Over 50s Lifestyle

Questions to ponder

August 2, 2021

This week’s prompt for #lifethisweek, hosted by Denyse Whelan is Question. Each week in my Living Well Letter to subscribers, and also in my Micro Mondays Podcast, I ask a question to ponder. A question that will encourage my readers and myself to take a moment to reflect and become more self-aware. I was looking back through my blogs and there have been many questions that I’ve posed and I’ve put together a compilation post. You may have read some or you may wish to re-read and perhaps have a different view now.

I also participate in the monthly What’s On Your Plate? hosted by Donna from Retirement Reflections and Deb The Widow Badass a fun way to share recipes and life stories. You can see what I’ve posted HERE.

Questions help us to grow. They make us think and we also can learn from others in the way they answer questions.

What questions are you pondering at the moment?

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  • Reply Joanne Tracey August 2, 2021 at 07:21

    All great questions – and each of these blogs is a goodie. I sometimes think I don’t question enough. I follow my curiosity but it doesn’t necessarily mean that I consider the big questions. Hmmmm I wonder why that is? (See what I did there?)

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 2, 2021 at 13:51

      I used to be one of those people afraid to ask questions because I felt people would judge me. Not anymore thank goodness. xx

  • Reply Lydia C. Lee August 2, 2021 at 08:24

    There are lots of questions there. Love the book one tho – can’t wait to join in! #Lifethisweek

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 2, 2021 at 13:53

      Yes we are excited about the bookshelf challenge. x

  • Reply Jody @ Six Little Hearts August 2, 2021 at 11:20

    I am wondering if my most recent cancer scan is ok. I am wondering exactly how and why my husband passed away at 50. I am wondering why I am still here and he is not. I have had a crazy 4 weeks. There – I said it! x

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 2, 2021 at 13:56

      Oh Jody, you have some heavy questions on your mind, don’t you? I am so very sorry to hear about your husband and sending you love and hugs. Take care of yourself. xx

  • Reply Christina Henry August 2, 2021 at 11:44

    Hi Sue, I would love to join in the book Linkup but I mainly read non-fiction books about health issues! I can’t seem to get through fiction books these days for some reason. I used to be an avid reader but I don’t have enough time nowadays. Your questions were all great! Regards Christina

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 2, 2021 at 13:37

      Hi Christina, it isn’t your traditional link up just really leaving a link in the comments or using a hashtag if you write a post. It also doesn’t have to be fiction so you can certainly join in I think it will be fun. Have a great week despite lockdown. xx

    • Reply Retirement Reflections August 2, 2021 at 14:05

      Hi, Christina – I read lots of Non-Fiction as well. All types of reading are very, very welcome! #norules!

  • Reply Leanne | www.crestingthehill.com.au August 2, 2021 at 11:44

    Nice way to tackle Denyse’s challenge Sue 🙂 I just shared my usual Monday post – but with a Leslie as my guest asking her question about belonging.

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 2, 2021 at 13:27

      I realised I had a few post titles that were questions so I thought I would combine them all. Is that cheating??? Have a great week. x

      • Reply Donna Connolly August 2, 2021 at 14:06

        That’s not cheating at all. That’s being purposeful, practical and very wise! 😀

  • Reply Donna Connolly August 2, 2021 at 14:08

    Hi, Sue – I wholeheartedly agree that questions help us to think and to grow. I love your idea of revisiting questions. Are answers often do change more often that we realize!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 4, 2021 at 08:28

      I agree Donna that if we revisit questions sometimes our answers have changed especially depending what is happening in life or at what stage we are. x

  • Reply Debbie Harris August 2, 2021 at 17:43

    Asking questions is a great way to get a conversation going Sue and you do it really well with your posts and your podcasts. I read a great book The Kindness Revolution by Hugh Mackay, where it said the best way of showing kindness is to listen – so as well as asking questions we should probably listen to the answers as well! I have taken that on board!

    • Reply Sue Loncaric August 4, 2021 at 08:30

      Hi Deb, listening is so important but not many of us do it well, do we? We don’t always have the answers and listening sometimes provides the answers we are looking for. xx

  • Reply Denyse Whelan August 4, 2021 at 16:44

    I am a questioner….and probably ask too many. I guess it’s my teacher in me and also I am curious and need to know lots…

    I liked how you approach your readers and followers…with a question. Not everyone wil respond, but it starts people thinking.

    I remember when first learning about blogging it was suggested we post a question at the end of our posts to seek responses from our readers. I still do that if I think it’s appropriate.

    Thank you for linking up this week for #LifeThisWeek. Glad you could join in. Hope to see you next Monday. Cheers, Denyse.

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