Share Your World – 2015 Week #20

051815sywWhat is the most important thing that you ever learned? (I bet it’s not something you learned in school)

What feeds your enthusiasm for life? 

What’s your most memorable (good or bad) airplane commercial or private flight?

If you were a great explorer, what would you explore?

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

I sincerely hope you enjoy my questions for this week and find the questions interesting enough to play along.   If you ever want me to ask anything specific, please feel free to contact me.  You don’t think a lot about these questions, unless of course it is FUN for you.  Simply dream and just let loose, or you let your alter ego answer if you want.   Have a fabulous week everyone!!

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What is the most important thing that you ever learned? (I bet it’s not something you learned in school)  Not to judge people.  I’ve never judged people by race, or creed.  I have been guilty though of jobs and size.  Once when I first started living on my own I met someone who worked at  7 Eleven and thought “How I can be friends with this person”.  My next thought was how I can even say anything like that.  I am not a snob when it comes to work.  I’ve been a secretary (now known as admin assistant) for most of my life.  Not a highly respected profession.  My dad had a lot of years where he kind of lost himself and was a salesman (encyclopedia and insurance), a cab driver and unemployed.  So I was quite shocked I had that I reaction.  I told myself never to react like that again and it doesn’t matter what other people do for a living. Judge the person on whether I like them or not.

The hardest thing for me to come to peace with is slightly built people who happen to be super skinny.  My family has never been thin or small.  When my grandmother (who I am named after died of stomach cancer) she was skin and bone not a lot of fat on her skeletal body.  She weighed 195 lbs.  And that is all bone and muscle mass.  She was a huge woman and I am built just like her.  So in school I was teased a lot for being big by the smaller kids.  I wasn’t even fat, just built big.  I can’t imagine slightly built people having all their bones and organs fitting into their bodies.  I don’t see how it is physically possible.

What feeds your enthusiasm for life?  I never thought I would say it like this, but nature. I just adore being outside and feeling alive.  I don’t get out often enough, but when I can connect with nature (floral, fauna, animal or human) I just feel more attached to the universe.  And then when I can do that looking through my camera lens it all become so much more real and alive for me.

What’s your most memorable (good or bad) airplane flight?   A couple of flights come to mind.  I think it was when I was 20.  I was flown from California to Washington DC for final interviews for the CIA.  The flight out was totally uneventful.  The flight back quite memorable.  The CIA paid for my trip so before I left Langley they reimbursed me for my trip.  I was a wide eyed 20 year old on an adventure of a lifetime.  I they paid me in $100 dollar bills.  No check, cash.  So I had to fly across the US with nearly $2,000 in cash.  That was and still is a lot of money for me to carry around.  We had a quick stop in Atlanta because the plane was hit by lightning so they checked out the plane and we continued to our scheduled stop in Dallas.  I had a four hour lay over and tried to act like I didn’t have all that cash in my purse.  I look back at and it now laugh.  Fortunately I wasn’t around anyone who even wanted to rob me, I’m sure I had “Ive got cash” written all over my body language.  Side note:  I never did get that job, there was a paperwork screw up and they transferred someone from Washington DC to LA for the job I was going out for.  So I only had a brief 4 month encounter with the CIA.

If you were a great explorer, what would you explore?  I would explore volcanos.  There is something that excites me about them.  As an adult I have really learned to appreciate earth sciences.  I wish I had learned more when I was in school.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?   Last week was a great week.  Last week was a fun week.  Chris had Friday off and we went to Schreiner’s Iris Gardens.  The gardens were absolutely spectacular.  We also had our qigong class and sessions last week.  This week will be a little quieter maybe get some stuff done around the house and yard.  We don’t have any big plans….at least not yet.

Here are a few photos I took at Schreiner’s Iris Gardens.

Part of their fields.
Part of their fields.
Schreiner's Iris Gardens.
Schreiner’s Iris Gardens.
Lupines and irises..
Lupines and irises..

Qi (energy) hugs,



  1. While at the grocery store this past Christmas, I suddenly realized I had a bunch of our Christmas money and our grocery money in my wallet – probably about $800.00 in hundreds and fifties. I was so paranoid! I would imagine carrying $2,000 in cash across the country had to be at least 10X worse. I would have been a nervous wreck! I love the photos of the iris farm. I hope you enjoy your quiet week!


  2. The pictures of the iris farm are amazing.

    When I was pregnant, I had to pee all the time. Not frequently. Constantly. My organs DIDN’T fit. There was this huge soon-to-be-a-person taking up all the space. I have been very big and very small. I think somewhere it the middle, leaning to the big side of medium, is physically the most comfortable and where my body seems to find its “set point.” We’re not a skinny family either and the only time you see a really super thin person in mine, you’re looking at someone who is seriously ill, probably dying. Maybe we subconsciously connect extreme thinness with sickness.


  3. Good morning, Cee. Beautiful garden photos… I just love them! It’s 41 degrees here today. And grey, again. I can’t believe it. Maybe I will go to gym… How I wish I could visit a garden instead 😉 Have a great day!


  4. Most important thing I have learned is too be tolerant of other peoples views and try to understand from where they are coming. I like plants, birds, dogs and cats. Only one airplane ride in my life. I am not sure if it was bad or good. I refer to bevon the ground. I like to explore Central and South America especially thir Indian Ruins. Grateful for getting our grocery shopping done and looking forward to reading some books. I am thankful to Cee for her help with the links and my apologies for missing up her name (senior moments).


  5. Hi Cee, these questions took some thinking about but that’s what makes Share Your World an interesting thing to do. You are lucky to live near so many flower farms.


  6. I’m just loving these photos. I know I was following you and now I see why you haven’t been on my reader lately, naughty WP dropping followers again.


      1. I was going to be a secretary, back in the day. I met some CIA retirees when I was in my 30s and they said if I did get that job, I would have been taken care of as if I were family. IT would have been a different life for me to say the least.


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