Is it possible to overload our brains or is the excess use a form of healthy exercise? My keyboard piano lessons are a challenge trying to remember finger placement, chords and notes. My right hand does wonders, while the left is far behind but I am playing a few lines with two hands. Jingle Bells will be perfect for the holidays and I thought, hmm – I could sing and play it on You Tube and make it my personalized Holiday greeting.
My newest endeavor is the mentoring of a teenager that I visit once a week at the school. The goal is to keep her motivated to keep up her grades and earn the scholarship available to her. I adore her innocence and positive attitude in-spite of a troubled family atmosphere. For me it brings to mind my teenage years and how challenging it was and the peer pressures. I didn’t have anyone to share my difficulties with.
Today in my opinion, there is an abundance of pressures that our youth face every day with hardly anyone to guide and steer them in the right direction. I sometimes wish I had a magic wand to find mentors and interested men and woman to spend an hour or so a week helping our youth in all age groups. Our children are desperate for attention and appreciation.
Thinking about all that I try to accomplish sometimes makes my head hurt but an aspirin makes it disappear quickly. I would much rather overload my brain and keep it working. Right?
Current Mood: Surprised