Sunday, June 19, 2011

50 Questions with no right or wrong answers

These questions have no right or wrong answers.

Because sometimes asking the right questions is the answer.

1.How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?
It's really hard to say... For every part of my life- being married, owning a house, being this established in our home and our life... I would look at me and think I was 32. But if I looked closer and saw that I had no kids yet, I would think I was 22.

2.Which is worse, failing or never trying?
Definitely never trying.

3.If life is so short, why do we do so many things we don’t like and like so many things we don’t do?
First of all, this one shouldn't be a question... Life IS short. But ultimately we probably just do what we think we have to, and have forgotten how to say no.

4.When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?
Hard to say, I do a lot of things... But I also talk a lot.

5.What is the one thing you’d most like to change about the world?
To share the love of Christ. We are all still human and we would still make mistakes but the world will be much better as a whole once it experiences the love of Christ.

6.If happiness was the national currency, what kind of work would make you rich?
Being a stay at home mom... With lots of kittens and puppies to pet every day.

7.Are you doing what you believe in, or are you settling for what you are doing?
100% doing what I believe in! Life is too short to do anything but!

8.If the average human life span was 40 years, how would you live your life differently?
Spend more time serving.

9.To what degree have you actually controlled the course your life has taken?
Oh good one, ha ha. I have fully accepted that the only real things that I have had control over to get me where I am today is said I Do! When the pastor asked do you? Everything else... I'm just here for the ride.

10.Are you more worried about doing things right, or doing the right things?
Doing the right things.

11.You’re having lunch with three people you respect and admire. They all start criticizing a close friend of yours, not knowing she is your friend. The criticism is distasteful and unjustified. What do you do?
I'm pretty sure my friends know that I am loyal and I don't think I can think of a time anyone would do this in front of me.

12.If you could offer a newborn child only one piece of advice, what would it be?
Newborns wouldn't understand, but let's say they did. I'd tell them to Love God with everything they've got.

13.Would you break the law to save a loved one?
which law?

14.Have you ever seen insanity where you later saw creativity?
In lots of different types of art.

15.What’s something you know you do differently than most people?
I'm black and white. I hate beating around the bush or dealing with people who do. If I mean something, I will say it. That doesn't necessarily mean people understand what I'm trying to say but I don't play games and I don't have hidden meanings in what I'm trying to say.

16.How come the things that make you happy don’t make everyone happy?
Because we don't all want the same things.

17.What one thing have you not done that you really want to do? What’s holding you back?
Take a road trip out west. Money.

18.Are you holding onto something you need to let go of?
I hope not.

19.If you had to move to a state or country besides the one you currently live in, where would you move and why?
I would never move out of this great country if I could help it... But I might like to live in a more conservative part of it... Texas or Arkansas maybe Oklahoma.

20.Do you push the elevator button more than once? Do you really believe it makes the elevator faster?
No and no

21.Would you rather be a worried genius or a joyful simpleton?
I am a worried genius :)

22.Why are you, you?
Because my experiences have shaped me to be who I am today.

23.Have you been the kind of friend you want as a friend?
Yes, I do try to do that. It generally leaves me disappointed because I'm a pretty kick butt friend... ;)

24.Which is worse, when a good friend moves away, or losing touch with a good friend who lives right near you?
Losing touch with a friend that lives near you.

25.What are you most grateful for?
My savior.

26.Would you rather lose all of your old memories, or never be able to make new ones?
Lose all my old.

27.Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?
Not sure. I challenge just about everything upon first hearing it.

28.Has your greatest fear ever come true?

29.Do you remember that time 5 years ago when you were extremely upset? Does it really matter now?
Actually yes and yes. But I am sure there are a lot of no and no's in there too.

30.What is your happiest childhood memory? What makes it so special?
Hard to say. Probably at the hut with my grandparents.

31.At what time in your recent past have you felt most passionate and alive?
When Jack and I discovered God's call in our lives for us to become foster parents.

32.If not now, then when?
If not you, then who? The time is now and the person to do it it me!

33.If you haven’t achieved it yet, what do you have to lose?
Sometimes there is more on the line than you stand to gain in the end, sometimes it isn't worth losing everything.

34.Have you ever been with someone, said nothing, and walked away feeling like you just had the best conversation
Not really, I prefer communication to be verbal and literal without assumption.

35.Why do religions that support love cause so many wars?
Probably because there is only one true religion, and the wars are over people who are in opposition of God's laws and against people who live a Godly life. There is one true love... So if it was true love, like the love of a God who sent his Son to live a sinless life as an example and then died on the cross for the sins of all mankind... If people understood true love like that, they would see that love does not cause wars.

36.Is it possible to know, without a doubt, what is good and what is evil?

37.If you just won a million dollars, would you quit your job?
I can't quit being a wife. Plus after taxes you'd only take home a couple hundred thousand and that isn't enough to retire on.

38.Would you rather have less work to do, or more work you actually enjoy doing?
More work that I enjoy.

39.Do you feel like you’ve lived this day a hundred times before?
No, but I have lived it four times now.

40.When was the last time you marched into the dark with only the soft glow of an idea you strongly believed in?
Literally into the dark or figuratively? If we are talking figuratively - then this whole foster parenting adventure has been just that.

41.If you knew that everyone you know was going to die tomorrow, who would you visit today?
My husband.

42.Would you be willing to reduce your life expectancy by 10 years to become extremely attractive or famous?
Absolutely not. I'm married to a man who already thinks I'm extremely attractive and I definitely don't want to be famous.

43.What is the difference between being alive and truly living?
A heartbeat and a soul.

44.When is it time to stop calculating risk and rewards, and just go ahead and do what you know is right?
As soon as you know it's right.

45.If we learn from our mistakes, why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?
I'm only halfway afraid to make a mistake. I think the reason I am halfway afraid instead of not at all is that I have experienced a lack of forgiveness for the mistakes I've made. And because of that, I partially hold back.

46.What would you do differently if you knew nobody would judge you?
I don't care if people judge me, they do it constantly. I speak my mind and stay true to who I am and what I believe is God's purpose for my life... And I know people are only judging me because of their own insecurities. They'd probably give their left leg to be half as secure of themselves and sure of themselves. It matters not what other people think of me or what they think of what I do, it matters not even what I think of me... It only matters what God thinks.

47.When was the last time you noticed the sound of your own breathing?
I always do, I'm kind of self conscious of how loud I breathe lol

48.What do you love? Have any of your recent actions openly expressed this love?
God and my husband. Slacking on showing God I love Him, but I have given my husband a 10 hour long pep talk today, I'm pretty sure he knows I love him.

49.In 5 years from now, will you remember what you did yesterday? What about the day before that? Or the day
before that?
I don't remember what I did yesterday, I have a terrible memory. I'm kinda starting to feel like it's a blessing. I used to hold on to things from the past and never let go... Now I can't remember, so I don't have to worry about being burdened by a past I can't change!

50.Decisions are being made right now. The question is: Are you making them for yourself, or are you letting others make them for you?
It's hard to say, I suppose it depends on how you want to interpret this statement. The only two earthly forces who make decisions for me are myself and my husband. And part of being a wife is submitting to decisions your husband makes for you. Thank God I married a good man who has my best interest at heart. Depending on who else is making decisions for you, it may not be a bad thing.

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