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Definitely Curious

Sometimes when people speak of one of our personal characteristics, we fail to see ourselves in that light. But there are other traits that someone may speak of and we easily recognize them in ourselves. The latter is true of me and the subject of this article, for I know I am a very curious individual. Now don’t anyone start snickering–I mean I am inquisitive–not strange. (You surely knew I meant that.) My curiosity irritates Jerry sometimes, especially in foreign country travels, for I am prone to wandering off to investigate what lies around the corner, down the trail, inside a distinctive building, or within a secluded nook in an open-air market.

But check it out here–being curious is a good thing!

10 Reasons Why You Should Be Curious

Do you want a rewarding life? Then be curious. The more curious you are, the more possibilities you will open throughout your lifetime. Open your eyes and look around. How many blind assumptions have you made? What do you want to know more about?

“I think, at a child’s birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.”
– Eleanor Roosevelt

The ten reasons follow; the complete article by Marc is here.

    1. You Will Clarify Yourself
    2. You Will Uncover the Truth
    3. You Will Release Your Inner Child
    4. You Will Experience Something Fresh
    5. You Will Increase Your Productivity
    6. You Will Learn More Often
    7. You Will Become More Efficient
    8. You Will Experience a Spice of Variety
    9. You Will Be More Positive – .
    10. You Will Establish New Relationships

Of course I’m interested to hear your take on this subject. Are you an unusually curious person? Do you wander around in strange places? Do your family members become irritated with you? Is being curious such a fine trait, or does it really make that much difference?

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My devotional is here.

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 83 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

11 replies on “Definitely Curious”

Mom & I both laughed at Bro. Buxton’s comment. Mom says she wonders sometimes about curiosity. Is it good or isn’t it? When mom was little she’d be waving at someone down the street, curious about who it was, but when she got upo the person, she found out it wasn’t someone she knew. Curiosity killed the cat! (laugh)


Tena, cool is not today here in beautiful Lake Havasu. Temp should top out around 114. Only in the dead of winter will it be cool here. It’s “cool,” though doing the work of Jesus!

Jayleigh and Rochelle, please join with Tena, when on a cool day, she comes to visit here in Lake Havasu. We’ll go for the ride of our lives…stopping where we want, scooting down mysterious paths, plunging into jungles (desert jungles, you understand), checking out the eating places we pass–from that of the “classy” to one that is a verifiable “hole-in-the-wall” joint. We’ll sing at the top of our voices with the car windows rolled down, stop to pick cotton, and take pictures of wild burros.

But we won’t shop in auto parts stores or fabric stores or Wal-Mart or K-Mart, nor will we eat at McDonald’s, nor will we study, nor blog, nor pay bills, nor answer the cell-phone. No, it will be a day of wild adventure for us (we?) who have whipped out our curious, adventure glasses and with unrestrained abandon have taken off to SEE.

Set the date, Somebody!


I think my curiosity comes and goes… but I am naturally a very curious person. I can always find something to be curious about, even if it’s a place that bores me (auto parts stores).

It makes life interesting and I know a little bit about a LOT of things. 🙂


Karen, I agree that all your curiosity and analytical leanings are a good thing, and that they allow you to know God better and to have a generally rich life.

Jana, you have every right to be proud of such an intelligent son as Blake. Give him a hug, and tousle up that beautiful hair for me. He’s such a handsome young man.


I think something was left off the list. Curious people tend to have higher I.Q.’s. My ten your old son is extremely curious and he is brilliant. His teacher called my husband a couple days ago and she was absolutely ecstatic. She had just received the test results from the national SAT’s and Blake scored 600 out of 600. I always said he was smart, but now we have proof. 🙂


My husband Mike and I are curious in that we love to explore new places, especially in the mountains. We look forward to our road trips and at times they have taken us to some pretty precarious places, but the view is awesome. I think curiosity is a good thing. I came to God because I was curious and longing for purpose and truth. I think there is a difference between being curious and being nosy though. My husband sometimes gets frustrated with me because he thinks I’m too analytical. But perhaps that is really curiosity in disguise? I love to look up words and learn their meanings. I love to study the bible and also look up words and their meanings. It has led me to some wonderful truths and revelations. All in all, I think curiosity is a good thing. Perhaps it is inbred in us from God. Some are given a bigger does than others! I liked your post!


Oh, yes. I’m definitely curious. But, I didn’t know that’s what I was until I read this post. 🙂
My family gets impatient with me because I’m always wanting to “just keep going a little further to see what’s up ahead.” I do it in the car and while walking. When in a car, I love taking side roads to “see where they go.” When walking, I, like you, like to see “what’s around the next corner.”
Sis. Buxton, we are adventurers! Ha! Isn’t it fun, though?!


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