Thursday, January 05, 2006 - Originality, Authenticity, Creativity

Good thoughts from Mark Batterson's lastest evotional.

"On the morning of his fifty-first birthday, Jackson Brown decided to jot down some lessons that more than a half century of living had taught him. When he told his friends about the project, they wanted to jump on the bandwagon. The final product, Live and Learn and Pass It On, is a compilation of lessons people ages 5 to 95 have learned about successful living. Here are a few of my favorites:

I’ve learned that you cannot hide a piece of broccoli in a glass of milk—age 6

I’ve learned that it’s easier to stay out of trouble than get out of trouble—age 14

I’ve learned that if you’re life is free of failures you aren’t taking enough risks—age 42

I’ve learned that I shouldn’t go grocery shopping on a empty stomach—age 38

I’ve learned that the dashing young knight on his snow white horse who was going to ride into my life and sweep off my feet has gotten lost in the forest—age 46

I’ve learned that your ACT doesn’t determine the rest of your life— age 18

I’ve learned that if you want to get even with someone at camp, rub their underwear in poison ivy—age 11

I’ve learned that if you keep doing what you’ve always done you’ll keep getting what you’ve always gotten—age 51 "

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