Monday, May 18, 2009

A Lighter View of Youth

My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; He is my fortress, I will never be shaken. Psalm 62: 1-2

This was in our church bulletin yesterday and I thought I would share it with you. I can honestly say that I can relate to this 100%. I could put at least one of my guys names on each one of these. Hope this brings a smile today and makes us appreciate our children even more.

1. From a father's letter to a son in college: "I am enclosing $10 as you requested in your letter. Incidentally, $10 is spelled
with ONE zero not two."

2. A mother was overheard talking about her teenage daughter: "She's very independent - she lives alone at our house."

3. The best substitute for experience is being sixteen.

4. Sign seen in an orthopedic physician's office: Give your son a motorcycle for his last birthday.

5. Why can't life's big problems come when we are twenty and know everything?

6. Parents of two teenagers are worried about their failing eyesight. The daughter can't find anything to wear in a closet full
of clothes and the son can't find anything to eat in a full refrigerator.

7. A community club was discussing the proposed establishment of a youth center. A youthful member of the club spoke
out in favor of having a young person oversee the center; someone young enough to know what teenagers really like to
do. "Yes," agreed an older member, "but also old enough to see that they don't."

8. As the mother said good-bye to her son who was returning to college after spring vacation, she reminded him to write
often. Another woman, standing nearby, heard the plea and gave this advice: "The surest way to get your son to write
home is to send him a letter saying, "Here's fifty dollars to spend any way you like." "And that will make my son write
home?" "Yes, indeed. but you just forget to enclose the money."

On a more serious side, Sara Teasdale wrote the following poem. Some of us who are older can vouch for the wisdom in it.

"When I have ceased to break my wings
Against the faultiness of things,
And learned that compromises wait
Behind each hardly opened gate.
When I can look life in the eyes,
Grown calm and very coldly wise,
Life will have given me the Truth
And taken in exchange - my youth."

I am not sure why this is formatted the way it is when I posted. It looks fine on the draft.. I think you can get it's meaning without me having to retype it. Sorry :(


1 comment:

  1. This is priceless!!!!!!!!!!!! Guess Who????