Thursday, November 23, 2006

things I've learned

There are things that one learns over time, over the years, which can be easy to forget. Little lessons, changes of mind, attitude, perspective, sometimes you forget how you once tried to live a certain way. Sometimes life continued as it used to be, not from any particular event or experience causing a reversion on your part to your former way, but merely from forgetfulness. Life goes on, you deal with your struggles, and sometimes, if you're not careful, the things you once knew, which were so profound and vital when you learned them, fade from memory. I'd like to take this time in my night when I should be asleep to write down some of the things I've learned, not necessarily in any profound kind descriptive language that communicates the essence of the lesson, but merely labels for the changes I experienced or sought to put into action.

Think positive.

Turn every disappointment into an opportunity.

Remember that you are nothing.

Remember that you can accomplish anything.

Eating new foods can be fun.

Take every hardship as a chance to see God's hand in your life.

Do not forget in darkness what you knew to be true when you were in the light.

If you are looking for something in particular, your chances of finding it are very small, because of all the things in the world, you're looking for one of them. If you're looking for anything at all, then your chances of finding it are very good, because of all the things in the world, you're bound to find some of them.

Your thoughts have an impact on yourself and on the world around you.

You can live a life of faith. There is no use in worrying about money, and you should not let it hinder you from living the life to which God has called you.

Pray.

And finally, don't forget to get a good night's sleep.

1 comment:

cassie said...

I think it's important to document what one learns in life. It's too easy otherwise to forget, and thus try to relive it over again. and that isn't always fun. as per your list of things you've learned, i like the first, to think positive. It's contagious, and that has great influence over the people one comes into contact with. That, and being optimistic.