Friday, February 18, 2011

Moving Thoughts Friday















Every Friday I’m going to ask a question. The questions I choose might be ambiguous on purpose. The goal is to have you answer the question according to your beliefs, where you’re at in life or a circumstance that might have recently impacted you. The only thing I ask is that you provide an explanation for why you answered the way you did.









 
It’s my hope to understand you better through this and also to gain a greater understanding of humanity and how people make decisions.



At the first heart clenching realization you are stranded on an exotic island alone, what’s the first thing you’d do?

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**notice the name name for Fridays. Thanks for voting! I may change it up every so often.

26 comments:

  1. Cry. Then maybe pee my pants. (I so wanted to say I'd stand in awe of the beauty around me or be brave and hunt for food, but let's face it...I'm a wimp.) :)

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  2. Pray. I've learned (okay, am learning) to make that my FIRST move rather than what I do when nothing else works.

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  3. Blogger ate my comment...

    Pray. Dear God, thank you for allowing me to survive, but please help me to see why you brought me here.

    And then, depending on if I were alone or not, I'd go in search of a volleyball named Wilson...

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  4. Pray. Pray, long and hard with tears pounding down my cheeks!

    I don't even know how to build a fire:)

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  5. I started to say pray, but then I thought about sitting there on the beach alone and hearing strange noises on the island ... I'd probably panic if I just sat there. So, I think I would go on a prayer walk while I looked for things to eat, build a fire, etc. I'm not sure that I could actually start the fire (I empathize with Tamika!), but it would give me something to do besides panic.

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  6. Pray. Knees and fore head sunk in the sand. I don't even want to take in my surroundings until I am washed over by the Spirit. Oh, what a lesson that would be in letting the Spirit move me. Not fear.

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  7. Take a deep breath...and pray. :)

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  8. Is it sick and wrong to crave this for a day? Just a day. ;0
    ~ Wendy

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  9. Lie down and make a sand-angel.
    It would be a pleasant way to take a moment and enjoy the sunshine - and would also give me a moment to ponder what I will do about shelter and food and all that; make a game plan, you know.

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  10. Panic--and then pray. Wish that weren't true, but I'm being honest.

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  11. Pray. Panic. (Those kind of go hand-in-hand, actually.)

    And then, if I had my notebook with me, I would write.

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  12. I'm pretty sure I would explode into a million pieces. My life would fall apart. I have a hard time being away from my husband and kids for more than a few days--an indefinite separation would throw me into a depression so deep I can't even fathom it.

    But, after I picked up the pieces, I would pray. I know the good Lord would take care of me. Of course, I would pray to be reunited with my family!

    And no, it's not sick or wrong to pray for a day of this. I routinely wish for a week of it!

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  13. It depends.....do I have something to write with?

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  14. Have a good, long conversation with Daddy (God) while I build, build, and continue building until my hands ached. You always have to be prepared for the worst.

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  15. Praise God. Thank Him. Then pray like mad for rescue.

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  16. PRAY! Then, I'd look around for food and ways to build a shelter. Then, I'd pray some more because I don't have a clue how to build a shelter.

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  17. Assuming I survive the mild heartache I'd have, I'd have to go with PRAY too.

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  18. I'd scream. Not for help (well, maybe, once reality sets in) but just to hear how I sound out there in the world all alone. I'd like to hear what the world screams back at me. And then like most people have responded, I'd pray.

    Happy Friday, everyone! Andrea

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  19. Definitely pray.

    And after that I'd look around to see if my waterproof laptop with unlimited battery life washed up on shore with me.

    :)

    Amy

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  20. Pray and then scope things out to find out the nearest food sources, etc.

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  21. I'd have to say I would try and find water first. The spiritually correct answer would be 'pray' but I'm a very practical woman who has a hard time talking to God before doing anything, so there you go. I'd look for water. Then after about oh fifteen minutes or so, I'd realize my mistake and start praying like crazy. Then I'd continue my search for water and hope like crazy there'd be something to read...

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  22. I think the first thing I'd do is build/find shelter while praying and panicking. I'm a pretty practical kind of person. :)

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  23. Hope Sawyer from LOST is still there.

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  24. How I love to see that so many people would start praying! You have great readers, Wendy.

    I think I would pray. I'd definitely start searching the island for means to leave it, so hopefully I'd be praying while I'm searching.

    It's not that I wouldn't enjoy a tropic vacation, and I don't think I'd be freaked out or scared. It's just that I can't stand being out of touch with my family. Someone at church said the other day that we mothers need time to ourselves. I get enough of that in the evenings after kids go to sleep. I get that when I go out of town to writers conferences or back home for a visit. But even those things wouldn't feel good if I couldn't be accessible to my babies.

    For whatever reason, I may feel like I want to go somewhere else, but I rarely feel like I need to get away.

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