What do you think of professional motivational speakers? Do you think they motivate?

As a whole I wouldn’t say they either do or don’t. I’ve heard motivational speakers that lit a fire under me so strong it’s still burning today. I’ve also heard some that put me to sleep.

 Do you have a favorite flavor?

Nope, but I do have ones I come back to again and again. Fresh strawberry milkshakes from Cook Out. Lemon Italian ice. Mint chocolate chip ice cream. Creamy milk chocolate. It all depends on the mood.

While out walking, you hear a rustling in some bushes. What do you think of?

I lean towards cute and fluffy. Squirrels, cats, chipmunks, that sort of thing. That’s all theoretical, though, since there’s no way in hell I’d crawl in there to check it out.

What’s your ideal temperature (nature-wise)? Hot, cold, temperate and mild, humid or bone dry?

Definitely temperate and mild. I like things warmish – a spring or fall day that hits seventy degrees is perfect, especially if it’s not ridiculously humid.

Melanie let us off the hook on the gratitude question this week but I say let’s give it a go anyway. Things I loved this week:

Blue herons swooping along the water, Mia curled up on Bear’s lap for hours, dogs sprawled dead asleep on their backs, a soothing white noise machine, and delicious chocolate brownies.

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