Little Lessons of Life - Sharing is Caring

@zralte (4186)
India
June 24, 2011 7:03am CST
I would like to apologise to all my friends here for my recent absence. Some of you may be aware that I was taking 3 weeks off to visit my hometown. After my visit, I have not been back as I promised. For that, I am truly sorry. I know some of my friends can be quite worried. My excuse was that my computer needed repairing - which was true, and then I had my internet connection off for a week, not exactly off, more like on/off situation which is even more frustrating. Between all those, I sort of lost my enthusiasms for anything online. This is me, trying to ease back into my online friends, especially myLotters. Do understand if I am not 100% back. I will slowly ease back into it. I have been thinking a lot about Life's Lessons. When I was in school, we used to have 'Words for the Day' written on a blackboard. It used to be a quote or a famous phrase. Some days we would have a discussion about that. That had me thinking we could have a 'Lesson of the day/week/month' here in myLot, where in we could all share what we have learnt from life on that day or week. It could be funny, or maddening or just plain stupid. I believe learning never ends, we all learn new things every day. Now, for my first sharing: I learnt Swimming!!! Yeah, I can imagine some of you rolling your eyes thinking 'BIG Deal, what is swimming?'. Well, it is a big deal to me because I didn't know how to swim and I always wanted to, but never thought I would be able to. At the age of 31, I finally learnt swimming. Just yesterday, I did a full pool length. Self-taught, with helps from my husband and friends. Lesson of life: It's never too late to learn. So, it's your turn. Share what new things you have learnt while I was away.
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@mysdianait (63663)
• Italy
24 Jun 11
Welcome back Zralte! Some of us had noticed that your absence was longer that expected. I didn't contact you but I am in touch with someone who did and as there wasno bad news, I waited. Wow! I can't swim either and I do admire you for learning before it gets too late (like I think it might be for me). A whole length too - wow! I have learnt that a leopard never changes its spots. Well I guess that I knew all alongt but didn't want to believe it. I though that, if they wanted to, people could change,. Seems I was wrong., Oh don't ask me for details because they will have to wait until th time is right and I can tell the whole tale and not just parts of it. So now your computer is like brand new? I am still away so I am on my netbook nd the poor thing is really getting a bashing because I am ion here a lot. I know that in the next few weeks I will have less time here as I will again be involved with something else offline which I have been waiting to happen. Once that starts I might only get back in the evenings, we'll see. I guess you have a lot to tell us including the health of your loved ones where you were tsaying. I hope all is well now!
@zralte (4186)
• India
24 Jun 11
Good to see you, mysD Everything's fine and dandy. Got my mum living with us, for the time being. All's well. I hope you sorted out (or will sort out soon) your thing. Yups, cousin's fine now - after being hospitalised for a whole month, done the grafting on her thigh, and now she's back in the house, walking slowly. Aaaaannnndd.....for the best part, it's raining here.....so, the extreme heat is no longer there......
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@mysdianait (63663)
• Italy
24 Jun 11
Sooner or later the wheel turns for everyone dear friend
@KrauseHome (30070)
• United States
29 Jun 11
Personally, I think many here can relate to this one, as there are many of us here who have had to take time off due to things going on and life. It just happens and many times there is nothing that can be done about it. It is also frustrating when it is your Internet provider or your Computer and seems like nothing will ever go right again. But you know myLot will still be here when you can be here. Just wishing you the Best in between.
@zralte (4186)
• India
1 Jul 11
Hi Tina, it has been a really frustrating month. I am so relieved that June is finally finished. Whew..... I am still plodding through the mess that was June. After I started this discussion (with all the plans to fully get myself back into myLot), my hard disk got corrupted and had to send my laptop again to the chop shop. Now I've lost all my data - most important of all being the photographs. I just hope I can get someone to recover the pictures.
• Malaysia
25 Jun 11
Welcome back zralte, you will not be too late to come back to myLot. You're right, sharing is caring. I feel too bad as I am not able to swim right now. Perhaps I will learn to swim in the near future, since it's never too late to learn. :)
@zralte (4186)
• India
26 Jun 11
Thanks, Translyric. Before, my husband always tell me that it is very easy to swim, and I always snapped at him. Yes, it is easy once you know how. I learnt it on my own, and I do know for a fact that the key is persistence. Yes, you should definitely learn to swim. Aside from the fact that it is a good exercise, it is one of the things that is necessary in order to survive. What if I am in a capsized boat?
