April 24, 2013

April Showers Bring...the Wednesday Hodgepodge!

1. April showers bring May flowers...what have you been showered with this month?
~ Blessings.

2. What is the nature of compassion?  Is it learned or innate?  Can compassion be learned?  If you're a parent is this something you've purposely sought to instill in your children, and if so how?

~ I think compassion is when you take empathy and act on it.  It may be innate in some people, but on the whole I think it's learned.   I did try to instill it in my kids.  They saw it modeled in the home and when I was a youth leader I set up many projects that gave them the opportunity to "put legs on it."

3. Do you prefer to watch romantic comedy or romantic drama...or are you rolling your eyes saying bring on the action flicks?
~ I like a pretty wide variety of movies.  I will admittedly probably choose a comedy (not necessarily romantic) first, but I really like adventure movies like Indiana Jones, National Treasure, and the like.  But  then my favorite movie of all time is one of the sappiest chick-flicks ever....Dirty Dancing.

4.  It's April which means baseball season is officially upon us here in the US of A. Humphrey Bogart is quoted as saying "A hot dog at the ballgame beats roast beef at the Ritz." Agree or Disagree?
~ I could live without either.

5. What's something in your community or city that needs fixing or improving?

~ Appearance.  We have a large, beautiful park with trails but the town itself is kind of ugly.

6. Share a song you enjoy that mentions flowers or a specific flower in its title.

7. April 22nd is Earth Day...do you believe there's life on other planets?  That wasn't the question you were expecting was it? ~ I believe life on other planets is at least.....possible.  The Bible says God created the heavens and Earth.  There's a lot of stuff out there in the heavens.  It's a big universe.  Would any life out there look like us?  Probably not.  I do believe we are his masterpiece, made in his own image.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.

~ Have you been following any of the side stories accompanying the Boston bombing news?  There are some who are saying that the Saudi national, that "person of interest" that Michelle Obama herself went to see, who never should have had a student visa because he was on a terrorism watch list....they're saying he might be Osama bin Laden's son.  Wouldn't that be something?  Not a good something, but....something.


retired not tired said...

No I haven't been following up on the bombings. An interesting conjecture.

Rebecca Jo said...

I've been waiting for all the consipracy sites to start popping up with the Boston stuff...

Nikki S. said...

I love "Dirty Dancing"! Still get a little sad now since Patrick Swayze is gone. ;/

Life in a Small Town said...

Interesting about the "side stories". Like anybody really believes anything that's on the news, anyway! :)

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I would be sitting there right next to you for those movies. Great song choice. Good answer of the life on other planets. That is very interesting news in your random. I hadn't heard about that.


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