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.

6 thoughts on “Share Your World 🌎 ~ 2/16/21

    1. Yep. That was the record breaker 1/12/85 and 1/13/85. This storm is breaking records too but for different reasons. We’ll be very glad to have water again.

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  1. *whew!* A very lucky V-day indeed!! Thanks, Jilly for Sharing Your World! An employer of mine gave that test that you took in 3rd grade (sans questions about learning obviously). It was an excellent lesson in learning to UNDERSTAND before one leapt into action. You were lucky (in my opinion) to learn that so early! Hard lesson, great wisdom! Your mom sounds like she had a bead on being strong. It takes courage to stand up against the crowd, and further to speak OUT against the popular opinion. School is the hardest place to learn that lesson, but it’s danged valuable, IMHO. I was a ‘go with the flow’ girl myself, but as an adult I stopped doing that. Once there was a argument turned septic between two professors I worked for. Their wives leapt into the fray (which was so unprofessional). One wife came to our office one day and began to bad-mouth the other professor and his wife, and I got up and walked of the room. Never said a word, but actions speak louder. Later the bad-mouther came and apologized to me for her unprofessional conduct. The matter was settled eventually, but at least there was no more dragging everyone into it after that incident. It’s a tough thing to do to ‘speak up’. One can lose a lot, but in self-respect? One gains worlds! Thanks again Jilly! Have a fantastic week!

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    1. Hi Melanie. I agree that actions speak louder than words. It’s sometimes safer too. Good for you for making your stand. Glad the wife realized her mistake and apologized. Hope you have a fantastic week too.

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