Questions 16 through 20

  • How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy? This one is kind of easy. We all like different things. Different things make every one happy. What makes you happy may not make me happy, and vice versa. Wrestling with my boys makes me laugh. Knitting is relaxing, and I feel like it makes me a better Mom, even when I’m completely frustrated with a project. Ignoring the housework to  play with the boys makes me a better wife, because it makes me happy. Doing these things may make someone else nuts. But they make me happy, and isn’t that all that matters?
  • What one thing have you not done that you really want to do?  What’s holding you back? I want to go skydiving. Since it’s strictly off the list thanks to my surgeries, I can say that’s holding me back. Or I can choose something else. So my something else is seeing New York City from the Statue of Liberty’s Crown. Only thing holding me back is going to NYC and getting tickets. Let’s work on that, shall we?
  • Are you holding onto something you need to let go of? My initial response to this was, “Isn’t everyone?” and then I realized, no, not everyone actually is holding on to things they need to let go of. If nothing else, my reading through the whole Bible project is teaching me a lot about letting things go, giving them to God, and going on with your life. Why worry about things over which you have no control? I didn’t say it was easy, but it is getting easier.
  • If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why? Stateside, I’ve always been fascinated by Maine. I don’t know why. I’ve never been there, and I don’t know what to expect from it except difficult winters. It’s just always been on my list of places to go, perhaps to live. I think if I hadn’t met M when I did, I probably would have worked on moving to Maine later that year. Now that he knows I’m so interested in it, M has often indulged my fantasies about opening a bed and breakfast there as part of retirement. You know, summers in Maine, winters in Key West, Florida. I could totally get on board with that!
  • Do you push the elevator button more than once?  Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster? I don’t, except when I’m massively impatient about something. Rationally, I know pushing the button more than once won’t make it come any faster. But isn’t it fun to try? Butter loves to push the buttons, and will push them again even if someone has done it before him. I love seeing his face light up when the elevator finally comes and opens its doors. His smile ignites my own. I can’t wait to see Little Bear do the same thing.

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