Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 91

FFBadge (2)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 91 are:

1. Trust ​ ​                          .

2. I would protest                               .

3. I have                       since                        .

4. Right now, I                     .

Here are my responses:

1. Trust is fragile, like glass. Once shattered, it might be possible to repair it with time and effort, but it will never be quite the same. I think most of us have had our trust betrayed at one time or another, but we still find the courage to trust again; we just learn to be more careful about who we place our trust in.  ​

2. I would protest important issues that have a direct bearing on the quality of life, not only for myself but for others, especially for people and animals who are at the mercy of those in control. However, I am not one to protest every single issue that upsets me, I think that becomes a very negative way to live, always angry, and it dilutes your effectiveness if you try to focus on to many issues at once. Look for ways to protest that can actually make a difference, not just make noise. Be part of the solution!

3. I have been retired  since July of 2016 when the law firm I was employed by decided to close the branch where I worked. It has had a big impact on our lives, both postive and negative, but overall it’s been a good thing.

4. Right now,have so many things I need to do and want to do that I hardly know where to start. That seems to be the story of my life. I don’t understand the concept of boredom, there is always something to do… or we can learn to enjoy doing nothing at all for a bit, which is nice too! 

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.

8 thoughts on “Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 91”

    1. Thanks! My retirement wasn’t something I planned, but it’s worked out to be good. I don’t think I will live long enough to ever experience a day of boredom, too many things on my list of “want to do”! 🙂

  1. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. I agree we should all try to be part of a solution instead of just making noise. I haven’t been bored since I was in school, once I could do what I wanted, I have never been bored. I hope you have a great weekend! XO

    1. Thank you for coming up with great fill-ins for us each week, that makes it fun! Yes, we have too many complainers in the world. If it bothers you… DO SOMETHING about it (or be quiet)! 🙂 I love my days and have so many things I like to do and wish I had enough time to do a lot more. I will never be bored, tired maybe at times, but not bored. It was a good weekend, thank you, I hope yours was too!

  2. Yes to being part of the solution. We can’t solve everything, but we can pick one thing we believe the Good Lord has put in our hearts and laps and work on it.

    Maybe if everyone did that, no one would be bored and we’d solve most of our problems!

    1. I agree with choosing something we feel was meant for us to do and pursuing that course of action! If we protest everything that is wrong in life we spread ourselves too thin… and become negative in our thinking.

      Yes, that’s the perfect remedy for boredom…support a cause, like you do with your animal shelter work, it makes a difference!! ❤

  3. Great job filling-in. You know how I feel about trust. And, protesting is often a negative action. I always say that if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem. Actions are solutions. I am sure your retirement is filled with things to do. Enjoy them. Pace yourself. You’ve got this. Hugs.

    1. Thanks, Annie! All too often I see people who do nothing but protest, loudly, and about everything. They never strike me as very happy, people… even with themselves. Surely there are things we need to do to effect change, but words alone won’t make much of a difference. There are always peaceful ways to bring about change.

      At last I am able to do more of the things I need to/want to because I am not so physically and emotionally exhausted at the end of the day. I still would like more hours, but at least I will never run out of things I want to do! 🙂 Being free of full-time office work is a real blessing!

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