What was the last TV show you binge-watched? If you don’t watch TV (congratulations by the way) what’s the last thing you binged ON?
We got rid of cable, and intead are using Roku streaming. I bought Acorn and Britbox, and there are so many dramas and comedies from the UK, Australia, and other places other than the United States. I am now bingeing on Midsomer Night Murders, with 22 seasons to cover!! I also binge-watch Brokenwood and Death in Paradise. These are a murder-mystery loving senior citizen’s dream. I absolutely am having fun, as there are enough shows to binge to keep me smiling for another 20 years, especially as there are new seasons. I am waiting for the newest season of Vera!
What’s your most prized possession and why?
My most prized possession is my life, because when I was ages 16 and 23, I nearly died at the hands of violent men. When I think of all the places I have been able to travel to in the world, the joy of holding my great-grandchildren and seeing four generations together, and having been gifted with a wonderful husband, I see every day as a present wrapped in God’s love, mercy, and grace. I don’t take my life for granted, knowing that it could end at any time, for we know not the day or the hour when we may be called home, so I appreciate every new discovery and sight and lesson of each new day.
If you had the time and inclination, what would you volunteer for?
To teach reading again. When I was laid-off in the 1970s, I taught adults to read and basic math, and the joy on their faces when they were sucessful filled my soul with happiness. I would love to do that agin, now that I have the time, but the organization near me that offers this service is still closed due to the coronavirus, which is understandable for one-on-one teachings.
Do you think that humans will ever be able to live together in harmony?
I would like to believe that we could arrive at a point of mutual respect for different thoughts and attitudes, but as long as it profits politicians and extremists on both end of the ideological spectrum to keep people fighting each other, rather than working together for the good of all, it will not happen. President Trump is viewed as a major cause of the disharmony today, but I would argue that he was just the latest in a long line of political figures, although maybe he was one of the most divisive in our history. It comes down, to me, to greed. For the love of money, people will divide and conquer, as it has always seemed to have been all over the world.
Gratitude Section (As always, Optional)
Share something uplifting with everyone. It can be some writing or an image or photo you like! Thanks!
This statue made my heart sing while we were visiting the Atlanta Botanical Gardens on last Sunday, as it aptly demonstrated just how I felt seeing the beautiful flowers and orchids there: pure joy and pleasure for the beauty around me. Douglas’s childen gave us two yearly passes for his birthday, and we plan to visit each season to enjoy the new flowers and exhibits. It’s hard to stay depressed in a garden!
Written for the Share Your World challenge from Sparks from a Combustibe Mind.