Thursday, June 30, 2011
Thought Provoking Thursdays with Sheena
So, Sheena's thrown down the gauntlet with her new Thought Provoking Thursdays. I have two (sort-of) problems with this:
1) I give my brain a break during June, but seeing as it's almost July (How did that happen?), I should probably get back into practice.
2) I'm not a philosophical person. I don't sit around and contemplate the universe or think about thinking or any of that, so I'm not entirely sure that my answers will be worth reading. But, she's my friend, and when a friend comes up with something on her blog, you participate.
So, here goes nothing!
1. What is the difference between living and existing?
Existing is easy. You wake up, you go about your day, you come home and go to sleep. It requires very little thought or participation. Living is hard. It's messy. It requires heart and faith, and at the end of the day, you may feel beaten and bruised. But I've done both, and I will take living any day of the week.
2. What small act of kindness were you once shown that you will never forget?
This is a hard question, but it probably shouldn't be. I love acts of kindness. I don't know that I could pick just one, so here's a recent one. The co-sponsor that I went on the Beta trip with surprised me by paying for my pedicure. Now here's the funny part, I actually forgot about the pedi that I was supposed to get last Friday because Dad and I were busy working outside, so when she called to see if I had enjoyed it, she ended up having to spoil her own surprise. But it's all fine because I rescheduled for this Friday! And I love that she thought of doing something like that, even though I was just doing my job. It made me really feel appreciated!
3. Do you see to believe or believe to see?
I believe to see. I don't think there's a harder concept to grasp than faith, because it is believing in the things you can't see. But I do. Were I being completely honest, I would say that it's much easier to believe in a time of crisis because then you want something to cling to. I have a much harder time believing what I can't see in the day to day. (Does that make any sense at all?)
Anyway, hop over and join us! Give your brain a workout...