Sunday, January 13, 2008

What I Know for Sure

Since it is Sunday, I wanted to leave you with some serious thoughts. Oprah has often talked about what she knows for sure. Here is was I know for sure:

You have to take God out of the "sky" and put him in your heart.

To whom much is given - much will be expected.

You have to listen to that still small voice within you.

You can't just tell people you love them. You have to SHOW them.

You become what you spend your time with. (side note: when my daughter read this, her comment was, "Mom, if you become what you spend your time with, you'd turn into a computer!")

Everything happens for a reason.

Sometimes good can come from bad things. That doesn't mean you can't be angry or sad. You just have to get through it.

We were born to create and live a joyful life. Our job and our challenge is to figure out how.

It is our indifference that allows evil to exist.

I am stronger than my fear.

I'm going to be all right - no matter what happens.

I am loved and I have loved well.

Everything will be all right in the end - and if things are not right, then it's not the end.

And, last but not least, the one thing I know for sure is that I will die! However, I'm not dead now, so I owe it to myself and others to live - with joy and with honor.

2 comments:

Jeri and Amy said...

Mom: if you become what you spend your time with, you'd turn into a computer!

Jennifer said...

And if I become what I spend my time with, I'll turn into either Ben or Jerry! (whichever guy is funnier!)