Sunday, July 17, 2011

Life - Learning Experiences

I have been presented with so many learning experiences lately.  It almost seems as if they are increasing as time flies by.  Long ago I used to look in awe at older people, thinking that they had it all figured out.  Now isn't that funny?  Maybe we never have it figured out because then life would be boring. 

I have been involved in a story about Penny Palfrey and her epic swim of over 40 hours.  An article came out (which was found to be false) that sharks were killed to protect her and the story went viral.  The environmental wackos (yes, I was once one of them)  burst onto the scene acting like sharks themselves.  I learned you can't trust anything you read to be 100% factual and people will say anything online.

I have met some interesting people this month who are showing me that I have so much to discover about me and everyone else.

I am constantly being challenged to be a better parent, a kinder person, and a more compassionate human being.  I try to be nonjudgmental but that doesn't always work.  I try to be above the push to look youthful but sometimes I look twice gasping when I glance in the mirror and see all my hair is gray. 
What I am constantly reinforcing is that we are so much alike.  We want to be accepted for who we are, we want to be loved and listened to, we want comfort and understanding.
So I continue on, anticipating my next learning experience and hoping it will make me a better person.

You are remarkable, don't let anyone make you doubt that!

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