I had a sudden thought today…maybe there will be no GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF this year. I did say maybe…I have no idea what will happen. The Olympics have been postponed, Wimbledon Tennis Championships have been cancelled and I have no idea what is going to happen with football, but everyone knew Liverpool were going to win – hey!
Moving on…before any supporters of other football clubs take issue with my last statement…this is my SHARE-YOUR-WORLD post. Right now my world is mainly playing out at work (#I ❤ NHS). But there are other things I can tell you about. Thank you to Melanie, the creator of , for providing great questions. This is Melanie’s original post:
Pancakes, waffles or French Toast as your breakfast favorite?
Oooooh – right now I am thinking waffles. Yeah, right now I would pick waffles. Smothered with some luscious topping – we could put strawberries and cream all over a waffle – whether we have tennis to watch or not! Ooooh yummy! The problem with me is that I just love variety. I have very few favourites. I would get bored too easily with a favourite. If I have waffles today, I would would not want them tomorrow.
If Jack was here, I would say pancakes. He loves trying to make pancakes for our breakfast.
But I have not had French toast for ages. It sounds very appealing. Maybe I will cancel the waffles and go for French toast instead.
I prefer a savoury breakfast to a sweet though, to be honest. I had a yummy breakfast today. I did not think I was having enough protein in my diet recently. So I decided to make some scrambled eggs. I had them with an onion and chive bagel with sundried tomatoes. It was delicious.
I don’t usually buy bagels. They are an occasional treat. But I have been working so many hours, doing my bit for the NHS, that when I saw a pack of bagels left on the shelf at the supermarket, I thought it was perfectly appropriate to treat myself.
My advice for you is, during this time of stress and worry, treats are not a bad idea. Especially little treats. Little inexpensive treats. They brighten the day and lighten the load. This situation is feeling like a marathon stretching ahead of us. So let yourself have little treats and highlights to cheer yourself during these tough times.
I decided I would take a photo of my breakfast for you. It tasted much better than it looked!
Do you think a person’s name influences the person they become?
Maybe. I think my name may have influenced me in some ways. I didn’t always like my name, but now I do. I think it has a pleasant connotation.
Would things get better or worse if humans focused on what was going well rather than what’s going wrong?
What are the “things” we are talking about? People everywhere have a slightly different outlook. There are the glass half full and the glass half empty types. Some see the positives, some see the negatives. Some see problems, others see solutions. Some see a crisis, others see an opportunity. Personally I am a bit wary of anyone who is extreme in their thinking either way.
People who will insist everything is great make me think they are delusional, whereas those who only see doom and gloom are exhausting. I prefer someone who keeps a balanced perspective. Someone who sees the end goal, but is able to recognise challenges and think about how to adjust or deal with them effectively, so they can continue towards that goal.
I have so many thoughts on this, I don’t know which direction to go in. But at the end of the day, no matter what any of us individually think of something, our own perspective may be limited. Once all aspects of something are manifest, a more accurate judgment can be called.
Is math(s) something that humans created or something we discovered? Is looking at reality mathematically an accurate representation of how things work?
Hmm. I am not sure I understand the second question entirely.
My first thought when I read this question was the Periodic Table of Elements. What we have discovered about the mathematical laws in the building blocks of every substance known to us is quite breathtaking. The order and precision are humbling.
Mankind has remarkable capacities for learning. Humans have remarkable potential when it comes to researching, discovering, contemplating, comprehending and being inspired by the natural world around us. It is no accident. Creation is no accident. The more we learn about creation the more we learn about our Creator. Our magnificent Creator – who will soon undo all of the damage caused by human independance, including death.
What are you grateful for right now?
I read this question and my mind flooded with lots of things. So I am going to give you a little list of things I am grateful for:
- It’s a fifteen minute walk to work!
- Blue skies
- My parents trained me to work hard
- I have wonderful colleagues who are working very hard and very long hours at this time
- My manager is a great trainer
- I have very comfortable work shoes
- We have plenty of PPE where I work
- There are lots of volunteers who want to help the most vulnerable in our community
- There are the prettiest tulips growing in the garden
- I found toilet rolls back on the supermarket shelves this week
- The older members of my family and those with chronic conditions that make them vulnerable are all obediently self-isolating. They are taking the direction very seriously
- The younger members of my family are doing a great job of cheering us up with their videos
- My bed is really comfy
- My legs are very strong
- The bakery at the end of the road reserve a dark sourdough loaf for me every weekend
- I have a wonderful hope for the future – that life will be restored to all those who have gone to sleep. It helps me know that all of the precious members of the human family who are suffering are going to be safe in the memory of our heavenly father. He is longing to heal this earth and wipe the tears from our eyes. The future resurrection will be the most wonderful era in all human history. – “I have hope toward God…that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous. – ACTS 24:15