Thankful for Learning

It’s a classic Thanksgiving Day here in Santa Fe.  Snow flurries dust the mountains, and the sky is grey and cold. I am saving room for the big feast later today. I opted to stay in the warm bed with the two “pups,” Penny and Max, while I wrote my annual Thanksgiving message.

I am thankful for all the new knowledge I have yet to learn. Perhaps my endless curiosity has paved my path in life. I seem to go in phases of seeking out new knowledge in many areas. It would be downright boring if I could not learn along the journey. To be able to update my current understanding and discard old ideas with new observations, data, and findings.

A favorite saying of mine is, “When you stop learning, you start dying.”

This morning I found a quote from Henry Ford that resonates with me.

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.”

— Henry Ford

Wild Turkey in Big Sur

A “Tom” wild turkey in the mountains of Big Sur, California.  Where did the name “Tom Turkey” originate?1