SHARE YOUR WORLD – Marilyn Armstrong

Share Your World 11-4-19
QUESTIONS:
What is the meaning of true love?

I don’t know, but I think you know it when you find it. I could not possibly provide a definition. It’s different for everyone and even for a bonded couple, they will both give different definitions of “true love.” The one thing that seems to be true is bonding and loyalty … and sticking with it.

If you’ve got “a good one,” you will also have to put up with bad habits as well as love and the good stuff. You’ll find yourself say you’re sorry even if you’re not while remembering that your mate is doing the same for you. We all have to put up with stuff. No one is “made” for someone else. Some of us are barely made to be ourselves, much less for someone else.

I suspect it’s why second marriages are often more successful than first ones. We’ve gotten old enough to learn that it is never perfect, but if you learn to let things go, it can get pretty close.

Do acts of kindness have a motive? 

I suppose it depends on the individuals. Maybe some do, others probably don’t. I tend to be pretty generous when I can. But I may call in a favor because I need help and this is the person I think knows how to help.

If we live in a civilized world why do we see so many distinctions between rich and poor?

Because we have some really awful governments and far, far too many greedy corporations!

Do we love ourselves more in the virtual world than in the real world?

I don’t know what that means.

Our house on the square

Are you grateful?

For being alive and having a husband and friends I love. Dogs I love and a day and a comfortable place to sleep. There are many things about which I am a bit appalled, but on a personal level, we do okay.

Most of the time.

21 thoughts on “SHARE YOUR WORLD – Marilyn Armstrong

  1. I love your wedding photo too, it’s awesome! I agree with lifelessons’s assessment completely. I dont know about all that love stuff. I know it’s wonderful to share your highs and lows with someone that cares, someone that’s there no matter what, who doesn’t judge but accepts even if they have their say. Is that love?

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  2. Thanks Marilyn for Sharing Your World! It’s been really interesting reading the variety of answers to #1. Some people doubt ‘true love’ exists, but I’m with you. It does, but it’s not the romanticized, fairy tale kind. It’s acceptance pure and simple and looking the other way when your ‘love’ irritates the bejezus out of you. The love oneself more in reality than on line is what that 4th question was about. Some have taken it as how much a facade one might put on when on-line, but I meant it really as are you kinder to yourself on line than you are in reality? Maybe that’s how I should have worded it… ? Have a great week and enjoy the Fall weather while it lasts. Now I’m off to look at your blue jays. Thanks for sharing the photography! 😀

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    • I’m not kinder to myself, but I leave out stuff that is too personal or painful, so in that sense, I supposed I’m a little more gentle to myself than I am when I’m brooding over doing something stupid and beating myself up over it. I’m getting too old to keep beating myself up. There comes that time when the FIRST person you need to forgive is yourself — and it tends to be the one person who gets forgotten.

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