In Others’ Words: To Do Each Day
I had the most difficult time finding a quote for today’s blog post — even after a good friend gave me a wonderful book titled Quotationary, which contains over 20,000 quotations. I flipped back and forth between the pages, but I just couldn’t settle on a quote … until this one:
“Each day grow older and learn something new.”
That’s a pretty basic quote, isn’t it? The first activity isn’t optional: we get older every day. But the second activity of learning something new? It’s up to each one of us whether we learn something new each day or not.
We can learn something new about ourselves … or someone else … or about the world around us … or about faith … or we can stumble upon some new truth that catches us totally unawares and changes our perspective, our life, in ways we never imagined.
And the not-optional activity of getting older every day? That doesn’t have to be a bad thing, does it? I’ll admit I’m not always crazy about it. I don’t really care for wrinkles, but I’m not opting for botox or the plastic look some people seem to prefer. Despite the physical aspects of growing older, I do like myself more and more the older I get because of all the things I’ve learned along the way.
It’s funny how the two can go hand in hand, isn’t it?
Maybe this will be the summer of “learning something new every day.” Want to join me?
In Your Words: What do you think of today’s not optional and optional activities? What’s your mindset about getting older and learning new things?