1. According to Oxford Dictionaries, the 2013 word of the year is 'selfie'. Your thoughts? When did you last take a selfie? Do you post them online somewhere? Do you prefer to be in front of the camera or behind the lens?
I definitely prefer to be behind the camera, however I have taken a selfie--I had a new haircut and wanted my daughters opinion. I do not post selfies on line.
I will send out a few handmade cards to close friends and family.
I find it very hard to trust, having been burned so many times in the past. I have to pray daily for a trusting, kind spirit.
Cinnamon with peppermint as a close second.
I always listen more than I talk. It is amazing what I learn when I keep my mouth shut.
Probably "Lucky" by Jason Mraz
Jack Cousteau, I love all the things that he saw and experienced.
This year I am participating in the Advent Conspiracy. Our church is part of a group of churches trying to change the emphasis from commercialism to showing the true meaning of Christmas. As part of this, I am cutting back on my Christmas gift giving, and sending the money through the church to Mozambique to provide 5 fresh water wells for the people. Tens of thousands of people over there die each year from diseases due to of lack of clean water. I think that giving the gift of health is more important than giving my friends and family things that they don't want or need. I will still give a little remembrance to them, but try to save enough to make a significant contribution to the Mozambique project.