Share Your World – May 24, 2021

Melanie is the host of SYW


What are you most proud of in the last year?

My proudest moment was when my eldest daughter completed her Ph.D. program and was awarded a doctorate in artificial intelligence.

I’m also quite proud of the fact that I survived 2020 and almost half of 2021 without going full-out crazy!

If you see a puddle on the ground, do you walk around it or give in to the child within and splash about?

I walk around as I don’t want to slip. Slipping or falling is really not good for a person with two artificial knees.

Do you feel free? Why or why not?

I do feel free. I’ve said this before, but I’ll say it again. When I turned 40, my mother’s younger sister gave me this priceless advice; After 40, don’t give a damn about what others may think or say about you. It doesn’t matter and shouldn’t concern you. I took her advice to heart and I feel free to make my choices. I feel no pressure from the society or family and friends concerning my behavior, dressing, or how I spend my time.

What life skills are rarely taught but are extremely useful?

How to deal with a mother-in-law! Lol!

But jokes aside we seldom learn how to convey our thoughts in a positive manner, without hurting others or putting them on defensive. This is a game changer in adult life and everyone should learn this. Communication is very important and good communication skills are worth the time we spend on learning them.

GRATITUDE SECTION (always optional)

Please share some gratitude with everyone!   There are lots of reasons just now I think!

My grandson has completed his primary school and will now start middle school after the summer break.

And we may be adopting a rescue cat in a week’s time! 😻

Thank you so much Melanie for these lovely questions.



43 thoughts on “Share Your World – May 24, 2021

  1. Congratulations to your daughter and your grandson. Are they mother and child, or aunt and nephew? Just curious.

    I think I speak for all cat owners when I say “thank you” for adopting a shelter cat.

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    1. Thanks John! Yes they are mother and son. Both are bright and cheerful souls.
      I hope the kitten will be happy at our home. Waiting for Saturday!


  2. Thank you so much Sadje for Sharing Your World! Your positive attitude shines you know! You’ve helped keep my spirits up during this past year, and you have great skills at that! Congratulations on your daughter and your grandson’s milestones! Those are worth celebrating! I hope the kitty works out and finds a forever home with you and your family. It’ll be getting a good place if that happens! Take care and have a wonderful week!

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  3. Awww… your grandson is finally gonna get his kitty 😻🥳🥳🥳 I remember you were thinking about it when you first got home, or right before you left…

    You be careful when the kitty starts twining between your feet while you’re walking. I don’t want you to trip and fall.☹

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    1. Thanks Angie for this practical advice. I’m a bit apprehensive about it but he has promised to help with the care of the Kitty. I hope it goes well. 😻😍

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  4. Congratulations to your daughter and grandson.
    My age epiphany came when I was 50. Like a butterfly, I came out of my cocoon and decided to just be who I am and not what others thought or wanted me to be. I have a tattoo of a butterfly to commemorate the decision. Looking forward to hearing about the rescue kitty. Maybe a picture?

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  5. What am I most proud of over the last Year!!
    My beautiful granddaughter.

    If I see a puddle I walk around it.

    I am working on feeling free. Over the last 6 months my physical health has really tied me down and I need to find my freedom again.

    How to be a mother and a mother-in-law.


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