A short while ago, I met a church member at a coffee house to sit and chit chat. I see her every Sunday and we’re Facebook “friends” but had never had a real conversation. So, I invited her to “coffee.” And, by “coffee” I mean vanilla bean cream frapps. I’m asking the usual questions What do you do? What do you do for fun? Where are you from? when out of the blue she asks So, what’s your salvation story? Huh? What? Um…
It reminded me of Alexandra Frazen’s 100 Questions to Inspire Rapid Self-Discovery & Understanding. People are so much more than their occupation, relationship status, and the town they grew up in. And, if we asked these questions around the table, I think we’d all get to know, really know, each other a little bit better.
So, I’m going to post & answer one or more questions per week. Answer the question for yourself in the comments. Or, you could type your answer as a blog post. Just be sure to link-up with me so we can all read your answer.
So, are you ready to learn more about me than you ever wanted to know?!! This should be fun!
#3 What’s the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made?
Buying a cat.
#4 If a mysterious benefactor wrote you a check for $5,000 and said, “Help me solve a problem — any problem!” … what would you do with him or her?
There are so many problems that need to be solved….
But, I honestly feel that a lot of problems could be eliminated if women had more support/mentors/programs, etc.
“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.”
― Brigham Young
And, because I feel so strongly about this, I would use $5000 to develop a program for women that I could duplicate from state to state, country to country….
Women raise the leaders.
Women raise confident daughters.
Women should be taught how to spot generational issues, hear their negative self-talk, and recognize when they’re stuck. Women should have help with managing their households, budgeting, grocery shopping, etc. Women should have someone to talk to when they feel shame, worthless, and stuck. Women should have mentors, career life coaches, marriage counselors, financial advisors, and ministers who pour into their lives and help them strive to become better day after day. Yes, these programs exist; however, they don’t exist on the level I’d like to see them.
What is the most out-of-character choice you’ve ever made?
What problem would you solve?