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The What If’s of Life

Have you ever played the “what if’s”. You know,  someone asks you what if questions, and you try to answer them. They can be humorous, serious or just strange. A friend and I used to play the game when I was younger.  We would both come up with 10 “what if” questions and we had a day to answer them.



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We would write them down on a piece  of paper or later on in an email and have a fun time answering them. It was also a way to get to know each other even better. It was a fun game, a thought-provoking game. So I decided I would like to play the game with you my dear readers. Now I know 10 questions would probably be too many to answer. So instead I’m going to change the rules just a little. I will post below 10 “What If” questions. You answer just one. Any one you wish. Write your answer in the comment box. You can also come up with a What If question to ask me!


1. What if…… could be invisible for one day? What would you do?


2. What if…….you could live anywhere. Where would you live and why?


3. What if… could travel back in time, where would you go?


4. What if…. you were at home at night alone and you heard a noise in your flat/house that seemed to be footsteps? Would you stay calm or would you panic?


5. What if…… you could be famous (a household name), what would you like to be famous for?


6. What if…… only one book existed (a true nightmare!), which book would you like it to be?


7. What if……. you could change one thing that you did that was bad, perhaps a crime or some wrong you did to another person, what would it be?


8. What if… were given a choice to live as long as you want, how long would you like to live?


9. What if… were down on your luck, would you seek the advice of a palm reader?


10. What if……you received lottery tickets as a gift at the office party, and you won $30,000.00, would you share the winnings with the person that gave you the gift?


There you have it. Answer just one question! I’m would love for you to play along. 🙂




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I enjoy reading, writing, and painting. I love animals and at present have one dog (Sam) and 2 cats (brother and sister, Notwen and Pouncer). I've lived in various places in the USA and now in Canada. I've always enjoyed watching life and people and have developed an appreciation for it all. My outlook is sometimes out of the normal.... but that's what makes things so interesting! I am always interested in the opinions of others. Everyone has their own outlook and it's always worthwhile to listen!

6 thoughts on “The What If’s of Life

  1. Those are hard questions. I would probably choose to go back and fix a wrong I did. (number 7). In going through tough times, it’s always the person who knows you best who will ask the questions you just can’t answer. For me those questions couldn’t be answered because I was too vulnerable at that moment to answer them. I felt like I had all these balls juggling and if I dropped one the whole act (my life) would come crashing down. Instead of finding a way to avoid answering him, I snapped back in a hurtful way and never had the chance to say I was sorry.


    1. I think we all have a regret like that. I know I do also. I hope that the person you did it too knew you well enough to forgive you. I can tell you haven’t forgiven yourself. We do get defensive when we hurt and feel vulnerable. It’s ok to be vulnerable. If possible can you yet say you are sorry? Through an email or letter?


      1. Yes, he knew me very well as we had met and been inseparable from the day we met in first grade. I don’t know if forgiven is the right word. I have accepted that I lashed out in fear and I know he harbors no ill will.


  2. Ah – fun – #6 is low hanging fruit – too easy – I have to have a Bible – it is the greatest love letter from the one who loves best.

    The others are harder but #8 – how long to live: I would love to live long enough to see my great grand children grown.


    1. I think a lot of people would take the bible. So yeah easy one. As for the next, you never know what might happen in the future. Thanks for reading and participating!


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