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Friday Four Fill-In - July 25th

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I'm joining Hilary at Feeling Beachie for Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun.  Hilary provides four statements with blanks for us to fill in and share on her blog-hop. Come join the fun!

The Statements:
  1. I find ____________very _______________
  2. My favorite _________________ is______________
  3. Why do I always ___________?
  4. My favorite time of the day is __________ because _______
My Answers:
  1. I find people who lack compassion very disturbing.  I do not understand how anyone can be that way.
  2. My favorite sound is the sound of drums at a pow-wow.  It is the heartbeat of mother earth.
  3. Why do I always fear worst-case scenarios, when most often things work out for the good?
  4. My favorite time of the day is morning because my mind is alert and refreshed and open to all the possibilities of a new day.  I do my best writing then too.

14 comments:

  1. #3 is me. When my son calls out of the blue I always think something is wrong. You are correct, though, things usually are fine and turn out for the good.

    Cool on your favorite sound.

    Enjoy your weekend.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    My Follow Friday Four Fill-In

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    1. I am striving to be more rational about such things, Elizabeth, if I've made it this far, odds are that whatever comes my way I can find my way through too, I'm not sure why we tend to look in that negative direction. What if instead we imagined the very best would come to be?!

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    2. I am going to imagine the very best will come.

      THANKS, Josie.

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    3. I'm going to make a focused effort to do that too, Elizabeth, particularly on a couple of issues that are hanging a bit heavily in my life right now. I am going to practice faith! :-)

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  2. #1 - I KNOW!!!! right? Honestly, it's like some people just lack a sensitivity gene, or something. Just completely incapable of feeling Anything for another person. Makes me crazy. There's no softness in most people these days; just hard edges. Sad.
    I grew up near a military fort and we could always hear the drums from the evening changing of the guard. Awesome.

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    1. I agree with you on #1 Rory, I am sometimes just astounded by seemingly nice people's ability to be callous and uncaring about the plight of others. I always keep in mind when I see someone down in life, that there but for the Grace of God could go I, and I so hope someone would reach out in kindness rather than scorn, or worse yet totally ignore me!

      There is something very primal about drums, and the rhythm of tribal drums is completely mesmerizing, it draws you to a sacred place. I've done some living on and near Army bases, and I agree that drums from changing of the guard can be very stirring too!

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  3. Mornings are the best! It's so much easier to have a great day if you get a jump start on things early.

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    1. I need more of your motivation, Mimi! I agree that if you get up and get going, the rest of the day falls nicely into place. If I sleep in on a weekend, I tend to feel very sluggish and unmotivated. Mornings are infused with new energy, though I wish it didn't have to be directed at heading off to work! :-)

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  4. I agree with #1 some peeps are disturbing. I have never been to a pow-wow but have been to prayer meetings...no drums there though. I tend to worry about stuff before it ever, if ever, happens but i am getting better. Not sure about the morning thing.

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    1. It is sad that some people can be so unfeeling, Patricia. I find myself wondering what part of them is broken, for them to react without their hearts. Attending a pow-wow is an experience everyone should have on their bucket-list... so beautiful, all that colorful regalia in motion, and the drums will absolutely steal you away! I need to work harder on practicing what I preach... Faith! I know that God has things under control in my life, I need to trust more that it will all work out ok, and realize there has to be some learning curves along the way. :-) I love mornings... except when they come earlier than I am ready for, alarm clock blasting in my ears!

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  5. Nice job with the Fill-Ins... you must have been writing in the morning to come up with all of this! Thanks for your thoughts.

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    1. Thank you, Linda! I did this post during my lunch hour but I was still in a pretty positive frame of mind, it being Friday and all. If I had gone with my first impressions when I read the questions the night before (when I was tired and considerably grumpy) it would have been less positive for sure.

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  6. you fear #3 so you are prepared - I am the same way!

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    1. I think you have a valid point there, Hilary. At least by contemplating what all could go wrong we are mentally preparing our responses in that event, and won't be taken totally off guard if everything doesn't turn out rosy. I do wish I could work on being more positive though, the odds of things being as bad as they possibly could be as so slim, I need to focus on what good might come of it, regardless! I believe that our thoughts direct positive or negative energy our way.

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Your comments are always appreciated... they make me smile! :-)