Friday, October 12, 2012
Friday Five: Whoopsie
Wow, how is it that it is the second Friday of October, already??
I don't know about you, but this fall has been incredibly FULL, and time is flying faster than I can keep track of it!
So, first things first.
Take a moment, and take 5 deep slow breaths...
Well, I feel more centered now.
So, let's get on with a Random Friday Five.
1. Tell us a moment of blessing that you have experienced in the past week.
We finally hired a professional organizer. It may cost us the moon, but at least we can find the couch! Having just moved to a new home and with me being limited due to a shoulder injury, I could not stand to live out of boxes anymore. So I went online and Debbie not only answered me, she said she could come over within the hour. She works about 1/2 day with us (that is about all we can do) and puts boxes in front of us and helps us sort. She has even taken many of Judy's papers home to organize so that our financial and historic papers are put in order.
2. Share the first thing/story that comes to mind when you read "When I was a child..."
I try not to think of "When I was a child..." because it is too easy to mouth the words of my mom or dad. It is a part of my life that I do not want to repeat. And it is just too easy to repeat the patterns of my parents when I drop into that "when I was a child..." motif. So when I get that brain message beginning on my lips, I try to stop myself and demand of myself a different way of approaching something.
But there are some things I do remember about childhood that I loved...playing in the street with the other kids on the block. I do not see that here. Children do not play stickball or street hockey or baseball or even kick the can. Children in the neighborhood don't play together and I think that is a shame. My favorite childhood memories were playing with the kids on the block.
3, 4, and 5. If you were the host of a t.v. talk show, what three people would you like to interview on your first show, and what would you ask them.
3. Whoopie Goldberg--and I would ask her about her childhood. I would love to know how she was able to make it into the Color Purple and how she was able to come up through the comedy ranks. What her hopes for her life are at this point.
4. Karen Armstrong-- I want to know more of her convent years and now her years since her autobiography. What is her hope for religion based upon spiritual relationship rather than doctrine.
5. President Obama--what's it REALLY like to be POTUS. What is his vision for helping the world learn respect for one another. And what we can really do with the tax code.
I would like to know what the real war we are fighting in American politics--the war for our souls and how we can help him win it.