Monday, March 7, 2016

March Question of the Month


The Question of the Month is a bloghop that occurs the first Monday of each month and it is hosted by Michael G D'Agostino from A Life Examined. Here is the question for March:
Have you ever met an idol/influence/someone you really admire? How did it go?”
            Over the years, I’ve admired various people, known and unknown, for their traits and abilities. I looked up to my cousin when I was a kid and thought she was the coolest person I knew. She was on a swim team and had a huge Cabbage Patch collection and I wanted to be just like her. I’ve had my share of celebrity crushes as well. There are still a few celebrities I would love to get to have a conversation with, including Benedict Cumberbatch, David Tennant, or Johnny Depp. Of course, if I actually met them, instead of acting suave and conversing quietly, I would probably say something like “Oh wow! It’s you! You’re here! Please, will you take a picture with me, please?!”
The Graham Norton Show in London. Matt Crossick/PA Images/Startraksphoto.com
 
            Lately, though, I have been a little more down-to-earth with the people I admire. I highly esteem missionaries and people who maintain a strong faith in the midst of trying circumstances. I enjoyed attending a single ladies’ retreat my second time last July and I met a lot of interesting women of all ages who are single, like myself. The two women who put the event together, Mirren and Taryn, are so courteous and kind. I met them a few years ago. They are sisters in their late 30s and never married, and they are actively serving God in their father’s ministry and through women’s ministries, like those retreats. And they both do it all with smiles on their faces. Their great attitude is contagious and they show characteristics that I feel I need more of in my own life. I’m glad I met them and I have enjoyed the handful of times I’ve been able to talk with them.

18 comments:

  1. Those ladies are doing something really admirable with their lives.
    Missionary work is tough and sometimes dangerous. I admire those willing to devote their lives to serving God that way.

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    1. Alex, looking at the life of a missionary makes me realize how blessed I am and how ungrateful I can be sometimes.

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  2. I have to agree, I think as we get older and mature a bit, those we look up to change. People serving in the mission field always get my respect and admiration.

    betty

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    1. Yes, Betty, my response to Alex applies to your comment also :)

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  3. I would be intimidated to speak with celebrities as well. Better to admire ladies such as these.

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    1. Tamara, I know they are just people like us, but celebrities still seem intimidating :)

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  4. Oh yes, I'd love to be Johnny Depp too. And I'd also blow it. I think I'd be struck speechless. I wouldn't be able to do more than blush and smile with a twitching mouth. lol

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    1. Lol, Chrys :) I would probably freeze up at first too, but I hope I could find the courage to at least ask for a picture as a memento of the encounter :)

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  5. They sound like very admirable ladies who know their paths in life. Sometimes that is hard to figure out.

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    1. Susan, yes they found a good path, I'm still trying to figure mine out :)

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    1. Michael, yes, I am the one in the middle. Forgot to label it, lol :)

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  7. Many of the most admirable people are not celebrities at all.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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  8. It's wonderful to find inspiration in everyday people. :)

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  9. It is, Loni :) Everyday people challenge me the most to become a better person myself.

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  10. I've always admired most people closer to home. I always just wanted to hang out with David Letterman. Hard to explain, just thought it would be a hoot!
    "http://lifeLife & Faith in Caneyhead

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    1. Barbara, I think David Letterman would be an interesting person to meet.

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