Tuesday, February 28, 2012

40 right questions (Giveaway!)

Last week I stumbled upon a wonderful article on Marc and Angel's site - an article asking 40 breathtaking questions, you can read it here.

Since the questions are all amazing - I have decided to answer them and at the same time to do a little contest (my first!). Pick 2 questions: one that you have no trouble answering (the answer will simply pop into your mind) and the question that leaves you wondering and you need to search long and carefully inside yourself to find the answer.

Leave a comment with the 2 questions (you can leave the answers too, but it's not needed) and on Monday, March 12th I will randomly pick a winner. What would you win? Your choice of the blue and gold Shambhala bracelet (if you prefer other colour combination, let me know and I'll try to find the proper beads!) or an Angel drop (set on chain).

[Note: I have changed the bracelet to the turquoise one, since everyone seems to be in love with it :) It won't be the exact same beads, but it will be turquoise on black cord]

For more chances to win, see below and enter as many times as you can.

a Rafflecopter giveaway

And now the 40 right questions to ask:

#1. What can you do today that you were not capable a year ago?
  • Stained glass and lampwork - granted, still a lot to learn, but I can definitely do them :)
#2. What's been on your mind most lately?
  • Lots :) Mostly - how to reshape my way
#3. Right now, at this moment, what do you want the most?
  • Freedom (in the mundane sense of a day-to-day work... otherwise, I am pretty free :))
#4. In order of importance how would you rank: happiness, money, love, health, fame?
  • health, love, happiness, money, fame (although it depends on what kind of fame!)
#5. What word describes the way you've spent the last month?
  • Taking it easy
#6. What is the #1 motivator in your life right now?
  • My dreams in both arts and sports
#7. In one sentence: who are you?
  • A women, wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend - living her life beautifully.
#8. What do you want to be known for?
  • The beauty and happiness I brought in people's life.
#9. If you had to move 3000 miles away, what is one thing you would miss most?
  • Oh, since I've already done that - I miss my mountains the most (besides people) and a special food I haven't had in 15 years now! If I had to move again - besides people I would miss the beautiful neighbourhood we live in.
#10. In one year from today, how do you think your life will be different?
  • I think it'll become busier as I try to balance a few different 'juggles'
#11. Who makes you feel good about yourself?
  • My family (my husband and son, first of all)
#12. What are the top three qualities you look for in a friend?
  • Optimism, sincerity, and character
#13. What has fear of failure stopped you from doing?
  • Not much, I've been known to take huge risks in my life, even when everyone predicted I will fail :)
#14. What is something you have always wanted since you were a kid?
  • To travel (others I have already accomplished) and to teach people
#15. What stands between you and what you want?
  • My will (or lack of) - well... not well said, my not knowing how to start / approach what I want
#16. What do you do when nothing else seems to make you happy?
  • I turn to arts: paint, make jewelry, play piano, decorate, read a good book - or simply take a walk through the forest
#17. When did you first realize that life is short?
  • Every time I lost someone I knew...
#18. What do you need to spend more time doing?
  • Practicing what I learn
#19. What issues do you continually refuse to confront?
  • Oh, well... :)
#20. What's something a lot of people do that you disagree with?
  • Talk without thinking :)
#21. What's a misconception people have about you?
  • Hmm...
#22. What's something no one can take away from you?
  • What I know / have learned and who I am
#23. What is something that you would hate to go without for a day?
  • Besides people, I assume (since it's 'something') - my books & my 'toys' (even when I don't have time to create something, I still keep a project or two on the table, they make the day go easier :))
#24. When you look into the past, what do you miss the most?
  • The 'no-worry-in-the-world' attitude of being young with no responsibilities
#25. What memory from this past year makes you smile the most?
  • My son's discoveries of life
#26. What's the #1 change you need to make in your life in the next 12 months?
  • Plan my time a bit better
#27. If not now, then when?
  • Now is the best time
#28. What have you done that you are truly proud of?
  • Grew a relationship / raised a family
#29. What's something new you recently learned about yourself?
  • Nothing new recently - I've known myself very well for a looong time
#30. What do you want to remember forever?
  • The happy moments
#31. What could society do without?
  • Laws and bills made to replace the common sense
#32. What is one thing, right now, that you are totally sure of?
  • Like Descartes said - Cogito, ergo sum!
#33. If you had the opportunity to get a message across to a large group of people what would your message be?
  • Treat others like you want to be treated - lots of the world issues will be solved if we all treat others decently.
#34. What's something you said you'd never do, but have since done?
  • Smoking (I since quit - that's a story in itself :))
#35. What's something you changed your mind about when you grew older?
  • People and relationships - I had a very black & white sense of the world... growing up I learned about shades :)
#36. What didn't last forever, but was still worth your while?
  • All the relationships lost - I learned something from every person my life was touched by
#37. If you could go back in time and tell a younger version of yourself one thing, what would you tell?
  • Trust your instincts, they are always correct.
#38. If you knew you were dying in 60 seconds, what would your last words be?
  • Hmm... that's very personal
#39. When it's all said and done, will you have said more than you've done?
  • I would say done more :)
#40. What questions do you often ask yourself?
  • Lots and lots...
It's your turn.


