Share Your World – 2014 Week 22

imagesRegarding animals would you prefer not having them around or having domestics pets, farm animals, or seeing them in nature or the zoo?

Are you a collector of anything? 

If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?

If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to? 

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

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I will be post four different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a  Share Your World  post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
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Here are my answers.

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I found this shot on a web search. Although I wish it was me as I kid.

Regarding animals would you prefer not having them around or having domestics pets, farm animals, or seeing them in nature or the zoo?  Can I say yes to all of them.  If I had to choose, I would have several acres (30 or more) with a petting zoo just for my own pleasure and anyone else who would enjoy them as well.   Of course it would be in the woods in Alaska so I would have plenty of animals that are in nature as well.  Then I would go visit the dolphins in Hawaii as I checked out the volcanos and since I would be in Alaska I could do a lot of whale watching too.

Are you a collector of anything?  Not any more.  As I kid I collected stuffed animals and butterflies.  And as a adult dolphins and I still have a few of them around.

If you could know the answer to any question, besides “What is the meaning of life?”, what would it be?  I have had this question on my list almost since the beginning of me hosting Share Your World.  And I still don’t have a burning question.  Chris lives with questions within her all the time.  I really don’t.  Maybe I would ask why is the avocado pit so big.  I remember where I heard the answer.  It was in Oh God with John Denver and George Burns.  God said it was a “mistake”.

Then there was this lullaby that was on a child’s album I had when I was young (1960s).  Since I grew up in an abusive household, this song held always gave me hope.

If you were to treat yourself to the “finer things” what would you treat yourself to? I think it would be a housekeeper and a chef.  Neither one of us like doing housework or cooking.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?  I know I have not answered this one for a couple of weeks.  I just don’t feel like I have a lot to offer because I feel like I am just hanging in.  A few minutes ago, Chris walked into my office and said that someone at work was asking how I was doing.  Chris said I was doing fantastic.  I just laughed.  Here I am thinking I’m not doing well because I always feel slightly tired.  Although last week, we went to Schriener’s Iris Gardens and Adelman’s Peony Gardens, worked around the house and somewhat in the yard.  I’ve done more just last week than I did almost all last summer.  So it brought me back to feeling some graditude and appreciation for feeling healthier and being more active.  It’s just that I don’t see me as active as I truly want to be.  I forgot how bad I was a year ago and let a lone the last 20 years of being sick.  So I was kind of humbled this morning. 

Qi (energy) hugs

Cee

 

70 Comments

  1. Cee it must be frustrating to want to be stronger and takes great patience in the healing. I’m glad today you could see the astounding progress you have made.

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  2. Great questions. It’s sometimes hard to see the progress you have made when you are in the middle of something, but you will look back one day soon and realise how far you have come and you will be amazed. It is important to be progressing and moving forward, it does not matter so much how fast you do it which is something we are always obsessed with (including myself). I hope you will be as active as you wish to be soon – remember not to underestimate the power of your mind and positivity (although I know that is often difficult to remember when you are just not feeling it).x

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  3. I admire your strength and positive energy. You may not feel it for yourself but you exude it in your posts because you see beauty around you and focus your camera on it.
    You’re pretty awesome.

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  4. I sometimes have to look back to how I’ve been in the past to really see how I’m truly doing now. I’ve experienced that comparison with surprise before, as you just have. “Good” and “bad” are definitely relative terms when dealing with chronic illness. I’m glad you’re feeling better and I hope your energy continues to improve.

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  5. As my doctors liked to tell me, pain is subjective. So is the feeling of physical weakness. I remember getting angry at them for not “appreciating” how unwell I felt, but now I understand them a little better: my blood results were good/better, and to them that was improvement enough. Which, I guess, is true. But when you spend half your life internalizing physical pain, as I have, then explaining yourself to others doesn’t come easy.
    I understand perfectly what you mean when you say you were barely hanging in and wishing you weren’t so tired all the time (oh how well I know that feeling!). But that’s why we have people in our lives – our mirrors – to give us a different perspective on ourselves. I’m glad you have Chris.

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  6. I so relate to the always tired issue. Always tired, always in some degree of pain and you know no one really wants to hear about it. Hell, we don’t even want to hear ourselves talk about it. I keep myself from getting depressed by reminding myself not only could it be worse, it HAS been much worse. It’s still a bummer.

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  7. Sorry that you’re under the weather. Keep listening to Chris. Maybe her optimistic view on your state of affairs might rub off and make you feel better. Baby steps. I couldn’t answer the third question. I guess I don’t have a burning need to know the answer to anything in particular.

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  8. I would like a housekeeper who cooks the evening meal & then disappears. I should have said that instead of chocolate. Since I am a relative new follower, I’m wondering what you were sick with last year & you’re feeling more grateful to be feeling better this year.

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    1. What I was sick with. I had Chronic Lymes Disease and it was undiagnosed for over 25 years. I’ve almost died twice by medical standards and came close a lot of other ways. A year and half ago, I found qigong for healing (and a qigong master) who has been healing me. Qiqong is part of Traditional Chinese Medicine. So there has been a lot of damage to my body of 30+ years. It is finally healing, but it will take time. 🙂
      You can read more about my story here
      https://ceenphotography.com/my-lyme-disease-story/

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