Melanie is the host of SYW
Do you like or dislike surprises? Why or why not?
I like nice surprises!
A surprise gift, a party or just good news out of the blue.
I won’t be alone in saying that I don’t like unpleasant surprises. But I do manage to roll with the punches. That’s what most people do; adapt. Otherwise, life would be very difficult.
What’s your favorite zoo animal?
Though I feel that caging animals for the sole purpose of us gawking at them is not humane, I do enjoy the diversity of animal life in one location. It is really a great opportunity to see lions and penguins at the same place at the same time! I enjoy seeing the majestic lions, cheetahs, and leopards.
What three things do you think of the most each day?
My kids and grandkids, how many steps I’ve had today, and what to eat, eating is important too!
When, if ever, is taking a human life justified?
Only in self-defense or when protecting someone who cannot defend themselves. However, I do believe in the death penalty for murders, kidnappers, and child molesters.
Attitude of Gratitude Section (Always Optional)
Do small miracles exist?
Yes, miracles do happen, small and big ones too. We just need a heart to recognize them and eyes to discern them.
The birth of a baby, too often seen as an ordinary thing is a miracle in itself if you think of how many different happenings come together for a healthy baby to be born!