Share Your World – October 16, 2017

Here it is, another week of life – steadily forward we go. It is quieter in my home now, just Shasta and me, but we are adjusting and we will heal while we miss Bailey’s presence. It’s the way life goes, isn’t it? We gain, we lose but remember, we move forward. Because the other option is not really an option.

So I’m here once again, sharing with Cee and all of you.

If you had to move to a country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? I don’t know. One with a lower cost of living for certain. Perhaps Ecuador – but around Cuenca, in the mountains, where the temperatures are more moderate with less humidity. The concept of Tuscany has long called to me, but I suspect it’s not especially affordable. The Greek Isles also appeal, but again, the affordability could be an issue. In all probability, if I were to move to another country, it would probably be whatever one one of my kids was in at the time.

What color would you like your bedroom to be? Neutral. It’s now neutral tans. I like most of my walls to be neutral so I can add colors in accessories, because I get tired of colors far too quickly. I change my mind – more frequently than I would want to paint walls.

What makes you Happy? Make a list of things in your life that bring you joy. My kids. My friends. My Shasta girl. Sunshine. Birds singing. The scent of freshly mown lawn. Wood fires. Flowers blooming. Small wild creatures romping around. The colors of fall. The new growth in spring. Sunrises, sunsets. Shall I go on?

What inspired you or what did you appreciate this past week? Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. I think this quote is what strikes me most just now:
“Nobody can fully understand the meaning of love unless he’s owned a dog. A dog can show you more honest affection with a flick of his tail than a man can gather through a lifetime of handshakes.” – Gene Hill

For this post, another of my Ghost Trees:

About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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8 Responses to Share Your World – October 16, 2017

  1. Cee Neuner says:

    Carol, I really like the quote your found for this week. Thanks for sharing. 😀

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  2. Carol — I especially enjoyed reading your list of what makes you happy 🙂

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  3. dawnkinster says:

    It’s been quite a week for you. I’m glad you are still able to list things that make you happy. I hope you have a good week going forward, warmed by Shasta and us.

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  4. Ally Bean says:

    I’m intrigued by your choices of where to live. I bet that Italy would be too expensive and fattening for me, but your Ecuador idea might work. I bet that it’s pretty there. Now I need to think on this question myself… why? I dunno. Why not? 😉

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  5. loisajay says:

    The quote is beautiful, Carol. And so very true.

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  6. pattisj says:

    That is a great quote, Carol.

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  7. Lisa says:

    Beautiful, beautiful quote. And no one who had not loved a dog will every understand it! I wish you healing and comfort, and know Bailey’s memory will live forever in your heart. Yesterday, Cabo spent the day at the groomers and I was a bit surprised how much I missed him for just 7 hours a after only 5 months! This one had already wormed his way into my heart. Your listing of what makes you happy is word for word what mine would be as well! I often think of another place I’d like to live and how it would be to be an ex-pat somewhere. But after looking around, I cannot find a place better than our own country….even with all its flaws. So, this side of heaven, I suppose I’ll stay. I wish you a settled comfort in your heart this week and beyond. Enjoy the Autumn splendor and drink a cuppa for me! xoxo

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