**Just by the way, I am posting from this year's school computer! Each year, our school supplies every student with a Dell laptop to use for the duration of the school year. The main purpose, of course is schoolwork, but we are free to use it appropriately in our free time. I do consider this appropriate!**
Today I was sorting through old school papers from past years. I came across two dozen or so quote reflections from my eighth grade language arts class. Our teacher would put a quote up on the board and we had to write roughly a page (handwritten in a composition notebook) of thoughts brought on by the quote and/or what we interpreted the quote to mean. I realized that these could serve as great posts for my first series on this blog! Alas~ Musings of My Eighth Grade Self! And so, here is the first post of this series:
It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well.
August 28 
This quote is fantastic! It can be applied everywhere in life. Ms. Descartes is saying that its good to have a good strong mind, but just having one is not good enough! You must use your mind and make good choices physically, mentally, and emotionally. Physically: think ahead before eating junk. You'll thank yourself in the near future. Mentally: rest the night before a test; your mind needs to be alert. Emotionally: build good, solid relationships with trustworthy people and think before saying or doing something that might hurt them. If you have a blessing, use it to its full potential. Base things off your strengths and succeed. Use a good mind to its full potential, whether it's excelling in school, designing a grand structure, or leading a great career.
faith, family, friends, and food <3