What About You? (Sunday Quick Questions #30)

We answer ‘quick questions’ here on I Tripped Over a Stone on Sundays.

Why? 

Because… I blog. I get sick of me. I want to hear from you!

Don’t think, just answer!

  1. Name one thing you should ignore but don’t.
  2. It is the last day for you on this earth… what is one thing you wish you would have done more often?
  3. What one book has changed your life and in three sentences, say how.

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  1. Stupid people.
  2. Laughed more.
  3. Many Masters, Many Lives by Brian Weiss.
  • This book introduced me to the real possibility of living as many lives as you need because you are here on earth to learn specific lessons.
  • You are energy, this is limitless, so when you die this energy is put into its next ‘life’ and the ‘masters’ words prepare you to receive more lessons in that lifetime.
  • This book brought me comfort and a greater sense of hope and compassion than I’d previously ever known.

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  1. 1. Wasps (and large spiders).
    2. Played more football. I stopped because I got worried I’d damage my fingers preventing me from playing the guitar.
    3. Dan Simmons ‘Hyperion’ for no other reason than it was the first paperback this dyslexic ever managed to read, even though it took days to finish it; plus I enjoyed it. I haven’t stopped reading since – I’ll admit though, it was only earlier this year I got into reading.

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    1. Wasps! Yes, and the sting is awful. Spiders are just creepy. 🕷 Well, playing football was fun at the time. You made a very grown up decision! To be wary of anything that could damage your career. The musician/song writer needs fingers, very difficult without. Ah yes, Hyperion. I believe we chatted about this book in the past. Any literature that you can enjoy while mastering the art of reading is a DEFINITE life changing book! Doesn’t matter when you started reading, only that you’ve found a way to make something, already difficult for many, enjoyable for you… dyslexia must be an incredible challenge, George. I’m amazed at your writing and composing skills! I guess I’m seeing the final project, I have no idea if you struggled. Thanks, George! I hope you enjoy your afternoon! 😊💫

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      1. The worst time was at school. Issues with reading/writing left me thinking I was stupid. Only at uni it became clear I wasn’t (that stupid, anyhow). They helped me out a lot. Now I’ve got of the fear of opening up a book all is good on that front. I still set the screen white on black when writing stuff, but that’s all. Wasps seem to be my most loyal followers – that or they like the hot chocolate I drink in cafes. Have a great day ~ George

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        1. I hate that school was difficult for you. So glad you finally got answers! Books are a real escape from your daily life. There are some really awful ones too, not every author should be a writer. George and his groupies the “wasps.” That sounds kinda cool! 😂🤣😂

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  2. 1. Feelings of personal judgement/condemnation
    2. I wish I had not wasted anytime on regrets.
    3. I believe in God The Son, Jesus Christ, crucified, buried and in three days rose again and now, sits at the Right Hand of God the Father, ever making intercession for me. I believe that same Resurrection power will lift my soul off this earth to meet Jesus in the air or, if by grave, will carry this soul of mine to rest in Heaven to await the Great White Throne judgement. I believe God the Holy Spirit ‘s supernatural power with me, in me, around me, keeping and guiding me through this temporary, oh so very, very short life, to my eternal home showing me through the living word of God how to accept His grace, mercy, love and His precious sacrifice for me.
    Sorry for all the run-ons 😌 hard to answer in three sentences. God bless you.

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    1. Hi Sherry! Oh, the self judgement! That one is so hard to ignore. That little voice telling you everything wrong with you… I struggle at times with that too! We can work on ignoring that stupid voice together! Spending time on regrets is a waste. But we are over-thinkers and stuff that we wish had a different outcome… well if only! But that does no good. Argh. Your life changing book is the Bible! I like that book too!😉 I’m amazed at your 3 sentence compilation! 3 ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ STARS! Never have I heard of anyone with the ability (run on sentences or not!) to describe how the Bible affects their life. I’m stunned. Very cool. Thanks so much, Sherry!😊💫

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    1. Amazing how we can here 100s of great comments but the one callous comment, it stays with us. Yep. Working on ignoring those! Work. Music to my ears… seriously. When you work at something you love, you want to put more of yourself into it. Not the paycheck, but the essence of the ‘job’ becoming a positive experience. (Are you being sarcastic? Ha! I hope not cause I do see the positive in doing something you love!) ahhh…the Sound and the Fury. I remember you talking about this. Wow. Definitely life changing! Thanks Bo! 😊💜💜

