Sands of Time

Powerful Questions for 2018, Week 8

With March just around the corner, let’s finish out February with seven questions for week eight of 2018, challenging us with this month’s lifeskill, Time Management. These questions are offered by Bob Tiede at At Leading With Questions, from wisdom leaders around the nation and world.*

*Source: Marc Chernoff’s list of questions,
Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself in 2018.

Question 1: Based on you current daily actions and routines, where would you expect to be in five years?

I hope I will still be enjoying my home and family, writing about things that interest me and my readers, and weaving my latest, greatest creative idea.

Question 2: What are you looking forward to in the upcoming week?

I am looking forward to making a decision and moving forward to do what needs to be done; and celebrating the outcome.

Question 3: When you have a random hour of free time, what do you usually do?

I walk outside around my yard, watch my koi fish leisurely swimming in our pond, and find ways to make my husband laugh and not be too serious about what he is focused on. The latter may not go over too well if the subject he is working on requires his undivided attention (which is often). That only tempts me to tease him further until he smiles and gives me a hug or kiss, with the promise I will help him with whatever he is working on.

Question 4: If you could relive yesterday what would you do differently?

I would be more positive, less anxious, and find something to make me laugh.

Question 5: How would you spend your ideal day?

I would wake up refreshed, have a delicious breakfast, exercise to get the muscles working well, write, weave, and win dominoes with my hubby.

Question 6: If you could live forever, would you want to? Why?

To start off, since I believe I will live forever here and beyond because of my Jesus faith, I will focus my answer on living forever on this side of heaven. I am not certain I would want to. It would all depend on what I would be living with and the additional challenges faced.
Would my body and mind be functioning at full capacity? If not, one life seems more than enough time to finally give it a rest in eternity. Freedom from the trials and tribulations humanity gives this world is tempting enough to be content to check out when it’s my time to fly through the universe.

Question 7: If you could go back in time and change things, what would you change about the week that just passed?

This question reminds me of one of week six questions, “If you had the chance to go back in time and change one thing would you do it?” I am not sure I would. Sure, there are things I would change from the past week. Yet, not knowing the consequences, good and bad, of making those changes, I don’t think I would. I really don’t want that kind of power. We humans are too unpredictable and self-centered. There are just too many variables totally out of my control to even imagine the outcome day by day, year by year in everyone’s lives.

So, I would rather leave redeeming the past, whether it’s a week or a lifetime, to God while I trust and learn from what comes my way. Then maybe I will contribute to better outcomes for those who cross my path in the here and now. Today is a new day for doing just that!

Now, it’s your turn again!