“Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. ” Proverbs 22:6
I’m beginning to believe the key to life is good habits. I understand, at 49 years old I should have realized this earlier, I never said I was a quick learner. I’m learning this now because I’m starting to reap the benefits of them now, years later.
For instance, my Mom always made my brothers and I brush our teeth. Hated it. Still do. Can’t stand brushing my teeth, but I have too. I’m definitely not perfect at it, some day’s it’s only once a day, truth is truth. But I brush my teeth. Thanks Mom!
When I was working my way out of debt, thanks to Dave Ramsey, I developed good habits. Now it’s close to 20 years later, debt free except for mortgage, money in the bank, AND I’m paying for my Masters with my part time business. Because I developed good habits.
Relationship, I’ve developed habits there as well. I know telling the truth up front is always easier than trying to hide it, no matter how hard it is to tell. I’ve learned saying “Sorry” isn’t the worst thing in the world. I’ve learned there is no amount of grace I would ever have to give someone, that Christ hasn’t given me more. I’ve learned life is about relationships, community, love.
I’ve learned a lot, but I’m beginning to think one key is (because I’m sure there’s more than one key) good habits.