OH MY....I came across this posted on Steph's site at Adventures in Babywearing, and it is so incredibly PERFECT for me TODAY.
I love how God puts hints about something that he needs me to 'get' all the time. I just need to be open to listening to what he is telling me. Hopefully if I listen to the subtleties, I won't need that 'sledge hammer' incident to wake me up.
Thou knowest better than I myself that I am growing older and will someday be old. Keep me from the fatal habit of thinking I must say something on every subject and on every occasion. Release me from craving to straighten out everybody's affairs. Make me thoughtful but not moody, helpful but not bossy. With my vast store of wisdom it seems a pity not to use it all, but Thou knowest, Lord, that I must have a few friends at the end.
-Ruth Bell Graham