Road signs: Learn …

Published 8:37 am Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Learn from children. They have much to teach us about living passionately.

To laugh at yourself. Why not? Your friends have been doing it for years.

To cry. It is the flip side of laughter and no less natural.

To observe. You are surrounded, at this very moment, by things you’ve never seen.

To listen. With your entire body. Intently, directly, with single focus, captivated by your subject.

To be authentic. The world has enough actors.

To take risks. The price you may pay will be far less than the cost of inaction.

To see yourself, faults and all, as you really are. If unsure, ask your spouse.

To love whoever is around.

To eat no more than three slices of Black Bottom Pie. At a time.

To grow old as graceful as Sparky Jenkins.

A new trade. A new talent. A new language. A new song. A new anything!

How to dance. Even if alone on a Saturday night, dance.

The call of the Red-Eyed Vireo. Then, all of a sudden, they’re everywhere!

To perceive the image of God embedded in those closest to you, no matter their shortcomings.

To enjoy most deeply those things that are free. Among other things, it will keep you out of debt.

To be comfortable with quiet. It’s amazing what you will then hear.

To never stop learning. Arise, my friend! The world beckons!