Sunday, January 8, 2017

New Year's Goals-Goal 1

Goal #1 for 2017-Be Curious

Curiosity is tied to intelligence and health in body, mind, and soul in multiple ways.   Remember when you were a kid and you drove your parents or your grandparents nuts with all the questions?  You had to ask those questions as you developed as a person in order to know how to get by in this world.    What happens as we age is most of us lose that childlike quality of wanting to know "why?"  Sometimes we just aren't paying attention or other times we just aren't interested.  It could also be that we don't want to come off as being dumb or uneducated.  No ones knows about everything so the first thing I want to encourage you to do is to start asking "why" and "how" questions.   After doing so hopefully you will comment about some of your experiences so all of us can learn from it.
Being a curious person means that you have a thirst for knowledge and a desire to explore subjects and places that may be foreign to you.  Delving deeper into your faith life, learning a new language,  starting a garden,  finding out about the planets or the stars, or learning just about anything out of your comfort zone will help your life grow and prosper.  Curious people tend to have better and more intense relationships with others as well.   As an example there are many studies that show how studying anything new will help you prepare for a test, no matter what the subject.  Click here or here if you are interested in learning more.

Out of the "8 Goals To Live By In 2017" my first is to encourage you to learn something new.  If it frightens you to do so then that's probably a good thing.  The main thing is that you step out of your routine and learn about a new subject, start a new hobby,  travel to that far-away place you've always dreamed about,  or write that book you've always said you would write.   

Next time I will be sharing how generosity is one of the keys to happiness in 2017 and beyond!

"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is--his good, pleasing and perfect will."

Romans 12:2

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(the above post was from a very popular series I did in 2015 so I decided to re-publish it) 

1 comment:

  1. Yes, Donna, being curious and always learning and seeking anew (as do children) is a needed lesson and mission! I know I need to consciously embark on that mission of curiosity. How the wonder in a child's eyes, their cries or laughter expresses their desire to reach out and understand, resolve and be fulfilled! I too do want to laugh more, see more, study more, accept more and share more. I feel and see God's Blessings in not just children, but in the way our Earth stays balanced, thriving, renewing and though we certainly test Earth's patience and hopefully learn from our mistakes, even mistakes lead to good new ways to do better and help the world we have been born into. I look forward to your next post in Healthy Family-Happy Life. Today is Epiphany Sunday and the Gift of your reminder to be Curious and reach out in 2017 has me thinking of great possibilities!



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