Thursday, January 6, 2011

{the joy of learning something new....}

when was the last time....
you did something for the first time?
don't "go" through life ~ "grow" through life
{from the book 5}
what would you like to learn to do this year?
At age 86 Ruth Rothfarb ran the Boston Marathon in just over five hours...
"you lose a lot of speed between 80 and 86," she joked
{xox}

44 comments:

Scrappy Girl said...

I want to improve on my cooking and learn how to do different things in the kitchen.

Auntie Bliss said...

I LOVE to learn new things!
I'm learning spanish and speaking it with neighbors.
Do you have any cookies left? :)

Lilybets said...

I would like to learn to do something without to think too much regarding HOW to do,to grow day by day and to thanks me for what I have builded with so much difficults.Your blog is one of my favourite,I'm honoured if you will visit mine sometimes,you are vey welcome!.Bye.

Rubyred said...

86 Thats amazing! I would like to be able to crochet a granny blanket and visit some new places!
Have a lovely day!
RACHEL X

BEAR's Mom said...

LEARN new things
it keeps illness away
it keeps your outlook positive
it makes you happy :)
HUGS Sweetie :)
~victoria~

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

I love to learn new things, but sometimes it can be a little scary...like when I started my blog. I think it keeps a person young at heart though :)

Madelief said...

Hi Koralee,

Thank you very much for your sweet comment on my blog. I enjoyed it very much :-)! Your blog does not only look lovely, but I like the the little messages and quotes you put on them. They are so positive and remind me very much of Saskia's blog. Which I like very much as well!

Enjoy your day!

Lieve groet, Madelief

Zondra Art said...

I love to learn new things!
Kisses.

ruffledrose.com said...

I would like to take up ballet (again) and learn how to make a souffle.
- xo, Vanessa Elizabeth

*Ingrid* said...

Hello Koralee I would like to make such verry beautiful and colorfull cupcakes!!!!!!but I can't baking!I love your original picture!!hugs from Belgium.....x

Kathysue said...

I plan on taking two new classes this year, yoga and a digital camera class!! I think we always need to be learning in life!! I love that an 86 yr old ran a marathon. Love it,Kathysue

jeanette from everton terrace said...

Nail on head Koralee. My husband and I declared this year (back in September when we had our birthdays) our year of the road less travelled so we've been trying lots of new things and I'm addicted. I now know I really like persimmons!

Heidi said...

I want to learn to be truly content is there such a thing....

FrenchBlue said...

My Dear Koralee,
I believe this too! Growing takes us to our blissful state. We are all here to learn to our absolute clear state of being.
Warm fuzzies to my sweet friend this week!
XO

pollydove said...

Oh that is soooo cute! I have always wanted to be a runner. I once watched the runners cross the finish line at the Los Angeles marathon and vowed I would do that one day too. That was about 22 years ago and I doubt I could run up my street right now! But I talked to my son about he and I doing a triathalon together ... a lofty goal but if Ruth can do it - maybe I can too. :)

red ticking said...

we should pay you for all of your knowledge...i love taking leaps off the high dive... and there will be many this year... i just dont know what most of them are at this point! he he

(it will NOT be running the marathon!)
xx

It's me said...

Hapy evening darling............i would like to learn such as good baking as you......hahahaah!!.......love Ria.....xxx....

Suz said...

Oh, yes, Koralee. I think I need to use that kiln that is sitting in my basement for two years. It scares me! I bet I can do it, though! I just need to read the manual!
Big hugs,
Suz

bellaboo said...

I learnt to crochet last year...I struggled at first but I got there in the end.This year I'd like to learn how to dance,and in doing so lose a few pounds! :0)

Marilyn said...

I want to learn to layer textures on Photoshop. Traveling in Thailand in April will be expanding my horizons. Kinda scared and kinda excited to be traveling somewhere new.

Vintage Tea Time said...

I'm going to learn to crochet - just found this handy looking tutorial - http://doyoumindifiknit.typepad.com/do_you_mind_if_i_knit/2010/02/little-squares-scarf-stepbystep-pattern.html. Wish me luck!

Shabbygal said...

That is my motto this year no fear! Trying new things is usually fun and I'm glad when I do try! Thanks Koralee for the gentle reminders! Hugs,Traci

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Happy New Year beauty!
Every day is somethig new here in the lane, I love and look forward to every one!

Sarah x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Koralee,

That is amazing running a marathon at aged 86!
Your post is lovely and yes, we always need to be trying something new in our life.
Thanks for all you share and I hope that you are having a lovely week

Hugs
Carolyn

luckygirlgifts said...

I would love to learn french and piano and how to make lace and..... so many things. Most of all I'd like to learn to not stress so much. Maybe then I could do all of those other things.
xoxo
Cari b.

curlysusieQ said...

