I don’t often do Share Your World, because I’m either too busy or can’t come up with an answer. But today I did. So here’s Cee’s Share Your World for this week:
If you were given $22 million tax free dollars (any currency), what is the first thing you would do? (This is just a dream question, remember anything can happen in SYW.)
I would give a good chunk of it to causes or charities – which ones would depend on what was concerning me at the time, but it would be things that could contribute to the wellbeing of others.
I would take about half of the remainder and invest it as inheritance for my descendants. The rest I would use for traveling and spend much of the year going somewhere!
In what do you find the simplest of joys?
Nature, from watching a robin hopping along the ground, admiring blooming flowers, seeing a beautiful sunset, or appreciating a landscape, to observing wildlife on a safari or in the Alaskan wilderness. The good thing about nature is that you can find it anywhere. Even in the middle of a city, I might see a flower growing out of a crack in the sidewalk, a cat in somebody’s window, or the perfect autumn leaf lying on the ground.
Music is another joy – I love music of all genres. Here’s one of my all-time favorites, a Bossa Nova tune, “Wave” , by Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Photography and writing – especially when I’ve taken a particularly good photo or written something inspiring enough for others to take notice and comment on it.
What would be your ideal birthday present, and why?
I prefer unexpected gifts and like to give or receive gifts when inspired by something I (or they) think the other person would like. I don’t want people to feel obligated to give me a gift just because it’s my birthday.
However, the ideal gift would be to see my son working a steady job he’s happy with, falling in love, and settling down. I would love to have a grandchild someday, but I’m not holding my breath. Wouldn’t it be cool, though, if my first (or only) grandchild were born on my birthday? That would be the greatest gift of all!
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?
(Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination.)
Watching my tulips blooming and my garden growing!