52 Weeks of Gratitude · education

Life is an education…

52 Weeks of Gratitude
week 25

I have had little formal education.
My education has been from life experience,
on the job training and my love of reading.

Books have taught me many things and taken me many places.


I am so very grateful to my elementary school teachers
who gave me what I would need in life when they taught me to read.

When I was young I read whatever caught my eye.
Sometimes I would go to the library and just randomly pick books.
Some I didn’t like, some I didn’t understand much of the content.
Most I liked and learned from.
Some I fell in love with.

These days I read less to learn and more for pure pleasure,
but still I learn.


14 thoughts on “Life is an education…

  1. I’m so happy to read this post and see that you are using the gratitude prompts. 🙂 I am really grateful for my elementary school teachers too. My most memorable teacher happened to be a math teacher, who still inspires me today. I can’t believe he got kids to think math was fun!

  2. I loved this so much Patricia being the reader I am. It’s my favorite pastime as you know. Please do what you have to so your reading won’t be interrupted.
    Like John Adams said to his young son John Quincy…if you have a book you’ll always have a friend. Have visions of Teddy and Jack with books in their baskets.

  3. We cannot control Life. Often, reading can help us find our place in it or help us make sense of it. It can also give us a much needed outlet.

    1. Life is what it is that’s for sure. We can’t control it, but we often make it what it is good or bad. Reading is a way to escape life for a while.

  4. Books and teachers, alike, are awesome. I’ve had some wonderful teachers, some I’ve stayed in touch with over the years…. And there’s liitle more relaxing than a good book.

  5. There are so many things we can learn from reading, even if we are “just” reading for pleasure. And the world can be an amazing (and sometimes harsh) teacher.

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