Friday, August 7, 2009

Life Lessons

In my 51 years on this planet I have learned a few things which I'd like to share with you:
  • The secret to a long marriage is...staying married.
  • Hand in hand with that truth is, "The devil you know is better than the devil you don't know."
  • For those over 40 who grew up hearing, "Love means never having to say you're sorry." The truth is, love means always saying you are sorry when it needs to be said.
  • Life is not "fair." It never will be. Whatever your lot, cultivate it.
  • Cliches are cliches for a reason.
  • Bitterness and resentment are like drinking poison and expecting the other person to get sick.
  • If it ain't workin' for ya, don't keep doing it.
  • There are perfect parents in this world. I used to be one. Then I had children of my own.
  • The world doesn't need a definition of Christianity as much as it needs a demonstration.
  • Our words may hide our thoughts, but our actions reveal them.
  • The reason a dog has so many friends is because he wags his tail instead of his tongue.
  • The most terrible of lies is not that which is uttered, but that which is lived.
  • The secret of being a saint, is being a saint in secret.
  • You are always in the wrong key when you start singing your own praises.
  • There is no greater power in the universe than prayer.
  • We must learn to set our course by the light of truth, not by the light of every passing ship.
  • Everything that has been forwarded to you via e-mail I have already read.
  • Martin Luther said, "I have held many things in my hands and have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God's hands, that I still posses."
  • There is no right way to do a wrong thing.
  • Deal with faults in others as gently as you deal with them in yourself.
  • Don't work so hard to make a good husband that you never quite manage to make a good wife.
  • A smooth sea never made a skillful sailor.
  • If it were easy, anybody could do it.
  • It is impossible to go forward in the strength of the Lord until we have first learned the depth of our own helpless- ness. In order to mold us, He often has to melt us.
  • Trouble is like an ugly dog. It looks worse coming than going.
  • Anatole France said, "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but dream; not only plan, but also believe."
  • Anytime you use the expression, "Like a rat on a Cheeto," you are bound to get a laugh.
  • If we fear God there is nothing else to fear.
  • These are the good ol' days!
  • Thomas Jefferson knew of that which he spoke when he said, "Who then can so softly bind the wounds of another as he who has felt the same wounds himself."