Share Your World for June 14, 2021

Melanie has the questions, I have the answers…

What did you learn the hard way? That those balance transfer offers you get from credit card companies really suck.

Which activities make you lose track of time? Anything involving the Internet in general. Wikipedia, YouTube, and Baseball Reference are the big offenders.

Why do we seem to think of others the most after they’re gone? Because they’re gone. When they’re around, we take them for granted.

Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first? No, although you can choose to accept something as true that you haven’t challenged. Religion and economics are but two areas that do this all the time.

Thanks for your prayers and thoughts for Kip. Please keep them coming.

14 thoughts on “Share Your World for June 14, 2021

    1. I just made the mistake once. I finally borrowed the money from my 401(k) and paid it off (as well as my car), then paid the loan through payroll deductions. I just wish I had continued to have that money taken out and put into the 401(k). That would have given me around $100K more for retirement…


  1. First off…I send my best to your brother on his journey to recovery. I wish you could visit him but maybe you can skype or something. Interesting questions…Obviously, making my cards and organizing makes me lose track of time. Learning the hard way…Love. You miss the people that are gone. My dad died when I was only 23 and how I wish I had been a bit older to appreciate everything about him. We had a difficult time when I was in my teens…we both hurt the other, sometimes deeply. I think he would be proud of me now. How I miss my mom…to hug her, share my fears and talk to her. She knew me so well and knew what to say to make me always feel better. Now as for the last question…I love your answer. I would add Politics into the fray and all of these have caused wars.


    1. I plan on at least talking to him, but he’s not up to it just yet. We’ll probably do a Zoom call or something when he feels up to it. I’ll leave it up to my sister-in-law to decide when it would be best. Thanks for your good thoughts for him. It’ll be a while for his recovery to be complete, and really that’ll be like the rest of his life, as I’m learning.

      It’s never a good time to lose a parent. I don’t care how old you are. I was a couple of months shy of 11 when Dad died, 36 when my stepfather died, and 44 when Mom died. They’ve all been tough, and for the reasons you cite.

      Remember the old days, when you never discussed religion or politics in polite company? I think we need to get back to that…


  2. Thank you John for Sharing Your World! I’m very sorry that Kip is still poorly. Consider a prayer sent. That must be very stressful for you being unable to go see him. I suppose this is where faith comes into play, one might have to rely on faith that your brother will recover, or tear themselves to bits worrying. I hope for the best possible outcome! Your answer to the ‘truth’ question echoed about half the responses so far, the other half say ‘truth is truth, backed up by facts, and no quibbling or questioning required.” Either perspective has its fair points. I hope you’re staying cool as things heat up for summertime! And thanks for those always welcome memes. You find the most amusing ones to share! Have a great week!


    1. Kip’s got a long road ahead of him. There were a couple of promising signs yesterday, but there’s going to be a lot of “two steps forward, one step back” ahead for him. Thanks for the prayers and thoughts.


  3. I’m not sure of the story behind Kip (thought I’d missed a post but I can’t seem to find any reference after going back through the last 10 or so). I’m sorry you are going through a tough time at the moment.


    1. Kip is my brother. He’s ended up in the hospital and will probably be there for a while. He’s in California, and unfortunately I have problems of my own that prevent me from traveling. Fotunately I have two other brothers that can and have gone to see him.


      1. Oh, I’m so sorry, John. I know you would struggle with travel and I bet you wish you could be there. I’m glad there are other family who could make it. I hope Kip’s recovery is speedier than envisioned. Hugs to you both.


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