I joke with people that I bleed red, white, and blue because I love America so much. I was raised in a flag waving, politically active family. My grandfather (my mom’s dad) was an alderman in my city for over 25 years and then elected the first full-time mayor.
I have fabulous childhood memories of not only waving flags, but pushing tiny ones into our front yard to decorate on different holidays, including the oft-ignored Flag Day. That’s Saturday – June 14th.
When we use all 8 of our smarts when thinking and learning, we draw conclusions we wouldn’t have when thinking with just our 1-3 natural strengths. Let me try to prove it.
Think about the flag using all eight smarts. Will you draw conclusions you haven’t in the past? Discover a new curiosity? See a new picture? Remember a long-forgotten memory? Let me know.
- Body: think with movement and touch
- Logic: think with questions
- Music: think with rhythms and melodies
- Nature: think with patterns
- People: think with other people
- Picture: think with your eyes
- Self: think with personal reflection
- Word: think with words
You’re a grand old flag,
You’re a high flying flag
And forever in peace may you wave.
~George M. Cohan
This was previously posted on June 13,2012.