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Monday, September 26, 2011

A Week's Learning

I learned last week:
1.      You can’t make people DO anything, but you can ask nicely.
2.      If parents put their children’s welfare over their own desires and lusts, I’d be out of a job.
3.      Writing: The more you do, the more you do. 
4.     Goals don’t have to be daunting.  Choose one goal a month (not 1040 or is that just me), make it doable and experience it.  
5.      There is nothing better in this world than crisp fall air…unless it’s crisp dark chocolate.
6.      People own too much stuff and yet we continue to add to it.
7.      There is still a lot of hate in the world over stupid things.
What did you learn last week?

12 comments:

  1. great list and so true!

    thanks for posting it.
    truly thought-provoking.

    hope you have a great week ahead, dear Teresa.

    betty xx

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  2. Excellent list. I'll add to #5, the crisp & delicious Honey Crisp Apple.
    I learned how supportive a community can be.

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  3. #2 - I totally agree. And I think I might just be out of a job too if that happened!

    Last week I learned I have to label my Kindergartner's black snow pants because EVERY kindergartner has black snow pants! :-)

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  4. The more you do, the more you do - I like that!

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  5. Good list.

    I learned to appreciate how well parents who care about the welfare of their children can be. My upper teen is part of a great group of kids with some great parents who form a loose but effective safety net around these kids. Like minded parents and we share looking out after them all.

    Learned also that it feels good to relieve oneself from clutter. I have more projects in that area.

    When in need of chocolate, Toll house mini chips work just fine, lol!

    Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

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  6. Hi Teresa .. love your learning curve for the week .. 1040 goals are stretching it a little .. ?! As you and Alex pointed out .. the more you do - the more you do and the more gets done ..

    Warm Sunshine and Indian Summers come pretty high up my list at the moment .. long may it last here! Cheers Hilary

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  7. I learned you cannot let the business side of things slip because I need to write. Jot down notes, take care of business, then go back to writing.

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  8. All good lessons to learn. I still need to figure that one about goals. It would be nice to just have to climb one mountain to get to the tops of all of them. I guess I'm working on too many things at once.
    One thing I've been learning is that you don't add to your stuff as fast when you don't have an income. Duh!

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  9. Very good lessons. It is hard to think you'd be obsolete if people would just do what they should. I am bad on that zillion goals thing, too. I learned this week, that sometimes you just need to give yourself a break. I've got a cold and convinced myself to let go a little, and I think it helped to give myself a break.

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  10. Wow, that's a lot of important things you learned last week. I love both the fresh air and the chocolate.

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  11. Such a great list of things to remember.

    What did I learn this week? Hmmm.

    1. Sometimes one just has to "go with the flow"

    2. Letting go and accepting that some things can't be changed is very hard to do, but absolutely essential for one's peace of mind

    3. To take pleasure in small things... I take so many of my small freedoms for granted;I learned this watching my Mom (who is caring for my Dad since his major stroke) take a hot bath while I sit with my Dad so she can relax. That 20 minute bath gives her such joy and gives her the strength to face another day.

    4. I knew it already but I was reminded this week of how fantastic a person my husband is. He is just a gentle kind loving man and I must remember not to take him for granted!

    Whew! No wonder I'm tired. That was a lot of lessons in one week!

    Judy, South Africa

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  12. Wonderful list...sometimes I have to relearn this, like #4, I never get that right!

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