Share Your World 2015 — Week #26
1. In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?
—Driver by far! But I’m not afraid to be a passenger if I get tired. It’s a chance to be able to view the countryside instead of being focused on the road.
2. If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?
–I would go just because I’ve never been to one. I don’t think I will like it but this would just confirm or refute it.
3. Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less. (NOTE: does not necessarily have to be a sentence.)
—WYDYD….When your dead your dead. I’m a Secular Humanist. Go ahead look it up.
3. Which would you prefer: a wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorrow, passion, and adventure–intoxicating successes and stunning setbacks; or a contented bordering on happy, secure, predictable life surrounded by friends and family without such wide swings of fortune and mood?
—The latter. Although some would call that being a bore.
Ready, Set, Done
Our ten-minute free-write is back! Have no mercy on your keyboard as you give us your most unfiltered self (feel free to edit later, or just publish as-is).
Will we ever be finished unpacking all these damn boxes? We have been here a month today and it’s still a mess. Oh, we have been busy. Kitchen had to be just right. Or at least that was my wife’s first priority. Mine….to get MY den in shape. Not done yet!
Cats are getting accustomed to their new environment. They know where their food dish is and where to poop.
Still have to clear off the kitchen table in order to read the morning paper and have my two cups of coffee.
New subdivision! We are not even on any GPS system. Try telling contractors how to get to your house when you barely know how to get there. As usual we know most of our neighbor’s pets by their name before we can place the owner’s name.
A 55 and over community! All I see is a bunch of old people. And golf carts! They are everywhere. Ok, I admit we purchased a used one ourselves. I even went to the market this afternoon and drove my golf cart. One thing we will save money on is gas. We seldom get outside the compound. You can go to the grocery store, drug store, barber, and even restaurants without leaving the community on your little old golf car. Even have to get insurance, and a safety inspection to be legal. And then there is GOLF. I gave that up 30 years ago and still what did I do. You got it. I purchased a new set of golf clubs.
On the plus side we have made more friends here in the first thirty days than we did in 18 years in our old home.
My time is up!
There is nothing more rewarding and humbling than helping others.
Besides enriching someone else’s life,
helping others simply makes me a better person
Helping others need not be wholly selfless.
Helping others makes me feel good and allows me to share part of myself with the world.
This is a good thing.
There is a great need in all of our communities for individuals to volunteer to make others less fortunate than ourselves live a meaningful and useful life. Take time to spend a few hours with some of those people who depend upon others to take them to doctor’s appointments, provide meals, and many more things that most of us take for granted. Take an extra hour at lunch and then make it up at the end of the day. Take some comp time. Take a vacation day. Spend some of your retirement day. I can drive myself to my doctor’s. I can go to the store to buy groceries. I can make my own meals. I have family that I can depend on. Others don’t have those luxuries.
My dad always joked that the most popular guy was the one who still has his car keys. They can go anywhere.
Use your keys!