Monday, April 25, 2011

Learning 101

You can teach an old dog new tricks. Remember, you are never too old to learn.

Before we get started let me introduce Ms. Thang...better known as
Miss Thinks-She-Knows-It-All. Please do not mistake her for me.

Things I have learned…some the easy way…some the hard way.

~It doesn’t matter what time your family gets to your house, as long as they get there. Never mind that you told them all to be there at 1:00 and they showed up 20-30 minutes late.
~Dust isn’t important until it begins the rolling up stage and starts to crave carrots.
~No matter how hard I try, I still may fail, and often do.
~Worry is a product of the devil.
~Material things are unimportant in this world; however some just really make life a little easier…ie: mixer, dishwasher, dryer, recliner….do I need to go on?
~I have learned you can only eat so much…no matter how good it is.
~I have learned that the “change” this world needs comes from the heart and starts with me.
~It is easier to be nice and it doesn’t leave your feathers ruffled.
~I need to remember to put sunscreen on my neck with this new haircut….Yep!
~All people are not nice…Revenge is top on their list of priorities.
~Christ defeated satan on the cross; any power the devil has is what YOU give him.
~Your family can still hurt your feelings.
~I have learned that Jesus gives us second chances…remember Peter?  Look it up: Mark chapter 16.
~No matter how high gas prices get…people will still be burning it on the road.
~You don’t need to “cook” a pre-cooked ham! Warmed is just fine.
~Stay away from snakes.
~Carrot cake is considered a vegetable...right?  Oh thank goodness!
~I have learned that I CANNOT please everyone no matter how hard I try.
~Every prayer gets an answer, sooner or later, yes or no, and sometimes maybe.

Learning is a forever process…each day brings new challenges. Tomorrow will bring some for me as I have been dubbed for jury duty…I want to do my civic duty but I sure hope I do not get selected this time around…I don’t think I can handle it right now. Emotions are running high with several things that are being presented at this time. One of which is that my MIL is in the hospital. She got to spend her Easter weekend in CCU. She is out in a regular room now and is feeling some better.

I hope everyone had a beautiful and blessed Easter Sunday and that life continues that way. Smile and be happy when you can, give when you can, laugh a lot, and don’t forget to brush your teeth…it makes that smile prettier.  But remember above all, Jesus still loves you no matter what!

“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean
over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you,
you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”
Winnie the Pooh


Kathleen Grace said...

All so true Cora. We never stop learning though do we? Hoping you get a pass on the jury duty, and praying for your MIL:>)

cottageprims said...

Smile..So like my life.Hope you don't get picked tomorrow.I've never been called but don't think I'd enjoy it.Hope your MIL is better.We had a wonderful easter.May you have a blessed week!~Amy

notes of sincerity said...

Fabulous post. The more I learn, the more I realize I still have to learn. :o) Grace. :o)

Christine said...

Some funny life lessons and some hard to swallow but all so true and I'm still learning!
Prayers for your MIL.

Julie Harward said...

I agree with every one of those, so you must be pretty smart! LOL ;D

Cinner said...

Cora, sorry to hear about your MIL, I am sending prayers and hope she is feeling healthy very soon....I also hope you get a pass on the jury duty. Your list is so true, always more to learn, some lessons just take longer than others. hugs.

Char said...

((hugs)) so sorry about your MIL and i hope she recovers quickly. raise your hand in the jury pool if they ask if you think there are too many frivolous lawsuits. that worked for me.

Anonymous said...

Cora, enjoyed your "Learning 101" true...Praying for MIL and your family...that God holds you all in His hands and makes all things better (I have FAITH and BELIEVE that He will). Also, want you to know that I think you are a BEAUTIFUL woman~inside and out...with a Heart of Gold. You inspire me! Keep that gorgeous smile shining...(Hugs)

Lydia Watson

BECKY said...

Christ defeated satan on the cross; any power the devil has is what YOU give him.

Love this one, Cora! I have learned this first hand!! And may yet have to relearn it!!

So thankful to hear you MIL is doing better. An answer to prayer for sure. Praying she gets back to 100% soon!

Have a joyful week, really annoys the devil when we do!! :o)

Love n hugs,

Cindy said...

One...We need to brush our teeth?
Two...I will be praying for your MIL and for the decisions you might need to make.
Three...Who hurt your tell them to call me
you should never have those precious feelings hurt!!
Fourth....Praise God for His love for us!!!
Fifth...I will pray that God places you in the right place either on the jury or off...He knows where you need to be and what you can handle.
Sixth...Have you made any blackberry or dewberry cobbler yet? I will be making one this week..yeah!!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Karen said...

Oh Cora.. love that post....
my daughter, growing up was called Ms Thang,,, she was the glitter queen, and soooo precious..and I love the post..
and I too have realized that you can not please everyone,,no matter how hard you try..
and dust bunnies dont eat much ! so even if they come around everyonce in a while,, it ok..
great post my friend..
have a blessed day..

ps..but i do love the hose with the line up the back on Mrs Thang.. I used to have a pair like that,, back when we wore
giving up my age a bit..
but i remember them,,cause my husband liked them on me toooo

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

This was just great!!!!!!!!!!!! I so needed to read through what you have learned, reminding me of what I have learned...laughing at the first one, my adult children have been trying me on the time thing lately...LOL

Each one was great.

Prayers for your MIL...sorry, we spent Easter with my MIL age 95 and although going slow she is still in great health, what a blessing.

Love the picture...Miss Know it All, I am not her either.

Have a great week and prayers for you during this time

The Real Me! said...

Oh I too have learned many lessons in my lifetime. So many just like yours!
If we could all just have the mindset of Pooh Bear! LOL!
Have a lovely day my sweet friend.

Kris said...

this I agree indeed -- in what you said "I have learned that the “change” this world needs comes from the heart and starts with me" -- I am keeping this in mind daily.. thanks..

Cindy said...

Saying prayers all evening for you! I pray ya'll are safe!! Hugs Cindy

Sewn With Grace said...

Love this Cora! Every bit of it!

Angie Berry said...

I always enjoy reading your lists. Most of the time when I read them, I feel like I wrote them myself (except I'm not that clever, lol). I thank God that I am still learning every day. I don't ever want to stop learning!

Praises for your MIL feeling better!