Share your World Week 18

Here are my answers to Cee’s Share Your World questions this week.

Who was your best friend in elementary school?

My only friend in Grade 2 was my cousin, Philip, and then I met the most amazing little girl, Jennifer.  I was shy and insecure and she was friendly and confident. She included me in all the games and made sure the other girls accepted me. Having such a good friend made me feel more comfortable at school and I changed from an under-achiever to one who coped quite well.  We were inseparable for the next four years and then her father was transferred to another city.  Over the years we kept up a correspondence and saw each others for the odd holiday.   Since then we have lived in the same city for only a brief time. Yet we are still best friends.   She lives in England and I live in South Africa but our friendship has survived for 50 years.

What things could people do for you on a really bad day that would really help you?

Take me out for cup of strong black coffee and a chat!

If you could make a 15 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?

Choose your attitude, choose to be happy, choose to deal with problems in a positive way.   Work hard, play hard, accept challenges and embrace every opportunity that comes your way and remember that “Life’s not about the breaths you take but the moments that take your breath away.”  Cherish those moments!

Would you rather be an amazing dancer or an amazing singer?

I’m bad at both but it doesn’t stop me singing at the top of my voice much to the distress of my children. I also enjoy dancing with my husband.  I guess if I had to choose it would be  an amazing singer.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I am grateful that I was able to have a very good friend and my daughter here for the Workers’ Day Weekend.   The weather was stunning and we had a great time catching up and enjoying each other’s company.

If all goes well I will have a man building new cupboards in my house this week.   I’m really looking forward to that.


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