What social stigma does society need to get over already?

The broad, sweeping answer is hating on people for who they are. Skin color or physical disability: if you wouldn’t be all, “geez, she’s such a bitch, she’s got an innie belly button” then hating someone for how they look is nonsense, too. LGBTQ: Did you have a crush on that cute boy in fourth grade? Well, if you knew at nine you were straight – knew deep in your bones without making a pro/con list to decide – then it should be simple to understand we’re ALL who we’re meant to be. Mental health: If a diabetic isn’t weak for taking insulin, why is a depressed person supposed to just snap out of that “funk”? If you go see a orthopedist when your shoulder hurts, why wouldn’t somebody see a specialist if their life hurts?

What was the last photo you took?

A pic of my son’s supply list for his trip next week because apparently I’m incapable of remembering the last three things he needs. Sheesh.

When was the last time you snooped and found something or found out something you wish you hadn’t?

Is it weird I have no idea how to answer this? I mean, I’m a parent. Of teens. In middle school. A good part of my job right now is snooping. Am I always thrilled by what I find out? Nope. Is it necessary? Yep.

What’s the most comfortable bed or chair you’ve ever slept in?

BrightSide and I went on vacation many moons ago at a Westin and their Heavenly mattress is, well, heavenly. We loved it so much that we bought one for home. Best decision ever.

Can being grateful change Your World?

Oh yes! Being grateful doesn’t mean it’s all dancing with singing woodland creatures, but it shifts my perspective in a way that lets me see everything else more clearly.

Sparks from a Combustible Mind hosts Share Your World.