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The following quotes from people at various stages of their lives shows the maturity that should take place in our perspective toward God and the world around us.



PROGRESSION OF WISDOM WITH AGE


You can’t hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk. Age 7


I like my teacher because she cries when we sing "Silent Night." Age 7


When I wave at people in the country, they stop what they’re doing and wave back. Age 9


When I get my room the way I like it, Mom makes me clean it up. Age 13


Though it’s hard to admit it, I’m secretly glad my parents were strict with me. Age 15


Silent company is often more healing than words of advice. Age 24


Brushing my child’s hair is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Age 29


Wherever I go, the world’s worst drivers have followed me there. Age 29


If someone says something unkind about me, I must live so that no one will believe it. Age 39


I’ve learned you can make someone’s day simply by sending them a little card. Age 44


Children and grandparents are natural allies. Age 46


The greater a person’s sense of guilt, the greater his need to cast blame on others. Age 46


Singing "Amazing Grace" can lift my spirits for hours. Age 49


Motel mattresses lie better on the side away from the phone. Age 50


You can tell a lot about a man by the way he handles three things: 1) A rainy day 2) Lost luggage 3) Tangled Christmas tree lights. Age 52


Regardless of your relationship with your parents, you miss them after they’re gone. Age 53


I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life. Age 58


If you want to do something positive for your children, try to improve your marriage. Age 61


Life sometimes gives you a second chance. Age 62


You shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back. Age 64


If you pursue happiness, it will elude you. But if yo ufocus on your family, the needs of others, your work, meeting new people, and doing the very best you can, happiness will find you. Age 65


Whenever I decide something with kindness, I have usually made the right decision. Age 66


It pays to believe in miracles. And, to tell the truth, I’ve seen several. Age 73


Even when I have pains, I don’t have to BE one. Age 82


I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn. Age 92

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