Wisdom of the Ages 343

I have learned today that it is not wise to remove a wedgie when riding in a glass elevator! YIKES!

A. Nonny Mouse

Wisdom of the Ages 342

Life is a patient instructor and I have learned many, many lessons. The most important of them is:

1. You cannot outgive God. So be generous will all of your blessings and you will find that you are blessed beyond your wildest dreams. You will reap what you have sewn, but it will be one hundred times more than what you have sewn. It is a principle of the universe: one seed produces a plant that yields hundreds of seeds. Be Generous!

2. Embrace life with an open, loving, heart. It will keep you from becoming old and bitter.

3. Be kind and gentle with yourself, especially with yourself. If you cannot BE this way with yourself, you will certainly not be able to BE this way with others. You might be able to DO for a brief time, but there is a big difference between being something and doing something. Being kind and gentle requires a spiritual reformation, while doing something kind and gentle only requires an act of will. One can be faked, the other can’t.

4. Find at least one thing each day to be grateful for. Before you know it you will begin to truly see all of the things in your life that you should be grateful for. Once you realize how blessed you are, it is much easier to be generous!

Diane, Virginia, USA, 53

Wisdom of the Ages 341

“Use it up, wear it out. Make it do or do without” from my great grandmother–her corollary saying was “you buttered your bread: now you have to lay in it” You work with what you have and make the beautiful from that; all other good things will follow.

Arlee Barr, 46, Edmonton Alberta Canada

Wisdom of the Ages 340

LESS is truly MORE

female, age and country unknown

Wisdom of the Ages 339

Judge everything you do or say or feel by this mark,”At the moment you pass on the next life, how will you feel about it.”

female, age and country of origin unknown

Wisdom of the Ages 338

Your unique talents are God’s gift to you, what you do with them is your gift to God.

Female, USA, 47