Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Study to be...
I can hear my dad right now. He would come into a noise filled room with the 3 of us kids hollering about one thing or another, and very quietly he would say...
"Study to be quiet."
And then he gently closed the door, and went back to his office.
I don't think I ever paid much attention to actually studying to be quiet. We probably muffled our giggles since we were the culprits, and lowered the whole tone of the noise for at least a little while, but study to be quiet?? No, I did not.
study... contemplate, consider, deliberate, examine.
He was trying to get us to think about the word and what it means... study on it, improve in this area, practice it...
I think dad thought that if we at least paused and gave it an honest look, maybe we would all shush! Being quiet takes an effort, a study, a choice.
I sure get it now!
There are days when I realize that so many things I didn't think about back then, I LIVE by now!
Is that wisdom, or simply old age?
Or maybe it's the wisdom that COMES with old age.
('Old age' being a relative term, not necessarily applying to me!) ... :)
Posted by Sonja Goodson at 6:45 AM