“Wish I’d Known . . . .

Nuggets of Wisdom Learned Along the Journey”

by Ted Paddack LPC LCSW



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 1/22/2023

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781669863472
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781669863489
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 240
ISBN : 9781669863465

About the Book

“Wish I’d Known . . . . Nuggets of Wisdom Learned Along the Journey” began to take shape as the author recalled the vicissitudes of life itself. “In his heart a man plans his course, but the Lord determines his steps” (Prov. 16:9 – NIV). His life’s experiences and career choices have involved the disciplines of fine arts, mental health, criminal justice, higher education academia, parenting, ethics and spirituality. He has experienced a magnificently blessed existence, but not without numerous unforeseen difficulties. His “ramblings” (he calls them ‘entries’, not ‘chapters’) may serve as a primer for others who desire to experience ‘the good life’. The entries are not a cookbook for all the self-help needs we experience. Rather, they remind the reader of the wisdom and importance of “carpe diem’, making the most of each day that God has granted! “What is your life?…. A mist that appears for a little time then vanishes. . . . Say, ‘If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.’” (James 4:14-15 – ESV) While the author writes from a Judeo-Christian perspective, even the agnostic or atheist will appreciate these timeless truths regarding everyday living! “Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.” (Prov. 19:21 – MSG).

About the Author

Ted Paddack, LPC, LCSW began his writings mainly to document some of his ramblings and ‘war stories’ told to his grandkids. They often would beg, “Tell us about that . . . . again”. Many were the incidents that he and Sandy, his life-long companion of 58 years, had experienced on their journey. 90% of the narration of events were true and relevant, but somewhat unusual (with 10 % embellishment). Soon these writings turned into more than autobiographical ramblings, covering some of the more substantial life-changing issues, and valuable lessons learned.