Saturday, January 24, 2009

Advice from Sister Linda

This was sent to me today....perhaps for a reason....from my beautiful sister, Linda. She is wise.

Never borrow from the future. If you worry about what may happen tomorrow and it doesn't happen, you have worried in vain. Even if it does happen, you have to worry twice.

1. Pray.
2. Go to bed on time.

3. Get up on time so you can start the day unrushed.

4. Say No to projects that won't fit into your time schedule.

5. Delegate tasks to capable others.

6. Simplify and unclutter your life.

7. Less is more. (Although one is often not enough, two are often too many.)

8. Allow extra time to do things and to get to places.

9. Spread out big changes and difficult projects over time; don't lump the hard things all together.

10. Take one day at a time.

11. Separate worries from concerns . If a situation is a concern, find out what God would have you do and let go of the anxiety . If you can't do anything about a situation, forget it.

12. Live within your budget; don't use credit cards for ordinary purchases.

13. Have backups; an extra car key in your wallet, an extra house key buried in the garden, extra stamps, etc.

14. K.M.S. (Keep Mouth Shut). This single piece of advice can prevent an enormous amount of trouble.

15. Do something for the Kid in You everyday.

16. Carry a Bible with you to read while waiting in line.

17. Get enough rest.

18. Eat right.

19 Get organized so everything has its place.

20. Listen to a tape while driving that can help improve your quality of life.
21. Write down thoughts and inspirations.

22. Every day, find time to be alone.

23. Having problems? Talk to God on the spot. Try to nip small problems in the bud. Don't wait until it's time to go to bed to try and pray.

24. Make friends with Godly people.

25. Keep a folder of favorite scriptures on hand.

26. Remember that the shortest bridge between despair and hope is often a good 'Thank you Jesus .'

27. Laugh.

28. Laugh some more!

29. Take your work seriously, but not yourself at all.

30. Develop a forgiving attitude (most people are doing the best they can).

31. Be kind to unkind people (they probably need it the most).

32. Sit on your ego.

33 Talk less; listen more.

34. Slow down.
35. Remind yourself that you are not the general manager of the universe.

36 Every night before bed, think of one thing you're grateful for that you've never been grateful for before.

'If God is for us, who can be against us?'(Romans8:31)

Love to the Lee's (Jennifer Dukes Lee), as they say goodbye to Paul today.
"We imagine now what Paul must be seeing and experiencing, though God's Word tells us that no eye can see, no ear can hear and no mind can conceive what Paul is experiencing now.
But in our earthly minds, we try. We imagine what it might be like: a welcoming party that includes his father, a dock over a beautiful lake, fishing boats, new fields to plant, sunsets and the beginning of life with no pain." These are Jennifer's words. She is a wise one too! Love you, Jennifer!


God's Not Finished With Us Yet... said...

Those are very good words of wisdom. I love the one on going to bed on time because often that is my downfall; something I desperately need to work on.
I haven't heard from you in awhile; I hope things are okay and going well.

janelle said...

Great advice from sister Linda!

God's Not Finished With Us Yet... said...

Yes, our plan is to re-enroll Hannah back in K. in the fall.
I knew you weren't an academics teacher but I just thought I read that you also taught Sunday school and something else, so I was just wanting some simple suggestions from someone Christian and with experience. Even if it is just a little.

Darlene said...

Hi Carol! Great to stop by your blog. I love this post. Nuggets of wisdom are so good as the daily "fires" of life can get us off track.

Anyway, I also wanted to let you know that you need to come back to my blog, and place your comment on the actual original giveaway post. Click on the giveaway link right at the top of my blog. The post is named "A brand new outfit and a giveaway"

Good luck!!

Susan S. said...

Hi Carol....those are all wonder bits of advice! What a lucky girl you are to have such a sweet sister!

Billy Coffey said...

This will be going onto the refrigerator...