Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Life is the Sum of Our Experiences, So Live Memorably

“One learns from books and example only that certain things can be done. Actual learning requires that you do those things.”  - Frank Herbert



Frank Herbert’s quote reminds us that we must experience. We should all realize that our lives are made up of experiences. I am trying to take advantage of all of the opportunities that present themselves. Life is a sum of all of the experiences that we have had.


I am going to take advantage of events are offered to me because I realize that as the weather begins getting colder I get to into putting on a sweatshirt and sweatpants and watching a movie. I am truly going to try and experience events and activities this winter. During the summer I am always out listening to music but this winter I am going to make a conscious effort to do more things. I truly want to experience this winter. Events are made memorable by the people that take part in them. I am already excited about the new opportunities that are going to present themselves because I am open to it.


Typically I slow down greatly in the winter, but this year I am going to greatly attempt to not allow myself to slow down to nothing. I am going to attempt to take part in indoor concerts and to be with people. People make the world go round and I would encourage each and every one of us to take part in as many activities as possible.


Try to truly appreciate the change in seasons and enjoy the chilly crisp air as we get closer to the winter. I do love wearing vests so that is always a plus for me as the seasons change. I am still trying to put off wearing a jacket until the last possible moment. I have a tendency to leave jackets places as I don’t always think to put them on when I am leaving places.


This year I am going to try and be more mindful as the days get colder and I will need to wear a jacket. I know that I am not alone and that many people who have had brain injuries leave their jackets places as we get closer to the winter. I am going to try and venture out of my comfort zone and do more things with more people. I challenge all of us to venture out and take part in activities. I would love to hear what types of things you enjoy doing in the cold weather. Obviously I am not going to take up ice skating anytime soon!


We can learn from each other’s suggestions as we decide what activities to take part in. I thank you so much for reading and I look forward to reading any responses that you might have.


~ Noelle

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