Questions for the week that will be:

Fill in: ‘If I were really completely honest, I would say that …’ This is a question for ‘radical honesty’. What are the things you wouldn’t normally say? Things you would otherwise actually hide?  What’s on your mind? What would you really like to be able to say?

First, whenever you hear someone say “honestly” or “to be completely frank” or worst of all, “Trust me!” — be careful. Almost always one of these statements is followed by a lie, omission, or some other untruth.

So. If I were completely honest? I would probably be lying. Trust me, that IS the truth. No really…

Have you ever broken anything? What about rules?

Doesn’t everyone break stuff? Sometimes, I’ve broken me, which is not a good thing and I don’t recommend it. I drop things (watch out for slippery hands with soap suds), I slice off pieces of me and bleed copiously. I have twice in my life broken something in anger because the alternative was breaking the person. Things are replaceable. People, not easily — but in some cases, if it weren’t for all that legal stuff, I’d have considered it.

I have a carefully controlled temper, but if you push the right buttons, there’s a lot of power back there, waiting for an opportunity.

Are you also afraid of spiders? What is your biggest fear, other than spiders? 

Terrified of spiders, but not nearly as scared as I am of having our septic system or well dry up or go “bad.” This would condemn our property because we don’t have the $35,000 (possibly more) it would cost for a replacement. These things would leave us homeless and I don’t want to live in our car. I like our car. Just not as a domicile.

Do you think time goes faster as you get older?

Sure seems like it, doesn’t it?


Please share something that really inspired you from this last week or month.

We actually got a raise from Social Security! Not enough but much more than any raise we’ve gotten before Add that to us getting an Advantage plan that is free and we almost have enough money so the money (probably) won’t run out until the month is over. Wow!

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8 replies

  1. – ‘If I were really completely honest, I would say that I really believe everything is going to be OK.”
    – “Broke something”? On my first day of school I broke the teachers pointer. I think there’s a Spiritual metaphor there.
    – “Fear”? Large bodies of water. Pretty sure that’s a Past Life thing.
    – “Time”? I keep telling GOD “I’m not in a hurry.”
    – “Gratitude”? For the gift I can never repay: LIFE.


  2. Thanks for Sharing Your World Marilyn! Yahoo on the ‘raise’. I got one too, substantial considering what we usually get. But in my case ‘they’ turned right around and picked my pocket of almost the same amount for ‘insurance’. I obviously have the wrong plan, but too late now to bail and try to get a more reasonable one. But going from $40 to $140 is insane. Somebody else got a raise too apparently. O_o I worry about your situation, and feel that perhaps it WON’T happen or that the funds will become available if it does. You guys are amazing in how you cope! A great example in how to live well in straitened circumstances! I’ve seen your photos of those wolf spiders and something like that might very well kill me from fright. Ewww! Have a great week and take care!


  3. The only person in my life that used that phrase, “in all honesty” was my mother and although she was many things, that phrase truly meant honesty…so I guess she’s the exception to the rule….. eaus like you, most times when someone said that, I knew they were holding back.


  4. I loved your first response. ‘Honestly’–when people say that and expect you to believe them. Delusional folks all wrapped up in themselves and their truthiness.


  5. You’re right that the phrase, “ honestly speaking “ is usually followed by untruths


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