Living halfway across the country from my family hasn’t been easy. As a way to stay connected with my parents, brother, and sister-in-law, I started sending out group text messages with a Question of the Day. (You might remember me writing about this a few weeks ago). I enjoy coming up with fun questions and I love reading my family members’ responses as they arrive on my phone; it helps me feel close to them, and I’ve learned some things I’d never known. To add to the ritual, I make a game of guessing what their answers might be; sometimes I’m right, but often I’m surprised!
If you’d like to adopt this little Question of the Day practice with family afar (or even with the family members at your dinner table), here are five of my favorite questions to get you started. Of course, I couldn’t resist answering the questions myself.
1. What is a book you think everyone should read?
Other than the Bible, The Hiding Place by Corrie ten Boom. This book is such an incredible portrayal of courage, faith, and grace. The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People is a close runner-up.
2. If you could have any superpower, what would it be?
I would like to have an impeccable memory that allowed me to remember every moment of my life, as well as everything I’ve watched and read; basically, a super-sized photographic memory.
3. If your spouse were a dog, what breed would he/she be?
Luke would be a German Shepherd because he is serious, hard-working, intelligent, and security-conscious. (Luke said I would be a poodle but wouldn’t tell me why. It may or may not be coincidental that a German Shepherd is Luke’s favorite breed, and poodles are one of mine.)
4. What are five things that you simply don’t like as much as most people?
The beach, coffee, going to the movies (I prefer to watch movies at home), parties, and ice (I always order soda and water without it).
5. If you could only watch three television shows for the rest of your life, what shows would you choose?
I Love Lucy, How I Met Your Mother, and Boy Meets World. These aren’t necessarily my all-time favorite shows, but they are shows I feel like I could watch again and again. My mom had me second-guessing my own choices when she chose Jeopardy! and 60 Minutes, both of which have been on the air a long time and would provide plenty of watching material!
I’d love to hear your answers to one or more of these questions! Leave me a comment to share your response!