January Ends

tabletIt’s hard to believe we are at the end of the month already.  One month down and eleven more to go, right?  Well, it would be that way if you concentrate on your calendar a lot.

I use a calendar to be organized, to keep track of important dates, and to remind me what day it is.  However, I am more concerned with living in the moment than staring at a clock or a calendar. 

One of the things that losing family and friends has taught me is that time is short, so you shouldn’t take any of it for granted.  It makes me pause to think about the time I spend watching movies and television.  Some of the shows are educational, but for the most part it’s all just entertainment.  Do we really need to be entertained so much?  What other ways could we be spending our time?

I watch movies now and then, but I prefer to write or read.  I learn so much more reading books than I learn from watching television, although I do love the history channel and Ghost Adventures.  I am a seeker of knowledge.  There is something within me that is perpetually hungry for knowledge all the time.  Once one appetite is satisfied, I move on to another book about another subject.  I love reading.

I also love blogs.  What a great place to get to read the posts of friends and new acquaintances.  It’s fun to see what other people are up to and all the creative ideas going around out there. 

Take a moment today to be thankful for the ability to read and write, just think how small our world would be if we didn’t have all the knowledge we have so readily available now.  Even the movies and television we love to watch exists because someone wrote a script or told a story.  I’m truly thankful for my parents and teachers who taught me to read and write, and that learning is never a waste of time.

Cherry Coley (c)