Melanie is the host of SYW
What should you get rid of, that would make your new year better, and why?
I think if I get rid of my excess weight, I will be happy and healthier. For some reason for the last month or so I haven’t been able to lose any weight. In fact, I have a sneaking suspicion that I may be gaining weight. So this is number 1 on my priority list.
As for the world around me, I think if we can rid ourselves of this increasing negativity, we would be better off.
What’s the most daring thing you’ve ever done?
Uprooting myself and going to live in the United States for 5 years with my daughter and grandson. It meant adjusting to a totally different way of living. Luckily I knew the language, much to the surprise of people who I met there for the first time. Yet it was a daring step. But it broadened my life experience and gave me valuable insight into American culture.
Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken?
I don’t think my family endorses it but my personal mottos are;
“Things can always be worse than what they are”
“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it”
On a scale of 1-10 how funny would you say you are? (this does not mean ‘smell’ or looks; because this is a judgment free blog!)
I think I am pretty funny, but I don’t think others agree with my view. I’ll give myself a 7!
Tell everyone something that you found personally lifted your spirits!
I find many things that lift my spirits.
A good meaningful chat with someone.
Good weather, bracing wind, and a brisk walk in the nature.
Listing to some favorite songs
A hot cup of coffee.