Share Your World – 4/10/19

It’s a sunny morning – cold, but after days of rain, the sunshine is more than welcome. My list of things to do today is light, so I thought it would be a good time to share some more of my world by answering Melanie’s questions. Or trying to.

  1. What does a successful relationship look like to you? One in which all parties respect one another, are honest with one another, accept each other as they are, treat each other with kindness and love.
  2. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for? Ummmm. Perhaps sitting, as long as I have something to occupy me while I sit. Perhaps bouncing around on the internet, asking Google for information, learning about things.
  3. What do you wish you knew more about? Probably this list could be endless. It all depends upon my current interests or what pops into my mind at any given moment. Right now I am learning about different teas, moving from being content with tea bags to using loose leaf teas. I am experimenting with making different breads, using flours other than the common all-purpose and whole wheat. As you can see, nothing highly technical, but interesting and fun nonetheless.
  4. What is better in your opinion – asking for forgiveness or permission? That depends entirely on the situation, I think. There are many areas in my life in which I am too independent to ask permission, and if what I’m doing or saying offends you, I am sorry – in that case, do I ask for forgiveness, beyond saying I’m sorry you’re offended? Probably not, if my words/actions did not really harm you and were true to who I am. If I do or say something that does cause someone physical or emotional harm, then I will ask for forgiveness, with no ifs, ands, or buts. Permission is required for certain situations – if, for instance, I am visiting someone and want to open/close a window, blind, make myself some coffee, something similar – then it is only right if I first ask permission.

GRATITUDE QUESTION

What’s the best thing about your life right now? That I have a life. That that life is mine to live as best I can, as I see fit. That I am able to do things on my schedule, at my pace. That I can eat the foods I wish to eat. Sleep when I want to sleep. That I have control of the remote. That I have my family, my friends, my furry girl. There are many best things about my life right now, and those things are enough.

Distant relatives keeping their distance at lunch:

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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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7 Responses to Share Your World – 4/10/19

  1. Carol — I love the ingredients in your recipe for a successful relationship.

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  2. Ally Bean says:

    I’d like to know more about teas, too. I like your explanation of the difference situations in which you ask permission and you ask forgiveness. Your thoughts ring true with me.

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  3. Those ‘relatives’ look hungry!! 😉 Thanks Carol for Sharing Your World!! 🙂

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  4. Sadje says:

    It was great reading your answers.

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  5. loisajay says:

    Your response to the gratitude question made me smile. Wonderful, Carol.

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  6. Yes, my life is great exact as it is today. Loved your answers.

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  7. Lisa says:

    i completely agree with your recipe for a good relationship. I’d probably add the ingredient of grace when it’s necessary to point out an action or behavior that needs attention. Fresh baked bread is one of the best smells in the world!! I think I can add 10 pounds just smelling fresh bread. Unfortunately, if we asked for forgiveness every time someone got offended, we’d probably spend all our time apologizing! But, I agree it does depend on the situation. Intent is everything. Hope your week is going well. xoxo

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