One of my favourite things to do, apart from reading, is writing, so I love this blog link up at McGuffy’s Reader
. In the Friendly Fill-ins we’re given written prompts (the words in purple bold) and then complete them how we wish.
1. Keep calm and practice gratitude. It’s such a simple thing to do, and only takes a moment but can make you feel better about your life. I often do this with my writing group, getting them to come up with at least three things that they’re grateful for – my three this week were:
I am grateful for living in an area full of natural beauty,
For having the right to choose my own destiny,
And for quiet moments spent with my beloved.
2. Politicians disappoint(s) me. It feels like everytime we turn the news on there are more and more stories of unrest and discrimination around the world that stems from governments that are not working for the people but rather for their own grandiose ideas. (Sorry, I try not to bring up politics in our blog as it is such a divisive subject).
3.My beloved’s hug is my happy place.
4. In retrospect, I wish I had kept learning Arabic after my year in Saudi Arabia. I was never any good at languages at school, but being immersed in the culture and having to learn or not understand my patients was definitely the way to pick it up. I still remember a few words but I would need to do a lot of work to get back to the standard I was.
There you have my fill-ins – what would you have written? Before you go, pop over to McGuffy’s Reader to see what my fellow bloggers have come up with.
Until next time, be good, stay safe, and take time now to think of three things you’re grateful for today.
Pamela & Ken
P.S: Princess Cookie Cat in relaxed mode.