  1. #4, 9 easy to answer!
    #24 toughest to answer.

    1. For me the toughest was #26... easiest - hands down #4 :) And #23 - it took a while to figure out what would the 'one' thing would be; I have many things I'd rather not go without, even for a day!

  2. #23 - Besides people, I cannot stay without my mascara. :)
    #10 - Really hard to answer.


    1. LOL - I've never been good with mascara :)
      Ambra - if you'd like to win - make sure you use the Rafflecopter wisget above and check your entries!

    2. Thank you! Just used the widget.


  3. #8. What do you want to be known for? This was my hardest question. There were some that made my mind go blank trying to think, but this one had answers...too many of them. It took me a bit to realize that most of them didn't matter.

    #37. If you could go back in time and tell a younger version of yourself one thing, what would you tell? Oddly enough, this was a fairly easy one for me. Plenty of possible answers but only one that stands out above the others :)

    1. Both were quite hard for me - there are many answers, like you said, but I wasn't sure which one is 'the' one!

  4. . What can you do today that you were not capable a year ago?
    -this is the question that pops into my head easily.

    What are the top three qualities you look for in a friend?
    This is the one I have to think and think about. I don't know but I know when I meet someone if I want to be their friend or not. So I will have to think about this one!

    1. Odly enough, I knew what I want in a good friend ;) Thanks for playing - remember to check the rafflecopter too for more chances to win.

  5. My easiest question was what I want to be known for, and my hardest question is #32 what the one thing is right now that I am totally sure of.

    1. It's an interesting bunch of question, isn't it? Thanks for playing!

  6. #38 If you knew you were dying in 60 seconds, what would your last words be? This one was the easiest.
    #17 When did you first realize that life is short? I had to think about this a while before I remembered.

    1. #38 was quite hard... I want to say more than it goes in 60 seconds, but I had to sum it up quickly.
      #17 - it was hard to define the exact moment... it's one of those ideas: once you realize them, it seems you always knew.
      Thanks for playing along!

  7. #2 the one thing that has been on my mind the most lately, is getting our house sold! my husband is already working at his new job in KY, and we are still down here in Louisiana. uggg!

    #8 I would like to be known for how wonderful of a wife and mother I was. I admire those women who I hear others talk about how wonderful, and giving they are/were.

    1. Oh - I hope you sell it soon and move with your family in beautiful Kentucky! Good luck!
      #8 was a hard one for me too; based on what I read from you, I think you're a wonderful person.

      Please make sure you use the rafflecopter widget to enter the contest (and for more entries).

      Thanks for playing!

  8. What word describes the way you've spent the last month?
    As for the one that required deliberation I could not find one. I answered them all instantly.

    Hopefully that does not disqualify me.

    1. Thanks for playing along, Ginger - and you absolutely qualify with stars (for being the only one with all the answers :)). I hope you entered through the rafflecopter too!


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