Burning the Midnight Oil

It’s midnight on a Sunday and I sit here looking at a blank page on my computer screen. I have so many ideas running through my mind tonight but none I feel a cohesiveness about. Instead of giving up and getting discouraged, I decided to write it all out while making small points along the way. These are things I have felt convicted about recently, random thoughts I keep, and other observations I’ve had while watching people.

I hope something here speaks to you as it has me:

  • Forgive them, even if you still feel hurt, and try really, really hard to forget about it.
  • Love one another. Period.
  • Give grace. It’s been given to you without you even knowing it…thousands of times.
  • If you succeed to show someone up that hurt you, it just gets nulled out when you count those that you hurt yourself.
  • Invite someone over to your house that always invites you over to theirs.
  • Remember something that made you happy as a child and go do it.
  • Laugh often! Laugh at yourself and, if you’re really lucky, with someone you love.
  • Play with a child. They can teach you a lot about life and love.
  • Treat everyone you meet with care. They are going through more than you know.
  • Don’t question a compliment. Say thank you.
  • Single men- ask the girl you like out and try really hard not to flirt with girls you’re not going to ask out.
  • Single women- if he doesn’t ask you out, you’re being protected from something. Don’t try to figure out what that is tho.
  • Eat good food and move often.
  • When a breakup happens or a friendship with a guy dissolves I always look forward to seeing them in heaven where it won’t be awkward anymore.
  • Think of someone you miss. Now go contact them.
  • Forgive yourself.
  • Don’t call someone only when you want something.
  • I get really, really excited when I think about seeing loved ones that have passed away again in heaven!
  • Don’t let the stronghold of jealousy capture you.
  • You aren’t perfect. Neither are they.
  • I can’t wait to talk and hang out with Jesus in person. I wonder if I’ll be taller than him…
  • When someone hurts you emotionally, just imagine how bad they must be hurting themselves.
  • Visit your parents often while they are still alive. They love you so much.
  • Sometimes I just want to hug socially awkward young adults. Does that make me socially awkward too?
  • Learn something new every week.
  • Don’t give up something healthy.
  • Don’t treat the people that you love worse than you treat a new friend.
  • Don’t treat someone on social media differently than you would if they were standing in front of you.
  • Send a thank you note.
  • Pray for everyone. Friends, loves, strangers. We all need it.
  • Hug someone that lives by themselves… unless they are an introvert. Then just smile and say “hey.”
  • Give your talents away to others.
  • Remember that this world is not our home. This is not the end. Hallelujah!
  • I just never thought Jeff Goldblum would end up selling apartments…





2 Replies to “Burning the Midnight Oil”

  1. Thanks for all the words of such a thought provoking list of life lessons.
    You sure can say a lot in a short space……..good words to live and learn by.
    You make us proud ……..We love ya,
    Mom & Dad

    1. Thanks so much for reading them all! 🙂
      Love y’all!

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