Teach seems like such a simple word, but when I first sat down to write this post, I drew a blank. Can I teach you to run? No, I wouldn’t feel qualified, although no doubt I’d give you advice. Can I teach you to eat healthy? Again, no, I wouldn’t feel qualified, because what works for me may not work for you. Can I teach you how to run a great blog? I’m still trying to figure that one out for myself.
Teach: show or explain to someone how to do something
I looked through a few quotes, and found many that spoke to me, but none that inspired a post.
Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.
My mom is having to learn all sorts of new things, and often it has fallen to me to teach her: how to use a glucometer, how to use peapod, and more. If only I could interest her in texting — it would definitely make my life easier.
Can I teach you anything?
One of the reasons I started this blog was to inspire other people. I hope that I can teach you that no matter your age and your capabilities, you, too, can be active. Just because running has become my passion, doesn’t mean that I believe it must be your passion (although of course it does have a plethora of benefits — that was last week’s word).
Whether it’s walking with your dogs, yoga, swimming, lifting a few weights — as long as you are inspired to get up off the couch, I am happy.
I hope that I can teach you that eating healthy doesn’t have to be boring or tasteless, although it does require an investment of time.
I hope I can teach you that when you look good, you feel good, and you try harder.
I hope I can teach you that old dogs can learn new tricks, both literally and figuratively, and that training your animals should be fun for both of you (most of the time).
These are just a few of the thing I hope my blog teaches you.
One thing I know for sure
I hope that I keep learning throughout my life. I hope that when I am my mom’s age, I am still open to learning new things. Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with my mom’s mind, she’s very sharp and very knowledgeable. But she is also resistant to doing things in new ways.
Perhaps it’s inevitable that we become that way as we age, but I hope that that isn’t the case.
Tell me in the comments:
What would you like to teach people with your blog?
If you don’t blog, what would you like to teach people?
Who in your life has been a good teacher to you?