My weight. I'm overweight (perhaps even technically "obese", if you use the official BMI measures). But I'm not willing to take the time to do the hard work that it would take to get my weight down. (I'm choosing to use that time to do other things --- many of which are good.)
I'll admit that I don't follow international politics nearly as much as I used to. Actually, I don't follow most forms of politics as much as I used to, either. Being a red voter in a hugely blue Congressional district and a mostly blue-leaning state means that there's little influence I can wield anymore. I have too many other things to do (see question 1) to take much of an interest in things that I can't do anything about.
The few paragraphs I read from the article suggest that Merkel is a fine choice. Who would I choose? I'm not sure. Hadi Partovi? Ahmed Mohamed? Pope Francis?
We do. It was a gift from my wife's uncle, who decided at one point that all of his relatives should have nativity scenes. We don't do anything particularly unusual to display it ... mostly it's finding the box and finding some clear space to put it out (which we haven't managed to do yet).
I don't make much of an extra effort this time of year. In part, that's because I make efforts to "give back" throughout the year. It's also, in part, because the month is so #@$! busy for me that I simply can't take time for "extra efforts".
It's also hard for me to encourage others, because ... well, I'm the one that needs encouragement.
Wait, are you saying that "shopping" can be an enjoyable activity? I don't understand ....
At our holiday luncheon today at work, we ordered some appetizers ... I ate quite a bit of the spinach and artichoke dip. Yum.
Can I pass on this one? It's hard to spread cheer when you're not terribly cheerful.
I find that I'm re-posting a lot of things to Facebook these days. Every now and then, someone will come up to me in Real Life and tell me that they appreciate all the interesting things I re-post. So I must be doing something right.
Lately, I find that I'm re-posting a lot of things that are other people's first-hand accounts of things. It's hard to me to advocate effectively for just treatment of others, when I live mostly in a position of privilege. (The last thing I want to do is become a Wadhwa.) But what I can do is amplify the voices of others. They can speak to their ideas far more effectively than I can.