Young Enough


Encouragement
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I am young enough to have joys and sorrows, deep longings and high dreams, and many, many problems, but old enough to know there is a cause for every joy, a cure for every sorrow, a solution to every problem, and fulfillment for every aspiration.

I am young enough to desire success, but old enough to know that true wealth consists not in abundance of things one possesses.
I am young enough to covet fame, but old enough to know that better than fame is the joy of spending oneself in self-forgetful, loving service.

I am young enough to enjoy a good time, but old enough to know one cannot have a good time if pleasure-seeking is put first in life.

I am young enough to be enthusiastic over people and things, but old enough not to let any enthusiasm run away with me.

I am young enough to love to play, but old enough to have learned that what is most fun is having a hard task and seeing it courageously through.

I am young enough to want to be beautiful, but old enough to know true beauty comes from within.

I am young enough to seek far and wide for the Truth, but old enough to know that it is most often found in being faithful to the task in hand.

I am young enough to make many mistakes, but old enough to learn the lesson, forget the experience, and pass on to better things.

I am young enough to dread pain, sorrow, misfortune, but old enough to be grateful for their chastening, mellowing influence.

I am young enough to long for happiness, but old enough to know it tarries longest with us when we seek it least.

I am young enough to crave true friends, but old enough to appreciate them when I find them.

I am young enough to believe passionately in the goodness of the human heart, but old enough to keep that faith regardless of some disillusionment.

I am young enough to know the meaning of love, but old enough to realize it is life's most priceless possession.

I am young enough to have faith in God, in His goodness, in His loving care over me, in His wise and beautiful plan for me, but old enough to value this faith as the thing that gives life purpose and makes it worth living.