Share Your World 🌎 ~ 2/16/21

Sharing is caring. Melanie gives us some wonderful questions. Without further ado, here’s my two cents.

QUESTIONS:

Do you feel you ask enough questions or do you settle for what you know? It depends on the situation. Some times I’m the nutty question lady who asks tons of questions to get a handle on what’s expected from me. Other times I’m hurry up so I can get “it” whatever it is done.

I believe there’s a happy balance there. I’ve been burned before by doing unnecessary work all because I didn’t ask any questions. This reminds me of third grade. We were given a piece of paper with about 30 questions and instructions to read everything before beginning the test. I didn’t do that. I raced through answering everything tryin to be #1. At the very bottom a statement read to only write your name at the top right corner. That’s how you passed. Any answers were points off. Even with technically correct answers I had failed. Reading instructions = asking questions. Not taking things at face value. That was a life long lesson I sometimes remember.

When did you fail to speak up when you feel you should have? In 8th grade, a girl in my class started a hate club for someone who she felt cost us the volleyball state championship the night before. C went around before class the next morning getting people to sign her “hate club” petition. I didn’t join refusing to sign but I knew it was wrong and did nothing to stop it. Almost everyone joined in even the boys and girls who didn’t play on the volleyball 🏐 team.

My friend Renee told Sr. Angela what was happening and the petition was confiscated. The whole class except Renee & the victim got detention. I kept telling my mom “but I didn’t sign C’s stupid paper” and mom said that was just as bad maybe even worse. Detention at school. Grounding and extra chores at home.

When was the last time you felt lucky?* Cliche as it sounds everyday. I’m lucky … lucky to be alive. That’s how Bs former employer named the yard dog 🐕. He was a stray who had a hard knock life after being dumped. They named him Lucky 🍀 … 2 🐝 Alive. Clever and fitting. No matter how much we have or don’t have, we all experience varying degrees of lucky.

What is a boulder? A city in Colorado or a big rock 🪨


GRATITUDE SECTION (as always optional)

Feel free to share your gratitude with everyone!

We got 4 inches of snow ❄️ Valentines night. Some places had up to 7. For SAT and surrounding areas, it was the worst storm in 30 years. I’m grateful we kept our heat and water. Some experienced roaming on purpose blackouts. Only 10 minutes unless something glitched as power was rolled back on. CPS roamed right past us.