Sunday, November 21, 2021

Sunday Stealing

1) What teacher are you most thankful for and why?  What did you learn from him or her?

A. I am thankful for all of my teachers, even the ones I didn't particularly care for, but there are several with whom I am still in contact. My high school math teacher is in contact with me regularly, and I am friends on Facebook with my high school English teacher and two of my English professors from college. It amuses me to realize that generally these folks are only 12 to 15 years older than I am - at the time they were my mentors, they seemed so much older and knowledgeable than I ever thought I might be. Aside from the curriculum they taught me, all of these women have taught me the strength of the feminine, and to look inside myself for my own source of uniqueness and strength. They taught me how to be a person. One cannot ask for a better lesson than that.

2) What’s the season you’re most thankful for, and what’s your favorite part of each season?

A. I am much more fond of Spring and Autumn than Summer and Winter. Spring and Autumn are both lovely in their own ways, and the temperatures are tolerable. Summer is pretty, too, with all the green and the new fawns and such, but it is terribly hot. Winter is simply miserable with its dour grayness and unwillingness to bend in any direction that would cause one to love such a season. However, a light snow (one that covers everything and then disappears quickly) can salvage the meanness of the cold time of year, as the silent snows transform the world into something full of whiteness and lace, bringing about a kind of peace that is soon broken by the sound of the tractors firing up to whisk the snows from the roads.

3) What electronic device are you most grateful for, and what does it add to your life?

A. My PC. I can read many things on here and connect with others through it. I know most people do that on their phones but it is very hard to read on that tiny little screen. I do my writing on the PC as well.

4) What musician or type of music are you most thankful for?

A. I love many types of music, though I am not especially fond of rap or hip hop. I enjoy guitar music and I am an ardent fan of music from the 1970s and early 1980s. As for musicians, I am especially happy to hear the female singers such as Linda Ronstadt, Stevie Nicks, Bonnie Raitt, Sheryl Crow, Melissa Etheridge, Chrissy Hynde, Pat Benatar, and others.

5) What are you most grateful for that brings beauty to your daily life?

A. The area we live in is lovely, and the animals that constantly roam around the exterior of the house are fun to watch.

6) What philanthropic cause or organization do you feel thankful for?

A. I'm very glad there are organizations that help the homeless people and the organizations that feed the folks who cannot afford food otherwise.

7) What foods are you most thankful for?

A. All of them. At the moment I am most grateful for Lays Baked Potato Chips because for some reason, that seems to be the one food I can eat that doesn't set off my reflux or make me feel sick.

8) What local store or restaurant are you most grateful for?  How does it contribute to your quality of life?

A. Bellacino's is a chain food store that sells grinders and salads. They have take out and during the pandemic they brought things to the car. It is good not to have to cook every single meal. (I do not know if this is a local chain or a national chain.)

9) What book are you most grateful for, and why?

A. I know the answer here is supposed to be the Bible, but I am not most grateful for that book. Too much blood has been shed and continues to be shed because of it for me to find it a book for which I should be grateful. I shall say The Lord of the Rings trilogy, because it has great life lessons it, and many good quotes.

10) What act of kindness has made the greatest difference in your life?

A. I'm going to say my marriage. I know that was an act of love, but it was also an act of kindness.

11) What challenging experience has ended up changing your life for the better?

A. It took me eight years to work my way through college and obtain my bachelor's degree. The entire experience was life changing.

12) What vacation are you most grateful for?

A. I am grateful for all of my vacations. We've had some that were terrible, but they were all learning experiences.

13) Name three days in your life that you feel especially grateful for.

A. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Those are good days for which to be grateful. 

14) What product do you use on a daily basis that you most appreciate?

A. Soap. I'm really glad we have soap.

15) What, from this year, do you feel most grateful for?

A. This has been a long year, but I am grateful that I have taken the time to do more reading and playing my guitar. 


I encourage you to visit other participants in Sunday Stealing posts and leave a comment. Cheers to all us thieves who love memes, however we come by them.


  1. I love your part of the country. Mountains, where ever they are make me happy.

  2. Your answer to #9 made me smile. I don't necessarily agree with the entirety of your response. but I admit that when I happened upon the question, I sighed. If I don't say The Bible, then I'm a "bad Christian," right? I'm rather weary of competitive Christianity. I'll discuss my faith happily, but it is a personal thing to me.

    #13 was lovely!

  3. Another LOTR fan here.

    This nice Jewish girl didn’t day The Bible either.

  4. I love your comments about your teachers.

    It never would have occurred to me to be thankful for the Bible. I was raised Catholic, "catholics never read the bible" it is said.

  5. #13, every day is a gift. I love that. Loved your answers. Have a nice day!

  6. That is great how you are still in touch with some of your teachers. We don't get any snow here. I would love to live in the country like you. I always enjoy your honesty. I have never read The Lord of the Rings. Maybe I should. But I don't read as much since I started Bible journaling and crafting. Whatever brings us peace for each day is good.

  7. I commented in a similar fashion about the book -- I know I should say the Bible . . .

  8. #1. I never kept in touch with my teachers - probably because I moved city.

    #4. I'm with you on rap hip-hop. I don't get it at all.

    #14. I know it wasn't meant to be funny (maybe it was) but your "soap" answer made me laugh. I'm grateful for soap too. And I once made it in a chemistry class - and alsmost dissoved my chemistry notebook. I may tell that story one day ...





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