Some Things I've Learned Along The Way: Part 2

always give place to faith

the beauty of nature nourishes my soul

never take anything personal

listen to constructive criticism and you just might learn something

be gracious with people even when it seems they don't deserve it because you never know what they're dealing with

take time to play; I learned this from my nephews

character gets shaped and developed best through adversity

believing is actually seeing

no one has the right to steal your hope. don't let them

the struggle is part of the process

sometimes its just a matter of trust

God will ask you to do some things that no one else understands. do them anyway

do not mistake humility for weakness

chocolate really does make some things better

delay is not denial

good health is priceless. never take it for granted

a critical spirit spreads like wildfire

simple joys mean so much

truth is necessary

stop at stop signs. this is important

i am not defined by what happens to me; i am defined by my identity in Christ

sometimes you just have to walk it out

never underestimate the power of prayer

dream bigger

my nephews always make me smile. always

sometimes you just gotta crank up the music really loud

there's nothing quite like the tantalizing aroma of fresh coffee

good friends are truly a gift from God

lending a friendly ear goes a long a way

we all have gifts that someone else can benefit from. share them

without Jesus and the Cross there would be nothing but condemnation

find something to celebrate on a regular basis

perseverance is a key in life 

being right is not important; doing the right thing is

never make assumptions

learning is a gift and nothing can take its place

laughter is like the shock absorber of life; it helps us bear all the bumps and pot holes we encounter along the way

kind words do make a difference

when God shows up everything changes

Some Things I've Learned Along The Way: Part I

Copyright © 2011 Michelle Holderman


  1. I love these little thoughts. Can't wait to read part 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

  2. Thanks Kathy. It might take me a few more years to come up with 3, 4,5,6,7,8,9 :)