One of our favorite quotes from Andy Rooney is,
“The best classroom in the world is at the feet of the elderly.”
Not that we are considered elderly quite yet (well, maybe Wendy is 🙂 ), but we know that WISDOM is a gift that comes with age. The older we get, hopefully, the wiser we become. At the feet of WISDOM, we have learned a lesson or two this past year:
- Jump in the pool and swim every morning, or go for a walk – it gets out our kinks.
- Make important decisions together as a team, then move on and don’t dwell over them.
- Visit places you have never been – like California for the NAESP Conference and South Carolina for the Scholastic Research Conference.
- Sit at the bedside of a loved one who is dying. Pray with, sing to, read scriptures to, and hold their hand – saying goodbye to a young adult seems to be so unfair.
- Spell love with a capital T:I.M.E. – put down our cell phones and give away our time generously to those we treasure most like our family members and/or friends while visiting over a cup of coffee.
- Celebrate reunions – reunite with classmates and family that we haven’t seen in years.
- Share a smile – it is a cheap way to improve our looks & it turns our dreary-wearies into cheery-cheeries (from the children’s book The Pout Pout Fish). 🙂
- Embrace technology – Facebook, Facetime, Skype, Twitter…all great ways to stay connected with those we care about.
- Become a ‘2nd-to-the-last-word’ person – silence is a source of great strength so shhhh.
- Thank others often – special people have taught us this lesson and it does make a big difference!
Now it’s our turn…thank you for taking the time to check out our blog each week. We wish you a week full of wisdom.