Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Wednesday Hodgepodge!

Today I am linking up again with From This Side of the Pond for a Wednesday Hodgepodge.  She comes up with the questions and we answer them.  This weeks questions were a little more challenging!  But, I made it through.  So here goes....

1. February 17th is National Random Acts of Kindness Day. It lands on the calendar one day after National Do Something for a Grouch Day (February 16) which somehow feels related. Perhaps the 16th inspired the 17th?

Tell about a time you performed a random act of kindness or were the recipient of one. Will you make an effort to perform a random act of kindness on the 17th? Share details if you're so inclined, and if you have something specific in mind.

At Christmas time, our neighbors across the street came over and brought us a little Christmas gift/snack.  It was so thoughtful of them!  I was so surprised and delighted. I will definitely consider doing something kind on the 17th that’s for sure! :)

2.What's the most uplifting or encouraging thing you see happening in the world right now? You may have to dig deep for this one.

I just saw a news story on the Nightly News with Lester Holt about a guy who is paying for a Kindergarten class to all go to college.  He is taking his hard-earned life-long savings and putting it towards their future education.  This is a group of very under-privileged and very poor students. What a kind and incredibly generous gesture!  It just was so up-lifting to hear this news!  It just put a smile on my face!

3. Black olives, black currants, black grapes, black beans, blackberries, Oreos...your favorite food the color of night? Your least favorite on the list?

Black olives would be my favorite!  And Oreos!  Black licorice would be my least favorite.

4. A while back I read (here) a list of twelve things you should do before you turn 50. They were-

travel when you have the chance, take care of your skin, learn a foreign language, make exercise a habit, leave a toxic situation, stop caring what others think about you, stop worrying, volunteer, spend time with your grandparents, pledge to work less, learn to cook an amazing dish, and seize an opportunity as it arises

What do you think of the list? What would you add or remove and why? If you're over 50, have you done all 12? If you're not yet 50, have you done any at all? What's on the list that you haven't done, but would like to do?

That’s a great list!  I chose a few.  I definitely have stopped caring what others think of me.  This happened when I turned 40 a few years ago.  I just love who I am and don't care if others don't like me.  I am who I am and I'm not going to change.  I always take good care of my skin, too.  That’s a priority!  And not too long ago I got rid of several toxic friendships and have started making new ones that I can be myself around.  I am more concerned with the friendships I have and want to foster them.

5. Besides the classic Christmas flicks, what's your favorite film where winter plays a part in the setting?  

"The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe."  Such a great book and movie!  I also love Groundhog Day! :)

6.When did you last feel helpless, and what did you do about it?

I feel helpless all of the time with writing my Dissertation.  It’s a very arduous process and I feel very ignorant much of the time.  When I feel this way I reach out to my Mentor for help and guidance.  I also turn to my husband for his counsel and affection. 

7. Share a favorite proverb.

Proverbs 3:5:  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

I hope everyone is having and continues to have a great day!  Be blessed! :)

Thanks for stopping by and enjoying the view.

Until Next Time....


April said...

I saw that same story with Lester wonderful is that? Yes...I completely forgot about "The Chronicles of Narnia"! Good choice!

Denise said...

good answers.

Joyce said...

I'm not a fan of black licorice either. I saw that story too...such a wonderful example of kindness, generosity, and not just talking the talk but walking the walk.I hope others follow suit : )

Victoria Stamm said...

Hi Ladies! Thanks for stopping by! I appreciate hearing from you! That story really did resonate with me. I do hope others follow suit. Again, thanks for visiting! I appreciate it! :) Hope you've had a wonderful weekend!!

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