Thursday, October 2, 2014

Trusted Advisers

My friends are wise. So wise. You may think I am unable to absorb their wisdom, what with all the talking I seem to be constantly doing, but I do also listen. Hey, I'm a mom-- I multitask! Then, in moments of quiet solitude (of which I have a lot more lately, and about which I am not complaining) the words roll around my mind and help me to do the right thing. 

Yes, I love all those little graphics on Facebook with quotable and scripture verses and words to live by. But you don't have to be Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. or Ronald Reagan to inspire me.  Here are some of my favorite and most-often used lessons from my sages. Use as you see fit:

"Pain changes a person."  --D.L.
"No, what I learned (from the bad things that happened to me in childhood) is that I CAN'T protect my children from everything."  --A.T.
"The faster route is always the one comprised of right turns."  --C.L.
"Oh, I don't think the Lord intended for us not to suffer. There's a lot for us to learn and gain from suffering."  --E.B.
"Hey, every day's a craps shoot."  --T.K.
"I choose happy."  --H.T.

Maybe someday, I will say something worthwhile...

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