To Freeze a Moment

What a beautiful night! I’m sitting out in the yard, under the full moon, just enjoying the quietness of the night.

Have you ever wondered what you might do if you could freeze a moment? I think about Mitch Albom’s book, The Timekeeper, and how he could move in between moments and took a century to learn everything within a moments passing to us.

What moment would you freeze? Would you even want to freeze it? Would you rather just live in it? And what would you do after you froze it?

I have no idea what I would do with a moment. I don’t know if I would want to freeze it, or seize it. I don’t know if I would just sit still for a minute or two, letting the feelings and thoughts that come with that moment sink in or sit for hours as I reflect upon the thoughts and feelings and let it stew.

And isn’t time just a bunch of little moments rolled into one giant ball of time? You know, make-every-minute-count sorta thing?

Whenever I have time to reflect it seems my thoughts always lead back to time and what am I doing to make the most of it. I am grateful for the 24-hours I am given each day. I don’t know if I’ve been making every minute count, but I do know that I don’t regret any moment. I’m not saying I’m living a blissful life. I read a quote on the famous Facebook the other day. It said “There are no regrets, just lessons learned.” I love this philosophy and have adopted that frame of mind.

So wether I freeze the moment or dive into it, feet first, I know that moments are precious somethings and I know both reflection and action can truly make every moment count.

Education: A New Perspective

I just finished reading “Redefining Smart: Multiple Intelligence.”  It’s a reading assignment that was given in one of my classes and is the topic of my personal essay due at the end of the semester. Education is a sensitive spot for me. Personal growth and development are a couple of my top values and I appreciate that education is a huge part of that value. I appreciate all forms of education and I’m a huge advocate of it.

Reading this article has just given me a deeper appreciation of what our educators must have experienced trying to adhere to a traditional view that reason and understanding complex ideas was the basis of education when they knew that wasn’t the whole picture. Just reading that line made me realize what it must have been like, knowing that the potential to learn better for some students extended past the classroom, but having no one listen. I have only begun my research so this is my impression of this new theory as of now. I may change as I get further on in my research, but for now, I just wanted to take this moment to think about the challenges teachers may have faced.

I pictured what it must have felt like to see a book, published with valid research, telling you that “you were right” and “you are not crazy.” It just amazes me just how far education has come. I know this isn’t the end, but only a beginning as more and more research on the Theory of Multiple Intelligence continues and application of these principles increase.

I’m excited to research this topic. I can’t wait to see where this information takes me.