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."
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