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Musings #1

I felt like doing a more personal post. Maybe because of my age, maybe because of circumstances. Regardless, my life has been very, shall we say, emotional this past year. Ups and downs abounded. Quite literally the most thrilling and scary roller coaster I’ve ever been on, and trust me, I’ve been on more than anybody I know, and I mean that quite literally (Son of the Beast rocks!!! I’m still waiting impatiently to ride The Kingda Ka, though…Imagine, 128 mph in 3.5 seconds!).

But honestly, this year of my life has been the worst and best at the same time. I had some of the best months of my life, and definitely some of the worst. Actually, all of the worst. But my birthday is coming up at the end of this month, and I am eager to start a new year and leave the bad memories of this past year in the past. I will take the good memories with me, I will take the reconciliation and happiness, and I will most certainly take the love. But I was thinking back on this year, and I realized some things that I’ve learned. Some are absolutely ridiculous and absurd, others are serious, yet each is very important to me in its own way.

1) I’ve learned that there are gentlemen in the world.

2) I’ve learned that people can truly be angels in our lives.

3) I’ve learned that people really do live on in our hearts, even if we don’t realize it.

4) I’ve learned that some songs never lose their value, and music can truly be the key to somebody’s heart.

5) I’ve learned that you can’t believe dreams because they often show you your darkest fears.

6) I’ve learned that God’s voice may be quiet, but He’s always talking. Are we listening?

7) I’ve learned that the hardships in life are painful but useful, strengthening us in the Lord.

8 ) I’ve learned that tears are a healing gift from God.

9) I’ve learned that chess is a lot more fun than it looks, even if you only lose unless your opponent lets you win.

10) I’ve learned that Lucky Charms are just as healthy as the ‘healthy’ cereals your mom lets you eat, yet doesn’t let you eat Lucky Charms (love ya, Mom!)

11) I’ve learned that snowball fights with a bunch of hyper high schoolers are by far probably the funniest thing ever seen.

12) I’ve determined Hershey Kisses are my favorite candy.

13) I’ve learned that ‘love’ is not a word to be used lightly.

14) I’ve learned that time is precious.

15) I’ve learned that I am horrible at cards.

16) I’ve learned that the Backstreet Boys’ lyrics are so beyond true, if cliche. “Never Gone” is currently my theme song.

17) I’ve learned that I can’t leave questions unanswered.

18) I’ve learned that friends can be found, and once you have them, the thought of letting go rips your heart.

19) I’ve learned that worship isn’t in the music, it’s in your heart.

20) This is my favorite, and I only realized this one today. You know, the saying that “God closes one door and opens another” is an interesting saying. One that I think people just take at face value. But I realized something I don’t think people typically see…

It says nothing about God locking the doors…


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