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I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. wordsCrisps
  2. Heating
  3. Picture frame
  4. Storage
  5. Repeat
  6. April
  7. Student
  8. Underground
  9. Shoes
  10. Bite

 

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Salt and vinegar
  2. Gas
  3. Family
  4. Terabyte
  5. Prescription
  6. Showers
  7. Exams
  8. London
  9. Trainers
  10. Dog

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. wordsDress
  2. Lamp
  3. Charity
  4. Hair
  5. Lipstick
  6. Elephant
  7. Fence
  8. Scarf
  9. Emu
  10. Storm

 

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Infrequent
  2. Fall
  3. Fundraising
  4. Cut
  5. Red
  6. Safari
  7. Wood
  8. Warm
  9. Australia
  10. Windy

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

When we first make that decision to visit a place you’ve never been to before, it can be a leap of faith in many ways, as you may not know much about the place, the food or culture. However once you find a place you love, it can become a place where you want to go on a regular basis, for numerous reasons. e.g. fun, relaxation, sport, entertainment, shopping, activities, scenery, climate, culture etc.

Of all the places I’ve visited there are a few places I’d ready go back to – Some for the reasons I’ve listed above, others just because they remind me of past times, or family members who are no longer with us. I wonder how many of these places would be on your list!

1. Las Vegas

This has to be my number 1 place as there’s so much to las-vegas-skylinedo and see there even if you aren’t a gambler! When we first went there on holiday a number of years ago a number of folk were surprised that we were going there and were even more surprised at how much we enjoyed it, as neither me or my hubby are gamblers! Vegas is so much more than just gambling and is great if you and your partner want to do different things like sunbathe or shop. Add to this the fantastic variety of high quality food and entertainment available, and for me it has to be my number 1 go-back-to destination.

2. Cambridge

CambridgeI sent most of my childhood summer holidays in Cambridge as we used to go and spend the summer holidays with my aunt and uncle and their family. I got to know Cambridge quite well having insiders there to take us to the best local places etc. I would love to go back to Cambridge and see it through adult eyes now, as I’m sure there was so much I didn’t see in the past just because it wasn’t of interest to a child.

3. Australia

Perth AustraliaI was lucky enough to spend 4 weeks in Perth, western Australia, a number of years ago when my aunt and uncle where living out there for a period of time while he did some work for one of the universities. My aunt and uncle took me to a lot of places in Western Australia and I loved every minute of my time there, so I’d love to go back to Australia and spend time in other parts of the country.

 

4. Paris

I’ve been in Paris a few times, with my parents and more recently with my hubby, but there’s still so much to do and to see there I’d readily go back again.

paris5. New York

I’ve just been in New York the once, and that was just for a few days as part of a 3 city vacation one summer. What I saw of New York I loved, but there were so many places we never had time to visit, so I have to add New York to my list of places I’d return to.new york

Why am I so scared of all spiders…big or small!

Why do we have mental blocks about how to spell words we use every day?

Why are some illness so cruel?

Isn’t it funny how it’s always the days you forget your umbrella, that it rains the hardest?

Why do some people not seem to have an “indoor” voice…or at least one that they use!

Why do we Scots always think that this tournament might just be the one our football team will do well at…will we never learn!

Why does my cat always know when I’m getting food for him, regardless of where he is or what he’s doing!

Why do some people feel it is their duty to share with you little thing they achieve during their working day?

Why do all the light bulbs in one room always blow on the same day?

Why is it so hard to find a 90th birthday card?

 

How many time have you found yourself saying something like:

  • I wish I looked more like that person
  • I wish we lived in a house like that one
  • I wish I had a job like their’s

Some of these sound familiar? I think at some time we all privately wish we were someone else or were somewhere else.

The thing is, God made us just the way we are, so why do we wish we were someone else or somewhere else! God made us the way we are for a reason, and that reason is because He wanted us to be the person we are, not someone else.

Don’t look at others wishing you were them, just be the person God wants you to be…yourself!

For Who You Are performed by Hillsong:

Still
Words and Music by Reuben Morgan

Hide me now
Under your wings
Cover me
within your mighty hand

When the oceans rise and thunders roar
I will soar with you above the storm
Father you are king over the flood
I will be still and know you are God

Find rest my soul
In Christ alone
Know his power
In quietness and trust

 

This song reminds us that no matter what we face in life, God will help us rise above it all and get through it all with Hid help and guidance. God is the one and only person who we can trust to be with us through thick and thin.

Trust God today. Trust God everyday. Trust God for everything.

Sydney Staff Songsters sing the song Still: