Wednesday Hodgepodge: 13 September 2017

The Wednesday Hodgepodge appears courtesy of From This Side Of The Pond.

1. Is a picture worth a thousand words? Elaborate.

Depends on the picture.    I agree that pictures are often far more descriptive than words.   But it has to be the right picture.

2. Have you ever driven any part of the Pacific Coast Highway? If so what was your favorite stop? If not, is this sort of trip on your bucket list?

I'm not sure that I have.   5-6 years ago, we spent our Spring break visiting the San Francisco area (mostly visiting my brother-in-law).   We did some of the typical touristy things in the area.   But I don't remember what roads we drove on.   Certainly we didn't travel a significant portion of the highway.

Bucket list?   I dunno.   There are lots of interesting places to visit, I suppose.

3. How do the changing seasons affect you? As the seasons change do you find yourself looking more forward or backward? Which season-season transition bothers you most? Why do you suppose that is? 

I mostly choose to look forward to season changes.   

Some of you who frequently read my writings may recall my point of view on winter.   Up here in Michigan, it seems to be culturally expected to complain about the onset of winter.   Several years ago, I intentionally decided to stop complaining about winter.   For me, complaining about something over which I have no control was creating a bad mood for no good reason.   (Especially when I have so many other reasons to be in a bad mood.)   And, frankly, it felt like I was being ungrateful for all the good things that God provides.

So ... season change?   I embrace it.

Summer, and winter, and springtime, and harvest,
Sun, moon, and stars, in their courses above,
Join with all nature in manifold witness
To thy great faithfulness, mercy, and love.
Great is thy faithfulness!   Great is thy faithfulness!
Morning by morning new mercies I see.
All I have needed, thy hand hath provided.
Great is thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me.

4. It's your birthday and you get to pick the dinner menu. What are we having? Do you ever lie about your age?

If I can honestly pick?   Probably some form of seafood.   

No, I don't lie about my age.   I've never been in a position where doing so would have created an advantage.   I don't necessarily talk about my age openly, but I see no point in lying about it.

5. What's a life lesson you've learned recently?

The people who hurt me the most are the ones closest to me.   #vaguebooking

6.  Insert your own random thought here.

Every aspect of my life is stressing me out right now.   And there's absolutely nothing I can do about it but soldier on and try to knock off the next thing on my list.

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