Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Success in a Brown Bag: The Weekly Hodgepodge

 Want to join the party?  Get your butt on over to From This Side of the Pond  for the Hodgepodge link-up!

How should success be measured? Using that as your standard, who is the most successful person you know? (Or one of the most successful?) 
Booker T. Washington said, "Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome."    Joshua 1:8 says, "This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success."  So, success is measured by how well someone overcomes obstacles using the Word of God.  With that definition, I'd say one of the most successful people I know is Beth Moore.  Wait, I don't actually know her.  Let's see, I don't actually know anyone personally who fits the bill.  Crap, never mind. 
Have you ever been to a hot air balloon launch/fest/party? Ever taken a ride in a hot air balloon? Is that on your bucket list? According to Frommers the ten best hot air balloon adventures in the world are Loire Valley (France), the Serengeti (Tanzania), Napa Valley (California), Lake Champlain (Vermont), Cappadocia (Turkey), Istria (Croatia), Gstaad (Switzerland), Yarra Valley (Australia), Muelle (Costa Rica), and Albuquerque (New Mexico). Which one on the list would you most like to experience?
No, I've never been, but if I could, I go to the one in Napa Valley, California.
May 25th is National Brown-Bag It Day. Did you/will you pack a lunch today? When did you last pack a lunch for someone and what are your go-to ingredients for a brown bag lunch?
No, not today.  I'll get off early enough to eat lunch at home.  I do pack my lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays (my longest work days).  I usually make some sort of salad or stir fry vegetables and chicken.  I almost always pack myself breakfast.
What's one of your favorite dance scenes from a movie or television show? 
This scene from The Littlest Rebel.

John F. Kennedy made famous the line, '...Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country." So what can you do for your country?
Not much.  I didn't qualify to join the military when I was 18.  I'm not rich or influential enough to be run for political office. I've not been chosen for any of the positions I've taken civil service tests for.  Heck, my squares I made for the soldiers didn't even make it to the charity (percent complete stayed at 30% for months.  The minute I had mine ready to mail, it's posted they're done).  I guess I can just vote and pay taxes.  Know what I would like to do for my country?  Fire everyone in Washington and start over with some real statesman instead of the pandering crybabies we have now (I don't care what party they're affiliated with).
Weekends are made for __________________________________.
5k's, church, rest, fun, reading, crafts, bike rides, and catching up.  I was going to say "getting together with friends," but that would have been a lie. 
On this last Wednesday of the month, bid farewell to the month of May in seven words or less. 
May's almost over?  Dang that was fast!
Insert your own random thought here.
I've been in a pissy mood for a while now.  Just pray.


  1. Visiting today from the Hodgepodge :) I love Shirley Temple, great choice. I like your definition of success. We have to do that each day, don't we?!

  2. I think a clean slate in D.C. sounds like a pretty good idea : ) Hope you have a weekend filled with all those things on you list!

  3. I think most of us can agree with your statement about starting over with a clean slate in Washington. We still have a LONG road ahead of us before the election. UGH! Enjoy your weekend!

  4. Visiting over from Joyce's...hey---we had the same Booker T. Washington quote. Smiles