This is my fourth entry for Melanie’s Share Your World Challenge. Here’s a link to Melanie’s blog https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2020/01/13/share-your-world-1-13-20/
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1.) What’s something your brain tries to make you do, which you have to will yourself NOT to do? (could be a bad habit, a physical response to something…your interpretation is as good as mine! )
My brain tries to tell me to answer the truth whenever people ask me how my husband is doing. For a couple of months I listened to my mom and fibbed by saying that he was doing well and that he was busy with his job in Maryland. Now if people ask me I’m like oh you didn’t get the memo he’s not in the picture anymore. Sometimes my brain says that I should eat ice cream or drink milkshakes. But I have been trying to eat healthier so I try to have the will power to say no. But sometimes the brain wins especially on the days where I work long hours like if I’m closing from 1:30-10 or working from 2:30-11. I’m a bibliophile and I love to read books. It takes almost all of my will power to not read books when my mom wants me to focus on doing something else.
2.) When someone finds out what you do, or where you are from, what question do they always ask you?
Well, when many people in my Temple asked me where I work and I said that I work at Tommy Hilfiger. They always ask if I could let them borrow my associate card so that they could get the same discount. Sorry y’all only my family and relatives can use the card.
3.) What’s something terrifying that we’ve all come to accept as a fact of life?
That death happens when we least expect it. Last year I lost my second mother suddenly. Also, one of my former high school classmates and friend passed away suddenly as well. Almost eleven years ago a neighbor suddenly passed away when she was in a car accident and she wasn’t able to graduate high school because she passed away a couple of months before her graduation. A family friend we had known for many years was walking back to his car after getting a flat tire fixed and he passed away when a drunk driver ran him down.
4.) Should governments make laws to protect people from harming themselves? Could that even work? (yes this one is deep, maybe too deep).
I am not sure that governments should make laws to protect people from harming themselves. I think it would be too much like Big Brother watching us like in George Orwell’s book 1984.
Gratitude for me is when my friends and my supervisors at work or in my volunteering tell me how much of a difference I make when I help them with projects. My friends are always showing me how grateful they are to have me in their lives. Especially since all the stuff that I had to go through last year my friends made sure that I felt loved.
Some Gratitude Quotes
“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.”
John F. Kennedy
“Gratitude changes the pangs of memory into a tranquil joy.”
~ Dietrich Bonhoeffer
“Gratitude practice is really, really important to me. I think it’s an incredible way to start your day.”
~ Rachel Hollis
“I believe in prayer. I believe in gratitude and serving people.”
~ Kiran Bedi