Five Things I’ve Learned This Week – 05/29/13

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Five Things I’ve Learned This Week or Was Reminded Of:

1) Never underestimate the value of personal growth. I have had the privilege of watching people become transformed through gaining insights into why they behave the way they do.  It’s incredibly special to witness.

2) Strong-willed children need adults who will lead without doing damage to their spirits. As Dr. Dobson says in “The New Strong-Willed Child” – appeasement is an invitation to warfare for strong-willed kids. They crave leadership, even while they buck against it.

3) When you love someone, you don’t let go of the relationship easily.  When the dust of an argument settles and you can’t see yourself without that other person, you know it’s not time to walk away.

4) Far too many people “celebrate” Memorial Day as the first day of summer and having a day off from work/school. It’s not about those things though. It’s all about remembering loved ones and friends who died while serving in our military. I wish more people understood this better.

5) There’s nothing like a new car to show you how dated your nine year old car was becoming. I love my new hybrid. I get to earn these little earth symbols while driving. It makes me laugh every time I see a new one pop up.

What’s on your list? 

Five Things I’ve Learned This Week – 04/03/13

Five Things I’ve Learned This Week or Was Reminded Of:

1) It must stink to be a college student, break your femur into a compound fracture during the NCAA March Madness tournament and on live national TV. On the other hand, I bet it sure beats having your legs blown off anonymously in a war that is no longer popular. Let’s not admire athletes more than our soldiers.

(I challenge everyone to find a member of our military and do something nice for him/her. NOT saying “thank you for your service” but actually go DO SOMETHING to show your appreciation (buying a cup of coffee is at least a starting point)

2) I am ready for the Texas summer heat (remind me I said this when I am complaining about Texas summer heat). I am tired of being cold!

3) People who insist on getting attention by being the loudest in the room are my least favorite people

4) God understands our human messiness better than anyone else could and He loves us right in the middle of our messes. Now that deserves a shout for joy!

5) It’s a great thing to surround ourselves with friends who challenge us and in doing so, make us better people

What’s on your list?