One wouldn’t think that turning 57 would be cause for reflection, after all, it’s those other birthdays: 18, 21, 30, 40, and 50 that get all the attention, but this birthday has invited me to pause and consider some of the truths I’ve learned in my nearly six decades.
And lucky you, I’m going to share. (Since a list of 57 might be a bit too long, I’m breaking it up into four posts.)
Fifty-Seven Truths I’ve learned in my Fifty-Seven Years
1. God is real! Make every effort to get to know Him.
2. A little appreciation goes a long way.
3. It’s not always about you.
4. No one needs to be kind to you, so appreciate kindnesses shown.
5. It’s always windiest on garbage day. Don’t gripe about it.
6. Be thankful to God for your blessings. When you count them up it will make you happy.
7. If someone gossips to you about others, chances are they’re gossiping about you too.
8. If you’re not sure something in the fridge is good or spoiled, throw it away. It’s better to lose the few dollars the item costs than to get food poisoning.
9. Choose friends you can admire. Bad company corrupts good character, but good company elevates you.
10. There’s always something to be thankful for.
11. You won’t be successful at everything you undertake. That’s okay. Move on.
12. Life is hard, but God is good!
13. It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.
14. If someone’s determined to be mad, there’s nothing you can do about it.
15. Rain must fall for flowers to bloom. Every day can’t be filled with sunshine.