Friday, December 12, 2008

Learn Wisdom In Thy Youth

I've heard this counsel since I was a child and in typical Lil fashion, am leaving it to the last minute. I turn 30 in three days and need to cram some last minute wisdom into the final "official" moments of my youth. I say "official", because I will try to bank on the fact I look young for as long as possible and may still be caught doing childish things for many years to come. That being said, I am throwing myself a Wisdom Party and you are all invited. If you have tips, quotes, scriptures, poems, songs, paintings, book suggestions or words of wisdom for me, please leave them in the comments or email me at It doesn't have to be anything profound, just something that you love, that inspires you, makes you feel good, maybe something you think I need to know or something that reminds you of me. For example, if someone else was throwing a wisdom party and I was invited, the first things I would want to share would be:
Little Women- Because it teaches me so much about being a sister and that is one of the most important things you can be in this life and it makes me cry every time, in a wonderful way.
To Kill a Mockingbird-Because it takes me back to being a child and reminds me how smart children are when I deal with them now. Plus, it's just beautiful to read.
Everyday Grace-Because it reminds me there's magic in life and I hate when I start feeling too much like a useless muggle.
You can contribute as long as you want. I'll keep checking back. Thanks for coming to my party. Maybe next year I'll fly everyone to Tahiti for a different kind of party... wink, wink!


Jessica said...

The key to a happy home is to always treat the members of your family as if they were honored guests.

Jessica said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!

I have some more advice:

Remember that even monkeys fall from trees. No matter how great you (or someone else) might be at/for something, there is still a chance of messing up. It's not a big just need to fix the problem and try again!

IrisLillie said...

I know this is going to sound trite.... but....

Be Prepared!!

IrisLillie said...

Man I hate seeing a spelled a word wrong AFTER I hit "post"!!!

What I said before was...


I am beginning to think that you don't hang with WISE people, as no one is posting.

I would seriously like to see some others bits of wisdom here...

The Bears said...

Me to mom, but this is what happens when you have a party (even an online party) in December. Once again, I'm being jipped.

candicerail said...

You inspire me. I need to go read some words from really wise people and I will get back to you.

Jensens said...

Sorry, I haven't been posting or reading a lot lately. I sympathize with all December birthdays...IT'S NOT FAIR :)

Anyway, since Sunday I've been thinking a lot about the Plan of Salvation and deeper meanings of it. There was an interesting documentary type show on the Discovery Channel about Christ's life with scientific backing, it got me thinking more.

It's always different when you try to relate things to your real true life and how things will really be when Christ comes again. My mind always has such a vivid imagination, I always picture it differently (much more dramatic).

Growing up in the church, I have sometimes stuck to my primary ways of thinking...very simple. But I know things are much more complex and am just now beginning to realize.

On Sunday we talked about how each of us are at different places in our spiritual growth and how we all learn at different paces. I am glad we have prophets, the temple and the scriptures. My advice is to stay close to their words, they will not lead you astray. When you (or anyone else, including myself) are ready, they will be there to provide you a much deeper understanding of the Plan of Salvation.

I know that's probably not something you haven't heard before, but I personally had an "aha" moment as Sister Jones put it during our lesson on Sunday.


Heidi said...

Bethany can sympathize with the December birthday plight, though she's still too young to notice. Still, her one little friend who was supposed to come over for cake and ice cream had to cancel because her whole family was sick. I was going to add some worn out wisdom like, "Enjoy every minute," but maybe my wise contribution should be something like, "Have your babies in the spring."