Di  (11-2-2021)  What really turns your stomach? (politicians aside) 

Watching someone vomit, followed closely by the overwhelming smell of said vomit.

Jim and Fandango (12-1-2021)    Recently in a FPQ challenge, a question was asked about fish. That ‘sparked’ a further train of thought by me about (Jim and Fandango’s discussion) “Whether or not recycling is helpful OR if it’s really far too late for anything of that sort to make a difference?

I have to believe any effort makes a worthwhile difference, no matter how small. Why wouldn’t you want to do any little thing that could make things better?

What would YOU do with the immense amount of ‘garbage’ in the world, if there weren’t dumps or barges (Sorry New York/New Jersey) where it was taken to be processed? (My question thought up from Jim and Fandango’s.)

If there were no place to process it then the most equitable solution would be for each community to be responsible for handling/storing/recycling their own waste. I imagine some folks might be a little more motivated to decrease their garbage if they had to look at it for decades to come.

Evil Squirrel posed the following (12-5-2021)  What’s the oddest container you’ve ever gotten a gift in?

Is it extraordinarily boring to say I’ve never gotten a gift in a particularly odd container? I did see a guy open a gift once that was at the center of an enormous ball of duct tape.

Do people behave differently during Christmas (insert your own holiday or festive season)?
Do they try to be better?
Do you donate something (money, clothes…) to charities?
Do you give something to homeless people?

I think the majority of us try to be better. It might be as simple as thinking about others more often or maybe pulling out a few dollars for those Salvation Army bell ringers. Despite good intentions, though, I’m afraid the stress of the holiday season sometimes gets the best of us.

This is an allegedly joyful time of year. How do you, personally, FEEL?

Honestly? Over the years I’ve spent a lot of time feeling stressed at the holidays. See also anxious, tired, overwhelmed, and constantly certain I’ve forgotten something that will destroy all holiday joy. This year I’m working on having reasonable expectations and being very purposeful about what I take on. I’ll let you know how that goes.

Sparks from a Combustible Mind hosts Share Your World.