Friday, August 4, 2017

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 65


We are happy you are here for another week of friendly sharing! As always, you can find the fill-ins here and at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. On Fridays, we post the link for sharing. 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 if you link up, even more people can share!

I hope have been enjoying a good week, busy or not. It has been a very busy week here. Appointments, critters, chores, and yard work, all keep us busy. Whoever said, “there is no rest for the weary” was pretty wise. But, it keeps me out of trouble.

The outlaw minions are growing fast. Right now, it is all about eating and sleeping, but
soon they will be able to play. That is when I will be taking lots of pictures to share. Their personalities are very distinct. It will be fun to capture that.

For those who like the lazy, hazy days, of Summer, savour them. Autumn, in all of her splendor, will be here in a few short weeks. The year is growing old. But, there is wisdom in it. Enjoy.

Please remember to visit others on the link-up list. That is half of the fun. Even if it takes a few days, it is nice to have people visit. I hope you had some fun with this week's fill-ins. I did! Here are my responses: 

1. Meetings are necessary for communication. A meeting offers a chance to share ideas, air concerns or grievances, and explore solutions, all while keeping everyone on the same page.


2. Rules are not something you pick and choose. They are in place for reasons. If rules come under question, for whatever reason, they should be reviewed and re-evaluated accordingly. However, rules serve a purpose and should be respected and followed.


3. The best time to show you care is right now. Don’t wait. Some people believe in living in the moment. I believe in loving in the moment. The world needs more love…now.


4. I have learned that it is always best to be myself, no matter what. Of course, I try to always be the best Me that I can be. I want others to like me for who I really am, not who they think I am. This way, we both are being genuine.


~Don't be afraid to be yourself!~

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

42 comments:

  1. The little black and white huggy kitty is adorable.

    I agree with your statement of loving in the moment.

    The Dr. Seuss quote is great. Yes, we should be ourselves, but we should also temper that with sincere kindness. Sometimes our words, unknowingly perhaps, can be the last straw for someone that sends them over the edge into eternity. Words have power. Sincerity makes a big difference. Lack of it can make an even bigger difference.

    Have a blessed weekend.

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    1. Suzanne, for me loving in the moment IS living a life of kindness and compassion with sincerity. Truly loving is a sincere action. Words indeed do have power, as do actions. This is the reason that I choose mine carefully. And, it is why I believe in loving in each moment, both in word and deed, always. It does matter. It does make a difference.

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    2. Unfortunately, there are many that are not sincere on this planet. A great deal of insincerity and even venom can be hidden behind a smiling face. Not everyone's actions are in line with the words that they say and that makes it more difficult for those that are sincere. One doesn't know who to trust (beyond Heavenly Father, that is).

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    3. Suzanne, I don't like to think of it that way. I cannot control others, only myself.

      Mother Teresa was a wise person and excellent role model. She said, “If you judge people, you have no time to love them.” I prefer to learn to love them.

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  2. Oh boy! We're with you on #3 and #4 especially - - - what the world needs now is TONS of love. Speaking of love, we LOVE your graphics this week as always. That little kitten climbing up and OUT of his little enclosure certainly speaks of FREEDOM to me and we hope that the girl took the message and adopted him !!

    Hugs, Teddy

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    1. Thanks, Teddy. And Mom Pam. We are all for loving and adopting cats, too! Our two outlaw minions are already getting inquiries! HUGS!

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  3. So many work meetings have no clear agenda or start time or end time, and those don't seem to get much done, sad to say.

    Loving people in the moment is very wise advice!

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    1. You are right, sometimes meetings are a waste of time. Sometimes the monkeys run the circus while the MC is out for coffee. Sad, but true.
      I am not surprised you believe in loving in the moment. HUGS.

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  4. Wow, the kitty in the video could very much be a little Xerxes. He is the same color and everything. It was like watching him.
    Rules were often put in place by people who thought they were experts. The rules may have a reason but it isn't always a good reason. We need to temper obedience with wisdom and go from there. Swing towards the fences, even in the bottom of the ninth inning, bases loaded, full count, and two outs. Have a great weekend.

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    1. The Bible warns us of a lawless society. We need to be very careful of that! I think that if we put in power those that we believe we can trust, they will make rules in our best interest. If not, we do not keep them in power. One of the great things about our country is the freedom of our election process. Thanks, David. Have a great week.

