What's Our Thing

We Don't Have One

Couples all across the world

Have their special interests and hobbies

Some are big on the outdoors and camping

Others love to go to Walt Disney World one hundred and fifty times and counting

There are those who ride motorcycles and go for long rides

Ones who love to cook and are so passionate about food

Sports fanatics who can't get enough

Those who travel on cruises all over the world

Everyone has their thing

What if you don't have a thing ?

Then you will have to keep exploring until something drives you wild

For all those who have found their special niche

Please share the greatest times you have had

So others may learn and get some hints

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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

A good hub prompting others to share their passions. I love sport. I have written about horse racing and tennis. I also love writing, gardening, animals etc. It's just a matter of having the time to write about it all. Well done.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Jodah Life can be hard.When we find our passion we do what we love and it carries us through our toughest times.Then when things are good life really shines.Thank you for seeing my words and their hidden meaning.It is always nice to see support.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Wonderfully inspiring;thanks for sharing and I now look forward to many more by you.

Ejoy your day.

Eddy


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Sparklea 2 years ago from Upstate New York

I have always loved the question, 'What's your thing?" I am amazed at a

specific gift or interest people have, especially surgeons, even hairdressers. I could never cut anyone's hair, drill and insert crowns, bridges, dentures and implants on a person's teeth, or remove cataracts from an individual's eyes. But these people do it like they are driving a car. My thing has always been reading and writing...and for recreation I love going to a movie or sitting in Barnes and Noble from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the cafe reading and writing. I also love animals...we have 4 cats...but I am unable to work in a shelter because I cannot mentally deal with animal abuse. It brings out my dark side. Voted up, useful and interesting. Thank you for making readers ponder. God bless Sparklea


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Eiddwen I wonder if our interests directly connect to our unique gifts or talents. So nice to see you and I would love to hear about your passion?Sparklea I have often wondered about the same things. I don't know if it in the family where it is passed down from generation to generation.(father to son) (mother to daughter)Great answers and I wonder if as we get older if our desires grow or we change our mind ?Thank you both for beautiful comments and your support. Have a beautiful day.


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

Great question! My thing? haha. Sure you want to know? No way is it just one or even a few things! I’ve always had serious multi-interests, possibly due to my early and mid-life. Now that I’m in this era of life, these suit it very well. I am independent and am never bored. Don’t know what that would even feel like.

I love writing, of course, but I also love painting and going to art museums, reading many things from fiction to serious non-fiction at many levels. I love watching movies, enjoying music (both listening & making it on the piano), sewing & design (which has been a life-long passion & best talent), web-design and making & maintaining my own website, photography, cooking, plants, cats and THINKING! I even like hearing the news. I just love to learn new things and even just doing the everyday things that keep my little corner of the world fulfilling and working well.

I even enjoy 'fixing' things and have in my life actually helped to build our cabin at the ranch. I enjoy teaching and am a qualified secondary teacher, though I've never been a professional one as a job. I love staying healthy in all the everyday ways that are part of my life pattern, including enough exercise to sustain it. I love dancing. I enjoy entertaining so long as it doesn't crowd out all the other things I love to do. I've realized that my most beloved interests are rather solitary ones, but that's OK since they fit my life, in which I’ve been alone quite a bit. On the other hand, I love visiting with friends and family and like to travel with a companion. George & I enjoyed RVing. I love my ranch and we spent much time there caring for it. It's where we built the cabin by ourselves. It was such rewarding work, though I wouldn't want to do it all the time!

Like Sparklea, I have no interest in some things which occupy others' main interests, including anything to do with the profession of medicine, either dispensing it or using it!

I don't mind if I have to get into something legal from my end of it, but wouldn't prefer to be an attorney, having to deal with other people's legal tangles. ;-)

I'm not great at many sports, though I've loved swimming, walking and swinging. My eyesight has been a hindrance in most sports, though, having no depth perception, which most folks take for granted. Any sport involving a ball is out of my league to perform. I liked tennis till it crossed my eyes. I can enjoy watching sports with someone who loves to, but they're seldom my first choice of what to do with my time by myself, other than watching figure skating.

Due to my eyesight, I was 40 before I learned to drive, when I had to. I treasure having my independent transportation & rather enjoy driving itself and am good at it, but my interest in cars is pretty much limited to that, though I favor SUVs. I drive a 2002 Ford Explorer with only about 14,000 miles on it since it was acquired in 2001. ;-)


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Oh Dream On, just a tip. The title is "Whats Are Thing", should it be "What's Our Thing?" or "What's Your Thing?" That small change may help your views. Cheers.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Nellieanna Again you delight me with your words and thoughtfulness . Thank you so much.Jodah You have uncovered one of my biggest faults.I will change it.As always thank you for your help and your patience. Learning a little more today than yesterday.(lol).Enjoy your night.


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Dim Flaxenwick 2 years ago from Great Britain

Great encouragement here. You never fail to stir one emotion or another with your work.

That's a true poet.


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Nellieanna 2 years ago from TEXAS

I noticed that, but hesitated to mention it. I'm glad Jodah did and you've corrected it. It's not a fault, but just a mistaken choice of words. You are not the only one who makes that kind of little errors, which, as Jodah mentioned, could even limit a hubs' attractiveness for readers.

There are several frequently used common ‘similar choice- of-word’ mistakes writers make, especially when the actual 'sounds' of the choice of words is nearly the same, but the spellings of them makes a big difference in their meanings.

When we mostly 'hear' words aloud more than reading and seeing them written, it’s easy to mistakenly write the wrong spelling of those similar sounds. The English language has so many words that sound alike but are spelled differently, as well as some that are spelled alike but pronounced differently. It’s a weird language!

Here is a good article you might find valuable about some of the most common of this kind of mistakes:

http://wsuonline.weber.edu/wrh/words.htm


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Dim Flaxenwick I have so much fun just seeing one more smile.Another laugh so loud that the floor shakes.Nellieanna I appreciate all the help I can get.I learn as I go.Thank you both for reading my stories and commenting all the time.Have a very good day.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Right now my thing is daydreaming and gathering inspiration for my writing. Also digital photography.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose Lee I love those two things too. Wouldn't it be great when someone asks What do you do for a living ? Then you answer I am a full time Day Dreamer. A tough job but someone has to do it. Always gathering ideas and inspiration on my next story. Then you add in photography where you give all your ideas new life. You turn your ideas into the physical world where they can be seen by all. Keep up the great work. There is not a day that goes by that I don't love and enjoy with all my senses. Thanks so much for reading and sharing so many great things together. Make it a lovely day.

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