Share Your World ~ 1/19/21

Here we go now!! Time for sharing our world. Melanie sure gave us some good ones today.

QUESTIONS:

Why do we dream? Some sort of coping mechanism is my guess. But it’s just a guess. Also sounds like science to me so I’ll pass on further commentary.

Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become? I am reminded of Jim Hogg, the 20th governor of Texas, who named his daughter Ima. Seriously! I’m a Hogg. What were her parents thinking?!? Story goes that she down played her name as much as possible. But she was a wonderful philanthropist who did much good for Texas. While I think a name is important, how much it influences who we become is still up for debate.

Does hardship make a person stronger?  (example:  What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger) Not always. Sometimes hardship breaks a person. Like my Aunt Velma who never really recovered after losing her son in a car accident when he was only 16. I am fortunate to be in the “makes you stronger camp” and have quite a few examples of becoming stronger after something bad happened. Part of that is having B by my side. Together we can get through anything.

Why do we judge ourselves by our intentions, but judge others by their actions? Hmm. I judge myself by all of it. Hole in the ozone? My fault for using Aquanet in the 70s. I didn’t mean to destroy our air quality but dang I wanted those Farrah Fawcett wings. All kidding aside, maybe we judge others by their actions because we cannot read another person’s mind to know his or her intentions. We have to guess at that part. All we have to go by are actions. And I have to ask does the intention really matter?

GRATITUDE SECTION  (Always Optional)

Feel free to share some gratitude in the form of images, photos or writing.  Thanks! 

Today I am grateful for my hot tea. I am siping it slowly this morning as dawn becomes a new day.

12 thoughts on “Share Your World ~ 1/19/21

  1. That’s funny – I was going to mention the Hoggs in my answer too, but didn’t. My dad used to joke that they named their second daughter Yura. Anyway, I wonder if this story is really true or is it an urban legend? I don’t think it’s ever possible to get over losing one’s child, especially at such a young age and so suddenly! One of my friends says that “Losing a child is the club nobody wants to belong to.” As far as intention vs action, I think intention matters to the person taking the action. If their act is something horrible (like the riot at the Capitol) they want to be able to forgive themselves by saying they had good intentions. (They thought they did, even if no one else in the world thought so.) But actions are really the things by which we have to judge people. It’s like saying “Do as I do, not as I say.” Because saying is voicing the intention, but doing is what the rest of the world sees. I love your gratitude – I used to feel that way about my morning coffee, which I can no longer drink. So I drink tea – perhaps I need to appreciate it more!

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    1. So much goodness in your comments. Today wiped me out. Now as I sit and decompress reading your words brings the human connection.

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  2. Once upon a time we had a swarm of flying termites in our house (just after the termite service people came out and told us we had nothing to worry about). We called them and told them our problem and they suggested spraying them with hair spray. So we go out to Target and look at all the different hairspray, and Aqua Net was the cheapest. Mary turned and asked me, “should I get the regular, or extra hold?” We still laugh about that.

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  3. Thank you Jilly for Sharing Your World! Sipping tea while watching the sun come up is a wonderful start to the day! To me it’s so serene and sets a peaceful tone for the rest of the day. I really enjoyed your answer on the “actions/intentions” question – particularly the bit “do intentions really matter?” They really don’t, do they? It’s the ACT that counts and is what people will remember. Hmmm. Food for thought! Have a great week! (Ima Hogg…oh dear me. Well I’ve heard worse.. some parents are either deliberately sadistic or they’re too dim to see the impact of a really poor pairing of first and last names..)

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    1. Thanks Melanie! I almost wrote “the road to hell is paved with good intentions”. I think Ima was a family name but still that couldn’t have been easy for her growing up. Hope you have a great week too 🤩

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      1. Ima was a real person. She did so much good for TX. She mostly went by her initial I. Not sure 🤔 but Yura might be the urban legend.

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