Sunday, January 5, 2014

Helping others

There is a wise saying, it is not mine and I am very sorry I don't know who did but it goes like this...."when you help others, you also end up helping yourself".

On a personal note I see many areas where I need to do more for other people.  The quote says help people not change people.  For me this is provoking as the whole point of me starting this daily blog was the fact that this year I was going to work on myself and not try to change others...the only power I have is over myself.

Today was a bitterly cold, light snow filled day.  The kind of cold that actually hurts you teeth when you go outside.  A wonderful day to reflect.

By changing diet, changing social situations I am finding out more and more about myself.  Today I realized that I love to write.  I also realize how much food affects my attitude.  I know that sounds funny but it is very true.  I hope by sharing this that someone out there finds the same thing.

In my classroom I have an aquarium of baby trout that are being raised and come April will eventually be released.  It is amazing to have watched them to go from eggs to babies.  Their blind faith in me to take care of them and their ability to not stress truly impresses me.

I am undergoing my violin lessons so that I finally learn well how to play that beautiful instrument.

I also enrolled in the National Academy of Sports Medicine Physical Training program.  I am three months from taking my physical trainer certification exam.

Yes, I am working on my doctorate in science education. Hard yes, but I am learning so much.

I am sharing this personal journey.  I pray this shows you that you are never too old and don't ever think you "can't" do anything.

I wish I had made a lot of better decisions in my long ago.  I am sorry for some of the heartaches I have received at the hands of others, but I am thankful that I was able to turn them into "directions" that God had for my life.

2014 is now 5 days old.  I pray you are working toward your goals and dreams whatever they might be so that you will have a truly wonderful year.


2 comments:

Kim Moody said...

Jamie,
I am enjoying reading about your journey. I am also going through a "fire" of my own. Everything you are saying resonates with me. don't ever worry about your writing - as long as it comes from your passion, it doesn't matter about spelling, grammar, or any of that stuff. I'll be following your blog as long as you put something up on FB so I can see it. I can't promise to read it every day, but I will keep in touch.

How is being a vegan going? I couldn't manage that, but I am pursuing eating "clean" as much as possible.

Congratulations on working on your doctorate! I am glad to have my master's in ed tech, but a doctorate is just too time consuming for me.

Keep up the good work, sister! I'll be praying for you!

Kim

Kim Moody said...

Jamie,
I am enjoying reading about your journey. I am also going through a "fire" of my own. Everything you are saying resonates with me. don't ever worry about your writing - as long as it comes from your passion, it doesn't matter about spelling, grammar, or any of that stuff. I'll be following your blog as long as you put something up on FB so I can see it. I can't promise to read it every day, but I will keep in touch.

How is being a vegan going? I couldn't manage that, but I am pursuing eating "clean" as much as possible.

Congratulations on working on your doctorate! I am glad to have my master's in ed tech, but a doctorate is just too time consuming for me.

Keep up the good work, sister! I'll be praying for you!

Kim