Thursday, April 29, 2010

I Am Learning...

... that home is where your bed is.
... that it's wiser to be silent.
... that your bank statement is a print-out of your heart.
... that polite never expires.
... that jeans can't get too comfortable.
... that a dog is a friend forever.
... that no dream goes to waste.
... that steel wool cures any cast iron (!).
... that we can always use a hug.
... that paths to a friend's house can be too far.
... that fireflies are magical.
... that nothing lasts forever.
... and that I can't expect God to use me
in a way different from the way He created me.

What are you learning?

14 comments:

Linda Z said...

I love your list! I am learning that it is wiser to be silent many times, as well. Sometimes, I say things on Facebook, and then wish I could take them back. I want to be wiser and more thoughtful.

I am also learning to be patient, and that anything that has great value is worth sacrificing for. We are hoping to adopt to add to our family, and it is quite a process, but I know it'll be such a blessing in the end!

Casual (dash) Cottage said...

I learned ...
God used you through this blog to teach me:
...that salt and olive oil cured my cast iron skillet (that and elbow grease)
and I also learned,
...manners get you further than being ill-mannered.
...Customer Service is relative (and sadly going away)
...And I learned...
You Brin are a remarkable young women.
God Bless you Today!

Shelley in SC said...

I love your last learned lesson . . . that God can't use me differently from how He created me. I'll be pondering that as I head off to bed.

littledaisymay said...

What a wonderful list :)

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Perfect list, perfect lessons!

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Great list!

I have learned a lot can be accomplished even when it must be done a little at a time.

BecMama said...

I am learning that life feels more fulfilled when I slow down. The world lives in such a fast pace, but I don't have too. I read a quote today that said Jesus was never in a hurry. That is powerful because I want to live like him, and so often I am rushing myself or my family.

redeemed diva said...

I LOVE when you learn and then share it with us! These kind of posts are my favourite by you...that and your cooking...ok, and your posts on figuring life out...ok, and...nevermind. Love your blog. And I like the profile pic.

Susan said...

I'm learning (slowly) to not feel like I need to always try and chase away my blues, my sadness but instead to accept that it's not only a part of life but it's a part of who I am.

Kimberly said...

Love this post Brin! I'm learning that life isn't well and truly lived until you chase down and capture your dreams.

Kathleen Grace said...

We are all learning Brin. Your lessons are good ones:>) I just went to your archives and realized you have been blogging for nearly 5years!? Wow. It's all been interesting, good to read but I know not necessarily good to live through. I think I have been reading you for at least 3 of those years. I just found a link to your blog in my own archives from way back. I hope you continue for a long time to come.

Kathy

Bluebird49 said...

I've learned how little I am in control of---and how little I NEED to be in control of. I've learned that letting God show me what He has planned for me is so much better than me trying to show HIM what I have planned!

I've also learned how hard it is to give that faux control up, even thought it was never there to begin with.

Brambleberry said...

I'm learning that most of what I worry about doesn't even matter. I miss the big by focusing on the little.

I'm learning just how blessed I am.

RoseMary said...

Wonderful words of wisdom.
Thank You