The Visiting Teaching Message for August is entitled, “Seek Education and Lifelong Learning“. I was inspired by the kit Hand Picked Daisy made last September, and wanted to put together something similar. I glued this quote from Elder Robert D. Hales of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles to the front of a brown paper lunch sack:
“Lifelong learning is essential to the vitality of the human mind, body, and soul. It enhances self-worth and self-actuation. Lifelong learning is invigorating mentally and is a great defense against aging, depression, and self-doubt”
And used another part of his quote on the bookmark:
“A few of the basic attributes needed to become a lifelong learner are courage, faithful desire, humility, patience, curiosity, and a willingness to communicate and share the knowledge that we gain. . . . “
I also made this fun note, which took me way back to high school. You pull the tab to unfold the paper.
I wrote on the note the beginnings of a “To-Learn List”. I got this idea here. They said this:
We all have to-do lists. These are the tasks we need to accomplish. Try to also have a “to-learn” list. On it you can write ideas for new areas of study. Maybe you would like to take up a new language, learn a skill or read the collective works of Shakespeare. Whatever motivates you, write it down.
To fold the note, begin by folding each of the four corners toward the center.
Add a fruit snack and a brand new pencil, and put everything inside the paper sack. I folded the top of the sack over a couple times, punched 2 holes to keep it together, then threaded a ribbon through and tied into a bow. I then tied a name tag to the bow.