Okay, I’m curious at what new little nuance did you learn today. We really do learn new things everyday and we don’t even realize it. I am trying to take note of new things that hit my brain and make a new connection these days. Probably because they seem to be less and less the older I get!
So…today I learned that you can take the knobs off the stove!!! Did you know this? You can pull the burner knobs right off and wash them. This makes for easy cleanup around the knobs where all the messy fingers and food get splashed. I learned this thanks to my friend Jules! So thanks Jules for having your knobs off your stove today. I came right home, pulled them off and enjoyed cleaning that mess. No more trying to get a rag around and behind those silly things!
Another thing I am learning is this…and it’s because of my tongue situation (check out my previous post if you don’t know what I’m talking about).
James 1:19 (message version) “Post this to all intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear.”
I think my life is so much of the time characterized by the complete opposite of the above. I let something tick me off or annoy me, then I follow it up with my tongue yelling and yapping and then later I might listen. Actually I probably never listened at all.
For some reason I think that it is no accident that I am starting 2008 with a mouth full of sores, full of pain and having to quit talking! My mouth really does feel so much better when I keep it shut. I also am learning the art of listening, sizing up situations and learning the most effective and brief words to use to dissolve kid spats, conversations and meaningful moments of love. This has been painfully good for me!
So tell me something YOU learned today…anything…no matter how silly!