Share Your World – Nov. 11

SYWRainbows

Guidelines are here.

Please read and enjoy other’s responses.

 

 

Questions:

  1. Is copying and pasting images or information off the Internet plagiarism?   Do you credit those whose work you ‘borrow freely’ or do you think the idea is repugnant?   (Credit for this question goes to GC and Sue)                                            If I copying images that have credits, I leave the credits. If there are none I assume they are free to copy. If I get information from the internet, I refer to where it came from.
  2. Do you let sleeping dogs lie? It depends. If there are issues out of my circle of infuence, I try to let it go.
  3. What’s the strangest pet name (for adults) that you’ve ever heard someone called? I knew a couple who called each other moon (from I love you to the moon) and back ( from the moon and back again). It was strange hearng moon and back as their names.
  4. Do you like to dance?   If yes, what’s your favorite and if no, why not? I do not dance. I have never. Before marrying my now spouse and I took dance classes in salsa and ballroom styles. We were so bad the instructor asked us to stop coming after 5 ot 6 classes. It affirmed my belief that I have two left feet.

graitutde

Gratitude Question:

November brings Thanksgiving to Americans.  I know Canada celebrates Thanksgiving too, but I believe it’s in October.   Does your country celebrate a similar holiday?   If you’d like, share some traditions you observe around Thanksgiving or if you don’t celebrate Thanksgiving, what are some traditions you have? I love Thanksgiving. It is much better than the gift giving holidays. It is a gift of time and love and family. We always have matzo ball soup, one or two turkeys, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cold veggies, hot veggies, and of course chocolate desserts. Chocolate is a part of our traditions as we are all chocoholics. This year Thanksgiving falls on my aunt’s birthday. She will be 94. My spouse will drive an hour and a half to pick her up. Then he will drive the hour and a half back for dinner. After dinner he will repeat the run. I am very grateful that he will do this to bring her to our home to spend the holday with us.

corny

Day 35- LSS Attitude of Gratitude – Blog/Sadness of Shooting – There is always something to be grateful for.

Last night I was thinking about preparing for Thanksgiving. Probably my favorite holiday for so many reasons. It is such a time for family above all else. I have some very fond memories of thanksgivings past. I am more than a little tentative about this Thanksgiving under the circumstances.  With this on my mind I drifted off to sleep. As usual I did not sleep through the night. The second time I awoke I was unable to go back to sleep. I came upstairs and turned on the TV. My usual routine is to turn on something I have seen or heard tons of times before. That makes it easier to try and veg out. 

Sadly I was horrified of the news of yet another shooting in a nearby town. These innocent people who went out to have some fun with friends lost their lives for no reason. A civil servant almost ready for retirement never to go home again. It is so devastating to think that this continues to happen again and again with no end in sight.

I so wanted to sit today with my wonderful memories and serious plans to try and have a good holiday this year. Instead today my heart is again in mourning. I want it to stop.  I need it to stop. I pray for it to stop. 

I am grateful that I will have Thanksgiving this year. Be it a small intimate group or a large gathering, I will celebrate with loved ones.  Those whose lives were taken won’t have this or any other holidays ever again. 

Today I am sad.

https://www.facebook.com/crisisresponse/thousand-oaks-california-shooting-nov08-2018/about/?source=search

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/nov/08/california-borderline-mass-shooting-thousand-oaks?fbclid=IwAR2AFZerw7dxKdahB9CVLmMxUaaQYb3YgPmxnsFftPEmnGcLYxGfqfa2UHs

 

From Soul Mama

45752111_1930064153740329_1774337164201426944_n

Even in the difficult times there are ways to be grateful. Check here.