With time comes wisdom, HOPEFULLY!  If you do not have at least one  good friend to have deep soul stretching discussions with, I hope you will consider looking for that soul mate.  HOW I have grown by having meaningful talks with trusted friends.  A give and take, a sharing of ideas, a challenge to think, and a call to step beyond your comfort zone is good for all of us.  It solidifies our philosophies and ideas.  We need someone with whom we feel safe to sit and mull over the great questions of life.  Someone who will allow us to verbally process without attack.  Someone who is as interested in what we think as we are in their thoughts.  Usually the truth is somewhere in the middle of any debate.


Recently during one of these talks, my friend told me now that she has entered what the world calls "Old Age", she is finally beginning to understand her parents.  Nothing like a dose of living their reality to grow your empathy.  Our understanding and empathy grows exponentially with each passing year.  During the discussion, I laughed and told her I get more like my mother with each passing day.  NEVER did I think I would emulate some of her behavior in her last years.  But between COVID and growing older I now beginning to understand her why's.  That is a great example of wisdom gained with experience which led to understanding.

Today's devotional discusses the quest for wisdom.  We are never too old to learn and that willingness to learn is at the heart of wisdom.  Gaining wisdom is not only for the young.  I have grown leaps and bounds over my entire adult life, but especially the past two decades.  It seemed I was so busy in my profession, raising my children, keeping a house going, and all that entailed for most of my adult life that I was on automatic pilot and certainly not thinking over the great mysteries of life. Somewhere around 50, I finally began to really have time to think and ponder and discuss.  I found this quote and think it sums up perfectly the wisdom that comes with age ~

I recently had a friend come to me and ask had they done anything to offend them.  They felt I had withdrawn from our relationship.  I told them it had nothing to do with them, and everything to do with me.  Wisdom friends tells us there is much more to this world than the small sphere we move in.  We learn there are more extenuating factors than we could ever imagine.  

SO, as Proverbs tells us--seek wisdom.  "All the way through your life, value learning, esteem it, embrace it.  It is not enough to listen to wise words; live them out.  Put God's worlds into practice and you will acquire wisdom."

"The beginning of wisdom is this: Get Wisdom,

and whatever you get, get insight (understanding).

Prize her highly, and she (wisdom) will exalt you;

she will honor you if you embrace her."

Proverbs 4: 7-8


  1. Nothing like getting older to give you that much needed dose of wisdom, Lulu. How I love the meme you've included here, too! It really says it all.

    1. The only thing we really have total control over is ourselves!


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