What did you learn the hard way?

Not everyone says what they mean and means what they say. Once in a while my read on someone can be really (and I mean REALLY) far off the mark. If the directions say sift the flour, sift the flour. Distracted cooking sometimes leads to inedible food: you wouldn’t think you could kill mashed potatoes but you’d be wrong. I didn’t think anything could be worse than living through my adolescence, then I started watching my kids live through theirs.

Which activities make you lose track of time?

Reading used to be at the top of this list. Now it’s more likely to be checking out recipe websites or sitting down for “just a minute” before doing my next To Do item.

Why do we seem to think of others the most after they’re gone?

Oh my gosh, I really don’t know. Maybe because our mental image of them isn’t clouded by everyday life complications anymore. Maybe we instinctively lean toward what’s unavailable to us. Or maybe it’s because it’s so easy to see our time with those still here as limitless so we focus on those who are already gone.

Is it possible to know the truth without challenging it first?

My grammar nerd self has erased three answers already…I’m getting trapped in my sentence structure and at this rate we’ll be here all night so let me rephrase. I feel the only way to know the truth is to question and evaluate your beliefs.

Please feel free to share your gratitude with everyone! We can all use a boost in spirits from time to time!

Hot tea with honey for a sore throat, sweet coffee with vanilla almond creamer in the mornings, and delicious homemade ice cream in the summertime.

Sparks from a Combustible Mind hosts Share Your World.