A friend asked me months ago, why did I start writing this blog?
Sitting here, drinking my tea on a beautiful, southern Australian morning, I think I can finally answer her question.
I remember sitting in an English class back in High School. The teacher was asked how she became interested in English, and then went to college to teach it as a career.
She stopped the class to answer the question from one of her students. Then with great reverence she explained that when she was a little girl, her father would start each day by sitting down and reading the entire newspaper front to back. That simple daily act got her interested in English when she was growing up. Her father impressed her with his daily routine of always starting his morning reading the “entire” paper.
Image from: Teach English Today
It was then that my teenage mind leaped onto the idea of;
“What the heck, didn’t that lazy guy have a job?”
Now, years later, I know that I was wrong when I was thinking that way. As an adult, I can see the value in taking time to read each day.
Now, my grown up mind leaps to the thought; “What the heck, he filled his mind with that garbage instead of reading something of value?”
Take an a little time to read something that adds value to your life.
Image from Albuquerque Extra
And in case you are wondering, I write this blog because too many thoughts race around my head trying to leak out. I found it is better to write them down, than to ignore them.
Keep it simple!