3/7/2014 4:58 PM – A Few Things I’ve Learned

A Few Things I’ve Learned

The more experience you have, the more you understand and care about other people.

It is easier to avoid temptation than to resist it.

Love is to will and act for the highest good of another (Thomas Aquinas). Feelings come and go. It helps to know that.

Lasting love is built on shared struggles and personal sacrifice. No sacrifice, no struggle, no love.

Family deserves much more than the leftovers of our time and energy.

Doing the right thing is always the best thing.

Legitimate guilt is a valuable acquaintance. Lose it and suffer the self-destructive consequences.

The long-term gain always outweighs the short-term pain.

If you are a hero at work but not a hero at home you have traded dollars for dimes.

The saying that children are flexible and can deal with divorce or frequently changing parents without long-term difficulty is a lie.

God is the person that matters most. Building that relationship makes you a better, more fulfilled person.

Honoring and loving God with all our hearts is our first responsibility and pays the biggest dividends.

You can learn more from others than you can teach others.

We should say more of the compliments we think.

Keep putting others first and they will lift you higher than you could have reached yourself.

The outdoors can kill you or heal you, depending on how well you prepare and use your head.

To be the best you can be is a good thing but you can’t do it alone.

A wife and an honest good friend are priceless gifts.

The more you give the richer you are.

No one reads adventure books in which there are no struggles. They don’t exist.

Families with handicapped kids are some of the happiest people I know. In surveys, people who live in the worst climates report the most happiness. It’s true.

You grow stronger running against the wind, not with it.

Those due the greatest honor are those who have sacrificed the most, especially parents and those who put their all on the line to protect us. I salute you. You have saved civilization.