@dpk262006 (48438)
• Delhi, India
25 Jun 11
Hi Zralte! Welcome back to mylot. We can understand the reasons for your absence. It is heartening to hear that you have learnt the art of swimming and it is very correct that it is never too late to learn. I learnt to drive my car, when I was in my thirties and now I can drive it confidently. I told myself that when old people could drive cars in their 50s and 60s, why cannot I, when I was learn how to drive a car.
@zralte (4186)
• India
26 Jun 11
Hi Deepak!!! Long time.... I learnt driving when I was 20, but didn't have enough courage to drive on Indian Roads until recently when needs pushed me to drive on my own. I've been driving for 2 years now and consider myself quite good, considering the conditions. I dream about the time when our roads, well, more like the people driving the cars are better organised and respect other drivers. Not just other drivers, respect the road and the traffic rules.
@katie0 (5212)
• Japan
25 Jun 11
We will probably be learning a new lesson even the day we die, that's why reincarnation is the most logical explanation, we could never learn all we must in 80 years or so.
@zralte (4186)
• India
26 Jun 11
So true - about the learning. You could be right about the reincarnation as well, though I don't personally believe in it.
• United States
24 Jun 11
Hi zralte Welcome semi-back! I am glad all is fine and that you are getting some routine back into your life. As for the swimming, gosh it is never too late to learn to swim and I advise all to learn asap as one does not know if by accident they will fall in waters and because of the fear one would drown themselves. So very good that you have learned and a full lap too! I was on both the track & field and swimming teams in high school and in college I was only on the track & field teams. I do enjoy swimming and when we go down to Arkansas this late July through August I will be putting in my fair amount of swimming there. I have not really learned anything recently, as I have not had anything interesting going on. Or would patience or some thing that one continually learns to force them self to undergo? If so I guess I have learned a tad, though I can be honest and say I have lost it a few times too. I suppose it is a continual process for which I guess I will continue to learn. How is your mother doing and did she come back to live with you?
@zralte (4186)
• India
26 Jun 11
Hello girl, I blame my internet connection. It has been iffy for a long time and getting service is like trying to pluck a fruit from the sky. I really am proud of myself. I sort of resigned myself to never be able to swim. It feels liberating. Patience....aaahhh......that's what I need everyday dealing with my 2 years old and 4 years old. Luckily, my mother is here now . It had been decided at the last minute for Mom to come back with us. The whole time we were there, she was talking about coming in July. 3/4 days before we were to leave, we all decided there was not much she could do anymore (with my cousin's accident), so it would be best if she came with us.
@nishant5n (1067)
• India
24 Jun 11
Congratulations Zralte! You have learned the best heart exercise and game full of fun. I have read somewhere about swimming as "What is swimming? - "If we see it from outside, without involvement, we can’t understand it. If we look from the inside, we cannot explain it." Swimming is related with mind in some way I think. and yes, welcome back.
@zralte (4186)
• India
26 Jun 11
Thanks, nishant. Learnt it in Narayan Niwas. Now my daily exercise is swimming. I've been planning to learn it for sooooo long.....well, now I need to improve it and develop. It will be awhile till I can compete in the Olympics , but I am happy that I have finally manage to swim.
@akp100 (12077)
• India
24 Jun 11
Hi Zralte.... WelCome Back :) That's good that you learned swimming that late. Its very true that learning never ends in life.And we always learn something new during whole life.. So yes its good to be late than never.. About learning.. I don't learn something much these days. But i learned something new in my work field which i want to learn since long. So i am happy that i finally got it.
@zralte (4186)
• India
25 Jun 11
Thanks, akp. It's good that you learnt what you've always wanted to. There has been lots of funny things that I have learnt. It is true that Learning never stops.
@SomeCowgirl (32277)
• United States
24 Jun 11
It is never to late to learn things and I am glad you've learned to swim. I have also been away from mylot, I don't believe I've seen you on mylot before, but I've been gone from it for quite some time so that could be why. I learn new things every day as I am online most of the day just to try to earn a few cents here and there. I like to learn new things, but I think the best things learnt are those we've learnt in our day to day lives, such as the behaviors of others, and lessons we learnt from being hurt, from losing jobs, family, pets, opportunities anything like that. Well I'll say welcome to mylot, though I'm not sure how long you've been here.
@zralte (4186)
• India
25 Jun 11
Hi SomeCowgirl, it's good to be back. Thank you for the welcome. It's never too late, in my opinion. I've been off and on for more than a year now. The lessons we learn are not just from online, from the offline world as well. Like you said, the people we meet, the things we do, etc.etc