Here are my answers to this week’s Share Your World Questions from Sparks
Do you consider yourself a pessimist or an optimist?
I am an optimist and it works for me. Things always tend to work out for the best. “This too will pass”, is my mantra when things are bad. It may seem to most people that I live a charmed life in which nothing goes wrong but believe me I’ve had my problems and I believe it’s my optimism that has got me through. My hubby tends to look on the dark side which is just as well as my optimism and his pessimism balances out to realism.
Can War ever be just?
We live in an imperfect world. There is Good and there is Evil. There really is. And sometimes Good must War against Evil. Sometimes being politically correct just doesn’t cut it. The Good needs to go in there and wipe out The Evil.
Think about the people you love most in your life, what do you do for them?
During my life, I have done whatever necessary for the people I love. If friend or family member or even perfect stranger is in need – nothing will be too much trouble.
But perhaps the question implies what do I do for them on a daily basis? Simply love them unconditionally, be available to them and enjoy the blessedness of the relationship.
Are you health conscious?
Yes, I do want to be the healthiest corpse in the graveyard.
I can’t think about what might befall me in the future but I do believe the present is also important and I want to feel good now! That’s why I choose to live a healthy lifestyle. I don’t eat junk food – if I do I feel sluggish and sick. Exercising and keeping fit means I enjoy doing things instead of just rocking in my chair and watching the world go by.
Having said that I am aware that many dread diseases hit even the most health conscious people but I’m not using that as an excuse to make bad choices.
Of course I have my vices – but I don’t over indulge in alcohol, drugs or cigarettes. I drink a glass or two of wine every day. Every now and then I eat chocolate in some form or another and if I don’t get a good cup of coffee at least once a day I might go into a decline.
So while I can I will eat well, maintain the right weight, exercise and be happy. I pray that when it’s my time to go it will be sudden and painless. If, however, I do have to suffer a dread disease – then give me drugs!
Gratitude, Thankfulness, Wonder, Awe and Joy!
Every day I try to find something wow – and it’s not hard – here in our neck of the woods we are surrounded by beauty – even though winter is closing in.
Planting veggies in my neglected patch brought me joy this week. The feral rabbits have disappeared – probably adopted by holiday makers to Struisbaai – and I miss them – but it does mean my vegetables are safe from their thieving!