1. How should success be measured? Using that as your standard, who is the most successful person you know? (or one of the most successful?)
I have several friends and family members who by the world's standard would be considered very successful.. CEOs making loads of money, travelling the world, offices in foreign cities, and living the 'good' life. But that is not my standard for successful living.
I have learned over the years of my life and as a Christian that success isnt measured by the things of this world, but it is spiritually discerned. I am reminded of Matthew 16:26 that says " For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, but loses his soul? "
I think this because so many of these well to do "successful' people put their faith on the back burner of their lives saying " Religion is for those who can't of their own initiative.. But I don't need it. I dont have time for it.. maybe, sometime, but not now!" So my standard of successful living is in everything you do, do to the best of your ability giving God ,the Creator who gave you everything that enables you to do anything, the glory and live your life as the salt and the light of the world that others might see Christ in you! Temper everything with love and mercy, forebearing with one another and seeking to think more highly of others than yourself.
2. Have you ever been to a hot air balloon launch/fest/party? Ever taken a ride in a hot air balloon? Is that on your bucket list? According to Frommers the ten best hot air balloon adventures in the world are-
Loire Valley (France), the Serengeti (Tanzania), Napa Valley (California), Lake Champlain (Vermont), Cappadoicia (Turkey), Istria (Croatia), Gstaad (Switzerland), Varra Valley (Australia), Muelle (Costa Rica), and Albuquerque (New Mexico)
Which one on the list would you most like to experience?
I have been to a few hot air ballon fests.. here in our community... I was completely mezmerized but the beauty and excitement of them.. The last one we went to was over 25 years ago.. Our daughter was about 2 years old. I remember the fun of chasing the balloons in our car and being there when the balloons were coming down all over hubby's old neighborhood where he grew up.. How amazing it was to see them come down in folk's back yards..This photo was taken a t the airport during the show.... I have no idea where the ones are that actually show the balloons... But I love this photo of Hubs!!!
I would definitely love to attend a show in
Gstaad,Switzerland.. how amazingly gorgeous would that be..
3. May 25th is National Brown-Bag It Day. Did you/will you pack a lunch today? When did you last pack a lunch for someone and what are your go-to ingredients for a brown bag lunch?
I packed many a bag for my lunch as a teacher... my go to items were peanut butter ritz crackers, celery sticks with cream cheese, and usually a ham sandwich.
We pack brown bags as for our travel days when we go to seeour daughter ... a 12 hour drive.. We pack apples, or bananas, Nabs, and peanuts, usually, with bottles of water!
4. What's one of your favorite dance scenes from a movie or television show?
Mostly anything with Gene Kelly but this one in particular!
5. John F. Kennedy made famous the line, "...Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." So what can you do for your country?
Stay informed, know the principles laid out by the founding fathers and seek to apply them as I vote and converse with others about the election.. Too many voters are completeely uninformed.. But mainly, I can pray, do spiritual warfare, over our nation and our leaders, our military, the social issues and educational policies.
6. Weekends are made for________________________.
Family time, investing in their home in activity and work, fun, and play.. spending time with the Lord and His word!
7. On this last Wednesday of the month bid farewell to the month of May in seven words or less.
May, thank you for the cool rain.
May, thank you for the cool rain.
8. Insert your own random thought here.
Nothing comes to mind