Monday, June 6, 2011

Why Don't You...

the best sign ever


... learn something new every day?
... sign up for tips and newsletters?
... use a daily calendar to learn a new joke or practice your origami?
... learn a new word every day?
... read fiction to learn how people think?
... read non-fiction to learn facts and information?
... read memoirs to learn about other lives?
... read blogs to be inspired?
... read poems to learn how to live?
... read the Bible and learn how to love?
... listen to learn compassion?
... write to learn what you think and feel?
... try something new and learn from your mistakes?

An autodidact is a person who is committed to self-education. Years and years ago I read a book by Kendall Forsythe Hailey called The Day I Became an Autodidact. It's still one of my favorite books ever. When I saw this sign, I felt at home. Do you know what I mean?

18 comments:

amelia said...

Such a good reminder; too often we're so busy doing what we know, we forget to learn!

Tracy said...

Ooo... I like this list, Relyn! I've been an audodidact all my life, so I know what you mean... ;o) I believe we are here to learn, to keep learning daily. Happy Week, my friend ((HUGS))

d smith kaich jones said...

i do, i do. unless life becomes overwhelming and i must hide away and nourish my soul from within. however, that nourishing from within is fed from all that reading and learning and loving already done. it keeps me going and eventually gets me up and back at it.

xoxo

Claire said...

Love this. Learning makes me happy.

Cxx

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Hi Relyn!!! Hope you are well--so nice to hear from you :) Teaching myself new stuff is one of the greatest pleasures in life, for some it just comes as a natural love--I love the discomfort zone, it's sort of exhiliarating, although can lead to falling right on your face, haha! Wishing you a very happy new week!

xo Mary Jo

Meri said...

Why don't I finish some of the unfinished projects so I can stop feeling guilty about the incomplete things?

Jeffrey said...

Sweet girl, I cannot tell you how much this post affects me. I love every suggestion [except the learning a new joke one :)]I want to learn and learn and learn. I am so glad we get to pass this value on to Sloane!

One Woman's Thoughts said...

I did three of the items on your list today before I read your post. Still ahve time to get another one in and I know it will be fruitful. We sometimes need reminders and nudges from outside ourselves. Thanks for the little push . . .

Marilyn said...

I always like your lists, but missed the Sunday poem this week.

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

Ooh, I learned a new word! Will have to find that book! And thank you so much for stopping in. Have missed you too!
xoxo~
Kirsten

christinelaennec said...

What a great list! I've never discovered Hailey's book, but perhaps I should. Aren't all of us who can READ so, so blessed?

Suz said...

oh.......is that what you call me
finally a name for it
hug

Jeanie said...

Love your list -- but I always feel so inadequate after I read it!

Scrappy Grams said...

Maybe sometime a looooong time ago, I may have encountered that word (autodidact), but not in recent decades. I count each day that I learn something, I count it as a blessing. Thanks for letting me know I belong in a group that loves learning.

S. Etole said...

I just learned something new ... now to remember it!!!

Debbie said...

Yup. And Kendall Hailey's book is one of my favorites. My old beat up copy has a "forever" place on my bookshelves.

Jeanne said...

Love you
I love all you share
Love Jeanne

Bee said...

I just wrote down the title of the "autodidact" book. Perfect!
Yesterday I read Freak the Mighty for the first time . . . and I was so charmed by Kevin's vocabulary and his homemade dictionary. I sneak vocabulary "lessons" into everything I do!

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