Friday, September 25, 2009

Five Words

My friend, Beverly, posted a fun little get-to-know-ya game on Monday called Five Words. She offered to send five words to anyone else who wanted to participate, so I said, "Sure! What's the harm in that?"

So she sent me the words this week and I'm supposed to write about them. I wonder if there's any significance to the fact that all the words she sent me were "F" words.

Anyway, here we go. As Jon Lovitz used to say on Saturday Night Live: "Get to know me!"

Far. Oh, this one's easy. I love to travel--far. And there are lots of faraway places that I still want to see. Probably the farthest I've ever travelled is to Sao Paulo, Brazil which is 5,219 miles from Chicago.

Funny. I don't consider myself a particularly funny person, but when I think through my days I realize I laugh a lot. Maybe that's because the people around me are very funny. Or maybe I just crack myself up. I don't know.

Fickle. Fickle people annoy me. They even scare me a little. I am not fickle at all. I know my mind, and I make decisions easily. Usually. I mean, unless I'm just not sure about something and then I don't know what to do. So I guess you could say I can't make up my mind about some things. But then other things . . .

Favorite. I don't have favorites. Having majored in literature in college, I am often asked, "What's your favorite book?" or "Who's your favorite author?" I'm always stumped by that question because with all the great literature out there, who can pick? Maybe I'm just fickle.

Fate. I don't believe in fate. Believing in fate leaves way too much to chance for my liking. I choose to have faith in a sovereign God who has said, "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." (Deuteronomy 31:8)


  1. Fantastic job with your Five "F" words on Friday! Fun to read and food for thought. Okay I'll stop. Love the truth you left us with. Happy weekend.

  2. I don't like picking favorites, either. And I think it's because we don't LIKE to be fickle. Because with all the great things, if you pick one as your favorite, inevitably you'll want to change your mind. And then you are fickle.

    That makes sense, right? At does in my head. :)

  3. Wow, good job with those words, relating the seemingly unrelated!

  4. I majored in Lit/ English, as well, but I don't think anyone as asked my opinion of books lately! I think they hear me talking about blogs too much to think I read anything of worth. And they would be right.
    And I know what you mean about fickle-ness. It drives me crazy when I go through that with any decision, but some just aren't easy... like which blog to read next!