Friendly Fill-ins: Week 101

We are happy you are here for another week of friendly sharing! As always, you can find the fill-ins here and at each Thursday. On Fridays, we post the link for sharing. Please link your post as directed. You can answer in the comment if you need to. Try to visit other blogs, when you can.

We are reaching the halfway point in the A-Z Blog Challenge. Yea for hanging in there. I have so much on my plate right now, that it is more like spilled alphabet soup! However, I am keeping my sense of humour, in spite of the burns (of said soup). I also stand by the fact that what doesn’t kill me makes me stronger.

I need to mention the purple Sarcoidosis badge in my sidebar. April is Sarcoidosis Awareness Month. I have chronic Sarcoidosis, affecting my lymph system and lungs. Chronic Sarcoidosis is a difficult autoimmune disease that can affect any system, but almost always the lungs. Bernie Mac died from complications of Sarcoidosis. With Rheumatoid disease and Sarcoidosis, I get knocked down occasionally (like now). I have had both of these for twenty-five years or more. As the Japanese proverb teaches, fall down seven times, get up eight!

Whatever trials you are having, I hope you find strength and peace. Reach out to someone that you trust. We all have moments of weakness. It is part of the human condition. So, be there for someone else, too. There is love and strength in that, as well.

May you enjoy a wonderful weekend. Stay safe, happy, and healthy.

Here are my weekly completed fill-ins:

1. Living life keeps me extremely busy. It is meant to be lived, of course! But, I really am looking forward to things slowing down, even if it is just a little. But, I am also keeping a positive attitude no matter what!

2. I believe that integrity is the secret to inner peace. I have found that being genuine and authentic to one’s beliefs, as well as sensitive to others, allows for a clear conscience. I take this to heart and make sure to keep it real, even when it may not be easy. And, it is not always easy. Namaste.


3. A friend is someone who allows you to be yourself, without question or judgment. They will appreciate you just as you are. I have been reminded recently just how important this is.

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4. Right now, I am thankful for my friends, including all of my blog friends. Your kindness, prayers, and encouragement have been invaluable. I am very human. Life has been very busy, lately. But, friends are a key element in how one copes. Thank you. Group hug!



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34 thoughts on “Friendly Fill-ins: Week 101

  1. Wonderful filling in Annie… spite of all the trials and tribulations of your health issues, you keep putting one foot in front of the other and not only move FORWARD but with grace. Yes friends help with those things but it takes a lot of “guts” to keep on going when you have burdens. I know that. We all know that but we need to REMEMBER that too! I love your graphics as usual – you find the most perfect visuals for your words. Happy Friday even if it is a “13th” ! I have copied your Sarcoidosis badge – it will be my honor to post it on our sidebar as a support for you and all who deal with this health issue.

    Love, Pam (and Teddy Bean too)

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  2. LOL, I was reading through your post, nodding in agreement, got to the meme about Friday the 13th & had to check my calendar …. yep, it really is Friday the 13th…. wonder what will happen today.


  3. I am sorry you are going through so much right now. I hope you feel better soon. Great answers, as always and I enjoy all the kitty photos you find to go with them. I am thankful you are my friend, I am blessed. In my family, we think of Friday the 13th as a lucky day because my niece’s junior prom ( in 2005) was on that day and she was the prom queen. 🙂 XO

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  4. Hari Om
    it’s Friday. It’s the thirteenth. Tomorrow’s Saturday. It’s the fourteenth. One foot in front of the other. One day after the other. Life happens!!! Your fill-ins attest to it happening strongly, if not always smoothly. Here’s to more of the strong… YAM xx

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  5. I am praying that things settle down for you soon. That adorable kitty image goes so purrfectly with your #1, as well. All of your answers are so, so true. I am also so thankful for friends, especially those I’ve made in this blogging community. Hugs!

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  6. I put out a post with my answers last night. Thought I put my link in last night but it wasn’t there the this morning so I put in. It’s under DaisyMae’sSite. You have the limit at 15 which is not enough words for us people with semi-long blog titles. Liked your answers.

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  7. I an proud that I am one of your friends. I’m always here when you need me and I know you’ll be there if I need you. Of all the things we can do it’s being kind to those we meet. On the street or here on the world wide web. I appreciate you, Annie.

    Have a fabulous day and weekend. Big healing hugs to you and yours. ♥

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  9. I totally agree with #2. I’ve always been a good person – but I found I don’t have the stomach to hurt people. So many people think they’re justified to lash out when someone hurts them … but my conscience just doesn’t. I’m the one that has to live with myself and I have enough regrets as it is. Not always easy – but I can sleep at night.

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    • Exactly. And, I was reminded of this recently. People perceive justification based on only themselves. I just cannot do that. I apologize when it is not entirely my blame. I just want to fix things. I don’t want anyone upset.

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  10. I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately. You have so much on your plate and having to handle everything on your own for part of the week while your husband is working – I’m not sure how you do it – but you do it well. Purrs.

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  11. Annie, I see we had almost the same completion on #3. I know mine came from our recent e-mails. I am thankful always for my friends. They (including you) are what keep me going. Love your memes, especially the Friday the 13th. My mom died on Friday the 13th, and I am always a little leery of that day. I love you, my friend. Sending lots of hugs and prayers to all, Janet 💞

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  13. It seems that life for most of us has gotten very busy recently. It would be good if we could just hit a pause button somewhere and get a break. Have a great week.


  14. I agree with all your answers, and yes slowing down is desirable. I couldn’t use my computer the last couple of days and it made me slow down by default. I seriously needed that. It actually felt like the good old days. I even found the time to start reading a book by Caroline Myss called Sacred Contracts.
    Hugs my friend


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