Lyndon Thomas Insurance May 2019

LYN’S LEDGER

Lyndon Thomas Insurance

May 2019

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WORDS TO LIVE BY

REMEMBERINGMYMOTHER

• Consider how hard it is to change yourself, and you will understand what little chance you have of trying to change anyone else. • Walk your dog twice a day — whether or not you have a dog. • Christ did not come to do away with suffering, nor did He come to explain it. He came to simply fill it with His presence. • Listening, not imitation, may be the sincerest form of flattery. • No one can help another without helping themselves. • Life is all about how you handle Plan B. • Begin the day with prayer; end the day with praise. • A brook would lose its song if the rocks were removed. • Even if I have pains, I don’t need to be one. • Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, least costly, and most underrated agent of human change. One entry she included twice, which was an essential fact and a basic practice of her life, was this: “Christ is the center of our moral and spiritual universe. We must take time daily to reorient ourselves to Him.” Mom is deeply missed by everyone who knew her. She leaves a legacy of love and faith. She gave much more than she received to everyone she knew.

After battling Parkinson’s Disease for nearly six years, my mother passed away on March 30, one month shy of her 91st birthday. But battle this dreaded disease she did, with her trademark faith and good cheer. Her deep faith in God and a strong support network sustained her, even as her physical strength — and eventually her cognition — failed. My mother also drew from the wisdom and insight of others. She kept a small notebook of wise sayings that she reviewed often to instruct herself and feed her mind, heart, and soul. As simple words, these proverbs supported a spiritual and emotional operating system that helped her keep perspective as the years passed and as Parkinson’s continued its long, slow robbery. • Inside of an old person is a young person wondering what happened! • As soon as you feel too old to do something, do it. • Give a compliment as soon as you think of it. • While one cannot choose their own circumstances, they are free to choose in those circumstances. • We secure our friends not by accepting favors, but by doing them. • Holding a grudge is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. • If “if’s,” “and’s,” and “but’s” were candy and nuts, we’d all have a Merry Christmas! • Either we control our attitudes or our attitudes control us. I’ll let her speak for the next few moments: • Everything takes longer than it does.

Many of my readers have walked the road of loss ahead of me. I am grateful for your thoughts and prayers.

–Lyn Thomas www.LT-ins.com

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