One of my favorite blogs (and one of the very first I ever read) is Chatting at the Sky, written by Emily Freeman. You know the kind of blog that when you have some extra time, you go through the labels and archives to years back just to gain more insight and inspiration.
This past spring, when I was looking at her promo video for her last book, Grace for the Good Girl, I saw a familiar face. It turns out that her sister in law was my Young Life leader in High School. Fun stuff!
For the last several months, Emily has shared her new found knowledge in a post that she calls "Things I learned in (insert month here.)" Today, she is hosting a link up so that many of us can share our new found knowledge too.
For the last few days, I've been thinking...What have I learned? What has surprised me? What have I found to be earth shatteringly new? I had to squeeze my brain, but I managed to come up with a few.
1. Every full moon has its own name.
In June, it is called the Strawberry Moon. In July, it is the Thunder Moon!
Sarah posted the complete list on her blog, Clover Lane, another one of my favorites.
2. A half a cup of dry roasted edamame beans has as much protein as an average size chicken breast.
This works out really great when you want to add a heap of protein to a salad and you don't have any leftover chicken. I also like a little crunch in my salad~ as in croutons, sunflower seeds, etc... They are not expensive to buy and are found in the grocery store near the sunflower seeds and dried fruits.
3. Vicks Vapor Rub works really great to take the sting out of sunburn.
My brand new sister in law, who lives on the beach in Florida, revealed this fabulous secret to my neighbor. I'm happy that I overheard.
4. Coconut Oil contains an ingredient that is found in breast milk and has anti-aging benefits when applied to the skin.
It has come on strong as one of the most useful things ever. It also lowers cholesterol, assists in weight loss and helps in the absorption of vitamin D. For other benefits and a list of 101 uses, look here!
5. Fixing a teenagers iphone when the sound isn't working gives you a leg up the next time they want to pretend that they know so much more than you do about technology.
Google and the many people who shared their fixes from similar problems before are who I have to thank for making me look like a technological genius.
6. Believing in someone and making a really big deal about their accomplishments can spur them on to greatness.
This comes in handy when you have a little one who wants to quit swimming every summer, but by the end, realizes he is valuable to his relay team~ and a really fast swimmer.
A little video for illustration purposes!
Wow! Six whole things! I was hoping for three!
What have you learned, found, fixed, or been surprised about?
I'm linking up here.
If you've come here from there, please let me know, so I can come back and visit you too.