So, maybe this post is a little late......Turkey day has come and gone....
However, in the past week or so, some things have been revealed to me, and for that I am thankful. This isn't a list of "things" I am thankful for, rather a list of "knowledge and wisdom" that I am thankful to receive.
Warning, I am about to share my feelings......feel free to exit out if you aren't interested!!!!
1. Every decision you make will affect at least four or five other people, so think of others before you act. Take us for example. We are a family of three, but the choices the three of us make go beyond our walls. They will typically affect someone else. I'm not saying make decisions that aren't best for your family based on what is best for everyone else, I'm just saying there are other factors to consider.
2. Never work for family. If you do, make a contract of what you will do if something should happen or if something changes. I recently had my heart shattered into a million pieces over this. Make sure you make a small print page that both parties sign.
3. Never take people for granted. Life goes by so fast, and you can be talking to someone that morning, and that night they could die. Trust me!!! Don't think it couldn't happen to you, it could!!!
4. The truth will set you free. There is a fine line between condemning people out of arrogance, and telling them the truth out of love. Not that I make a practice of lying, but sometimes, for people's feelings, I have been known to go along with something that I feel is wrong. Well, I found out the hard way that's just not right. I'm not saying walk around with a 20 lb Bible and tell people they are going to hell. If the Bible (any version, after all, Jesus didn't speak in Elizabethan English like King James did, so KJV is a translation too!!!) clearly states that something is wrong, and someone you love is doing that very thing, tell them so that when you get to judgement day, that person isn't standing before Jesus, hearing it from Him, and that person turns to you and says, "You knew it was wrong. Why didn't you tell me?!?!?!" Remember, the truth will set you free.
In the past couple of weeks, I have had some curve balls thrown at me. It is obvious that I had to go through some things so that I can turn around to someone who is where I was, and tell them, "Come on, you will be alright, I've been there too, and I made it through, only by God's grace!!!"
It's Jesus, or bust.
In exciting news, after all of that hassle, last night I'm cleaning up the kitchen after supper, and Noah walks up to me and says, "Oh momma, you're so nice!!!"
Does anything else matter?!?!?!