Life's Little Lessons
I wanted to accompany this post with a photo of a pewter (I think) plaque that sits in my study, but I've learnt that digital photography has limitations, and one of them is taking photos of dark objects. It wouldn't come out clear, so I will tell you what the plaque says. It says "I am still learning" Michelangelo said that in his 87th year. (Ancora Imparo). What's good enough for Michelangelo is good enough for me, so I will join the new Life's Little Lessons this week, to try to gather together the lessons that have been there for me to learn.
1 I learnt that even though I may wake up not wanting to follow through on a day's plans, getting up and putting one foot in front of the other will help the day turn out better than I might expect.
2 I learnt that if I'm ever again invited to a ball, I should wholeheartedly give myself to the experience and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy. They don't come around often enough for any other response!
3 I learnt that there are fairy godmothers and guardian angels all around me, disguised as friends and family.
4 I learnt that when there is an unpleasant or difficult task to be done, sometimes I can do it alone, once I know that there are people who would be there to support me, should I ask.
5 I learnt that I have gathered more knowledge than I'd realised about birds, and that it is good to share a little of what I have learnt.
(a sixth...) I learnt (or was reminded again) that the root of the word "arrogance" is the Greek Arogare, which means "to claim for oneself" and at times, arrogance doesn't deserve the bad press it gets. It's ok to toot your horn, blow your trumpet, or be pleased with yourself when you've achieved something, or come through some difficulty.