“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
Good morning friends! And happy Monday to you! My baby turned 10 yesterday and I’m trying to feed off his energy. Trust me, he has energy to spare!
Every weekday morning I spend time in three car lines, one for each of my children. I am the morning bus to school. First at middle, then at elementary, finally at high school, I drop off the kids and marvel at the day ahead of them. I wonder what the “new” will be each day. I envy the learning that comes nearly effortlessly to them while they are still young. And too frequently I think my own education is behind me. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Learning may not be effortless anymore, or painless, or frustration-less, or cost-less or any other –less, but learning is still very constant. We learn constantly because life is new every day. What matters, it seems, is how we approach the new in life and how we handle the lessons new life brings. What lessons are coming to you these new days, and how are you handling them?
We tend to think of water, breath and blood as key components of life, so what is connection of learning? Most of our concepts of life concern “being”; learning extends our understanding of life to doing and becoming. When we cease doing and becoming… well… we cease living. How are you embracing the new in your life to learn, to grow, to do and to become? In what ways are you living into the new these days?
Not all lessons are equal, but all lessons are valuable in their own ways. I hope you treasure the lessons you learn today and every day, and you learn effectively the lessons there-in. On the other side of those lessons is the new, the you yet to become, the life waiting to be lived. Get off the bus. Get into life. And have a great week!