Share your world

Would you rather be a super nice person and be depressed all your life, or be happy and a total *sshole?  (Credit goes to Cyranny for this question, aired on one of her “Cyranny’s Quickies” posts.) Well I’m not sure it has to be either or, but I think for most of my life I was the nice person and that was my problem. When I turned into the blankety, blank I enjoyed being happy and realized that life is short … eat the cake 😉 .

Have you ever made someone cry? Probably, but not on purpose.

Are you a dreamer or a go-getter? I’m more of dreamer. It’s more fun to dream, being a go-getter brings stress. There is more joy in dreams ❤ .

If you were in a band, what instrument would you play? Well that’s an easy one for anyone who knows me, the piano of course…

Gratitude Meme

GRATITUDE SECTION

Do you feel gratitude is necessary?  Gratitude is how I get through my day. Being thankful can cure anything. My gratitude journal sits right beside my bed on my nightstand.

Nightstand

I never go to sleep w/o that simple, two word prayer every night, “Thank You.” It always makes for a happier morning. Blessings Blogger’s on your week

Questions

Happy Saturday and Spring will finally arrive tonight I think that’s what they say. I’ll be asleep when it gets here at like 4 am. Just breaking the ice and browsing the reader and came upon these questions from my fellow blogger Mz. Janet . Great questions and looking forward to AtoZ.

  • What is your favorite quote. I collect them. “Fate whisper’s to the warrior, You cannot withstand the storm !!! The warrior whisper’s back, I am the storm !!!”
  • If money were no object where would you go? Alaska, I love, love, love that state…I have never been there but the adventures look endless and the weather has got to be totally amazing to experience.
  • How many places have you lived or jobs have you held? I have lived in two places, Chicago, IL and Portland, ME…I have really only had two jobs, the 1st working for the Illinois Central Gulf RR, Commuter Side/Randolph Street Station, Chicago IL and my present job for the last 42 years, Wife/Mother/Homemaker which I have loved every minute of ❤ …
  • Have you tried meditation? Not in the conventional way but yes… Did it help you? It always helps. I consider mediation laying down, quieting all the noise in my mind and going to a place I have been that I loved or imagining doing something that I think would be amazing i.e. vacationing, moving to a place I would love to live. So many things and thoughts that bring me so much comfort.
  • Who would you like to meet (living or dead) for dinner?  I don’t know if this would count, but I would have to say Jesus…So many questions I have to ask and I could finally get an answer in person. Why, about so many things, what about tomorrow, when will it all be okay or when will this stop or go away. I’m not sure I would want to hear the answers but it might be comforting just sitting there talking with him. Of course I have had many conversations, albeit one-sided with him b/c, well you know. He’s a constant in my life and every day. I’ve just always talked with him 😉 and those conversations have given me peace and kept me going in the right direction.

Welcome Home

Mom, can I sleep at Grandma’s tonight ??

I heard in the car, this morning….

When I managed to turn around to see my child, it made

me go back to the past, with just one sentence…

She was no longer within my reach.

I travelled far….

When did time go by and make us adults full of boring priorities??

We fight every day, for something we’re not even sure we really want…

When in fact grandma’s house, is what everyone needs to be happy.

Grandma’s house, is where the hands of the clock take a vacation with us and the minutes unhurriedly, go by.

Grandma’s house is where a simple pasta and homemade bread seem to have different flavors, delicious…

Grandma’s house is where an innocent afternoon, can last for an eternity of games and fantasies.

Grandma’s house is where the cupboards hide old clothes and mysterious tools.

Grandma’s house is where the closed boxes become chests of secret treasures, ready to be unveiled.

Grandma’s house is where toys rarely come ready, they are invented on the spot.

Grandma’s house, is where everything is mysteriously possible, magic happens without worries..

Grandma’s house is where we find the REMAINS OF OUR PARENTS’ CHILDHOOD AND THE BEGINNING OF OUR LIVES.

Grandma’s house on the inside, is the address of our deepest affection, where EVERYTHING IS ALLOWED.

That luxury no longer belongs to me – unfortunately – it will live with me only in memories.

Even so, if I could place an order now…any order of all orders in the world, I would order the same thing…

“CAN I SLEEP AT GRANDMA’S TONIGHT ???”

(Author unknown)

I am so thankful for my Grandmama Fannie…I look forward to seeing her again someday. I am blessed with all of my memories of her and my time spent up on that magical farm in Wisconsin ❤

Good bye Mz. Bella

You were loved and you were my friend…Thank you so much for all the joy you brought to our family ❤ Blessings Dear Bella ❤ You will be missed. RIP ❤

Rudyard Kipling

“The Power of the Dog”

There is sorrow enough in the natural way
From men and women to fill our day;
And when we are certain of sorrow in store,
Why do we always arrange for more?
Brothers and Sisters, I bid you beware
Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.

Buy a pup and your money will buy
Love unflinching that cannot lie --
Perfect passion and worship fed
By a kick in the ribs or a pat on the head.
Nevertheless it is hardly fair
To risk your heart for a dog to tear.

When the fourteen years which Nature permits
Are closing in asthma, or tumour, or fits,
And the vet's unspoken prescription runs
To lethal chambers or loaded guns,
Then you will find -- it's your own affair --
But . . . you've given your heart to a dog to tear.

When the body that lived at your single will,
With its whimper of welcome, is stilled (how still!)
When the spirit hat answered your every mood
Is gone -- wherever it goes -- for good,
You will discover how much you care,
And will give your heart to a dog to tear.

We've sorrow enough in the natural way,
When it comes to burying Christian clay.
Our loves are not given, but only lent,
At compound interest of cent per cent.
Though it is not always the case, I believe,
That the longer we've kept'em, the more do we grieve;

For, when debts are payable, right or wrong,
A short-time loan is as bad as a long --
So why in -- Heaven (before we are there)
Should we give our hearts to a dog to tear?

Share your World

I’m loving this challenge, as it has always been one of the fav’s !!! Thanks so much Mz. Melanie ❤ love, love, love the questions …Happy Thursday;)

Questions:

When was the last time you tried something new?

That would be right now b/c I guess blogging on this N E W version of wordpress comes under that category. It’s kind of a process and it’s just going to take some time…Blog, Add, Edit, Repeat…yadayadayada.   How did that go for you? I think it will be fine once I get use to it 🙂

What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say?

If your absence doesn’t affect them, your presence never mattered …

How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?

I’m thinking I would be around mid 40’s…For some reason that time in my life was easy, hopeful.

Lastly, I’ll be doing one “Halloween” themed question per week during October.  Those who don’t observe the holiday are welcome to answer or to ignore it as they wish.

Fun  CREEPY Halloween Question:

Have you ever seen a ‘fresh’ corpse (aka dead body)?

I’m pretty sure that would be a great big N O …


GRATITUDE SECTION (always optional)

Do you enjoy any seasonal traditions around this time of year? It’s not really a tradition, more like a changing of the seasons. I put away summer, i.e. clean out the garage, throw stuff away, clean up the yard. Take out the fall decorations and color. Inside is cozy, i.e. blankets, tea pot on the kitchen counter w/fall tea cups of course. Fireplace getting ready for some warm fires to snuggle by with a good book, cup of tea, and my pillows and blanket. Favorite season of all that would be fall. “I’m so happy I live in a world where there are October’s. 🙂 “

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