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I Wish I Had Known

     It wouldn’t have done any good for someone to tell me the things I wish I had known in my 20’s.  I was headstrong, determined and still a little bit angry.  Looking back on life sure brings things into a different point of view.

     I wish I had known in my 20’s that my body was about as perfect as it was ever going to be. 

     I wish I had known kindness would get me further than competition.

     Could someone have told me that trying to control everything would hurt more than help?

     Would I have listened?

     I wish I had known some of my most prized possessions would be those that took thought and not money.

    Could someone have told me a career was going to be fun but not necessarily fulfilling?

    In my 20’s, I still thought prayer was part of my duty and not an incredible privilege.

    I wish I had known God truly is the source of all good things and the quicker I put my own agenda aside, the better off I would be.

    I wish I had known then that I really did have a soul mate so I could have avoided all that angst.

    It might have been amusing to know one day my son would say the day I spent playing a Jimmy Neutron video game with him still ranks as one of the best days of his life.

    If I had known some of these things, I would have worried less, quit trying to change things and relaxed a little. 

    Stress, anxiety and worry only make you old, even in your 20’s.

    The Bible says:

“In the day of prosperity be


But in the day of adversity


God has made the one as

well as the other”

     I’ve always seen adversity as something gone wrong…but when God is growing us… it can only be right. 

     Adversity does send me to my knees far more than prosperity. 

He never leaves me there.

He always brings me through.

I was wild and free

And no one could have told me

But my how the years have flown

I really wish I had known.

What do you wish someone would have told you?

Would you have listened?

If only I had known… all I had to do was lose one pound a year and I could have lost the 20 pounds I’ve been trying to lose for the last 20 years. 🙂

Before I get any older, somebody please tell me something else I should probably know!!!

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Comments on: "I Wish I Had Known" (6)

  1. Caddo Veil said:

    This is incredibly wonderful, great, terrific–I love it! I agree with all you said. If people in my life had said things from a heart of love, I might have listened–maybe. And if God had been part of my family, I’m sure that would have made a difference. But now He lives and reigns with me–and His banner over me is His Love–so I’m good to go! God bless you–have a blessed weekend, too! love, sis Caddo

    • It’s all good now!! I was inspired to write it by a beautiful 20′ something young lady looking for answers to her life. She’s putting God first, so the answers will come. 🙂

  2. Theresa said:

    My favorite post yet!!! Great job speaking your truth and sharing your wisdom!!!

  3. The Jimmy Neutron thing is funny, but I’m not 100 percent surprised. Kids just want us to try to see things the way they see them and to try to enjoy the things that they enjoy. It is one of the ways that they can feel validated by us.

    • I need to remind myself frequently that all the things I think “have to get done” are never as important as the time I spend with the people I love.

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