This morning I opened the card from my Mom. My Mom always sends me a card well in advance of any milestone and tells me to wait to receive it. I used to tear the card open the minute it arrived. Slowly, I’ve learned to wait. Slowly.
So, my 57th arrived today and Mom’s card was relevant and timely as always. After her normal birthday wishes she laid out a couple wise perspectives rooted in history. She began with one from her favorite book – “So teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12 Next she laid a little William Cowper (dead English poet) on me. “Knowledge is proud that it knows so much, wisdom is humble that it knows not more.”
Thanks for all the kind words today, friends. May we take my Mom’s subtle challenge and make the most of our time. May we practice gratitude. May we learn from each other. May we enjoy the best in each other and tenderly tame the beast. May we love deeply and forgive quickly. God, help us all as we imperfectly help those few in front of us. Thanks, Mom, for leading me so lovingly . Thanks for tolerating me standing up in my high chair, barking out orders, and being so hard to rein in. Thanks for believing in me. Thanks to all you believers in BTL for all your support, confidence, and ever deepening trust. Thanks, Miss, for reminding me how fortunate I am and helping me learn to speak less and say more. Thank you. Thank you, all.
God, help me pass this on…