Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 90

Each Thursday, Annie of McGuffy’s Reader and  Ellen of 15andmeowing provide four fill-in statements, and on Friday we post our answers and join their link-up to share our responses.

The Fill-ins for Week 90 are:

1.The flu shot                    .

2. I think everyone should take _________ daily.

3. I (almost) always                   , because                      .

4. I (almost) never                       because                         .

Here are my responses:

1.The flu shot never seems to include the strain I manage to come in contact with.

2. I think everyone should take time to contemplate what they are thankful for daily.

3. I (almost) always try to leave positive comments on Facebook and blogs, because I think encouragement is something we could all use more of. I also consider myself to be a guest on their page, and I try to conduct myself like one.

4. I (almost) never carry grudges because they are like a cancer that grows in your heart. I get mad, sometimes I lose my cool, then I get over it and move on.

FFBadge (2)Now it’s your turn… come and join us at Friendly Fill-Ins! 

Author: Josie Two Shoes

I've been blogging off and on since August of 2006. I adopted the pen name Josie Two Shoes in 2007 as I began a new chapter of my life standing on my own two feet. Now I'm married to the man of my dreams; we live in dusty West Texas with a house full of furkids. I am an Aquarian by birth, and although I am past sixty and slightly frayed around the edges, my fascination with this thing called life continues. Faith, family, and friends are important to me; so are honesty, trust, tolerance, compassion and kindness. I'm pretty up front about most things, so if you want to know something more about me, just ask! :-) You can also reach me by email and find me at my Facebook page.

18 thoughts on “Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 90”

  1. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I am sorry you usually get the flu 😦 I agree it is good to think of what we are thankful for daily. Very true about holding a grudge, no point. Somewhere I read it is like picking up a hot coal to throw at the person you are mad at, but you are the one that gets burned. Have a nice weekend! XO

    1. Hi Ellen! I like that analogy of the hot coal, so very true, forgiveness is all about freeing ourselves, it really has very little to do with the person who wronged us unless they are sincerely seeking forgiveness. We can forgive and still decide to set boundaries for who we will allow to be part of our life going forward.

    1. You are right, Mimi. Although it can be hard to forgive sometimes, it always feels very good, very freeing, when you do. We can expend so much energy being angry and hurt when we could be using that energy for promoting goodness and kindness instead!

  2. I loved all your answers and particularly agree with #4 – Holding a grudge is worse for the one holding it than whoever caused the negativity, so it just is not logical – or smart – to do that. Yet practically every day, I see situations on the news that are probably the result of a grudge.

    1. I agree, we are really punishing ourselves when we hold grudges, and yet somehow there is the belief that we are getting back at the one or ones who hurt us. Most likely, they don’t even care. When we let negativity take over our lives it soon begins to rule us. People mistake forgiveness as saying “that’s ok”, and maybe it wasn’t ok, but it’s over and done and we know who and what to do differently in our lives next time. We don’t want to let things like that hold power over us.

  3. Lovely answers to the fill ins, being kind to others and being thankful are both so important. I also agree about the holding a grudge, as the only one it affects is us.
    Have a lovely week.

  4. I do believe that we should be grateful every day for every blessing. The best way to achieve that is purely to live a life of gratitude. It is much easier if we focus on the good. It is always there. We should always try to resolve conflict, if we cannot avoid it.
    Annie at ~McGuffy’s Reader~

  5. I think it is good not to carry grudges. Life is too short to let other people have that kind of influence. Still, it is difficult not to let past actions taint present feelings. Have a great day.

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