There is a saying that when the student is ready, the teacher will appear. Although the origins of this saying are debated, the message is clear. When we are ready to learn something, especially if it’s relevant to our life’s journey, something will show up in our lives to help teach or guide us to whatever it is we need to learn.

This guidance can show up anywhere–in the lyrics of a song, in a comment from a friend, or in the words written on the back of a truck. Like seeing a small firefly in a dark sky, this guidance can be an aha moment and a spark of illumination. If we pay attention to these moments and stay curious, we remain open to learn the lessons life is trying to teach us.

This blog is about approaching all of life’s lessons with curiosity and openness. I believe life is a classroom and we are all here to support each other as we learn and grow. I aspire to be a curious firefly and hope that in some small way, sharing the lessons I’ve learned will create a quiet glow that inspires curiosity in you as well.

I welcome your comments and insights and invite you to share your own illuminating lessons.