Share Your World #18

Who was your best friend in elementary school?
We’ll call her Kiwi. We met in the second grade. I moved so much as a child, she was one of my few constants. We go long periods of time without contact, but we did get together for dinner a few months ago. We always tell one another we’re “exactly the same” which is impossible and also, true.

What things could people do for you on a really bad day that would really help you?
Listen to me, make me laugh.

If you could make a 15 second speech to the entire world, what would you say?
If I could say all that I need to say in 15 seconds, I wouldn’t be a writer.

Would you rather be an amazing dancer or an amazing singer?
Neither. I do both well enough, can I choose to be an amazing musician instead?

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

Last week had me grasping at gratitude and trying to hold on to all the good stuff with both hands. The refuge that I take in my husband’s arms at night. Cool, rainy days. Turning the pages of a great book. Good music. Bunnies in the yard. The last of the tulips. Joy in the enthusiasm of my children and the accomplishments of my friends. Overcoming anxiety moment to moment.
I’m happy to say that this week looks remarkably blank on the calendar. With that comes a little prayer of Please Let It Be So and then in expectation of disaster, a bit of “It is Well with My Soul” — but only the first verse, cause you know, heathen pagan Unitarian.



Cee’s Share Your World is a weekly feature and all are invited to play along.

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28 Responses to Share Your World #18

  1. Dan Antion says:

    I love it when you do these posts, you do them so well. “Listen to me, make me laugh.” That’s the prescription everyone needs to be filled.

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  2. A great book. Cool, rainy days, Bunnies in the yard. — and Puppy Cody! Works for me.

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  3. Cee Neuner says:

    I think it is neat you are still in touch with your friend. 😀

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  4. Chez Shea says:

    Am laughing at your answer to the 15 second speech! Very well said!

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  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    Childhood friends that keep in touch, listening to each other, and making each other laugh, all things the world could do with a lot more of.
    Great fun post 🙂

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  6. April says:

    I love the gratitude answers.

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  7. Anxious Mom says:

    Lol at “only the first verse” thing. God I hated when we had to do all 6 verses of some lame ass song.

    Laughter can definitely be the best medicine at times. My husband is great at making me laugh so I don’t stay mad at him over something.

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    • joey says:

      That makes me smile — I’m glad you have one another.

      Only the first verse, because after that it gets into sin and Satan and I’m not all about that.

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  8. I envy your “kiwi”. I am only Facebook friends with some kids from my childhood. Sad.

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    • joey says:

      Sorry. I’m friends with very few people from school years, at all, even college, like fewer than 10 overall — but that makes those people even more precious 🙂

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  9. Love it that you still have your elementary friend in your life. And making me laugh is also the way to win my heart. Enjoy the last of spring.


  10. Fantastic post ! Got to love a friend like Kiwi. Those kinds of friends are worth their weight in friendship gold! I think i’d only have one thing to say to the world, it wouldn’t even take 15 seconds. “Stop being assholes to each other.”

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  11. Benson says:

    What is going on in my world is that every once in a while WordPress thinks it is Homeland Security and decides that I need to log in in order to reply to anything published on one of their hosted sites. Which means I must enter a “security” code I receive via text in addition to providing my user name a password. A complete pain in the bumper. That being said,I had no friends in grade school. It is very cool that you are still in touch with one of your pals,after all these years. I think you should laugh more. You have a nice laugh. I hope your gratitude list grows more this week

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  12. reocochran says:

    Nicely expressed in words and the picture looked like Joy itself. I love skies and also branches of trees. . . I do believe in keeping friends. I sent a Happy Mother’s Day card to several mothers along iwth a great friend who is like a sister to me, there for me, knows all my “dirty little secrets.” Joey, I love that you still have Kiwi in your life. Your words about if I could say something in 15 seconds. . . “Perfect!” or “Priceless!”

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  13. Yes you can choose musician! What instrument would you choose?

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  14. It sounds like May has started off well for you and that is wonderful. Hubby and I are fighting colds and the weather is not helping. I need some sun. 🙂


  15. Laura says:

    I have one or two friends like Kiwi, though I haven’t seen them in person in years. They’re precious to me, and yes…somehow they’re still the same. We’re middle aged, graying, with kids that make us crazy, but when we talk they’re the same people I’ve always known. Weird.

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