September 1, 2015

7 Things I’ve Learned in 70 Years

I turned 70 this summer and as I have been reflecting on my beautiful life I realized that there have been wonderful life lessons I have learned. I am excited to share with you the 7 most important things I’ve learned in my 70 years! 

  1. In everything you do, acknowledge, serve and trust God! Whether it is in the church, marketplace or secular environments, it is so important to live with an awareness of Him.
  2. Stay true to your purpose and never give up on your dreams. No matter how long it takes, you’ll find success if you stay true to yourself and your purpose. Never give up! 
  3. Don’t despise small beginnings, instead nurture them and watch them grow. 
  4. It is so important to accept and love yourself.
  5. Be honest with yourself and improve yourself in every way. 
  6. Be transparent in personal relationships. It is so important to be surrounded by people you can be yourself around. Make sure you are selective in who you associate with because your inner circle will influence you. Be sure that all your personal relationships are righteous. 
  7. Be willing to accept constructive criticism. We can’t always have it all together so invite people you trust and respect to speak into your life. 

Love, Raina


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  1. September 2nd Update:

    I’ve gotten such great feedback on this post. Thank you, everyone, for blessing me with your kind words.
    Amen! Your 7 things (number of completion) surely covers some powerful truths that are life-impacting. For me, the first, Prov 3: 5-6, is our family scripture passed down from my grandfather, to my father, to me, my children and my great nieces. Yes … your 7 at 70 is ageless — it is relevant to the young teenager sometimes coping with low self esteem to the athlete disappointed that he didn’t score as many baskets as he hoped to the 50-yr-old mother who neglected to love and attend to herself properly to the grandmother questioning her purpose. So, now that I’ve introduced you to my family :)… Your morsels are like a spa — I come expecting to be refreshed — nourished and, I am. Yep, thank you for having the willingness to write it down and make it plain. You, my friend, are a “doer.”
    Thank you for sharing,
    Karen Wilson.

    omg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! U CANNOT BE 70 YEARS OLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WHAT A TESTIMONY TO UR BEAUTY AND SPIRIT… WHAT A BEAUTIFUL MESSAGE ~Terrie Williams

    Total perfection!!! ~Vivian Scott Chew

    Hi Raina,
    Thank you for sharing! The 7 things in 70 years were encouraging and doable. Thank you for sharing your heart and time to impact the lives of your “Morsel of Kindness” followers. God bless you.
    ~Frances Green

    The Bomb, Sis!
    You nailed it. Words of wisdom. I teared up just reading your accomplishments and still being so beautiful for such a time as this. ~Love Sis T.

    Totally awesome evolution…Morsels has a life of it’s own…praise HIM ~Pat Chandler

    I love it. Wisdom. ~Jeff Chan

    Congratulations Raina on reaching this milestone. You are an inspiration. You are still going strong and taking care of more, not less. May God continue to strengthen you for the journey and keep your creative juices flowing. Great points. Best ~ Cheryl Martin

    Absolutely Beautiful! Exquisite! Divine! So, so, proud of you! I have my very first e-mailed morsels and . . . my book! Love you! ~Iyanla Vanzant

    Cannot believe you are 70 … God’s blessings upon your wisdom and the way you so freely share it! ~Patricia Tom

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