Sunday, September 5, 2010

Here To Learn...

"Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death." ~Albert Einstein

"I'm convinced that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it through to completion on the day of Christ Jesus." ~Phil 1.6 (GWT)

Throughout my life, I've been exposed to many learning opportunities.  I'm ashamed to admit that I let most of them pass by without so much as a nod.  

Recently though, I've learned to slow down a bit - perhaps due to age (I've heard that it goes with the territory).  Not necessarily physically, but more-so mentally, spiritually and emotionally - you know, the internal stuff.

I've also become generally more tolerant and accepting of life and people in general.  This has been very liberating for me because I am allowing myself to experience new and diverse individuals whose personalities and points of view I would have simply dismissed as delusional in the past.  

I have made friends with some very generous and kind souls who are teaching me a the value of diversity on so many levels. For this I am so thankful.

I have also been retaught several lessons that I should have retained after having learned them so many times in the course of my life.  But guess what, we all need a refresher every now and then and that's just fine with me.

Does this mean that I have tossed my core beliefs and am embracing some new philosophy?  Not at all.  As a matter of fact, I believe God is the One making the changes in my perspective possible.  For this I am so thankful. 

I am beginning a new semester in life's university and I hope it is one of many to come.

There's the bell...

Time for class.



  1. Funny how as we get older we slow down, and become less hard headed. As you know, we're with you in the boat. It's a trip down the river, across rivers, and through white rapids that we're willing to take, because we know who is truly in control of the boat.

  2. You always have such great comments...
    One of the few who truly "gets it"