PLEASE JOIN JOYCE OVER AT FROM THE OTHER SIDE OF THE POND FOR HODGEPODGE WEDNESDAY. Just go over there and get the questions and answer them on your blog. It's a lot of fun.
1. Share one way you think the world has changed for the better since you were a kid?
There have been medical advances. Technology. Keeping up with friends and finding old ones with the social media. And the fact I am not a 'kid' anymore.
2. How 'bout one way it's changed for the worse?
When I was a child - I had to go to the library - then the card catalog - find the book thought the Dewy Decimal - check out the book - search for the answers. It took hours.
Now at the click of a button - it is all there. Seems something is lost there to me. The struggle - kids don't have to struggle today like we did - there is something you learn from struggling.
3. Starlight, starfish, starling, Starbucks...your favorite 'star'?
4. Name a song that's overplayed, but you love it anyway.
White Christmas with old Bing Crosby!
5. When did you last have home made ice cream? Your latest favorite flavor?
When we go to Ohio - there is a store named Graters. It is not really homemade - but it is made in the store I believe. But it is THE BEST ICE CREAM IN THE WHOLE WORLD - they sell it at Kroger and Publix's now and it is about $10 for a half gallon - the best FLAVOR IN THE WORLD is BLACKBERRY CHOCOLATE CHIP - it may not sound like it will float your boat, it will. Now am I passionate about this or what?
6. What do you think is the best way to inspire or motivate people?
Now this is my opinion - from my life - from what I've learned - with the people in my life. I can't pay them - I can't ask them - I can't beg them - I can't get mad at them - I can't enlighten them - I can't teach them - nothing like that at all works .
There are only two things that I can think of that works - 1). Prayer and 2). Be a living example and hopefully one day they will see and try to change because their soul convicted them to do so. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.
7. When was the last time you were without power?
Probably about a month ago - it was when grandson had his friend over for a one night sleep over - same friend - believe it or not. For some reason our neighborhood goes out at least once a year.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Have you ever thought about this. I think of life as a circle. There is the top of the circle which is when we feel in a great place - all's right with the world - and there is happiness. Then as you go to 1 and 2 o'clock things are so so and then 3 -4 - 5 - you are definitely going down. You're worrying and wondering. When you are are 6 o'clock you are down. Kind of depressed. Then 7 and 8 you are feeling better there is a little bit of hope again. 9-10-11 and the world is looking good again.
It kind of teaches us that things aren't going to be great all the time or bad all the time. That there are going to be good and bad changes, but there is always hope because we will never be holding still. We will never stay totally depressed or happy. Life is always changing.
Grandson must have had a good time in Mexico!
You can do that to your self too! Turn your old boring self into a work of art by removing the negatives and replacing it with the positive colorful marbles!