Friday, August 26, 2016

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 16


Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins"! You can find the fill-ins here or at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. The first two fill-ins are provided by my co-host, Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself. We have posted a link so we can all share the completed fill-ins.

We thank you for joining us each week. Your participation is very important. Sharing with you and getting to know you better through your answers is what it is all about. Please remember to visit everyone on the list. I promise to visit everyone, too. I always read posts on Friday, but I check back, too. I comment as soon as I am able. Thank you for being a part of Friendly Fill-Ins. We couldn't do this without you.

Here are my completed fill-ins for this week:

1. I wish schools would bring back civics classes. These classes taught the rights and duties of Americans, and how to actually be a good citizen. Neighbors were closer then. People cared and checked on each other. We need to get that way of life back.
2. An act of kindness that I do often is something that no one witnesses. I make the sign of the cross when I see a funeral, as a prayer for the departed, as well as those who mourn. I feel it is both respect and compassion. On trash pick-up day, I often take in neighbor’s trash cans from the road. But there are things that are witnessed, too. I always hold doors open for others and let others go first in waiting lines. Whenever I see an elderly person carrying something, I offer to help. I try to always think of others and their feelings.

3.  I still have books from my childhood. “Arty the Smarty” was a favourite. I also still have “Colours, Colours All Around”, and “My Teddy Bear”. Others were lost along the way, but these are still with me. They mark certain memories and hold the feelings that I held then.

4. If I didn’t have critters, I’d be completely lost. Critters got me through a very painful, difficult childhood. They are an integral part of who I am. I truly feel it is a God-given connection. I am thankful for them and their unconditional love, and for the opportunity to return it.


"Kindness comes in many forms, 
but always from the heart."
                                                         ~author unknown


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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Fill-In Statements: Week 16


The Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of  15andmeowing provides the first two statements and the final two are offered by myself. We try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please come back, link up, and share your thoughts! Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 16: August 26, 2016

1. I wish ________________ would bring back ____________________.

2. An act of kindness that I do often is __________________________.
3.  I still have                           from my childhood.

​4.​ If I didn’t have___________________ , I’d be completely lost.


Friday, August 19, 2016

Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 15


Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins"! You can find the fill-ins here or at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. The first two fill-ins are provided by my co-host, Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself. We have posted a link so we can all share the completed fill-ins.

We thank you for joining us each week. Your participation is very important. Sharing with you and getting to know you better through your answers is what it is all about. Please remember to visit everyone on the list. Thank you!

Here are my completed fill-ins for this week:

1. When I run out of coffee, I use instant coffee instead. I keep it around, but prefer brewed coffee. I really do need and like coffee in the morning.


2. My guru is Pope Francis, since technically, a guru is a spiritual leader. However, I do have many other mentors for various reasons and interests. Cesar Milan and I share many beliefs on dogs. My vets are consistent teachers of pet care. I always try to soak up knowledge from anyone who is educated in a field of interest or importance.


3. I am afraid of a world where anything goes. A world where there are no boundaries is one without laws, leading to a lack of concern and compassion for others. I fear this is beginning to happen, too.


4. I feel empowered when I accomplish something for a cause. I believe in being part of the solution, rather than part of the problem. I value justice and have a very strong moral compass. I pride myself on following it.



~Now, go in peace and love!~


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Fill-In Statements: Week 15


The Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowingprovides the first two statements and the final two are offered by myself. We try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please come back, link up, and share your thoughts! Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 15: August 19, 2016

1. When I run out of ___________, I use ___________ instead.

2. My guru is _______________.

3. I am afraid of                            

4. I feel empowered                                 .

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Black Cats Matter


  
Grizelda & Chloe Jo
would like to remind you 
that black cats should be 
loved & appreciated
every day. 

...every day!