Thursday, December 4, 2008

Something I thought about ...

Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Learn as if you were to live forever.
Mahatma Ghandi.

This quote caught my attention yesterday.
It appeared in the widget on my sidebar, and it inspired me.
Live as if you were to die tomorrow.
Now, I don't want to think about dying just yet,
I'm too eager to learn new things every day.

This past year has been all about that.
Through blogging I feel like I am exploring lots of new things.
English vocabulary and spelling...
New words ... I love new words.
I look them up, try to memorize them.
They often make me smile.
Cute ones, like the "words of the day" from this week
like "skedaddle" "flummadiddle"or "flammiganting around",
a funny expression Christine used yesterday.
Maybe I will never use them, maybe I will someday?

I'm challenging myself to learn how to take better pictures.
Each day I want to do better than the day before.
We teach each other little things like
how to make Christmas cards ... or pumpkin pie.
I discovered other people's traditions and ways.
Or what the rest of this world looks like?
This blog 365 challenge is coming to an end,
and it's been a wonderful experience.
I know that as long as I live, I will keep searching for knowledge.
I'm grateful for all the things I've learned,
but first and foremost for the friends that I've met.

But what I've learned most of all is,
that we all are just simple people.
That we all have our issues in our lives.
No matter where we live, we all deal with life itself.

I hope I'm not going to die tomorrow,
and if I was to live forever,
people would be the only thing really worth remembering ...