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44 for 44

At 44, here are 44 things that I have learned and know to be true. Have a great day today my friends.

1. Yes, God is real.

2. Your gift can make room for you.

3. A baby can heal broken hearts.

4. A mother's love is stronger than distance, more powerful than time and can transcend the grave.

5. Take time to smell the roses but be careful of the bees.

6. God will really make your enemy your footstool.

7. A footstool is only needed when you need to get higher. Let your enemy lift you.

8. God will prepare a table before you in the presence of your enemies so let them watch you eat.

9. Be careful what you say, life and death truly are in your own words.

10. There will be rough nights but joy really does come in the morning.

11. Fear is a sprit that really can stop you from living.

12. God has not given us a spirit of fear.

13. The joy of The Lord really is strength.

14. Being alone doesn't necessarily mean that you're lonely.

15. True love can come more than once.

16. Let go and love with the same amount of might.

17. Life is short but heartache is shorter.

18. Don't share your dreams with everyone and don't be angry with non-dreamers.

19. It takes a while to build a dream.

20. The dream will outlive the dreamer so dream big.

21 If you lie to yourself you will lie to God too.

22. Live where you are so God can meet you at your needs.

23. Never wish to be somebody else.

24. The grass may be greener on the other side but the the water bill is higher.

25. Don't let people change who you are just be who you are with someone else.

26. Heartbreak can make you hard! But don't let it make you bitter.

27. Bitterness is as toxic as stage 4 cancer.

28. While the most dangerous person in the world is a person with nothing to lose, the most powerful person in the world is a person with nothing to prove.

29. Don't try to be seen, God may be hiding you on purpose.

30. Your beginning never dictates your destination.

31. The will to live is as strong as the will to love and be loved.

32. You really will reap what you sow.

33. You can learn something from everything and everybody, especially the elderly.

34. Childrens' laughter is like medicine to sadness.

35. Prayer really can change things.

36. If it had not been for The Lord on my side I don't know where I would be.

37. Who you are at 20 will not be who you are at 40 and if it is, SOMETHING IS WRONG!

38. You give away your power when you don't forgive.

39. Always aim for right and avoid doing wrong at all costs.

40. Never argue with what is.

41. Teach but never try to change people because sometimes they change back.

42. Share wisdom with those who will receive it.

43. Be aware of the darkness but your focus should always be the light.

44. Nothing is impossible for God.

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  • #1 Fan

    WOW! Thank you so much! See why I am so in love you?! Happy Birthday, you are just getting better, wiser, and stronger with time. :)

  • Bernadette BUSH ft.lauderdale,fla

    For the woman who not only nurtured the young but reached out to others in need... Who have made such a difference, one life at a time, with their kind and unselfish deeds. For all of these women who don t ask for praise but have lovingly done their part... We Thank and Honor and Celebrate Your Mom on this day. For bring you Tyler Perry into this world. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

  • Patricia

    Say that, my brother!

  • Cyn Watching OWN

    Birthday celebrant , Ephesians 2:10 10 "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them." May God's endless blessings never fade in every area of your life!!!!

  • Yvette pa

    Happy birthday to you. May your list seep deep into us all. I truly believe you are a gift of God . I hope your souls deepest thirst gets quenched. You are indeed a gem.

  • Angela M. Jones Middletown, PA

    So many of us have so many saying and words of wisdom from many sources!! All I can say is look at the state of the world!! Question? Where does your source of wise words come from?? Guess we all see LIFE and differently!! You may have addresses this I didn't read them all!!! MOTIVES are not all the same!!!!

    • Jasmine Janvier Boston , MA #1874868

      Hi Tyler, Happy Birthday to you, May God bless you with more years to come. Thank you for the 44 things that you can do at 44 years of age. Also i hope you enjoy the cake that your aunty brought. Please send me some , because i love cake.

  • Shail Kamini Ramcharan Gainesville, Florida

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PERRY!!! I love your words of wisdom on your post "44 for 44" and I hope that your have a wonderful celebration on this day...

  • Klb AZ

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TYLER!!!!! Of course, it's your birthday weekend and you're thinking about sharing words of wisdom with us. I figured you flew to your island, shut off everything electronic and was sitting by the ocean (Maybe when the plays are over next week) :-). Thank you so much for the list of 44. I'm 42 and have learned a great number of these already. It is amazing the thoughts you have at 20 in comparison to what you have at 40. I hope you enjoyed your birthday. I'm not sure if it's today or yesterday (I've seen it listed with both days). Thank you for being our gift. Much love.

  • MigRod

    I once read that wisdom is nothing more than healed hurt. I thank you for having the courage to share your your story and lessons with us. You are an amazing man of God, who continues to serve and bless others with everything you do. May The Lord continue to bless you! Happy birthday!

  • olajumoke Nigeria

    God bless you with another 44 more years! wish to meet you cos ur such an inspiration! Love the 29th word 'Dont try to be seen, God may be hiding you on purpose' Happy birthday Tyler!

  • MsM BigD

    AMEN & AMEN 44 times! Thank you & may God continue to bless you & you get to see 44+ more great years! Happy Birthday TP! We love you!

  • mayelyn Bronx NY

    Thank you for this newsletter. Very inspiring. Enjoy your day ! :) Stay Blessed

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