I have just been in the mood to pull inspiration from the archives lately, and thought this was appropriate since I am approaching thirty years old this Monday.
And also a good reminder as we wise women start a new year...
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