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        1. Yes. I really do understand. You know how I loved my jobs… ALL of THEM. I don’t know of the order of your difficulties… you always say in time you will write your story. I am waiting patiently cause I respect that! Clearly. But I don’t know of your illness or operation so I don’t want to speak out of turn. I do know you balance so very much alone. I don’t know how you do ALL you do! I don’t see how you could fit work on your plate too? But work, I loved working. It’s so very hard to have that taken. Damn. I do understand that. 💜🌷

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  3. Kim, you are an early Sunday morning breath of fresh air! I’m so very fortunate to have “stumbled” over your blog. You make us all think deeply about things outside of our immediate dilemmas and walk away feeling better and “lighter” after setting our minds on other things for a while. Thank you!!

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    1. Well thanks so much Sherry! I believe I am the lucky one. So many incredible people stopping by and answering my questions… I so love getting to know you all better! I do hope you feel “lighter” as that is the BEST compliment! We live our best lives when the lighter side shines through! Happy Sunday Sherry, you deserve a light day! 😊⭐️💫

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  4. 1. Irritating ( to me ) things other people ( usually poor Cyberspouse ) do.
    2. Ridden horses.
    3. I had to think, but actually it’s The Bible. I have not read it all or much of it, but those sunday school stories and parables turn out to be totally relevant even today! In fact I might look them up and write a blog about them.

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    1. Happy Sunday Janet! Those irritating things… make me irate! Lets try to be more accepting of those who do things differently from us. 🤔 even though our way is right and theirs is wro— different!!!😉 You have a love of horses! Awe. Get some more time in… if you can. The Bible, well it is the GOOD book! The Bible stores do stay with us. Many parables definitely make there way into my everyday thinking. Yep, I couldn’t claim to have read it from cover to cover but I have read many chapters in each book. I think the Bible is a book we refer to throughout our lives. Don’t you? I think that was a great lesson I learned completing my Catechism courses. I didn’t have to KNOW the answer but I did need to know where to find the answer. 😊 and we can always find it in the good book! Thanks, Janet!😊💜

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  5. The voice in my head telling me that I suck.
    Told that voice to fuck off more often.
    What one book has changed your life and in three sentences, say how.
    Are You Really Too Sensitive by Marcy Calhoun. Another empath my mom knew gave this book to me. I finally realized that I wasn’t the only HSP in the world. I still have it, somewhere.

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    1. “Fuck off, bad voice trying to talk to Mer!” Better? I got you! That is a miserable voice, tell it NO! I think that one visits me every once in a while too. It’s a buggar! That sounds like a very interesting book! As an empath, you deal with more than your fair share. Then add the rest!!! You are an incredibly strong woman. Yes, Mer, you are. Stop that voice! YES MER. You are VErY strong! Damn it! 😉 Thanks Merbear! (And thanks to Calhoun!) ⭐️💫😊💜💜💜

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  6. 1. People who dislike/mistreat me.
    2. listened more and talked less; especially with loved ones.
    3. the Bible. I was (rudely) challenged years ago, about not reading it, and then spent a dark night shortly thereafter wherein the only thing that calmed me was reading from the Bible so sometimes those irritating and rude people can be used of God, haha. Because that dark night I spent Bible reading prepared me for yet more trauma and darkness to come in my already trauma filled existence–and I haven’t been the same since. It became a living thing, for me, which still stirs my mind and heart even when I haven’t actually ‘read’ it for a while.

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    1. It’s always the squeaky wheel that gets the oil!!! Why is that? I really don’t know… I’m right there with you tho. Listening, that is a lost art most of us have going on. Not kidding, my hubby and I just had this discussion about people who only listen until they can think of something to say! We were talking about a loved one. The Bible is a life changer, a system shock for those who only read what they are given and never are truly tested in real life by injury and trauma! Never spent a dark rainy night reading the good book. Well, that rude person was a lightening rod to YOUR benefit! Oh yes – God does love ALL his Creatures, big and small. 😊💜💫

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    1. I wonder if not paying attention to pain would be a good thing? I don’t know, Margie! It would be nice if when we payed it no mind, it would cease to exist!!! I’m good with that! Yes, walking on the beach! I so miss the Northwest! The ocean! Walks on the beach! Watch your back has some life changing consequences! Watch your six, my friend! 😊💜💫

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  7. 1. What people I don’t know say about me.
    2. Travel. I used to travel a lot before getting sick, but it’s so much harder now. I miss that.
    3. Sophie’s World. I received it as a high school graduation gift and read it in college. It was the first book I read on my own (not because it was required in school) that I couldn’t put down. It wasn’t the story itself that changed my life (especially since I don’t remember much of what it was about), but I remember that it made me curious about the world, and I haven’t lost that curiosity yet.

