Twenty Truths to Remember

by Cindi SutterChief Communicator & Editor of Spirited Table®

Sometimes presents are found unwrapped and untouched for a lot of years. These 20 truths were given to me by a friend in 2005, and now they surfaced in my (getting cleaner all the time) office. Amazing what treasures I’ve found and how great it is with a freshly organized area.

Choose a couple of these to discuss over the holidays with friends and family: you just might initiate a conversation that leads down a path of hospitality and happiness that last longer than the turkey leftovers.

  1. Faith is the ability to not panic.

  2. Laugh every day, it’s like inner jogging.

  3. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.

  4. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.

  5. If you worry, you didn’t pray. If you pray, don’t worry.

  6. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.

  7. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home every day.

  8. It’s all right to sit on your pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are done.

  9. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still. So He can untangle the knot.

  10. The most important things in your home are the people.

  11. Do the math. Count your blessings.

  12. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.

  13. Dear God, I have a problem. It’s me.

  14. He who dies with the most toys is still dead.

  15. Surviving and living your life successfully requires courage. The goal and dreams you’re seeking require courage and risk-taking. Learn from the turtle, it only makes progress when it sticks out its neck.

  16. Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.

  17. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.

  18. We do not remember days, but moments. Life moves too fast, so enjoy your precious moments.

  19. Nothing is real to you until you experience it, otherwise it’s just hearsay.

  20. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation. Your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.