Tuesday, March 1, 2011

I've mastered a lot so far in this life

Do you ever sit back and take stock of everything you have learned in your life and learned well?

Do you ever pat yourself on the back for being fearless enough as a baby to take that first step into toddler-hood and relish in the fact that you have mastered the art of walking?

Do you ever congratulate yourself on the ability to listen to the sounds around you and connect them with symbols, learning to mimic the sounds so that you could converse? Do you ever think about just how many sounds and symbols you know that aid in just regular small talk? Not to mention when you are well-versed in a certain subject and communicate your learnings on a higher and more in depth level?

Do you ever think about everything your brain goes through just to read a sentence, take the combination of the symbols of the letters, connect that symbol to another symbol in order to comprehend what you are reading? And realize how amazing you are for being able to learn how to do that?

Do you remember how many times you fell off your bike before you figured out the art of balancing? Do you even think about how awesome it is that you can now race your bicycle around without even considering the simple act of balance anymore?

Do you appreciate your cognitive understanding to estimate, add, subtract, multiply, divide, and maybe even realize how learning algebra does apply to real life?

Do you have gratitude that you can master simple recipes that allow you to take care of yourself with one of the basic needs of nourishment? Do you take time to think about how complex recipes are just a combination of simple ones and the ability to read allows you to take that risk to attempt the complexity?

Do you cherish how accomplished you actually are in life that you can handle the pitfalls that inevitably come your way using critical and analytical thinking?

Do you ever thank those who taught you these things for their patience while you mastered the skills of developing?

When we took our first steps, every one around was so proud and thrilled and the moments were documented. Now, we don't clap for each other when we are going for a walk. Or when we write our names. Or when we can count change. These accomplishments became habits and expectations. We should remember how awesome we are that we came this far.

1 comment:

Dolly Iris said...

Yeah, now that you mention it I'm pretty stellar ;)
I love how positive this post is.