Lisa of The Meaning of Me recently tagged me and the other co-hosts of the TToT to participate in the. . .
Acceptance of the award involves answering 10 questions. TEN. She set me up perfectly to multi-task!
1. What is one of your favorite habits you have?
When I first read this question, I (surprisingly) came up with an answer fairly quickly. When I read Dyanne's post, I realized that we both had the same answer! I promise I had already thought of my answer before I read hers.
Anyway, one of my favorite habits is daily prayer. Prayer starts, intersperses, and ends each day. Connecting to my Heavenly Father helps me recognize opportunities to help others and see His hand in my life.
I'm thankful for the power of prayer.
2. Would you prefer to travel by plane, train, or automobile? Why?
I love how flying allows me to travel hundreds or thousands of miles in a short amount of time. Flying allows me to quickly arrive at my destination, letting me spend more of my vacation time doing the things I want to. Also, driving across oceans doesn't work very well.
I'm thankful for the ease of travel.
3. What’s the first thing you notice about people?
I notice their demeanor, how they are interacting with those around them.
I'm thankful for patient, kind people.
4. If you could throw any kind of party, what would it be like and what would it be for?
It would be a family reunion, and ideally it would be a surprise. I'm not sure I could pull it off, though, as I have been part of surprise family reunions on more than one occasion. Now my mom's radar is on high-alert.
I'm thankful for family, and for reunions.
5. What was the first thing you bought with your own money?
As a young child, I lived two houses down from a little store--"the little store," to use the vernacular of our neighborhood. When I had money, I could go to the little store and buy candy. Penny candy was on the bottom shelf, nickel candy was on the second shelf, and I think dime candy was on the third. I don't know if I ever plopped down a dime for a candy bar; I usually would buy something from the two bottom shelves.
I remember Mrs. Betts, the store owner, would always praise me for being able to count out exact change. Her comments made me feel capable.
I'm thankful for innocent comments of adults which helped build up child-me.
6. What was your favorite activity in gym class?
I enjoyed playing dodgeball (in grade school), and basketball, but probably my favorite activities (I can't pick just one) were those that were out of the ordinary. In grade school one year, we got to go to the local swimming pool for swimming lessons. That was fun. Our grade school gymnasium had a rope attached to the ceiling. Sometimes for PE, we would be able to take turns climbing the rope. A thin mat sat under the rope, presumably to protect us in case of a fall. I was good at rope climbing. In junior high, we had gymnastic equipment. I am not a gymnast. I can't even do a cartwheel. However, the uneven parallel bars were surprisingly fun.
I'm thankful for a body that allows me to try new activities.
7. If someone asked you to give them a random piece of advice, what would you say?
You will never go wrong if you listen to the promptings of the Holy Ghost.
I'm thankful for the Holy Ghost.
8. What’s your favorite part about today so far?
I went to the temple this morning with some of the women from church. Even though traffic can be heavy, going to the temple always leaves me with a feeling of peace.
I'm thankful for the temple.
9. If you were a type of animal, what would you be and why?
Dogs are my favorite, so I guess I'll go with a dog. Dogs are loyal, friendly, quick to forgive, and generally happy--not to mention, cute!
I'm thankful for dogs.
10. What story does your family always tell about you?
Now that my kids are grown, I'm starting to hear their impressions of growing up. Traveling to grandparents' homes necessitated a long car trip, and a long car trip meant snacks. While I think I did a good job packing a variety of snacks, one item stands out in the minds of my children. Carrot sticks. Warm, soft carrot sticks. Apparently I didn't always do a great job of using a cooler.
I'm thankful for laughter, and for carrots!
Now, in accepting this award, I am supposed to nominate others, and ask 10 questions of my own. I have a hard time remembering who has been nominated already, let alone who enjoys participating, so let's just say that if you read this blog, and wish to participate (even if you already have), you are nominated! I would love to hear your answers! You can answer any or all questions on your blog, or in the comments. (You could also turn it into a TToT post, like I did--we love to have new participants!)
Here are my questions:
1. What small act of service have you received that has meant a lot to you?
2. What was your favorite meal when you were a child?
3. Do you enjoy camping?
4. Have you moved (changed houses) more as an adult, or as a child?
5. Where would you like to retire, and why?
6. If you had a free day next week, how would you spend it?
7. If you could suddenly develop a new talent or skill, what would it be?
8. Do you know where your grandparents and/or great-grandparents were born?
9. What is one trait that describes you?
10. What is one of your family traditions?
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