When asked recently "what's worth knowing", a thousand things came to mind. To single out just one issue so vitally important to your life as to qualify would be impossible. Rather the sum of our total knowledge makes us what we are. An attempt to address fully the query of the value of your knowledge lends itself to some extremely sappy material. Cliches and emotional discourses understandably abound in such a venture.
But perhaps that's merely because these ARE the things worth the space they take up in your heart and mind. Maybe it's because they ARE worth knowing. Maybe it's okay now and then to be sappy and emotional?
To begin your day, it's worth knowing that someone will appreciate your smile in the morning, and that there is someone for whom you wish to smile.
It's worth knowing your craft, worth finely tuning your talents so as to do your best job. Not everyone can BE the best at anything, but everyone can do THEIR best.
It's worth knowing how to floss.
It's worth knowing how to be a good friend, worth the time and trouble it takes to know when to be a listener, when to be an advice giver, and when to simply hold a hand.
It's worth knowing how to love, for the rewards received from that highest of feelings, for the gamut from the euphoria of being in love to the peace of knowing the safety that love provides.
It's worth knowing how to change a flat tire.
It's worth knowing God. What greater security can a person have than to fully realize that despite your mistakes, despite your faults, despite the fact that you'll do them time and again, that there is someone who forgives you? Even if you aren't sure you believe, it's worth knowing that should you choose to that you have the opportunity.
It's worth knowing how to tie your shoes.
It's worth knowing how to read, for from the written word your life can change, your mind can grow, your spirit can be set free, your body can be healed, your whole being can be gratified and satisfied in uncountable ways.
It's worth knowing yourself. Without this knowledge you can't truly be the whole person that you are capable of being. Without satisfaction that you are a whole person, you cannot expect others to feel this.
It's worth knowing how to hug.
It's worth knowing friends, for they are the flowers in our garden, we nuture them, we care about them, and in return they grace us with joy and beauty and that little surprise when one of them peeps out on what may have begun as a dark and dreary day.
It's worth knowing family, period, enough said.
It's worth knowing a focus, a reason for your life. What is your goal, why were you put on this earth?
It's worth knowing how to think.
It's worth knowing how to hope.
It's worth knowing how to dream.
It's worth knowing how to laugh.
It's worth knowing how to pray at night before you go to bed. It's worth taking the time to hope for the good things for your loved ones and your enemies.
It's worth knowing that you pull those covers up around your chin and snuggle deep into the warmth of dream's embraces, having finished another day well done.
It's worth knowing when you've said enough.