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Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 2


Annie at McGuffy's Reader and Ellen at 15andmeowing are co-hosting a fun weekly meme called  Friendly Fill-In'sAll you have to do to participate is complete the statements and link your post up hereThis is a great way to get to know each other a little better!

Here are the this week's statements with the blanks:

1. Everyone should read _________________.

2. My first ___________________was a _____________________.


3. My favorite time of day is                 , because                .

4. I think dreams                             .

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Here are my answers:

1. Everyone should read The God Memorandum by Og Mendino, it is so uplifting!

2. My first week-long visit to the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, and Red Cloud Indian School there was an eye-opening experience. Life is so difficult for many there, but the resilience of the children, and their capacity for love, is amazing.



3. My favorite time of day is the morning, because my mind is fresh and rested then, and my outlook on life is better.

4. I think dreams can be caused by different things, such as a response to stress or illness, the replaying of old memories - or maybe even memories of other lives, visits from people who have passed over to the spirit world, warnings, lessons, or reminders of something we need to take care of.

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16 comments:

  1. I enjoyed your answers, Josie. "The God Memorandum" is a great book, very thought provoking. Reservations are so heart-rending. I could not agree more. We need to take care of our people better. I am not surprised that you like mornings! Dreams...ahh, yes. They are so many things. I am glad you are a part of Friendly Friday. Hugs. Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

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    1. I am pleased but not surprised to know that you've read The God Memorandum. We have connected with so many of the same things! I absolutely agree about the need to take better care of our people, especially the children. No child in this country should ever have to go to bed hungry or cold. I am totally enjoying this new blog-hop and I'm so glad you and Ellen took it on! :-)

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  2. Great answers! I haven't heard of that book, But it sounds wonderful so I will see if the library has it.

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    1. Thank you! I guarantee you that reading The God Memorandum will empower you and leave you realizing how amazing your life really is! You can buy it on Amazon.com too, sometimes it's less expensive to buy the paperback "The Greatest Salesman in the World" in which "The God Memorandum" is included.

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  3. I'm sure your experience at the Red Cloud Indian School was both uplifting and inspirational and something that you carry with you to revisit in your mind. I read Og Mandino's Greatest Salesman, but didn't know of the other. I will add it to my list. Dreams are interesting. I often don't think I dream or remember the next day, but sometimes there are very vivid dreams so I know my subconscious is active during sleep times. Thank you for inviting me to participate in this fun blog hop.
    Val from My Virtual Vineyard

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    1. I visited Red Cloud for three years in a row, some of the happiest times in my life, such amazing kids! The God Memorandum was originally a chapter of The Greatest Salesman In the World. It is now also available as it's own book. The whole Greatest Salesman is a great story, but I love that chapter most of all! :-) I don't always remember any dreams the next day either. I love the ones that seemed so real that you are unsure if they really happened.. well, except for the scary ones! I am so happy that you decided to join us for Friendly Fill-Ins, it's fun!:-)

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  4. I think some dreams are very important. Sometimes I am made aware of something that when awake I ignore or refuse to acknowledge. Always fun to learn about you through your writings.

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    1. I agree Patricia, sometimes messages come to us in the form of dreams. Additionally,sometimes I've woken up understanding something I was puzzled about, or knowing where something is that I had misplaced and was looking for. Maybe our brain keeps working things out when we are asleep?

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  5. Morning, when it's quiet and cool and i can sit and read and pray, is my favorite time.

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    1. Amen to that, Mimi. My early morning drive into town for work is also wonderful prayer time, peaceful, quiet, and my spirit is refreshed by the new day.

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  6. I agree mornings are when my mind is the sharpest! And sleepyist....

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    1. I had to smile at this Joseph because I am like that too. I want to stay in bed asleep when the alarm clock rings, but once I am finally up and moving my mind is alert and interested in what the new day will bring.

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  7. Great answers. I enjoyed your response to the dreams question.

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    1. Thank you, Yvonne! I don't think we can put all dreams into one box, they serve many purposes. Some are truly wonderful!

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  8. I tend to agree with you about dreams. I do also believe that our brains continue to try to work things out while we sleep. We can't argue with it while we're asleep. :)

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    1. I agree that they do, I have awakened some mornings with a clear answer in my head for something I'd been struggling with the day or night before. You are right, we are perhaps better at listening to our inner voice of reason when we can't prepare arguments in advance!

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