We are happy you are here for another week of friendly sharing! As always, you can find the fill-ins here and at 15andmeowing.com each Thursday. On Fridays, we post the link for sharing. The first two fill-ins are always provided by Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself. You are welcome to answer in the comments, but if you link up, even more people can share!
I want to first send love and hugs to Ellen, David, and family. I know this has been a sad and emotional week. It was so hard for them to let Phoebe cross The Bridge. As you know, she left footprints on the hearts of all who knew her. Phoebe will be forever loved because of Ellen and David’s love for her. Thank you both for sharing her with us. Hugs to you all.
The first week of Autumn broke records here. It was in the 90s for seven straight days. I would be happy to never be above 60 degrees F. Needless to say, this was miserable for me. We are expecting mid-80s next week, which is well above average for this time of year. I anxiously await cooler Autumn weather!
I am waiting for the results of a sleep study. I was not able to study for it, so I imagine that I failed miserably. Sleep does not come easily to me. Once asleep, I am a very light sleeper. I have always been that way. I still have to see a cardiologist, too. I am thankful for good doctors and medicine. I think that both are blessings. I have hope they can all make sense of things soon.
Clyde will be getting his stitches out next week. He looks so cute in his T-shirt, I almost want him to keep wearing it. I was surprised that he took to wearing it so well. Even changing it for a clean one was not an issue. Clyde is a special little dude. He loves to cuddle and kiss cheeks, but he can be so serious at times. He is an old soul.
I want to take a moment to thank all of you. Life gets busy. We each have many things on our plate, some that we did not ask for. It is difficult to always make time to read and comment on every blog that we want to. And, feeds do not always work, either. We sometimes miss a post or event. We are human and do our best. That we can accept each other anyway, and still come together to share, I think it is very special. I am grateful that we can be there to care about and support each other. Thank you all for being part of my journey. I mean that, from the bottom of my heart. You are appreciated, even when I am scarce. Hugs.
Okay, here we go…these are my completed fill-ins for this week:
1. I am far too practical to be drawn into drama. Long ago, I had to make a conscious choice to not yield to drama. To my life’s experience, there is often no resolution with dramatic people. Some people just thrive on drama, which is their choice. I respect the truth that we each must choose our own path. As for me, I want to put my time and efforts into positive energy.
2. To save money, I plan purchases, especially major purchases. I also look for sales, rebates, and practical reward programs. I use coupons when possible, though they are not as plentiful or easy as they once were. Our needs are very simple and practical.
3. Compassion matters. We each have to forge a path through this world. Often, we don’t really know the paths that others walk. But, it doesn’t matter. If we treat others with the same compassion that we desire, the paths become less difficult for all of us.
4. Watching Summer fade into Autumn makes me think of how fleeting life really is. We need to remember this in all things, every day. We should appreciate each moment just as it is. We need to live and love in each and every moment.
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