Share Your World – Week 42

October 21, 2014 at 8:06 pm | Posted in Australia, Mental Health, Philosophy, Ways of Living | 10 Comments
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Here are my responses to Cee’s  latest questions to get to know each other at Share Your World

What would be your preference, awake before dawn or awake before noon?

Night Owl  I am a night owl, so I find it both hard to go to bed and hard to get up in the morning. I know I get a lot of writing and scrapbooking done in the later hours, but I also miss seeing the sun rise and getting household tasks over and done with early.

I used to be up and about very early when I was teaching in remote Central Australia, starting at school about 6.30am, before anyone else arrived. So I know I can do it if I have to. But it is so hard to stop what I am doing at night!

  1. I think I will have to go with what my body clock tells me and do what I normally do – go to bed around midnight and awake about 8 or 9am.

If you could choose between Wisdom and Luck, which one would you pick?

If you rely on Luck, you put yourself in the hands of blind Fate. However, if you have Wisdom, you can more or less make your own luck. I would rather have the wisdom.

If you were given the opportunity for free skydiving lessons would you take them? Why or why not?Sky-diving

Most probably not. I like to be in control of my life as much as possible. Skydiving is a great example of loss of control. It might be good for me but I would say thanks, but no thanks!

Is the glass half empty or half full? What is in the glass?

It depends what mood I am in. If I am very depressed, it is hard to see the glass at all. If I am a little depressed, I can usually persuade myself that the glass is half full. If I am in a positive mood, then the glass is usually running over.

What is in the glass? Love, friendship, good will, gratitude, empathy, happiness.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Last week: I am grateful to have had several days in which to finally chill out, after several months with a lot of activity, travel and responsibility.

This week: I am looking forward to planting more Australian native trees. Several lovely trees next door to us were cut down today (Monday), and my husband and I want to plant a tree to replace each of those we see cut down in our neighbourhood. Trouble is, we can’t keep up with them all! L But we do our best on our own little patch of ground.

(c) Linda Visman

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  1. I adored your responses this week. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Nice. I would love to try skydiving. A great way to escape and show that I am alive.

  3. I hope that your new trees thrive and attract the beautiful birds. 🙂

  4. Thank you Linda. I’ve been depressed by all the trees cut down in the local area lately. A beautiful big and very old tree (looked in very good condition and was not near a house) was cut down this winter in Cardiff. Quite a few others as well. So glad you are planting more. Very grateful!

    • Both Dirk and I find it distressing to see so many beautiful – safe – trees cu down. Sometimes it’s simply because the homeowner doesn’t like leaves on their lawn (happened just down the street from us a few years ago)!
      We do what we can, but there is a limit to the space we have to plant more trees. Perhaps we should plant some elsewhere. 🙂

  5. I am also distressed to see many trees being cut down near where Ron and I live. It’s such a shame, and so often there seems to be no valid reason. It’s certainly good to hear that you are planting trees!


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