Share Your World – 28 January 2019


Here are my answers to this week’s Share Your World from Sparks


Are you thin or thick skinned?   Are you easily offended or tend to let it just roll off your back like a duck does with water?  

At my age I have learned to become thick-skinned.   I seldom take offence to what people say to or about me.  I simply find it annoying – it’s nobody’s business how I choose to live my life, so their uninvited opinion no matter how well-intentioned should be kept to themselves.

How important are morals in a healthy society? What are the most important morals for citizens to have?  (Credit to Rory for this question)

Morals are very important but then what’s moral to me might not be the same to you.  As long as the way you live your life does not cause harm to others it’s up to you to set your own set of values.  For me these things are important: Tolerance, Politeness, Honesty, Kindness.  I also believe if you know someone’s story you find it easier to understand why they are as they are.  Don’t judge! Just love unconditionally.

What will your epitaph be?

I doubt that I will have one but if I do it should be something like –

Here lies Digi-Gran – She made it to the future and embraced modern technology with enthusiasm.


Here lies the healthiest corpse in the cemetery. She died in the middle of a yoga pose, in the middle of the African bush or swimming in the sea!

(I don’t admire either/or questions much, which is why you won’t see ‘em often.  Today is an exception)  French toast, pancakes or waffles?

Well, I don’t actually often eat any of the above.  I know it’s a particularly American thing to do pancakes/waffles/French toast for breakfast.   Here in South Africa we would have pancakes or waffles for dessert.  French toast we might have at breakfast time but maybe only in a restaurant .  I haven’t had French toast in years. If I must choose – then it would be pancakes – with cinnamon and sugar and a squeeze of lemon juice.  Waffles topped with ice cream and syrup is also a treat.

What were you grateful for this past week?

I am grateful for the best husband in the world.  We’ve been together in wedded bliss for 32 years plus four years before that, raised three daughters and have four of the most incredible grandchildren.  I am hugely grateful that we have a fantastic relationship with them all.  It’s  very special that our teen and young adult grandkids still want to spend time with us old fogies.   What a joy!

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