Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gratitude for Opportunity to Learn

I enjoy learning. Some of the ways I've been learning:

As I've mentioned, I have been taking a Spanish class. If all I had to do was learn words, it wouldn't be so bad. But then having to learn how to put those words together into a sentence with verbs, pronouns, etc., is a WHOLE DIFFERENT STORY. I'm trying to decide whether to take the next class or to just break down and buy The Rosetta Stone. Last night one of the girls from the Ward came over to help me. It was so great.

As I mentioned in my last post, I have also decided to join an exercise class. Yeah, sure I could just pop in my Bob or Gillian DVD's, but sometimes I don't push myself as hard because they are not really IN MY FACE. I know that's a good thing because I would be in tears if they yelled at me like they do the people on The Biggest Loser. But I'm so competitive that when I'm in a class, I don't want to be the only one who can't do that next push-up ; ) Now you may not think that taking an exercise class is learning, but for me it is because I'M LEARNING I CAN DO IT ; )

Each time I read my scriptures I learn something new. I love teaching and my calling has allowed me the chance to really delve deeper into the scriptures.

I've also been great spending more time reading and listening to General Conference talks. Of course, part of that has come from Stephanie's General Conference Book Club. Check it out here. I've also decided to just try and use the talks more in teaching my class and teaching my family. Also, there are so many great things to apply to help me be a better person.


Nancy Face said...

I learn new things every day, and I'm so grateful for that! :)

Wow, girl! You have been a serious BLOGGING MACHINE this month! I'm so impressed! :)

Corrine said...

amazing how wonderful those conference talks are, and that we have access to them! and way to go on your exercise class!

aubrey said...

i love this reminder, yvonne! you are such a great example to me of how i want to be always and in the future. i am learning every day as i teach my children. learning along with them in school but also learning to be patient and learning to be aware of their needs and learning styles. the learning for myself comes a little bit harder since my main focus right now is on them. but i try everyday to read my scriptures and read a little bit out of the ensign. last week i was able to go to RS and sunday school ALONE for the first time in a long time and was so very spiritually nourished. it was wonderful!

Heffalump said...

Yay for learning!

ShEiLa said...

I love learning. If something comes up and I don't know anything about it I will start researching. I am so blessed with a desire to learn new things.


mindyluwho said...

I love learning! Exercising, well...I'm learning to love it...:) I'm going to check out the General Conference book club, that sounds like just what I need to boost my scripture study.