life is over, lol ! and now at my third age I realize it has just started !

anthonynorth said...

Some sound advice there.
A wise list.

Baba's Blog .. Babies Are Special said...

wow.... you have such words for all of us to think about and live it everyday..I am going to print this list up and place it on my fridge to read it daily...thanks for a soul meaning Thursday Thirteen..Love ya,

Jane said...

AMEN Sister! Very good lessons to learn.
Thanks from dropping by my place, I am always glad to see a comment from you!!

Shelley said...

Every need is not a call. What a great reminder! Remembering that will help me when I can't get anyone to sign up to help with the preschoolers at church. Instead of complaining, I'll just pray for God to put that call on people's lives and help me and them to recognize it!

colleen said...

The older we get the more we understand what's important and what's not; hopefully.

Toni said...

Great list!!! I love your floating daisies!

lv2scpbk said...

A good 13 list.

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