Share Your World for May 24, 2021

Share Your World time again! Melanie wants us to tell her…

What are you most proud of in the last year? That we got through it. Seriously.

If you see a puddle on the ground, do you walk around it or give in to the child within and splash about? I try to stay as dry as possible while walking through it.

Do you feel free? Why or why not? Thanks to the stroke, there’s a host of things I can’t do anymore, mostly because of what they call "hemiplegia," weakness on the right side of my body. None of them vital, but all of them having something to do with quality of life. My mind works fine, and I can have whatever thoughts and memories that I’ve accumulated oner the 65+ years I’ve been around without fear of the Thought Police, at least not yet. So, yes and no.

What life skills are rarely taught but are extremely useful? Here’s a partial list:

  • Money management, including saving and investing
  • Minor home and auto repair
  • Looking for a new job, including resumé writing
  • Post-academic learning (skill development)
  • Self-sufficiency (doing laundry, shopping for food, etc.)

And that’s just for starters…

19 thoughts on “Share Your World for May 24, 2021

  1. I would not jump in a puddle because my shoes, socks and feet would get wet. I actually never jumped in a puddle even when I was a kid. What am I most proud of? I guess that I have a healthy look at this COVID19 and refused to let it get me down. I don’t have to hole up in some old place for 3 years like Anne Frank and no bombs are dropping from above so..I’m good. I love your answers as to what should be taught in school and agree with all of it but would add to show respect to ones’ surroundings(people in Toronto left a disgusting mess on a beach and you know they were kids). Since kids are not getting the proper education about respect and value of others, nature and their surroundings, I would teach this to them and even have an outing where they all go out and pick up trash. I would add how to read credit reports and why credit scores are important. I would add cooking 101 since too many just order out. As for feeling free…yes! No one person can take away my freedom to think and believe what I want to believe. I can keep it to myself but, despite Orwell, my thoughts are mine. I am a great admirer of Hans Litten. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Litten

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  2. Thank you John for Sharing Your World and your merriment with everyone! I appreciate the memes! That person hopping into what they may have supposed was a shallow puddle got quite a shock I bet. Not to mention clammy clothing. Ugh. LOL I believe few people think of, about what a blessing and privilege it is to be able to move about freely. No pain, no paralysis, no considerations that make one go “Uh, not a good idea to do insert fun activity one once might have enjoyed. My sympathies, but you handle your situation with grace and aplomb and that’s something! Have a wonderful week!

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  3. I forgot about Share Your World. Maybe tomorrow. But in case I don’t. That puddle issue. I did enough puddles to know that I hate wet, sloshy shoes and socks! Maybe a flip flop or barefoot stomp.

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  4. Oh my gosh, that gif of the boy jumping into the puddle made me laugh out loud. If I’m barefoot I definitely splash in puddles.

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