Share Your World ~ 5/25/21

I’m with Melanie! 2021 is definitely flying by making up for the lost laggard daze of 2020. Hold on to your hats my good fellows. Now for the Q&A …

QUESTIONS 

What are you most proud of in the last year? My momma raised me to believe pride was a sin. Maybe only a venial sin but still being a sinner scared the bejesus out of me. I go to the extreme to be proud of nothing. My kids were impacted by my less than enthusiastic reaction to their accomplishments. It wasn’t me not being proud but me disliking the bragging, better than you mentality of too many parents these days. For that I am very sorry because with balance maybe I could have found something to brag about where my kids are concerned.

If you see a puddle on the ground, do you walk around it or give in to the child within and splash about? Depends on what shoes I am wearing. If at home around the place, you better believing I am kicking off my shoes and splashing. I have such fond memories of playing in water after the rain as a child. My brothers and I would sail little plastic boats down Pecan Valley Drive. The area was poorly developed which meant there was always running water to the drainage ditch which filled up like a cesspool. The water was really dirty at a minimum with oil off the roads. We’d be pirates on a treasure hunt finding shopping carts, tires, shoes, and other miscellaneous “things”.

Do you feel free? Why or why not? Hmm. Both. Technically I know I’m free but with that freedom comes accountability/responsibility. I stop myself more often than not which leads me to believe I’m captive if by only my own self imposed actions.

What life skills are rarely taught but are extremely useful? Money management. Things like how to budget and balance one’s accounts. It’s official, I have become my parents.

Gratitude:

“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.” by AA Milne

My heart is also very small yet I strive to be more like Piglet.

11 thoughts on “Share Your World ~ 5/25/21

    1. My brother took that course the last year they offered it. Makes remember auto mechanics courses and cosmetology courses in high school. I never took any but even in 1982 that was still an option.

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    1. I thought of that immediately. My brother took that life skill course in high school. Four years later when I came along they had quit offering it. Luckily mom made sure we knew the basics. I’d like to learn some investment strategies even at this late stage.

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  1. Thank you Jilly for Sharing Your World. Aw, I don’t think you have a small heart! You do a lot of self-analysis, which means you think and feel deeply about things, and people with tiny hearts don’t do that in my opinion. Look at the Grinch! 😉 Like you, I enjoyed playing in the puddles and splashing around. But I love the rain. I’m sure your children know you are proud of them, even if the way you express that is somewhat different. Many of us have had to face the ‘it’s a sin’ ghost from our childhood. I know it colored my own life a lot. Have a great week! ☺

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    1. Thanks Melanie! Your kind words make my day. No since rehashing the past. Hopefully they do know how I feel and it’s never too late to tell them.

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