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    1. Lindsay… what people say about you is probably how delighted they are to know you! Don’t worry! Never mind the busy bodies, you are so lucky you are not THEM! Yukko! I couldn’t imagine such a STALE life! Traveling more is one of mine too! But I’m on my way as the hubby and I are about a month from buying our RV! Travel will again be an option for you, I just have a feeling it will! There are many tricks to be learned that allows us to travel even when ill. I learned a bunch! One day, we will talk travel! I just may have a blog up my sleeve!🤭 what a wonderful, life changing book. Very cool it was the first book you wanted to read and it left you with that curiosity… powerful! Very cool, Lindsay! 😊💫😎

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      1. I’m very envious! My dream after getting sick is to get an RV and travel around the US – go to all national parks, and maybe even stop and see all the silly roadside attractions (largest ball of yarn and whatnot). I also think it would be fun to drive the old route 66, and to stop at old authentic diners and movie theaters. I very much look forward to your travel blog 🙂

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        1. Buckle up buttercup! You are traveling with a Fibro Warrior finding freedom as a rolling stone! It will be fun! But no matter what, I’ll tell you what it’s like to take on this lifestyle with fibro. Oh boy! I’ll also report on that ball of whatnot!😉

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  8. Loved your responses Kim……..I am going to check out the book you listed, I have never heard of it before and it sounds wonderful.

    1. Horrible drivers – I can really loose it………like me getting upset is going to change their horrible behavior 🙂

    2. Everything – traveled, worked, played, laughed, cried, hugged, spent time with family and friends, rescued more animals, sent more cards, made more calls………..I really come go on and on.

    3. I read all of the Little House Books to my kids: (a) bad stuff happens and you have to go on (b) save money for a rainy day – there is always a rainy day (c) be kind – someday you will need help too.

    Thanks again Kim, your questions always make me think. Love you new picture. 🙂

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    1. Hello Wendi! Thanks for the compliments! I knew you’d mention my picture and honestly, I was waiting to see what you thought😊 because… YOU ROCK Wendi! You have some incredible answers and I’m very emotional about the Little House books, also very special to me, I had the entire set and we went to Laura Ingall’s real home when I was around 12. I had forgotten and I thank you for reminding me! But, let’s start with your answers!

      The road rage… (yes, Wendi, it is road rage!) 😂🤣😂 Lordy, you and my hubby! He’s yelling and threatening everything in his way! Then it gets worse once we pull out of our driveway!😆😉 awe. I’m going to tell you what I used to tell him because it’s rare these days for him to get upset anymore. Ready? The driver in the car you are yelling at is somebody’s mom. The driver in the other car is somebody’s child. Somebody’s father, brother, or sister… tell that to yourself the next time you get ready to put that car in drive. (Some drivers in other cars also have weapons so watch your six!)🤓 it is an emoji kind of morning!

      Everything. I completely AGREE. Damn, if I could just have another 10 years to make up for one day now… I got nothing Wendi. I feel that way too. It helped my anxiety over this by reading Many Masters, Many Lives. I pretty much have NO anxiety about the past because I know I needed to learn MANY lessons. I haven’t learned everything I’ve needed so it’ll take me a few tries and when I’m done, beautiful things await! Read the original book. Don’t get the extended version or anything else by Weiss just the original book. Check it out at the library. It’s hard to swallow (I’m very strong in my faith, as I know you are, and I am not a ‘frightened’ Christian so once I got over the shock of the many lives theory, this book made a positive impact in my belief that we are all energy and the Masters are guardians for us much like the disciples were for Jesus.) just get it at the library because you’ll either love it, or like me get freaked out at first and have to close the book for a solid year before picking it up again! I’m anxious to hear your thoughts! The other thing, I read this book for the second time as I was living in San Antonio caring for my brother while he battled the cancer that took his life. The messages from that book comforted me. OK! Off my soap box!

