Curiosity Brightens Your Day 4



Val at Notre Dame University
Val at Notre Dame University

 

My daughter, Penny, picked me up yesterday and we spent a fabulous day together visiting the Notre Dame university in Fremantle I attend,  the Perth city, cool coffee shops, and then my grandson’s architectural workplace .  The best day.

We talked, as usual – but then she asked me my thoughts on kinwomen’s topic this month – Curiosity – I realised I had a lot to say, so here are my thoughts:

Curiosity brightens your whole world.

Curiosity is the first thing that children have – they are innately curious.  I have a photograph in my bathroom of my daughter, Penny as a tiny little girl – sitting up in the garden – being curious – looking, reaching, touching the daisy I am showing her.

Curiosity is what makes you keep looking and growing.

If we are not curious about anything we don’t find anything new.

Curiosity is everything – especially as you get older when you know you have done so much, and experienced so much, it is very easy to say ‘been there and done that’ – but we need to look for new things.

We need to keep curious about what the young people think, what they are doing and why they are doing it.

Curiosity is the main thing.

The reason I decided to go to university at my age is that I was curious to find out what others are thinking, so I don’t become a grumpy old woman.

I wanted to understand what is going on now and you only find that out by keeping curious.  I wanted to hear different perspectives about what the young people are thinking today about ethics, philosophy and life.

I was really curious.

I am loving my studies so much – I am experiencing new environments, new perspectives and it is filling some of the gaps in my own education.  It’s marvellous!

I even get curious about things going on in my garden.

We can lose our curiosity as we get older and very easily get stale, old hat, and nothing looks bright.

Curiosity brightens your whole world.

Val


About Val Heaton

Val is a Wife, Mother, Grand Mother and Great Grandmother. A trained registered nurse who was in leadership in the community and church sector for a large part of her life. She re-registered as Nurse in her late fifties. This year in her seventies she went to university for the first time to study philosophy and ethics. She wanted to keep curious, learning and growing and had to be in an environment where she would hear the reflections from the younger generations.


4 thoughts on “Curiosity Brightens Your Day

  • Catherine Doherty

    Awesome…to hear from you Val.
    Colin and I always admired your family and what you did at Rhema in Perth x

  • Catherine Doherty

    Awesome…to hear from you Val in this way.
    Colin and I always admired your family and what you did to encourage faith in us, through the church in Perth x

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