Melanie is the host of SYW
What did you learn the hard way?
What I learned the hard way is not to have expectations from anyone. Neither family nor friends. It saves me from a lot of heartbreak and pain. The result is that if people do some good, it comes as a very pleasant surprise, and if they don’t, I wasn’t expecting them to, in the first place.
Which activities make you lose track of time?
Many activities make me lose track of time;
Playing games on my phone
Watching a good movie or tv show
Why do we seem to think of others the most after they’re gone?
I think while we have those people in our lives, we take them for granted and think that we will call them or meet them “soon”. But life is unexpected and much too short to put off connecting with people we love. Pick up the phone now and give them a call. Or write a letter or email. Even a short call, text or message is better than none.
Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
Some truths are self evident. And some we have to find for ourselves. It also depends upon the mind set of a person. Some people challenge everything while other accept what they are told. I think l tread the middle path between the two extremes. But one think I do seek, the statement should satisfy the common sense and scientific principles.
I don’t include my religious beliefs in this category. Those I base on how my heart feels.
GRATITUDE SECTION (always optional)
Please feel free to share your gratitude with everyone! We can all use a boost in spirits from time to time!
In another two weeks, we would be half way through 2021! I am glad that this year is going well. Everyone in my family is either fully vaccinated or had at least their first shot. The summer break will be starting soon too and we may finally be able to go for a short vacation to the northern mountains.
Thank you Melanie for posting these thoughts provoking questions.