Thursday, January 14, 2010

Thoughts on 30...

Okay so here I am, 30 years after God granted me my first breath and my mom held me tight in her arms. It seems to be a serious time of reflection to me today. What did my mom and dad think when they held me 30 years ago in an old hospital in Springdale? Mom reminds me often of how she hates the smell of tar because that day they were spreading tar on the roof of the old hospital and the smell along with labor was making her very noxious. My Aunt Cathy shared with me today her feelings of exuberance due to my head of red hair. Isn't it funny, I mean really. I have no fear of getting old. I don't desire to get weak or decrepit or die a slow death but age has never frightened me. I understand that with age comes wisdom and just one day closer to my eternal goal. For some reason this year, this day has honestly made me consider my previous 30 years. Tim McGraw has a song called "My Next 30 Years." Fittingly appropriate I listened to it this morning on You Tube and agreed with Tim. So anyways here's what I've learned in 30 years...

  1. Life is not all about the goals but the journey you take to reach your goals and who you become along the way.
  2. Two things that are most important on Earth. Credit Score and Integrity.
  3. If God is for me who can be against me?
  4. I am blessed and highly favored.
  5. Speak life into every part of who you are; family, friends, job, yourself, etc.
  6. Good books and audio WILL change your life.
  7. Work Harder on you than you do at your job.
  8. Drink more water.
  9. Good health and nutrition is important.
  10. Hug Ash and kids today b/c tomorrow's not promised.
  11. Leave a legacy.
  12. I am guilty but pardoned.
  13. Who we associate with will effect our attitudes, goals, family, and income.
  14. Butter still tastes good.
  15. I control my attitude and my actions, no one else.
  16. When I see the sun set in the west in all it's splendor at it's largest viewing, and darkness begins to set on my home, the sun, stars, and moon are only one tiny part in a vast space that God has set into motion perfectly and controls. Yet in all His splendor and creations He is most proud of me.
I love you, you are blessed even in difficulty, I believe in you, you will succeed, God is for you, He knows your heart, hug your loved ones, laugh, live. Looking forward to the next 30 with you.

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I love you Jimmy Allen. Great pearls of wisdom! I especially love that the 30 crowd is getting larger! :)- Amy