Learn A Language

We live in a global community that seems to be getting smaller and smaller. Once I thought India was a foreign land on the other side of the world from me. Today, my husband picks up the phone and conducts business with people in faraway lands in a way he never imagined when he was in high school.

It’s easy to have conversations when everyone knows your own language. But what about speaking with people who haven’t learned your language?

My mother joined a choir that was scheduled to sing in France. In preparation for her trip she not only practiced her songs, she also practiced her French. She was able to order food in restaurants and ask brief questions in shops with confidence. On a side trip to a place off the beaten path, she encountered a waitress who didn’t know English, and my mother’s beginner French wasn’t enough to communicate with her – so they spoke in Spanish to each other.

Today’s goal is: Begin to learn a new language.

Learning more than one language can be a challenge for some. But think how you can brighten someone’s day by sharing conversation in their language. If they’re a foreigner in your country, you may be a great help to them.

It takes a lot of time and effort, but if you’re determined, you can do it.

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