Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins"! Each Thursday we will post four statements with blanks for you to fill in. The first two fill-ins are provided by my co-host, Ellen of 15andmeowing.com. The final two statements are proposed by myself. On Friday, we will post our completed fill-ins with a link for you to join us with your completed fill-ins. Have fun!
1. I want to stop holding onto things that I do not need and start keeping only what I really need. I mean this both figuratively and literally. I think most of us keep things as keepsakes of fond moments in time. However, we tend to carry baggage, too. Age teaches us what is important. I am learning.
"The Pharaoh's Fury" terrorizing
unsuspecting people at another carnival
2. I haven't ridden a carnival ride in many years. The last one was “The Pharaoh’s Fury”. I spent what felt like an eternity, bouncing around in my seat, holding onto the child I was with, trying to keep her safely in her seat. With my other arm, I held down the little girl in front of me, who was tiny, alone, and screaming in fear!
3. I believe in karma. I think that the energy we put forth in the world will come back to us in some way or form, sooner or later (and you don't always get to choose when and what.) This applies to both good and bad energy. I try to be conscious of this in everything that I say and do. I want to be a positive force to myself, as well as to others.
4. My earliest memory is at two years of age. I have a few from that time period, but I think my earliest was of my Granny. It was Summer, and we were visiting family in Tennessee. I was in a playpen, outside in a yard. I remember the white farmhouse with a big wrap-around porch. Granny was leaning over my playpen, looking down at me. She had her grey hair pulled up in a bun, and was wearing her trademark cardigan sweater with pockets. I went back there to visit relatives with my Dad when I was 23. Granny was no longer there. I told Dad that I recognized the house and shared the memory with him. He told me that it happened exactly that way and that it was indeed Granny that I remembered. My Dad is gone now, too. I miss them both.
Granny said, "It all comes out in the wash."
May karma serve you well!