"Everything in life comes to you as a teacher. Pay attention. Learn quickly."
-- A Cherokee Saying
That's what my Mom would always tell me, too. Further adding, 'much of life is understood from thinking about it well...' One day a friend visited our home. Mom took her into the living room to chat and for some refreshments where I was also doing a bit of reading. I was twelve then. Her friend saw me and commented ... 'she should be out playing...' To which Mom replied with ... 'she enjoys reading and thinks much about what she reads...' To this her friend said ... 'she thinks too much...' I heard the conversation from where I sat but I didn't look at them, but from the corner of my eye I saw Mom smile and say.... 'oh she's a good kid and I'm mighty pleased. So all that thinking must be good... Besides she just came in from a kiddie pool party next door...' Hearing that my heart smiled. I've never stopped thinking from then on. Thanks, Mom!
Our minds are a gift from God. He knows that we need one to go through this life. He knows that many things will happen both the good and the bad to which we should --- analyze... process... evaluate... understand... create and recreate.... and we can't achieve anything of that and more without first passing it through some great thought or thinking. It's as simple as that.... think and use your head. That was God's plan from the beginning ... a smart plan from a wise God.
Again.... Merry Christmas, everyone! God bless!
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