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  5. You are so right about loving in the moment. And rules--I always think about how much safer the roads might be if more people followed the rules. Have a good Friday! :)

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    1. This one I most definitely agree with! People do need to follow the traffic rules and remember that 65mph is not an invitation to drive 95mph, which folks around here seem to think. No wonder there are so many deaths on Texas roads!

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    2. Well, Bill could not agree with you more! As a truck driver, he sees people break basic safety rules. Great example of the need to follow rules. Hugs, Roby!

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  6. Your answers are always so wise. I'll have to remember what you said for both #1 and #2, in order to keep myself out of trouble. I also very much enjoy your answers to #3 and #4! Dr. Seuss left us some wonderful quotes, as you show here. Thank you for hosting this fantastic challenge!

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    1. Dr. Seuss was so basic in his delivery. I think his simple wisdom is timeless. We need to take it the way he intended it. In fact, we should do that with each other, too. Hugs.

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  7. Great answers, even if we disagree on the first two. Clearly you have been to more productive meetings than I have :) I love your answers to 3 and 4. It is best to be ourselves and I agree we need to show we care right now. Have a great weekend. XO

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    1. I adore you. You are wonderful. Thank you for being You. HUGS!

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  8. Great answers and love the kitty meeting pic. Have a great weekend!

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    1. The Cat Meeting pretty much sums up the way most people feel about meetings. Ha! Have a great week, my friend.

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  9. Your answers are great and I would love to have a meeting with y'all!

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    1. Great idea! I would love to have a Blogger Meeting! Volunteers?

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  10. We like the pics you posted with your comments. We commented here:
    https://wordpress.com/post/carolmaewy.wordpress.com/3949

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    1. Thanks, Carol. Do you need help linking up?

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  11. Yep! I have to be myself and keep it real. That's even the tag line of my blog. TW says meetings always bring bad news. Every board meeting she's ever went to means a hike in maintenance fees, etc.

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    1. Well, I respect that: being oneself and keeping it real. Too often, meetings end up in raised costs. *sigh* Like home owner's associations dues.

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  12. Great answers as always.

    I agree about rules.

    Have a good weekend.

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  13. We relly enjoyed all of those, especially the hug!

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  14. guyz....tell yur mom her haz never had a meetin in hell; wear de food servizz gurlz haz all taken place; noe matter her place oh employ ~~~~~~~ faaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

    wavez two everee one N we hope de outlawz iz doin grate ☺☺♥♥

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    1. Bill can empathize with those meetings. Cat meetings seem to be much nicer. *wink* XO

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  15. I always try to remind myself to be myself because I'm the only one who can be me and everyone else is taken :) Easier said than done sometimes ... especially when there are judgmental people in one's life such that nothing one does is ever right. That's when I remind myself that if everything that I'm doing is wrong - it must not be me at all.

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    1. Exactly! Be you, the very best you. No matter what others think. You know who you are. Hugs.

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  16. #3 is right on! Love the kitty that illustrates it. am with you on #4. It is exhausting trying to be who/what others think you should be.

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    1. Amen. More love. Be you and spread all the love you can. Even if others do not get it. Hugs, my friend.

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  17. Annie, these were mostly very serious fill-ins today. As always, you have very thoughtful answers. I especially like your #4. Cannot wait for more photos of Bonnie & Clyde. When you have the opportunity, send me an e-mail and let me know how things went at the pulmonologist. Sending lots of love, hugs and prayers, Janet

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    1. I answer the fill-ins however they strike me when I sit down to do them. I don't think about them in advance or plan them. Ellen does the same, I believe. So, this is what happened this week. I have been a bit pensive about the way people treat each other. I hope for a solution. I want to be a part of it, too. HUGS.

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  18. I am totally with you on being who you are. I am one of those people who absolutely can not even attempt to be someone or something I'm not. Fortunately, or unfortunately, my true colors are always shining thru. :) - My first 'Fill-In' it was fun!

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    1. Welcome! I look forward to getting to know you.

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  19. Loving in the moment...what a great way to live!

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    1. I truly believe in it, too. Everyone benefits.

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  20. Your answers always have some great, practical applications, Annie. I will do my best to remember your words about meetings when I'm in them this week at work. ;)

    "Loving in the moment." Love that!

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