Well, today is a Woman's ministry day at Salvation Army and it is a planning day. I hate to admit I have an entire list to take. There are so many things in life to do that it is mind boggling. I only wish that I could live long enough to do everything that I ever wanted to accomplish. I often think back on people who have been in my life and wish that they were still here. I wish that I could still learn from their words of wisdom. Did you ever wonder why or parents or grandparents words come back in life to bite us in the behind? When those exact same words come tumbling out of our mouths....and you immediately think....oh no!! WISDOM, that is todays word. I remember as a child, I would pick a bunch of dandelions and give them to my Grandma. I was s thrilled to be giving the flowers to her...and she would tell me..'don't pick the dandeions...they will make you pee"...really??? I thought at the time "what a crazy, ridiculous thing to say"! As if the flowers would really make me urinate. But as time went on...and I began to study herbs and flowers...I discovered that dandelions are a diurectic...good for the kidneys...and the oils on the plant penetrate through your skin and actually stimulate your organs to...you guessed it...pee! I never understood the reason for not sitting on a cement step or ground because it would give you piles.....(hemorrhoids). Never understood the arthritis...til now. Funny how we look back and see the WISDOM in what our elders say. WISDOM is not always just book smart. WISDOM is the knowing what is right or wrong as well. WISDOM is following our instincts. WISDOM is knowing when to admit we don't know something....now there is an oxymoron. WISDOM is so many things. It can be as simple as keeping our mouths shut...or opening it up and supporting an issue to enlighten someone. I hope that someday....my WISDOM will show up in my children and grandchildren and even those beyond that. There is a saying....'Lord, grant me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can't and the WISDOM to know the difference"
Quote for the day:
Wisdom is the reward you get for a lifetime of listening when you'd have preferred to talk. ~Doug Larson