Contemplation – Week 6: six things worth saving

Hello again!

While out doing hill sprint intervals this morning at sunrise (I know I’m mad but I am in training so I need to get it done) I contemplated desleyjane’s latest prompt from her Kikki.K, A Sentence a Day journal.   This week the prompt is:

What are you saving for?

I’m going to turn this around a bit which I hope is allowed!   I thought hard about this and came up with 6 things that I am trying to save, not save for necessarily but just save.  Here’s my list:

  1. I’m trying to save the world – not the whole world but the bits that I can help out with and how I am doing this is by being a member of Rotary International.  This gives me local and international community connections, I know that whatever money or time I donate will be used for the betterment of the world, its people and the planet.  It doesn’t cost me much really and I enjoy interacting with others throughout the world who are tying to do the same thing.  Little by little, bit by bit! Rotary is all about ‘Service Above Self’ and about ordinary people doing extraordinary things.
  2. I’m saving my life – by trying to keep active in mind and body.  I often explain that blogging is a form of therapy for me (check out my recent post blogging thoughts). I am continuing to keep physically active with regular walks, runs, gym work and cycling without overdoing it.   I have just entered two 5km running events in a few months time and am working on improving my times and my performance.  I’m hoping that all this will bode well for my future old age in that I can keep feeling fit and healthy for years to come.
  3. I’m saving my sanity by dumping toxic people and negative issues from my life and concentrating on the positives. Friendships, family and community issues are all included in this broad area.
  4.  I’m saving for holidays, for our retirement and for my daughters.  We love to travel so that is on the agenda over the next few years and we want to be able to help our daughters out whenever we can.
  5.  I’m trying to save my job and the jobs of my colleagues. I’m desperately hoping that Education isn’t sold out to the lowest bidder over the next few months.  Otherwise I might have to retire earlier than I thought!
  6.  I’m saving my thoughts, my photos, my stories and my memories.  I do this by blogging, writing, photographing, sharing and talking to anyone and everyone.  My husband and I love making photo books of our travels, our daughters’ birthdays, special family events, weddings – these will one day be seen as vital in remembering who we were, what was special to us and how we lived our lives.

contemplationSo there you have 6 things  that I’m saving or trying to save.  What would your list look like? I’d love to hear your thoughts.

You can find desleyjane’s post here: Contemplation – week 6, and anyone is welcome to join in her blogging challenge by sharing your response and linking back to her post.  It’s fun to think about things and to see how others have interpreted the prompt. I also like that it’s not photo based and it allows me to think, write and post as I see fit!

Thanks Desley for this opportunity to stop for a moment and to just contemplate.  It’s been very beneficial.

Deb x


  One thought on “Contemplation – Week 6: six things worth saving

  1. April 5, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Debbie, what an amazing post, focusing not on saving material things but things that really matter in this world. Beautiful.

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    • April 5, 2016 at 7:49 pm

      Thanks so much Miriam, I really appreciate your comment. Bits of it came to me as I ran my hills this morning so I’m glad it came across ok. I consider myself to be very lucky. 😊

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      • April 5, 2016 at 7:52 pm

        Isn’t it amazing how inspiration strikes us when we’re out amongst nature doing what we love. Good on you Deb. 🙂

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        • April 5, 2016 at 7:55 pm

          Yes it is amazing when inspiration strikes. I love having time to just ‘be’. I’m just lucky I remembered what I wanted to say.

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  2. April 5, 2016 at 8:21 pm

    Fabulous Deb, really fabulous. I love this idea of turning it around. It’s absolutely allowed. And encouraged! Your list of 6 is wonderful. And inspiring. Actually I mentioned how much you inspire me in my post today 😊😊

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    • April 5, 2016 at 8:39 pm

      I know! I read your post earlier and was very humbled. I’ll try to take on the challenge and I was nominated by someone else recently too. I’m glad you’re happy with how I turned the prompt around, I was a bit worried!! Thanks for your encouragement, I always enjoy your support xx. 😊

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      • April 5, 2016 at 8:43 pm

        No worries. If you can join in that would be fun. I was nominated by two separate people as well so I just mentioned them both in the post. 😉

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  3. SMP
    April 5, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Great post Deb, really inspiring, I know you will do your utmost to achieve all that you have set out to do.

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    • April 6, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      Thanks so much for your comment, it’ is much appreciated! You know I’ll try my hardest 🙂


  4. April 5, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    Totally agree with your choices…
    Very adequate for the theme and so essential for life!

    Liked by 1 person

    • April 6, 2016 at 7:04 pm

      I appreciate your comments – I think they are essential too.


  5. April 6, 2016 at 4:42 am

    Great blog! One of my favs. Really well written and great take on theme!


    Liked by 1 person

    • April 6, 2016 at 7:26 am

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment. It made my day! 😊


  6. April 6, 2016 at 9:42 am

    Wonderful post from such a simple prompt. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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    • April 6, 2016 at 5:46 pm

      Thanks Ruth, it’s amazing how the brain works isn’t it? I really enjoyed writing this too so I’m glad you did as well.

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  7. April 7, 2016 at 4:41 pm

    I’d like to save the world one person at a time!

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  8. April 9, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Wonderful choices Lovely Debbie. I hope that the job situation comes out positively. How can Australia expect to move forwards without offering quality education? Keep saving the world dear Debbie!

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    • April 9, 2016 at 9:30 pm

      I will keep trying don’t worry!!


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