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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.


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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