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We’re halfway there! It’s Hump Day!
(October 21st is National Reptile Awareness Day…with Halloween close by, I guess this applies to Slytherin House as well.)
This year for homeschool I am walking through a United States history curriculum with my girls. We started in 1000AD with Leif Erikson coming to North America, and we’ve worked our way up to the early 1700s. Last week our lessons were about Benjamin Franklin. We talked about his Poor Richard’s Almanac, and the girls had a project to cut out and assemble an elementary version of it. Inside there were several pre-printed words of wisdom:
- Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Haste makes waste.
- A penny saved is a penny earned.
- Half the truth is often a great lie.
- Honesty is the best policy.
- The rotten apple spoils his companions.
- Never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.
- Well done is better than well said.
Timeless wisdom. In some ways these things seem to be reminiscent of a time past, but in reality I believe they are just as relevant today as they were when Mr. Franklin printed them. I think we (all humans) often make things more complicated than they have to be. I seek to intentionally speak and live more simply than my detail orientated brain would like because I believe there is wisdom in it.
King Solomon was given “wisdom and understanding beyond measure, and breadth of mind like the sand on the seashore” (1 Kings 4:29) and said in Ecclesiastes 1:9:
What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun.
I am thankful today for being able to homeschool my children and learn lessons with them all over again from an older (and hopefully wiser) point of view.
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