Learn Something New


“Learn Something New” by Joan Y. Edwards

Start now. Today is a great day to learn something new.  Something new could help you reach one of your goals. Something new could give you a new prospective on an old problem. Learning something new could help you face the future.

When you get overwhelmed by sickness or other crisis situations, you have to take time out to do something fun for you. Something relaxing, yes, but definitely something that makes you laugh.

You may want to stop and pray. Take time to do something for yourself. Praying is a great activity to ground you and calm you from the top of your head to the tip of your toes. Then you can focus again on your goal.

Is your goal serving the Lord? Or is it a personal goal that you believe God wants you to accomplish?

When I started caring for my Mother, at first I said to myself, “Oh no. I’ll never be able to get my book published now.” Then I read an article where a lady said she had started taking care of her Mother and was still able to achieve her goal. So I thought God would allow me to reach my goal of getting “Flip Flap Floodle” published and take care of my Mother, too.  And I did just that. In 2004 I self-published it. God helped me accomplish my dream.

I learned that sugar free candy is not carbohydrate free. If 3 pieces of sugar free candy is 15 grams of carbohydrates, it is scary to think about how many carbs a regular piece of candy is.

I learned that all of us need to monitor our carbohydrate intake, especially those with more than 10 grams of sugar per serving.

I remember that when I was little, we only had desserts on Sundays or when company came. I learned that having fruit can be a dessert or having a glass of milk can be a dessert.

I wish that more products were made with less sugar than with the artificial sweeteners that may be inducing more harm than good to the dieting public or diabetics.

What did you learn today? Please share it with me.

May God bless you and fill you with hope!
May this month and those that follow bring you good health!

Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright 2010-2019

Updated September 20, 2019

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2 thoughts on “Learn Something New”

  1. Joan,

    Boy you learned a lot in one day. Your cup must be overflowing with knowledge.

    I learned to reflect on my wonderful Christmas memories and blessings as I packed all my pretties away for next year.

    Linda A.

    1. Dear Linda, Thanks for writing. Yes, it was a lot. Actually, the whole year of 2009 was one filled with many high and low emotions, a ton of knowledge, and hopefully enough wisdom to get me through the next few days of my life. I am so thankful for many things in my life, but especially my family and friends like you who keep me afloat.

      Writing Books Children Love

      Joan Y. Edwards

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