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44 for 44

At 44, here are 44 things that I have learned and know to be true. Have a great day today my friends.

1. Yes, God is real.

2. Your gift can make room for you.

3. A baby can heal broken hearts.

4. A mother's love is stronger than distance, more powerful than time and can transcend the grave.

5. Take time to smell the roses but be careful of the bees.

6. God will really make your enemy your footstool.

7. A footstool is only needed when you need to get higher. Let your enemy lift you.

8. God will prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies so let them watch you eat.

9. Be careful what you say, life and death truly are in your own words.

10. There will be rough nights but joy really does come in the morning.

11. Fear is a sprit that really can stop you from living.

12. God has not given us a spirit of fear.

13. The joy of The Lord really is strength.

14. Being alone doesn't necessarily mean that you're lonely.

15. True love can come more than once.

16. Let go and love with the same amount of might.

17. Life is short but heartache is shorter.

18. Don't share your dreams with everyone and don't be angry with non-dreamers.

19. It takes a while to build a dream.

20. The dream will outlive the dreamer so dream big.

21 If you lie to yourself you will lie to God too.

22. Live where you are so God can meet you at your needs.

23. Never wish to be somebody else.

24. The grass may be greener on the other side but the the water bill is higher.

25. Don't let people change who you are just be who you are with someone else.

26. Heartbreak can make you hard! But don't let it make you bitter.

27. Bitterness is as toxic as stage 4 cancer.

28. While the most dangerous person in the world is a person with nothing to lose, the most powerful person in the world is a person with nothing to prove.

29. Don't try to be seen, God may be hiding you on purpose.

30. Your beginning never dictates your destination.

31. The will to live is as strong as the will to love and be loved.

32. You really will reap what you sow.

33. You can learn something from everything and everybody, especially the elderly.

34. Childrens' laughter is like medicine to sadness.

35. Prayer really can change things.

36. If it had not been for The Lord on my side I don't know where I would be.

37. Who you are at 20 will not be who you are at 40 and if it is, SOMETHING IS WRONG!

38. You give away your power when you don't forgive.

39. Always aim for right and avoid doing wrong at all costs.

40. Never argue with what is.

41. Teach but never try to change people because sometimes they change back.

42. Share wisdom with those who will receive it.

43. Be aware of the darkness but your focus should always be the light.

44. Nothing is impossible for God.

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  • Michelle Hamilton San Diego

    I like number 44 ...Nothing is impossible for God! I hope you will continue to claim all his promises as you age and continue to give God the glory for your success. I will be celebrating my 4oth birthday February 2014 and will be using some of your quotes as I celebrate. Remember 1 is a whole number so your complete and so am I. Keep up the good work.

  • M

    Just beautiful. Worth reading.

    • Paula G. Brooklyn, new York #2033950

      Your life and testimony really ministers to me. I hope to meet you one day in person... God Bless :-)

  • Angela farmington hills, MI

    This is a great start, i have a few more as i head for FABULOUS 50. I still but in extra work for #26. I am also blessed that my mother instilled soooo many of these in me at a young age. THANKS for blessing the next generation. I wish all could take these words into their mind and spirit.

  • latonya mckenzie atlanta ga

    Congradulations on your success,like all 44 lessons.Hope you had fun in paris,im 36 originally from pontiac,mi.Homeless right now but jesus is directing my paths,started a book here on my life story it will be true,dramatized,and funny.Hoping you can publish it! Stay honest, sweet,and sexy love Latonya.

  • Kim hiram GA

    My Pastor tells us that all the time..."your gift will make room for you"

  • Bonnie Georgia

    Tyler, your "44 for 44" is a good post. I can relate as it is true as I am soon to be 48. Thanks for the reminder and good read.

  • Sonya Sparrow Dallas Tx

    Just want to say..at 37,I find all to be true and exact. Life is good Thank you, it was truly a blessing.



  • Michelle Julia Kerekes Oshawa, Ontario

    Thank you for this...gift. Have been feeling a little low(lost) as of late, but your words have stirred me as they typically do. And I now have the strength and excitment to continue on. Thank you for this Tyler. Your impact on others continuously makes me smile and gives me the courage and strength to keep myself motivated and grounded on my journey. It's curious, when I get sometimes lost, you are like my failsafe. Errr...not you personally, but your words. Not that it matters, but I'm lost these days as I have shed 213 lbs and I'm now living amongst the "normals" in my new meat-suit. And I have to share...somedays it's really awesome on the new experiences I am experiencing. And other days I just want to hide because the attention is overwhelming. I am learning that keeping oneself safe and in check on this journey is a task like no other. Anyways, thank you for your words of wisdom. Sending you love and light, Michelle

  • Patrick Cherry Arkansas

    Mr Perry, I fully recognize and respect the Gifts of God operating in you. I have a gift of dreaming movies and I think God has been hiding me until now. I attended Dov Williams film school but dropped out. It wadnt my time. I would love it if you would give me the opportunity to use my gift.

  • william chicago

    thank you for 44 life changing words of wisdom.

  • Elizabeth Smalls Big Apple, NYC (Bklyn)

    I wonder if you take your own advice and comments seriously. I guess b/c of the obvious. (smile) When you examine yourself against your words, do you think you are living up to them? I would add to your list that if you put God first everything else will fall into place especially in difficult situations. Ask What would Jesus do? like Madea would say. It's easy to be part of a crowd even if they doing the wrong thing. I guess you feel good about everything being a Christian. Anyway, I want everyone to be happy and pursue whatever it is that makes them happy as long as it is legal, ethical, & has good intent.

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