      Love LOVED all the Little House books. So many memories are coming at me. Those books were basically the books that I grew up on as well as the Little House series on TV. The three things you say about these books, you absolutely nailed it! Thanks for the wonderful message. Your kids will be better for it! You are an Amazing mom! xoxo

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      1. ahhh………..you always write the nicests things Kim. I do love your picture, but I love all of them 🙂
        yes. road rage……i am fine when i am alone in the vehicle – but when i have my kiddos i am not verbally kind to those who drive poorly around me. i don’t yell out windows but i do yell……..
        Which house did you visit of Laura’s? We took the kids a couple years ago to her and Almanzo’s home in Missouri……..it was amazing and i was emotional. It is exactly how it was left when she died, truly amazing. Plus we saw the house that her daughter, Rose, had built for them.
        It is so cool that they were special to you too……..I also watched the tv shows and enjoyed them greatly. Always wished I had someone like ma and pa 🙂
        Oh my goodness, I had no idea about your brother……..how absolutely devestating for you and your entire family. I am so very, very sorry……..
        You are right, I am strong in my faith but I don’t fit into any category of a denomination………so I think i will like it. I am going to see if my library has it!
        Thanks again Kim for being such a great, wonderful, kind, caring and amazing human being………we should clone you! 🙂 Sending you a virtual hug and praying I get to meet you in person sometime.

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  9. -everything

    -chosen a different earth

    -Les Miserable:
    A spectre of humility.

    Great things; great people; can come from humble beginnings.

    “..for I am weak and lowly in spirit…” Mathew 11:29

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    1. Hello Kate! Is it a knee jerk kind of day? Everything bugs you? Naw… maybe the question does. You are allowed to have feelings! Things seem to matter more to people who are in touch with their feelings, the earth, and their fellow human beings.
      You’d choose a different earth. I wonder what the people of Jupiter would be like… or Saturn! It would be an incredible riddle to solve! I have never been able to get through Les Miserables from start to finish! Too sad. I love your lesson from it! Wow. Matthew 11:29. Yep. Seems if only we’d be satisfied to be a Christian, we could find a peace that was like no other. Look at the 25th verse in Matthew chapter 11. Then again, it’s best to just read the whole chapter! Thanks Kate! 😊💫

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  10. 1. My phone while at work. Come to think of it I should ignore the work phone most of the time, too. 😁

    2. I’m glad you said “wish I would have” instead of “should have” cuz that’s a whole different answer. 😉 If it were my last day on earth I wish I would have written more. No, wait, I wish I would have played more franchise-mode Madden. Yes, the Madden one. No, the writing. The writing would still be here after I’m gone; no one will care about my career Madden record. Eh, I’ll be gone, who cares what they care about after I’m gone. Okay, then, I wish I would have listened to more music while drinking beer and working on home projects for self-fulfillment. Final answer.

    3. Can I say Chick-Sent-Me-High again?

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    1. Phones. Work or home… ignore! (You’ll never get in trouble Tom, trust me!) Last day on earth… definitely Madden? I like the idea of thinking about the should have, then releasing yourself from that… go ahead and do that while you drink a beer! More seems like a popular answer. I’m getting out my Theseus and find you some new Chic words for rhyming 😂🤣😂 naw, this is fun! Let’s get ‘Sent!’ Thanks Tom!😊💫

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      1. Okay, a serious moment. I think the one book that changed my life was (don’t laugh) Dr Phil’s “Self Matters.” It was the first self-improvement book I read, at a time when I was facing some life-altering decisions. It helped me take the leap that turned miserable young Tom into the happy Tom I am today. It also began my 15-year obsession with positive psychology books. It may not have been a particularly good book (I honestly don’t remember) but it absolutely changed my life, or at least played a decisive role in the same. ✊

        Honestly, so did “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” some 20 years before. 😉

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        1. I was right with you until the end… Yes! Dr. Phil’s book. I think it was the first self-help book that ‘ol’ this ain’t my first rodeo’ and ‘how’s that working for ya?’ put into the public arena that was OK to read, for everyone. I read, OK, I didn’t actually read it cover to cover but my sister did and informed me that she’d no longer STAND for my shenanigans as she learned, “You teach people how to treat you!” (Dr. Phil) I studied psych, then social work, then criminal justice so I’m well versed in all the Jedi Mind Games… not the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy though! There’s one I haven’t come across!

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