Monday January 28th, 2008 at 5:37 am
Things have been busy around here, but probably not as you can tell. Over the past month, I’ve not wanted to have anything to do with the blog. I’ve been considering what I should do with it. I would like to turn it into a more organized site, but I’ve got a long list of things I’d like to do on the web and in the real world. As you can see from the timestamp, I woke up early this morning and was reading through some RSS feeds that I hadn’t in a long time. I always find good stuff on GetRichSlowly.org. He does some great writing and also gives a lot of good tips. I really liked this quote:
You cannot hope to build a better world without improving the individuals. To that end each of us must work for his own improvement, and at the same time share a general responsibility for all humanity, our particular duty being to aid those to whom we think we can be most useful. — Marie Curie (1867-1934)
Just thought I’d share that with all 5 of you. I think it’s a pretty good theory on how to live life in general, though not from a Christian-based perspective. It misses out on a key point in the Christian faith, though – to help everyone, not just “those to whom we think we can be most useful.” I think the part about “work[ing] for [one's] own improvement” actually is partially in line with the Christian faith, though because of its context. You’re not bettering yourself just to better yourself; you’re bettering yourself so you can help others.
At 5:30 in the morning, I’m prone to tangential discussions. Since I last updated, Amber and I went to Ohio to spend time with my family for Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed that. Once we were back, Amber’s parents, sister and nephew came down to visit, which was also nice and now we’re both back to the daily grind. She has started school again in the M.Ed. program at Milligan and I’m back to being entirely too busy at Saratoga. All in all, we had a great holiday season and I hope you did too!