July 4th Share [syw]

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Melanie begins the July 4th week with a blast of new Share Your World questions. Let’s get started!

What do you think it means to be healthy?

This is an interesting question and I don’t really know how to answer it. Technically, I am healthy, even though my BP was up a bit at my last exam. But I never feel well. I have loads of migraines, backaches, and nights of poor sleep. Given that, I don’t consider myself particularly physically healthy. To me, that would mean not only good “numbers” but also feeling good most days, having more energy, and being able to walk/hike/dance, etc., without feeling achy and horrible afterward. Every day when I wake up, my entire body is a mass of pain until I take a hot shower and walk around the house for a bit. That doesn’t say “healthy” to me even if I look fine on paper.

Is being obsessive about someone or something a good thing?

Obsession is defined as recurrent, persistent thoughts that make you feel bad, so by definition, no. But if we think about it in the sense of being committed to a goal, then maybe it can be beneficial. You can’t really write a book without some degree of obsession; otherwise, you’ll be distracted from your work at every opportunity. You have to feel bad when you aren’t progressing with your writing in order to get motivated to continue because every day is full of possibilities to draw you away from it. I imagine the same is true for other goals that require intense focus. But being obsessed with a person is probably always a negative.

After a disagreement with your S.O., do you initiate the makeup conversation or wait for your S.O. to do it?

I do because he’ll be sulking under the bed and I miss him too much not to apologize first.

Have you ever done something incredibly embarrassing in front of a huge crowd?  Feel free to share details or not.  Some things are best left in the closet.

I don’t think so. If I have, I’ve blocked it from my mind.

What’s your sweetest memory from childhood?

Going to my grandmother’s house in Ohio and sitting on the floor all day with a pile of kittens.


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Holiday cookies made by Diane. Wish they were here!

15 responses to “July 4th Share [syw]

  1. I think I’d like to sit on the floor all day with a pile of kittens…

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  2. I’d let him sulk under the bed. You’re in charge of the food and the treats😂😂😂

    I’m completely healthy on paper too. No one can figure out why I needed two units of blood? Where did it go?? Maybe I should eat more garlic 🧛‍♂️ 🦇 🧛‍♀️

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  3. Your answer to the SO question reminds me of being with my grandmother when she introduced me to her neighbor. Grandma asked how “Ernest” was, and the neighbor started talking about how he was kind of miserable and spent most of his day under the dining room table. I didn’t say anything until we had parted company with the neighbor. I said “That’s terrible about her husband.” Grandma said, “Her husband has been dead for years. Ernest is her cat!”

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  4. What a sweet memory paula! I think your right about obsessions. And yeah, being healthy doesnt always mean looking healthy, xoxo


  5. I think Gatsby has gotten you wrapped around his little paws 🐾

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  6. re embarrassing things, once I was at a very crowded, large house party and was telling a joke to a group of people standing around me. I was telling it real loud, to compete with the general background noise. I got to the punch line–a pretty obscene line even for a semi-drunken house party–and yelled it out precisely at the moment the party became suddenly and inexplicably quiet. My obscene punch line rang out in the room, reverberating off the walls and ringing clear back to the people in the kitchen leaning back against the counters.
    Good times.
    Anyway, I cringe to think that a person might ever be someone’s “goal.”

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  7. Thanks Paula for Sharing Your World! Funny thing about ‘silent’ partners, they still seem to get their point across one way or another. Ziggy merely makes this loud huffing sound and goes and sits on the other end of the couch with his back turned on me. I’m all “what did I do this time?” He’s never said… 🤔 I wonder if you have one of the ‘invisible’ illnesses like fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue (which would both leave you achy and tired). My condolences! Have a wonderful week!

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