Thanks to my friend over at My Healthy Eating Challenge, who gave me the idea for this 365 Day Project, it starts today. My challenge is find a take away every single day for the next year.
What is a take away? My definition is that it's an idea, thought, or principle one learns throughout the day that will be useful from that point on. I learned about "take aways" a long time ago from a seminar speaker. The speaker said that in every seminar she gave, she hoped the participants got at least 3 "take aways" from the day. I have remembered that lesson for a long time and have used it to try to get at least something from every experience, whether it's a good or bad take away. I believe I have an opportunity to learn something new every single day ... something to take away from my experiences. So ... this blog is born.
Take Away #1
Don't complain about my life.
No matter how tired I am or how full my life seems to be, there is always someone in my path who is busier and has more responsbility. Take for instance, my new co-worker/friend. She is a single mom raising 5 children, working a full time job and taking 3 classes and she still has time to put make-up on in the morning. I have never once heard her say she is tired. I asked her recently how she does it and she said, "I don't have a choice." I am inspired. Her tenacity and good attitude have helped me adjust to my new working hours. I will be forever grateful to her.