I am so happy to have more time to devote to online classes. No, I am not talking about the ones my school system offered, I am talking scrapbooking! There is a great site called bigpictureclasses.com (formerly known as bigpicturescrapbooking.com) and I have taken many classes and never been disappointed. Right now I am taking two of Ali Edwards' classes, Yesterday and Today and One Little Word. Today I want to talk about a recent assignment in The Y and T class.
Ali's quote by Albert Einstein begins this class. It is: "It is better to believe than to disbelieve; in so doing you bring everything to the realm of possibility." I love that! So our assignment this week was to choose to either do a non-picture page of discourse about what we believe or what we have learned. I chose to work on the latter and here is my rough draft:
I have learned that: *life isn't always 'fair'. *God had plans for me that didn't always coincide with my own supposed best laid ones. *creativity has opened up so many doors for me and fed my soul in so many ways. *I can't change others, no matter how hard I try. *keeping a good attitude and surrounding myself with positive people makes a huge difference in my life. *teaching enriched my life, allowing me to excel and to meet countless great people. *my nieces and nephews have brought me immeasurable joy. *my husband is the most selfless, strong, giving person I have ever met and I almost didn't find that out. *Chow Chows are the most beautiful canine children I could ever have wished for. *"This, too, shall pass." *eating anything other than a pitifully small amount of food leads to my weight gain. Sucky, but true. *loving to read has assured that I will always have a friend. *being true to myself is essential. *talking about others is never fruitful and inevitably bites me in the a$$. *taking pictures has opened my eyes to views I would otherwise have missed. *worthy friendships can form with people you've never met in person. *the internet can be a wonderful and horrible thing at the same time. *technology never stays the same. *humor saves many situations. *exercise is essential and I mostly hate it. *not everyone thinks like I do and that could be a very good thing.
Not quite done, but a start. The thing I love about these classes is that they really make you think and examine your life. It has opened up my eyes to things I may have missed along the way and the journey has been too memorable to allow that. As always, I am blessed.