Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Wednesday Hodgepodge


 yFrom this Side of the Pond

Thank you Joyce for picking the Wednesday Hodgepodge back up.  If you want to join, just hop on over.

1. How young is young? In the past, according to various organizations who decide these things, age 60 was the 'border age' to old. The World Health Organization has done new research recently and divided up the categories as-0-17 (underage), 18-65 (youth or young people), 66-79 (middle-aged), 80-99 (elderly senior), 100+ (long-lived elderly). Your thoughts on this particular breakdown, and also your thoughts as to where you land?

Personally, I like the new breakdown...I am still in the youth/young people category!!  I need to remind my body of

2. TIME magazine has declared Elon Musk person of the year in 2021. What say you? If you want to know more about how they choose you'll find that info in the link here. If you were choosing, who would be your person of the year? 

Really had a hard time with this one...maybe because I quit watching the dreadful news.  If I had to choose a person, it would be a group of people; volunteers (whether serving in soup kitchens, helping the elderly during the pandemic, packing backpacks full of food for students who attend school).  Volunteers who are in it for the OUTCOME and not the INCOME.

3. I read here ten habits of extremely likable people which include-they greet the world with a smile on their face, they ask questions, they're consistent, they put the phone away, they remember names and use them, they keep an open mind and don't pass judgement, they're authentic, they're kind and generous, accountable for their mistakes, and they send thank you notes.  

So, are you likable-lol? Which one of these habits could use some further developing in your own life? What is one habit/quality you'd add to the list? 

Somewhat likable.  Unquestionably I could work on remembering names more (I can't blame it on age anymore since I am now in the category of youth/young people lol) and to quit passing judgement.  When I begin to pass judgement, I remember the words of my oldest, precious daughter who would often remind me.  "Mom just because someone is kinda hateful or looks like they hate the world, you don't know the news that person has received or what is going on in their life at the moment."  Daughter #1 had a way of putting me in my place real fast.

4. One non-holiday related task/job/goal/dream on your to-do list that you hope/plan to make happen before the new year rolls in? 

Drawing a blank....  Daughter #2 birthday is December 26 so maybe trying to get her a special birthday present.

5. Share with us some of your holiday plans. 

My holiday plans is attend church on Christmas Eve then I usually go to my aunt's house afterwards.  I really don't know what plans I will have, if any on Christmas Day.  I am waiting on daughter #2 to tell me what they will be doing. 

For New Year's Eve, I plan on being out of town and spending New Year's Eve with friends.  I don't want to be by myself on this date.

So, I will just wait and see.

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

Took a short trip to Georgia this past weekend.  Met some old college friends.  The weather was rainy, windy,and storming but that didn't put a damper on our trip.

Took in some beautiful sights.