Wednesday Hodgepodge

How do you like that post title? I just don't have any creativity in my right now!
Thankfully Joyce has enough for most of us.

1. Share one thing that really makes your day.
Just a kind word will do it.

2. Lots of these kinds of lists out there, but one found here says the fifteen most colorful places on earth are:

Vernazza, Cinque Terre, Italy~Burano, Italy~Havana, Cuba~Rio de Janiero, Brazil~Chefchaouen, Morocco~Balat, Istanbul, Turkey~Menton, France~Jodhpur, India~La Baca, Buenos Aires, Argentina~Guanajuato, Mexico~Capetown, South Africa~Valparaiso, Chile~Wroclaw, Poland~San Francisco, California~and Pelourhino, Salvador, Brazil.  

Of those listed which would you most like to see up close and in person? Of all the places you've seen or traveled in your own life, what would you say was one of the most colorful?

I think it would be really interesting to go to Cuba, but I don't think it's the one I'd like to see the most. I would say somewhere in Italy. I really have no desire to go to S. America.  Or S. Africa or the Middle East. 

I haven't traveled a whole lot, but I would say the most colorful place I've been is Charleston.
Although, Nyhavn (Copenhagen) is pretty colorful as well:

3."Everything you want is on the other side of fear." Jack Canfield  In general, would you agree or disagree with that statement? Why?
I don't think that "everything I want" is there, but I see what he's saying. To face your fears and do something is definitely an accomplishment. 

4. Imagine you're stranded on a desert island and dessert appears...what do you hope it is? Do you ever struggle to remember which spelling is desert and which is dessert?
Chocolate. I do have to think about the spelling for a second, but then I'm okay.

5. What song almost always makes you cry?
It would be easier to say what song doesn't make me cry! A beautiful song is all it takes. One with meaningful words, for sure. The past couple of days, this song has made me cry:

If you don't know the story, Rory & Joey are a singing couple. Joey was diagnosed with cervical cancer about a year (I think) after this video was made. Joey stopped treatments in October. Rory wrote on the blog on the 9th that Joey is ready to go home. 

6. January is National Soup Month.  Everything from soup to nutsin the soup,thick as pea soupsouped up...which saying most recently applies to your life in some way? Explain.
None of them.

7. Write a two word note to your younger self. What does it say?
Be Brave.

8. Insert your own random thought here.

A young lady who is very near to my heart just started a blog: Young, Broke and Travel Hungry. If you have a minute, please stop by and give her some encouragement! Follow her on Bloglovin' to keep up with new places she's visited.


  1. I chose Italy-have always wanted to go there. I know the song..and have been keeping up with the battle this young lady has been fighting :(

  2. Good Morning....I enjoyed your answers. Have a beautiful day, friend.

  3. I can see why that song would have you crying :(
    Wendy’s Waffle

  4. The Joey and Rory story is so sad. I'd never really listened to their music before, but have been following her story. Copenhagen is a good answer! I will hop over and check out the new blogger. Enjoy your day!

  5. Love your answers. Chocolate is always good. One of my weaknesses. Hope you have a great day.

  6. LOL! We have a lot of the same answers - we must be kindred spirits! Weird! I especially like your #1 - just a kind word! Your blog is great and I am following you from Hodgepodge - you can follow me back if you want at Annster's Domain I hope you have a great day!

  7. Oh my. The song story is either very sad or very joyous. Death for believers is a win-win.I will visit your friend with a new blog and I'll tell her you sent me!

  8. Mary...I heard that song several months ago and bawled my eyes out. Someone posted it the other day on FB and I showed it to Abby yesterday. We both broke completely down. I can't even imagine what those beautiful people are going through right now. That song...such a treasure.

  9. The Joey and Rory song makes me cry too. Her story is so sad. Have you heard their song, Heart of the Wood? You need to listen to it if you haven't. The school year is on the back side....the end is in sight.

  10. Charleston is definitely someplace I'd love to visit! And Be Brave are good words to keep reminding oneself.

  11. I will check out your friend's blog when done here! I enjoyed your Hodgepodge. I have enjoyed seeing everyone's two words. They have all be excellent advice. That Rory & Joey story is a very sad one. I didn't know about them until it started popping up in feeds on Facebook. Very sad.

  12. I have been following the story of Rory and Joey as well. That song is so beautiful and makes me cry as well. I enjoyed reading your answers for this weeks hodgepodge.

  13. Joey and Rory's story is just breaking my heart right now but also just lifts my spirits to see a woman so ready to see her Father face to face. (came from Hodgepodge)

  14. Be Brave. After the weekend of Cinderella overload, that made me think of it :)
    (have you seen the movie yet?)

    Oh gosh - I cant even handle the Rory & Joey story. Breaks my heart with every post he writes about his wife.

  15. Photos of Copenhagen draw me in all the time! A lot of people picked chocolate today. Be Brave is a good note to yourself. I will check out the young ladies blog.

  16. Love your Charleston pictures. Beautiful!

  17. Oh, cool! A home girl! I was born and raised in Anderson County, SC. I spent the first 39 years of my life there. We have been living on the Texas Gulf Coast for the past 11 years and long to go back home, if only for a visit.

    I will check out the blog you mentioned when I send this comment.

    I am sorry to hear about the illness that Joey has had and for the loss that Rory faces. How sad. We know that she will be fully healed on the other side of this life, but it is so hard to let go.

    Have a blessed night!

  18. Be Brave...I like that.
    Sending prayers for Rory and Joey.
    xx oo
    P.S. Fun blog...the girls are fun and full of adventure.

  19. Visiting from the HP! Charleston is definitely a colorful city to visit! Loved the song choice.

  20. Chocolate! Me too! EveryPLACE is better with chocolate!


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