Friday, September 27

A Few of The Things I learnt in September













One of my favourite bloggers Emily Freeman, http://www.chattingatthesky.com/ started a blog series a few months ago (at least that’s when I became aware of it) of things she had learnt each month, and invites everyone to post the same…I haven’t joined in before now because I didn't really think I had learned anything ‘remarkable’ in any one of the past months. Wrong. Of course I learn new things every day, and even though I like to define some of those things as things I ‘suddenly become conscious of’ I still would like to join her this month if only to keep track!
I am hopeful my horizons will be expanded and I hope you would come on this journey too…let’s go there…
  • I learnt that God still answers prayer we pray and then abandon because we lack faith. We forget about it, but He answers them along the line. Amazing grace!
  •  I learnt that the tallest hotel in the world is the JW Marriot Marquis in Dubai. It opened last November. This knowledge is courtesy my boss, the veteran traveler!
  • For as long as I can remember I have always pronounced (wrongly) the word ‘capable.’  Omg! I got corrected recently, and finally learnt that I have been speaking bad grammar for decades! ˈkeɪpəble’ – correct. As a result of this, I started to learn the correct pronunciation of every word I thought I knew…I am amazed at what I found. (Better late than never).
  • People’s demeanor become warmer towards you when you address them by their names, especially service providers. A huge smile mostly breaks out on their faces. Makes me feel good too.
  • I realized in September that I have been unsuccessfully trying to sleep in the middle of my bed! My bed is huge, but I always sleep at the edge, and most often in danger of falling off! (Thank God it's the right side! Imagine waking up on the wrong side of the bed everyday)
  • I find it extremely difficult to shoot off an sms or an email without  editing...maybe in extreme cases, and the recipient has to be the closest of close friends. I have no patience with people who start (especially) names with small letters!!! I mean, it's a noun!
  • I absolutely cannot stand my barber touching my head! (oh yes, I cannot).

What did you learn in September? Pray, share.
  
Be free oh.

8 comments:

  1. In September I learnt many things, most of all i learnt that whatever I do , wherever I am, I must try to love. I am trying to do all of the following : Live, Laugh & Love.

    MM

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    1. Good one, especially the live, laugh and love!!
      Keep tracking it MM!!!

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  2. I have just learnt that i do not pay enough attention to learn new things monthly. Need to work on that.

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    1. Well, I guess Emily Freeman has helped us start a culture of tracking...lets run with it.
      Mwuah..I think I guess who this is!

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  3. 'I learnt that God still answers prayer we pray and then abandon because we lack faith. We forget about it, but He answers them along the line' Now that is awesome it is so true. Meanwhile Zee about the barber...lol

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    1. About the barber....!!! My sister say I am full of it..but hey..

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  4. This is my first time being a part of the What I Learned series also. Thankful that God hears our prayers and answers. He is so faithful! I agree that using names is such a great way to connect with people. Nice to meet you Zainab : )

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    1. Welcome Mindy! Thanks for stopping by. Emily has indeed started a great thing...'count your blessings' sorta.
      Welcome! :-)

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