Friday, June 16, 2017

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 58


We are happy you are here for another week of friendly sharing! You can always find the fill-ins here and at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday.  The first two fill-ins are always provided by Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself. You are welcome to answer in the comments, but we hope you will post it and link up with everyone!

I hope you read Bill’s final A-Z Reflection post. It was fun having him as a guest. Thank you for being a part of Bill’s music series. I hope he will guest post in the future. There is a lot more to him than just trucking, though that is a lot!

Happy Father’s Day to all of the Dads! You guys rock. May you enjoy a relaxing day of things you love. To everyone else, love your dad if you have one handy. Cherish your warm memories. Make sure he knows it, too. There is no one like Dad.

We created some interesting fill-ins this week. I look forward to reading yours! Here's mine:

1. I challenge everyone to do an anonymous act of kindness this week. Do something from the goodness of your heart, for no reason and for no credit. Do it silently; tell no one. You will make someone feel good, and you will, too! Just try it!


2. I regret disposing of old journals filled with writing that I felt was fair to poor and mostly irrelevant. I can never get those years of thoughts and memories back. I learned a valuable lesson: never throw out writing, unless you are through editing and have a final copy.


3. I have a difficult time admitting when I am hurting (in any way). It just always seems better to say that I am fine. I would rather be part of a solution than be a problem. So, I much prefer doing for others.


4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be certainty of my inner intuition. I would like to not doubt my sense of intuition. Age has taught me to trust it; I wish I had when I was younger. More often than not, this sense is absolutely correct about people and situations. This seems to come from a particular lineage within my ancestors; only a few select people have had it. Maybe it is a curse! 

    

~๐Ÿ’—Do what George does: take your Dad fishin'๐ŸŸ~

Now, it's your turn. Please link up with us here. Or, you can answer in the comments.

46 comments:

  1. Grand "filling in" today Annie! I identify with ALL of your answers and promise to follow through with #1 (!) but #2 reminds me of my regret to keep old photos. Same thing really - letting go of things that don't seem important that COULD be in the future like photos, writing, etc. I have all my journals but I threw out partial short stories, lots of poetry, and the drafts of two novels. DUMB....at the time it didn't seem so but now - well - YOU KNOW!

    Hugs and Happy Father's Day to your hubby and Dads everywhere.............Pam and Teddy too

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    1. I agree. I am missing some photos that I left behind when I left home. I will never get them back. Yes, I do know. HUGS!

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  2. You and Suzanne are evidently alike in that your first instinct about people tends to be the right one. Have a great week.

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  3. An anonymous act of kindness is a great challenge, and if i look around i know it will be easy to find something.

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    1. Mimi, I have a feeling that you do many anonymous good things for others. Bless you!

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  4. You and Ellen always come up with the most creative and fun fill-ins. And your answers are superb! I love your answer to #1, and though I sometimes fail, I always try to find nice things to do for others on a regular basis. And I feel that I am very much the same way as you on #3. Thank you for hosting this fantastic challenge!

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    1. Thanks! I am sure that you do for others. Thank you. We need more of that in the world. Hugs!

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  5. I always say I'm fine too. I just can't stand to be fussed over. Your challenge for an anonymous act of kindness is a great idea! Have a great Friday :)

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    1. Exactly. I do not want to be fussed over. Thanks!

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  6. Wonderful fill ins and, as always, you have given beautiful answers. Have a great weekend and Happy Father's Day to all the dads.

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  7. Great Fill-ins and super graphics (as always!!)

    The Florida Furkids

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  8. I'm sorry you regret tossing those writings. It's good advice not to do so. ~hugs~ Be well!

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    1. Yeah, I know. I just over-purged. Sadly.

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  9. I love your answers. I will try to do the challenge, I just need to think of something to do anonymously. I am sorry you got rid of those journals, that is a shame. I understand your #3, most people just want us to say fine because they don't want to hear more than that which is sad. And I think it is wonderful you have a gift like that, I am sure you could make it stronger by meditating and clearing your mind. Have a nice weekend. XO

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    1. Ellen, you always do such great things. We need to clone you! You are right; people extend greetings that they do not mean. There are those who will go on and tell you too much, but others hold too much in. I do have too much on my mind; you are right! HUGS!

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  10. I love you challenge.

    I helped a senior citizen this morning but not sure it was silent.

    Thanks for sharing. Great answers.

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. I am sure you are appreciated by those who know you!

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    2. I am appreciated and like to help older folks.

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    3. Elizabeth. I believe you. It shows in everything you say. Thank you for being You. Hugs.

