1. Share one thing that really makes your day.
A Skype from Kat or even a message out of the blue. It makes me smile.
2. Lots of these kinds of lists out there, but one found here says the fifteen most colorful places on earth are: Vernazza, Cinque Terre, italy~Burano, Italy~Havana, Cuba~Rio de Janiero, Brazil~Chefchaouen, Morocco~Balat, Istanbul, Turkey~Menton, France~Jodhpur, india~La Baca, Buenos Aires, Argentina~Guanajuato, Mexico~Capetown, South Africa~Valparaiso, Chile~Wroclaw, Poland~San Francisco, California~and Pelourhino, Salvador, Brazil.
Of those listed which would you most like to see up close and in person? Of all the places you've seen or traveled in your own life, what would you say was one of the most colorful? Cuba, Rio de Janiero, La Boca in Buenos Aires, Valparaiso in Chile would be on my to see list. I have been to San Francisco and the painted ladies there are amazing. Guanajuato is also absolutely gorgeous and a must if you have never seen it. Italy is Italy and anywhere you go is breathtaking. If you cannot afford an expensive trip out of the country there are many places in the U.S. that a filled with gorgeous colors. How about when the blue bonnets bloom in Texas, or the lavender in Oregan, if you like more earthy tones...how about the Painted Dessert. Rainbow Row in Charleston is another colorful grand lady.
3. "Everything you want is on the other side of fear." Jack Canfield In general, would you agree or disagree with that statement? Why? There is a good bit of truth to that....but the word "everything" tends to make me hesitate. I truly want for nothing. I can truly say, "It is Well With My Soul." I have everything I could ever want.....so how can I fear something that does not exist.4. Imagine you're stranded on a desert island and dessert appears...what do you hope it is? Do you ever struggle to remember which spelling is desert and which is dessert?
Bread pudding with either praline sauce, hard sauce, or a wonderfully tart lemon curd.
Joyce and I must have had the same teacher when we were in school. I also learned the sweet as sugar trick and never have a problem remembering which is which.
5. What song almost always makes you cry? I am with Joyce again. I can hear The Star Spangled Banner, sung as it should be...and well....and cry like a baby. . The same is true of a beautiful rendition of It Is Well With My Soul, The Dance by Garth Brooks, The Christmas Shoes song, Christmas Carol (about the little orphaned girl), I'll Be Home for Christmas by Rascal Flatts, Lee Greenwood's God Bless The U.S.A, ...oh and Angel by Sarah McLaughlin....especially if they show puppies and kitties.....yep, you can say I am a sap.
6. January is National Soup Month. Everything from soup to nuts, in the soup, thick as pea soup, souped up...which saying most recently applies to your life in some way? Explain.
Thick as pea soup right now....I have driven to school just about every morning in thick fog.
7. Write a two word note to your younger self. What does it say.
8. Insert your own random thought here. My brother was born on January 21st in 1957. He died on January 5th in 1663. Next year he would be 60. I don't usually dwell on these kinds of facts....but for some reason this year they seem to be popping up in conversations everywhere. It is kind of weird. Do things like that ever happen to you?