I would like to learn free motion quilting, and have signed up for a class this month. I can't imagine running a marathon at the age of 86, she is my hero and so are you Koralee:)

Martina said...

Ha ha, a Marathon running is certainly not my thing, i just hate jogging! But i'd love to spaek fluent Italian, write a book, travel through India, have my own design-collection, have a balloon-ride ... yes, new things are fun. Let's see what the year will bring!

Bela said...

Dear Koralee friend, you always surprise me...I click and wait for some seconds to get your page open, meanwhile I try to figure what image I will see here...I never get to! I would NEVER figure this old and charming bike up there...rsrsrs...
I LOVE the message! YOU are great!! Love!! Bela

Rizzi said...

IT IS ALWAYS BETTER TO KEEP BUSY, MAKE YOUR BRAIN WORK, AND KEEP YOURSELF ACTIVE. I LOVE DOING CRAFTS, BUT I WANT TO DO MORE READING THIS YEAR.
RIZZI

The Garden Bell said...

mmmmmm....what would I like to learn to do, you ask? I'm thinking I need to learn to proof-reading better...he-he.... But, then I would never get to posting, right? OH, OH, OH... I got it... I want to learn to see more of the world through my camera just like you, my friend. What a great picture.

Extra Message - I'm seriously going to think about it, once I'm better and caught up. Pretty sure you know what I'm whispering about.

Julie Harward said...

That is an amazing fact about that lady, amazing! I think 5 hours would be good for me! I knew a lady at age 90 who made hundreds of quilts a year and gave them away. Hope all is well with you! :D

Ashley said...

I want to expand and do some amazing transformations to my home....I figure we aren't moving anytime soon, so why not create the home that I dream of?! Xoxoxo

birdie blue said...

i couldn't agree more, koralee. i'm always trying to learn something new everyday.

sending lots of warm thoughts your way.
xo
~molly

i.ikeda said...

This year I hoped to learn crochet... Already done. I've got a amigurumi about half way done and a pillow started. So now on to something else.

Learning is my addiction.

Hope you are having a sunshiny day, lovely lady.

Jill said...

Love this! Makes me think....

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Hmm...I'd really love to be able to do some of those cute arts and crafts the rest of you make around here. Once I get away from food, flowers and dishes...I'm in trouble!

Tamara Nicole said...

Amazing! Hmmm I want to learn French, take interior design classes, skiing lessons, write a book . . . the list goes on! Great inspiration hun:-)

P.S. let me know when you find a cookbook to cook your way through, I have 1 recipe down, 199 to go! Lol

Alessandra said...

learn self-discipline? hahahahahahahahaha

well, at least I said it...

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

OH PRECIOUS KORALEE, I simply cannot catch up with all THE GORGEOUSNESS here in blogland! I wake up at 3:00 to just visit everyone, and then I come to see that after I do my check-ins, people then post!!! AND I AM LATE! Well, being back in the classroom will do that to ya! Oh dearest, YES, IT IS FRIDAY and WE MADE IT DEAR! Although it was a sweet week of refiring the childrens' love of reading and writing, we all want to be home, play and dream. And so it is; my new construction is ALMOST DONE and will require that Ruben and I clean up a load of dust and mess from our existing home THIS WEEKEND before the FLOOR GETS INSTALLED NEXT WEEK!

You sweet gal; what a fabulous post. I am posting late tonight and I seem to noticed a common theme among us all....hmmmmmm....I think we are all fired up to GROW AND KEEP GROWING!!!

Enjoy your Friday, Anita

francis said...

What would I like to learn to do this year ?
I SO LOVE being asked such questions .
Questions about life .
I'm takin time to think it over ....
Thank you for giving me homework for I'm still in the house , most of the time on my couche , feet up high . Resting as much as needed .
Wishing you good luck making the delicious PUFFS ...... SOESJES as we call them .
Have a wonderful weekend my sweet friend

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

I didn't tell you yet how much I like this thought! To grow through life. I'm thinking about a following a study this year, so I will stop worrying too much about the well being of my little ones... Lots of love to you, dearest sweet Koralee xxxxx

Not Just a Waitress said...

I love that photo. and YES!! we mustn't let the fear of failure keep up from trying new things!! :) A wonderful post. :) I will take it to heart as I embark on a new day and a new year!! :) Blessings, Koralee. :)

Everlasting Blooms said...

YES to learning NEW things! This year I need to and would LOVE to learn how to sew, there are SEW so :) many adorable sewing ideas out there, and I just got a sewing maching for my birthday, so that is on my list for sure! :)

~ Happy weekend and friday Pretties to you, those blueberry smoothies look delish! :)

Snappy Di said...

Ruth sounds like a sweetheart, and a go-getter. I hope I can still walk when I'm her age!

Di