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  11. guyz....momz answers thiz week iz awesum, but bee in catz and all ~~~~~~~~~

    WE TOTAL LEE TOTAL LEE TOTAL LEE LOVES YUR GIF GEORGE...ITZ BEE YOND TOTAL LEE TOTAL LEE TOTAL LEE KEWL
    ♥♥♥♥♥

    happee fisihn bill N george ~~~~ ☺☺

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    1. George will be doing a fishing report soon! *wink*

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  12. We enjoyed those and Happy Father's Day too all the Dads!

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  13. SQUEAL!!!!! Pusheen and Daddy Pusheen fishing!!!
    I kept all my journals but I never re-read them. I tried once and got extremely discouraged when I realized I was having the same epiphanies over and over again (and thinking they were new each time). I hardly ever admit my pain ... you just get so good at doing what you need to do and not showing the parts not conducive to achieving that.

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    1. Epiphanies are sometimes a rite of passage. Don't discount anything that helps you grow. And, it is growth. You realized something about yourself right there! Sometimes it takes awhile. Be good to You.

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  14. Enjoyed your fill-ins. Hope to join in soon. Life has been hectic.

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  15. I'm with you on #1 , 3 and 4. I still trust my intuition , especially when I feel it strongly.

    One day a man came knocking at my door and asked to use the phone as his boat was floating down the river. Instantly some radar came on and I refused to let him in to use the phone and closed and locked the door. I had never seen this man before and told him to go to the next neighbour, but apparently he didn't go. I'm usually right about people.

    I enjoyed your answers.
    Smiles & hugs, have a great weekend.
    Julia

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    1. Oh, Julia, that is frightening! Yikes! Thank God for your intuition! You are wise, my friend. HUGS.

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  16. Annie, as always you have completed the fill-ins so thoughtfully. I am going to try very hard to do #1. It's interesting to see what people regret throwing out, and your loss is substantial. I have a friend who keeps nothing. I can never understand it. But she does seem to live an uncluttered and uncomplicated life. Hope you and Bill and the gang will be spending Father's Day together. Prayers, Love and Hugs, Janet

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    1. Oh, my...I cannot throw out everything, but...I have learned to throw things out and am still purging. It took awhile, but, it is important, too.

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  17. Love the graphics. I always do.

    I can't throw out my drawings, watercolors or decorative needlework. I have many stories that are still here and they represent the best of me. Can't pitch them either.

    I challenge friends to think for themselves. And do so with a non made-up mind. (I can be skeptical).
    xoxo
    pee ess: Bill, you rock.

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    1. Ha! Bill rocks! I told him you said so. He laughed. He has been working way too much. Not for the good, but because the planners and dispatchers are not good at their jobs. *sigh*

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  18. Your answers almost always resonate with me, Annie. I will definitely take you up on that challenge to do an anonymous act of kindness. And your fill in for number three ... wow ... describes me to a tee.

    Hugs to you, dear friend. Happy Father's Day to Bill!

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    1. In many ways, we are kindred spirits, I think. I am not surprised, my friend. Happy Father's Day! HUGS.

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  19. These are some interesting questions! If I get out of the house at all this weekend I will try your kindness challenge. We should all be mindful every day of this. I believe being aware of our intuition is a good thing. When you get that little 'nudge', don't ignore it. Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend! :)

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    1. I love to do things anonymously, even little things just to make someone's day a bit easier. Thanks, ghostfriend.

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  20. I don't think it is a curse, though at times it can sure feel like it, especially when people think you're nuts because of it. My great-grandmother "knew" things and she would dream and the dream would happen. That has happened to me, too. I have had dreams that told me something very necessary to know or that something would happen. My dreams even told me the genders of my babies before I had them and were never wrong. The baby dreams didn't stop with me, either. It got to the point that ladies at church would hide if they saw me coming. I was the "announcer" and some of them weren't ready to be announced yet. haha

    I enjoyed your images as always. Have a blessed weekend. :)

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    1. I seem to have inherited a sense. It has served me well, though I tend to have great respect for it. I do not focus on it, admittedly from a bit of fear. This sense does not focus on things like your granny's did. It is more elusive in expanation. I am glad yours has brought joy. Hugs.

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  21. I'll never doubt my intuition after what I went through losing my precious Truffles two years ago. Even though she was only 4 years old (and completely healthy, or so I thought) that last day we had together I could not shake the feeling that something horrible was about to happen. And I was right.

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    1. I understand. I never doubt my intuition when it comes to loved ones. Hugs.

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  22. I can really relate to number 3. I deal with pain every day due to chronic pain and it's so much easier to just say that you are fine. :/

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