Share our World ~ 6/28/22

Today’s response will be the birthday edition. Not mine but my Ponyboy. The big 34! He’s off to New Mexico with a friend whose birthday just so happens to be tomorrow. I wish for them to have the time of their lives. Now without further ado, thanks Melanie for hosting this shindig.

QUESTIONS
What’s your favorite way to spend a day off?
I left off the “if you’re retired part” since I’m gainfully employed at this moment. I prefer my days off to be unplanned or loosely planned go where the wind blows you type days. For me, that’s often the library or a gentle hike in one of the many beautiful places in my own backyard aka San Antonio, Texas.

Now that Covid isn’t so strictly monitored and folks can go out and about again, are you into after-work happy hours? No but to be fair I was not into after-work happy hours pre Covid either. I’m a homebody for the most part.

What physical traits do you share with your relatives? (Example:  I have my mother’s nose)

Pony & I are twinsies. When he was little, people always remarked about our alikeness. And not just physical traits. He is as sarcastic as I am. B always jokes, “yep that’s your own smart mouth talking back to you”. Oh but we laugh. Funny because it’s true.

Smiling eyes

How long does it take you to decide if you like someone or not? Immediately. I have spidey senses. Ha! At least I’d like to think I do. Mostly I start people off at 100% until they give me cause to change my mind.

GRATITUDE SECTION
Feel free to share some wisdom you live by.
Hmmm, how to choose just one. Haha, like I have it all together or something. Worrying does nothing for tomorrow’s woes but it takes away today’s peace. I saw that on a sign in front of the Boldtville Presbyterian Church while driving by. The words gave me such a sense of peace that I turned back around to drive by again to make sure I got all the words. Then, I immediately wrote it down when I got back home. There are several iterations of the quote. Some add don’t regret the past into the mix. I slip into worry often because that’s my nature but the older I get, the more I can get past the worrying quickly. My new therapist allots me 30 minutes a week (of my choosing) to worry then done. CBT y’all, it works for me. If it is not Wednesday at 3 pm, no worrying allowed. I’m a continuous work in progress.

As always, more to come.

15 thoughts on “Share our World ~ 6/28/22

    1. Has helped. It doesn’t always go according to plan. But there’s a definite pause that is taking place. And if I defer the worry, sometimes it goes away because I was embellishing it anyway. Things are never as bad after a deep breath 😮‍💨

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  1. Thanks Jilly for Sharing Your World! You and Pony are eerily alike! It’s a bit strange to me how certain characteristics of face or form carry down through the generations and the result can be a lot of people having a ‘resemblance’ to one another. I have a sibling who is the male version of me face wise, and two of his daughters look a lot like my mother’s side of the family too. Mini-mes running around all over kingdom come! 😄 I love your gratitude share as well, those are some very wise words and good for you for getting a handle on worry. It plagues everybody at some point or another, but some more than others. All your answers were great and have a wonderful week!

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    1. Love it! I always wanted a mini me. I would joke that I was hatched from an egg. Then 34 years ago I got my wish.

      The worry thing will be a continuous work in progress. I’m enjoying more peace than I ever thought possible.

      I hope you have a wonderful week too 😀

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