Here are my answers to Cee’s weekly prompt: Share Your World – Week 20
What is the most important thing that you ever learned? (I bet it’s not something you learned in school)
Probably learning to keep an open mind and not judge others simply by what we see on the surface. Everyone has a story and everyone carries baggage that we couldn’t possibly know about or fully understand. It’s not always easy to do of course, but knowing and accepting that no two people see things exactly the same way makes it much easier to get along with others.
What feeds your enthusiasm for life?
I’m lucky enough to be curious by nature, so I always want to know how things work or why they are the way they are. I can wake up any morning with enthusiasm about something new to explore and discover.
What’s your most memorable (good or bad) airplane commercial or private flight?
A few years back we visited a childhood friend of mine who lives in Nova Scotia now. At the time he had just gotten his small craft pilot’s license so he surprised us with a flight out of a small local airport. He had rented a tiny little four seater to take us up in. I’d never been in such a small plane before but it was so much fun.
We flew around over the shores of the bay of Fundy for about an hour, and at one point he even let me take the controls for a few minutes.
If you were a great explorer, what would you explore?
I’m not a great explorer but I’d love to spend some time in Canada’s far north. Though it’s hard for some to believe, the National Parks on Baffin Island or Ellesmere Island are so remote that from Montreal it’s easier and less expensive to get to China than to visit the arctic.
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
I’m extremely grateful for the antibiotics that helped me get over a case of pneumonia that I got hit with a few weeks back. I took some time off to rest up and let myself get better. In the meantime I’m gradually easing myself back into a regular routine. I’m not quite 100% yet; my body is still demanding 8-10 hours of sleep per day, but I am doing much better than a few weeks ago.
For the coming week I’m looking forward to going back to the doctor for a follow up chest X-ray, and hopefully everything will be clear and she’ll give me the green light to get back to business as usual.
As always, thank you for reading 🙂