fruit bowl



Have you done something you truly want to do today?

Yes indeed. I’ve written my answers to these questions. Since I started doing this weekly challenge as a way to kickstart my writing, every time I complete the exercise I’m doing something I want to do.

What can you help the world with?

I don’t imagine I can do anything that will have global impact, but I think I can make a difference in the world one individual at a time.

In a recent Share Your World post I wrote about how people who need to talk seem to find me, as if by magic. I think of that as my mission in life—to be around to give a sympathetic ear to people who need it.

If life was ‘just a bowl of cherries’… which fruit other than a cherry would you be..?

pineapple slices

I’d probably be a spear of ripe fresh pineapple: just a little bit of tang with a large dollop of sweetness underneath.

Quotes List: At least three of your favorite quotes?

(1) “Good writing is the hardest form of thinking. It involves the agony of turning profoundly difficult thoughts into lucid form, then forcing them into the tight-fitting uniform of language, making them visible and clear. If the writing is good, then the result seems effortless and inevitable. But when you want to say something life-changing or ineffable in a single sentence, you face both the limitations of the sentence itself and the extent of your own talent.”

—Pat Conroy

(2) “What matters in life is not what happens to you but what you remember and how you remember it.”

—Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez

(3) “Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves. All things are bound together. All things connect.”

—Chief Seattle

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Spring began to break out last week, when we had a couple of days of sun amidst all the rain. I look forward to more of the same, as more and more shrubs, trees, and flowers are beginning to bloom. I still love spring, despite the fact that it makes my eyes sting, my nose run, and my throat to clog up.

Happy spring, and have a good week, everyone!

© 2016 by Mary Daniels Brown

One thought on “SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2016 WEEK 9”

  1. Being there to lend an ear when a voice needs to be heard it changing the world one person at time. Don’t minimize your gift. 😀

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