Tuesday, July 12, 2011


I really want to like this quote, in fact i want to love it, maybe even live it! But, as I really let it sink in, it falls in the same place as "ignorance is bliss" and "what you don't know won't hurt you" and i'm not sure i like where that path is going.

Some things, i feel i need to go deep with. I need to set boundaries in my life and have the integrity and self control to live within these boundaries. I think that takes wisdom and maturity. I think that takes time.

I can have knowledge and still not be wise.

Wisdom is different than knowledge.

According to our dear friend WEBSTER wisdom means....

1.The quality of having experience, knowledge, and good judgment; the quality of being wise
             2.The soundness of an action or decision with regard to the application of such       
                                     experience, knowledge, and good judgment
             3.The body of knowledge and principles that develops within a specified society or period

           I like number two. I like the word soundness which could also mean faith or peace.

I can't help but think about Galatians 5:22-23 in the bible.... But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,  gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.

Where is the word HAPPINESS? Actually the Bible doesn't use the word HAPPINESS often and when it does it usually refers to serving others to give them happiness, not gain it for ourself.

So back to the question? Is it better to be HAPPY or WISE? Can we both both?? 

I would love to know your thoughts on this.

As usual, i didn't intend to get so deep!

Linking up with the sisters today...
                                                                    Finding Heaven


  1. I believe wisdom bring joy and joy trumps happiness every time!!

  2. Hi Jill....

    I must say that I agree with Suzie....We all need Wisdom and by using the wisdom that the Lord gives us, we are bound to find happiness....

    By the Way....HUGE THANK YOU'S for the beautiful gift...I received it today and it is perfect for my house....Both of our daughters loved it...

    I'll soon post a picture to show you where I am giving it a good home...

    Blessings, and xoxo

  3. I don't know, but I get joy and happiness from helping others. There are limits: I need to feed myself first. I like to cook and feed my boyfriend. That brings me the greatest joy. Learning fun meals...is just fun! But as far as myself? Making myself happy? I left a guy so I could be happy as an art model. I wouldn't be happy from winning the lottery. I'd be bored. A job that I love makes me happy.

    As far as service...it's great. It's good to have a purpose in life...but I guess my standards are low. I want enough money to take care of a sweet child and a beautiful husband in a small house. After that I can have the time to fix Indy's bus system and in doing so help the poor, myself included. I'm happy as a model so I really I shouldn't complain.

  4. Lot's of food for thought! Thanks so much for the feedback.