Today is comments and conversation day! A few days ago, I invited people to ask any question of me that they wanted. I got one response, from Sara Beth, with a list of questions:
She asked: Why (When) did you start the Ultimate Blogging Challenge?
The first time that I participated in the Ultimate Blogging Challenge was in October 2014. I joined the challenge out of curiosity. I had no idea of what a blogging challenge could be. Why not try, I thought. So I did. Since then, I haven’t missed a challenge, and, in fact, really look forward to the challenge. I’ve gotten many more readers since I started doing this challenge.
How long have you been blogging?
I started blogging in 2006, so about eleven years.
What’s your favorite flower? tree?
My favorite flower is the portulaca because it’s so delicate and colorful and it spreads.
My favorite tree is the white pine. It grows tall and straight. It has long needles in groups of five and is just a really attractive tree.
Now for conversation from yesterday’s post about the secrets of a long life. If you want to check out that blog post, you can find it here: link to The Secrets to a Long and Happy Life
Alana said: They say attitude is everything, and when I think of my
husband’s aunt, who is 105, I remember a woman who always has had a great zest
for life, lots of curiosity, and a love of learning. She never even had to take
any medication until she was almost 101. I enjoyed reading about Mrs. Raleigh.
I can well imagine that your husband’s aunt has some great stories. She sounds like a great lady with a wonderful attitude and a great love of life.
Martha deMeo said: Paul sounds like he was an amazing man! My mother-in-law
will be 100 in September and her sister lived until 103. Mom’s mind is so
sharp, still does her own banking plus keeps up with the cleaning, laundry and
cooking. We finally talked her into moving into independent living and will be
moving her next week. She will now have elevators which stairs have been her
only downfall since she has trouble walking. She always says age is just a
I agree. Age really is just a number. It’s all about attitude and being engaged in life and your mother in law sounds like someone who engages life with real zest.
SaraBeth said: Hi, Alice. What a treasure to have known these great gems in
your life. Humor and not worrying about everything is probably the key to long
life. Eating well and exercise and just plain enjoying each day and the people
around you is another one.
seriously is key for me 🙂 along with good food, good relationships and
exercise. It’s interesting how everyone’s life is so different and can be such
an adventure if you let it!
happy life. Because life is always too short for it not to be so.