I was tagged by Stephen Bess. I am to tell where the name of my blog came from and why I chose the name. I'm am also supposed to tag to other bloggers with unique names. I started writing this blog on July 23, 2005. I still can't believe I have been writing here since that time. Where does time go? Since Stephen tagged me, I went back to see what I wrote on the first day I started to blog. Here is the orginal blog:
I named my blog Lessons Learned because everyday of my life I learn lessons that could be useful to myself as well as others. My column that I write for a local newspaper is also named the same. The name actual came from my very first column that I wrote for a magazine. My friend is a nationally known fabric artist and she showed me this quilt that she made and when I looked at it, the shadows in the quilt reminded me of my mom and me. We have a good relationship and could always talk about any and everything. I learn from listening and reading and I am open for information that will make me a better person. Thus the name Lessons Learned.
When I saw the quilt, I wrote this poem, Lessons Learned: This was in 1999. (Bare with my poem) I also tag:
I’m my own person and this is a fact,
I follow my lead and I know how to act,
It took a long time to understand who I am
But I finally got the message it was a hard lesson learned.
If you believe in yourself and stay on the right track,
No one can make you have a bad setback,
Believe in yourself and as a matter of fact
Positive people and friends you will attract.
Lessons Learned are things that happens in life,
You have to experience pain, heartbreak and other kinds of strife
To understand the true meaning of life,
To become stronger, better and more positive,
Use the information that others have to give.
Lessons Learned are the act of living life.
Listening, assessing and considering advice,
to help you grow, learn and find a better way,
that's how to live the American way today.