This whole blog is about being able to learn from anything in life, so maybe the title of this post is redundant.
Anyways… this past weekend, my son celebrated his Bar Mitzvah. (And in case anyone was wondering, the
weeks months of preparation for the Bar Mitzvah were worth it and I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend.)
We had a lovely weekend affair in a hotel with our friends and family.
As is Jewish orthodox custom, my son read from the Torah. When the Torah reading is done, there is a custom to throw candies at the Bar Mitzvah boy.
We did and we also threw peanuts.
Peanuts that were decorated lovingly
for weeks by hand.
And of course while
everyone in my family was slaving over helping to decorate them, it occurred to me that peanuts are kind of like people.
So what did I learn? Lots.
Ten Things I Learned From Peanuts
- Like people, there are no two peanuts that are alike. Each peanut has its own unique personality.
- Like people, peanuts come in all different shades and shapes.
- Like people. peanuts can change. With a little bit of help they can turn into something different and even unexpected.
- The smaller something is, the harder it is to work with. (Kind of like a budget.)
- All you need is imagination.
- There is always room for improvement. You can always improve on the existing and make it better.
- The more you do something the better you get at it. Practice may not make perfect, but it does definitely make you better.
- Sometimes you need to let go and delegate. It’s not always possible, or wise to do everything yourself.
- Salted peanuts are messy.
- I am nuts. Really. I am truly nuts.
So what else can you learn from peanuts? Or for that matter from any other non inanimate objects.
* And in case anyone was wondering, the
weeks months of preparation for the Bar Mitzvah were worth it and I thoroughly enjoyed the weekend.