Share Your World – 22 July 2019

Here is my contribution to this week’s Share Your World from Sparks

What happens if you stare at the mirror for too long in the dark?   (credit to Ursula of An Upturned Soul.  If you haven’t read Ursula’s blog, go over and just wade in and enjoy.   To me she’s fascinating and what she writes about is always worth the journey).

If you’re sitting in front of it you will eventually fall over from boredom.  If you’re standing in front of it you might go into a trance, and walk right through it to the other side where you will have an amazing dream.  You might see yourself in a completely different way and emerge back into your real world and start living life to the full.

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Do you think you’re judgmental?  What tends to bring it out in you?  (Credit to Ashleyleiafor this one)

I try not to be.  Each to his own, live and let live, whatever floats your boat or lets the wind blow through your hair.

However, there are times that I think I am judgemental. The thing that brings it out in me is when I simply can’t understand why people do things to themselves that are so clearly harmful. I can’t understand why they can’t take my excellent advice!

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The thing is if you know someone’s story, you are better able to understand why they act the way they do.   So my advice is – find out what that story is before you stand in judgement.

Do you work better with actual lists or with mental lists?  (Credit to Sadje of Keep it Alive)

When I was a working woman, raising a family and had tons of stuff to do I used to work with lists – actual lists – and loved ticking them off.   I still make lists but sometimes forget to look at them!

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I do have mental lists – but they’re harder to follow.

Would you go streaking across a football field during a game for a million dollars (insert your own country’s currency), knowing there’s a 50/50 chance you’ll get arrested for indecent exposure? (this one is mine.  Yeah, my mind wanders to some highly strange places sometimes).

You know what – I just might!    Not for a million rand – not enough in my currency – but for euros, pounds or American dollars? It would be worth it!  But I doubt anybody would pay me all that money to streak – simply wouldn’t cause enough of a stir!

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Gratitude/Thankful/Enriching

What has happened in your life that made you feel uplifted and happy, if only temporarily? 

The Earl and I lost a good friend this week.   He died very suddenly and unexpectedly. We were shocked and sad. But the celebration of his life service was uplifting. There was a beautiful slide show of memories made with all his friends and family.  Life is fragile which is why every day should be lived as if it were your last.

We will never forget Willie – a wonderful human being and an amazing friend.

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Willie cooking us breakfast at Addo Elephant Park  in 2017

 

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.

5 thoughts on “Share Your World – 22 July 2019

  1. Thanks for Sharing Your World. 2019 will stick in my own memory as the year so many people I knew and admired passed away. I just heard of another one who may go in the near future due to a severe stroke. It’s very discouraging, but I’m grateful to have known each of them, because they changed my life with their presence. My condolences on your friend!

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