Share Your World ~ 12/7/21

Today let’s remember the Arizona and all who perished in Pearl Harbor. Such an emotional day. My sister and brother-in-law picked this day to wed for the significance of the event. I think this year is #53. How cool is that??!?! Now to move on to #SYW where Melanie and friends have given us some questions.

Di  (11-2-2021)  What really turns your stomach?  (politicians aside) Certain foods/drinks. Like coffee. I love coffee but coffee no longer loves me. Once a week treat either Saturday or Sunday.


Jim and Fandango (12-1-2021)    Recently in a FPQ challenge, a question was asked about fish.   That ‘sparked’ a further train of thought by me about (Jim and Fandango’s discussion) “Whether or not recycling is helpful OR if it’s really far too late for anything of that sort to make a difference? It’s never too late … well it is … or can be … but I’m a lifelong recycler brought up by depression era parents who recycled before doing so was the in thing. I’m going to keep on going for what it’s worth.

What would YOU do with the immense amount of ‘garbage’ in the world, if there weren’t dumps or barges (Sorry New York/New Jersey) where it was taken to be processed?   (My question thought up from Jim and Fandango’s) This I wish I knew but I support anyone with ideas far better than any I could come up with.

Evil Squirrel posed the following (12-5-2021)   What’s the oddest container you’ve ever gotten a gift in? Hmm nothing I can think of offhand. Pretty standard stuff but I do enjoy with the container is part of the gift.
Holiday themed question:

Do people behave differently during Christmas (insert your own holiday or festive season)?
                Do they try to be better?
In my experience yes even if temporary
                Do you donate something (money, clothes…) to charities? Yes, my kids had required service hours in school and I did too for that matter. Then my employer makes it convenient to give. Guess I’m team volunteer, it makes you feel good.
                Do you give something to homeless people? When I worked downtown, SAPD told us not to for safety reasons. We were told that there was help within the radius of the encampments with conditional you have to be sober requirements. We were to believe the homeless around our building could get food any time they wanted. I have had my doubts of course but the safety thing was drilled into us. Instead once a year our team made care packages – toothbrushes, paste, shampoo, body wash, and socks which were then distributed by someone else.


GRATITUDE SECTION (As always, optional)
This is an allegedly joyful time of year.   How do you, personally,  FEEL?
It’s pretty bleak out there folks. See above. Homelessness among other things with a heaping scoop of pandemic and in my case fear whether self-induced or otherwise. My parents and grandparents on both sides are gone. B’s parents are not in the best of health. We’re sad. Not just this time of year by always. Or not always outwardly sad but an undercurrent of sadness which for me is how I know pure joy too. Can’t have one without the other … Hey ain’t that a song? Love and marriage, love and marriage go together like a horse and carriage …

I will end with something that speaks to me … from South Park of all places. An off-color show with a few gems within. Re-quoted by my co-worker’s daughter when she lost her mom to alcoholism.

Butters : Well yeah, and I’m sad, but at the same time I’m really happy that something could make me feel that sad. It’s like, it makes me feel alive, you know? It makes me feel human. And the only way I could feel this sad now is if I felt somethin’ really good before.

As always, more to come.