Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Thank you Joyce for more thought provoking questions on this April Showers Hodgepodge!
1. April showers bring May flowers...what have you been showered with this month?
I was showered with love and good wishes on the occasion of my 59th birthday. I am humbled by the number of people who hold me in such high esteem and at the same time am very grateful for it.
Compassion is that quality where you recognize another's suffering and desire to relieve it. Compassion is something that must be taught AND modeled and is therefore learned. As parents, SWMBO and I sought to instill compassion in our children by example. When someone we knew was ill or otherwise hurting we taught compassion by showing compassion. We explained what we were doing and why.
I'm with the "rolling your eyes" crowd but I will sit through a romantic comedy with SWMBO. If I'm choosing the movie though, bring on the adventure, action and mayhem, please!
Although, I love a good roast beef, I have to go with Bogie on this one. I love the ambience of a professional ball park. The smells of the food cooking, the sound of iced beer flowing, and the crowd cheering is just magnificent!
5. What's something in your community or city that needs fixing or improving?
By and large our community is fairly well run. We have a terrific police and fire department. Our highway department does a good job of maintaining our roads and our taxes are reasonable. One improvement would be if we had a Sonic drive-in restaurant in town.
6. Share a song you enjoy that mentions flowers or a specific flower in its title.
"Every Rose has a Thorn" by the hair band "Poison!"
I don't believe that there is life on other planets. I think that we're the only planet that has life on it, the only game in town as it were. Having said that, I am open to the possibility that I am wrong and that there is, in fact, life on other planets. There's no reason to conclude that God could not have created life on other planets, I just don't think that He did. It's a difficult proposition to prove one way or the other!
Last week was a difficult week for the people in the Boston metropolitan area because of the Boston Marathon Bombings and the resulting loss of life and the number and severity of the injuries.
As difficult as last week was for us Bostonians, the people in the small town of West, Texas, have suffered an incredible trajedy with the explosion of the local fertilizer plant. Fourteen people were killed, twelve of which were first responders. Over two hundred people were injured. About eighty homes and a middle school were levelled in the blast. May God bless that suffering community.
Last week was a difficult week, especially for first responders. GOD BLESS ALL FIRST RESPONDERS, POLICE - FIRE - MEDICAL!