Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Lessons Learned Along The Way...

I'm going through the Bible Study by Lisa Whelchel, "This Is My Story...A Legacy Of Faith," and one of the prompts this week was...

On the road to adulthood, one of the most important lessons I learned the hard way was....

What a question! My answer?

*Parents are usually right

*Popularity that comes at a price isn't popularity, it's politics

*In 10 years, it won't matter if you were Homecoming Queen, a starter on the Basketball team, or if you aced the ACT

*It WILL matter that you were kind, treated people with respect, lived a life of integrity, and loved deeply

*Don't waste your youth on relationships with the opposite sex

*Ask the tough questions

*Don't be afraid of finding yourself. And when you do--Embrace her.

*Don't live "FOR" the moment. Live the moment.

What did you learn the hard way?


mer said...

Great list...

I'd add these things:

perfectionism is over-rated

trying to be all things to all people will leave you stressed, tired, and often angry. just be who God created YOU to be, and like you said, embrace that person!

Jenn said...

Great list,I agree with you ! I try to teach my teenage daughters these things everyday!

Bluestocking said...

Dont let other people make their problems the mainstay of you life.

God changes things on his time table.

People who dont like the way God created you really have a problem with God not you.

Marriage is not happily ever after.