Share Your World – Monday 27 May 2019

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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Our beautiful harbour never fails to wow me

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published by puppy1952

I am making the most of the South African Lifestyle and hope with my blog to share some of the adventures my husband and I are having in our retirement. We live at the Southern Tip of Africa in the small coastal town of Struisbaai. Earl and I have a Gecko off-road caravan and we travel around South Africa frequently. We are bird and wild life enthusiasts so are often in game reserves.

3 thoughts on “Share Your World – Monday 27 May 2019

  1. Thanks for Sharing Your World! I’ve found something over my life, or perhaps observed it. Those who see the good (optimists), often have the best lives. It doesn’t mean they don’t have challenges, trials, burdens and disasters befall them, but the optimist seems to ‘bounce’ back the best and the trouble often is short. Pessimists (of which I’m a bit ashamed to say I’m one) rarely have a good life because they always find the negative in even the best circumstances, and nothing is very good. It’s a startling epiphany that was pointed out to me by someone who is a life coach. I really have to struggle to eliminate the negativity from my life. So you m’am are truly blessed!

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    1. Oh Melanie – I know I am😊 But I do believe there is a place for pessimistic people in this world. My hubby tends to see the dark side but is the most caring person you could wish to meet. We do balance each other out! I believe pessimists need optimistic friends and vice versa! That way we can see both sides of the situation

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