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.
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Here are my completed fill-ins for this week:
1. Civics should be taught in schools. This class used to be mandatory for all U.S. public school students. The lessons taught kids how to be a good citizen, as well as the rights and duties of each citizen. I think reinstituting this class would reunite America and benefit us all. We need to lose the arrogance of entitlement and remember the pride of privilege.
2. The last item I donated was a load of books. I still have so much to donate. I will soon be sorting Christmas decorations to donate, too. That will be pretty involved but is long overdue.
3. My (personal) song is Both Sides Now, by Joni Mitchell, because I deeply relate to the lyrics of this song. By the time my junior high choir sang this song, I had been writing poetry and journaling for quite some time. Lyrics and songs have always been an integral part of who I am. Both Sides Now is an important song on the soundtrack of my life.
4. Three things I am thankful for this week are: that Bill’s job is working out for him, that I am working some writing into my “free” time, and that George is feeling more himself each day. Driving flatbeds of steel is a lot different than hauling refrigerated units of food, so Bill is adjusting to that. My writing will lead to sharing more stories and poetry, again. I am trying to allow myself to be creative while encouraging myself to share. Self-doubt is a terrible thing. George is still on an anti-inflammatory to help regulate his system. The vaccinations really took a lot out of him. When he gets the zoomies, I will know he is fully recovered.
~Make your own special music~
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