Wednesday, July 31, 2013

An Inspirational Hodge Podge

1. Share one way you think the world has changed for the better since you were a kid?
I'm not sure I think the world has changed for the better....when I was a kid, we spent a lot of time outdoors, we got more exercise because we worked and played hard....we learned the value of money earned and were more easily and cheaply entertained....we had respect for our elders and learned manners....on the other hand, girls certainly have the promise of more opportunities to excel in careers than we has put the world at our fingertips and communication is easier...still I can't say the world is a better place.

2. How 'bout one way it's changed for the worse?
I guess I covered that in my rant above except to say families don't spend as much quality time together

3. Starlight, starfish, starling, Starbucks...your favorite 'star'?
starlight, when we can see them

4. Name a song that's overplayed, but you love it anyway.
I don't listen to the radio that much

5. When did you last have home made ice cream? Your latest favorite flavor?
It has been over a year (mostly because of the way it wrecks my diet)....we usually make vanilla and let everyone add toppings of their choice....but my favorite will always be peach

6. What do you think is the best way to inspire or motivate people?
Well, money least when you need help with some chore around the house........I think I've inspired my Granddaughter to be more like me but I'm not sure how I did that....
I will say that a good manager who respects and cares about his or her employees, seems to inspire more courteous and polite workers
7. When was the last time you were without power?
Our electricity was off for a short time a couple of weeks ago but the last major power outage was after the tornadoes of April 2011 when it was off for 5 days

8. Insert your own random thought here.
It is raining here this morning and that is a good thing since it has been about a week since we had any and it will be good for the garden and flowers.........we aren't having the extremely high heat indexes that are normal for August and that's a good thing, too.....

Pop over to visit Joyce at "From this side of the Pond" to play along.
Thanks, Joyce.


  1. Home made peach is my favorite too! Enjoy your day : )

  2. Having power out for 5 days...whoa, that musta been terrible. I love how you captured your granddaughter's respect and being more like you...that's a GOOD thing 'cause I think I know you pretty well and how you take life as a gift.

    And, if you ask my opinion...I LIKED your rant very much. It says it all.

  3. I totally agree with your rant on #1, and would've written the same thing, if only I had the energy!

    I loved your answer to #6 (about how to inspire/motivate), and wish my husband's boss could read it and take the advice!

  4. Good morning. Your Wednesday HodgePodge is right on. Except for ice cream we think alike. While peach is great... chocolate is my favorite.

    God bless.

  5. We were just talking about how when we were kids we were outside playing all the time. It is so sad that our society has changed that way.

  6. oh peach!! YUM! :)
    I like #2! I wish people were as polite than they were back in the day although people are MORE tolerant!

  7. I love to read everyone's answers & see a trend sometimes. An unexpected one today is how many don't listen to the radio. Even in the car? No music at all - or another source like an Ipod or pandora? I'm baffled. I LOVE listening to music in my car - it's my favorite place to enjoy it!

  8. I agree with your rant! How times have changed, and I don't believe all for the better!

  9. I like many of the improvements over the years but I agree that what we did as children is totally different from today's kids and it is sad.

  10. I agree that we played more outside when we were kids...which I think was so much better than what most kids do today. I enjoyed reading your answers!! ~Karen

  11. very much agree with your rant.