Thursday, April 15, 2010

Rules for beloved young adults and teenagers

I love this! The author talks about how feel-good, politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world. Too bad we really don’t know who said it in the first place!
Rule 1 : Life is not fair – get used to it!

Rule 2 : The world doesn’t care about your self-esteem. The world will expect you to accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about yourself.

Rule 3 : You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school. You won’t be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4 : If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5 : Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity. Your Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping: they called it opportunity.

Rule 6 : If you mess up, it’s not your parents’ fault, so don’t whine about your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7 : Before you were born, your parents weren’t as boring as they are now… They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were. So before you save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent’s generation, try delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8 : Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life HAS NOT. In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they’ll give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer. This doesn’t bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9 : Life is not divided into semesters. You don’t get summers off and very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF. Do that on your own time.

Rule 10 : Television is NOT real life. In real life people actually have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.

Rule 11 : Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Company You Keep

The Company You Keep

It Is Better To Be Alone Than In The Wrong Company

Tell me who your best friends are, and I will tell you who you are. If you run with wolves, you will learn how to howl.... You show me your friends....I will show you your future.

But, if you associate with eagles, you will learn how to soar to great heights.

A mirror reflects a man's face, but what he is really like is shown by the kind of friends he chooses.

The simple but true fact of life is that you become like those with whom you closely associate for the good and the bad.

The less you associate with some people, the more your life will improve.

Any time you tolerate mediocrity in others, it increases your mediocrity.

An important attribute in successful people is their impatience with negative thinking and negative acting people...

As you grow, your associates will change....Some of your friends will not want you to go on.

They will want you to stay where they are...Friends that don't help you climb will want you to crawl.

Your friends will stretch your vision or choke your dream...Those that don't increase you will eventually decrease you.
Consider This:

· Never receive counsel from unproductive people.

· Never discuss your problems with someone incapable of contributing to the solution, because those who never succeed themselves are always first to tell you how.

· Not everyone has a right to speak into your life.

· Don't follow anyone who's not going anywhere.

· With some people you spend an evening: with others you invest it.

· Be careful where you stop to inquire for directions along the road of life.

· Wise is the person who fortifies his life with the right friendships.
And most of all....Pray and let God lead you in everything you do

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Be the kind of Christian....

Be the kind of Christian who fights the good fight in spite of all the obsticles and ends up sliding into the throne room tattered, scrapped, bruised and bloodied with a big smile exclaiming, "Whow, Lord now that was one heck of a ride!!"

Pastor Jack Valentino