Here we go again…filling in the blanks.
- Escaping to other places and lives is my favorite thing about reading.
- My cooking tastes like nothing my mother ever cooked and that is a good thing.
- When in doubt think about it before doing anything.
- Is it important, or even necessary, to know the secret of life?
After doing the fill-in above I have a list of things to celebrate.
Reading is such a pleasure for me. It is something I never tire of and it relaxes me.
My mother was not a good cook and meal time was not something to look forward to,
but I do celebrate my Ma because no matter what she loved me.
And sometimes that “no matter what” stuff was very bad.
I have learned, the hard way, to not charge ahead when I have doubts.
It took a while and some major mistakes but I did learn.
I used to worry about life but with age does come some wisdom.
I now know that if there is a secret to life
it is not one I need to know to have a good life.
So there you have it, my things to celebrate today and tomorrow…
20 thoughts on “Filling in and celebrating…”
guess you are a better cook 🙂
I am but it isn’t hard to be better than my ma…she just didn’t like being in the kitchen I guess.
Great thoughts, here. #1 and #3 are excellent answers. #4 is definitely something that I agree with. I don’t think we need to know, we just need to do our best.
Thanks, Ann. I think I really don’t want to know all the nitty- gritty of life. I have sort of learned to take it as it comes one day—sometimes one hour–at a time.
Reading your list of things to celebrate made me smile in understanding. It can sometimes take many years of life to reach the place where we can forgive our parents or others in our lives for some of the very wrong and/or hurtful things that happened, and find some reasons to accept the love they maybe tried to give, or gave in spite of their own problems and limitations. I love my parents, both of them, but life with them was not always easy. Maybe that could be said of some children too! We grow up, we forgive for our own peace of mind, and we move on… and it feels so much better than carrying around all that baggage!
I can relate and agree! Life can be difficult enough without the extra weight of the past on our backs. People are complex creatures.
Ooh, great answers, Patricia! Books are magical for their ability to transport us to other places and into other lives. I have learned so much just by being an avid reader!
In my case, I wish my cooking tasted more like my mother’s, she was an excellent cook and baker. I am a good baker but only a mediocre cook, I do not enjoy the process or the clean up!
Your answer for #4 is the best yet! I have had for many years a small piece of granite rock on which is written “Life is not a problem to solve, but a mystery to experience.” We can never know all the answers to life, so perhaps we just need to approach it with reverence and respect and let it come as it may.
I was a teenager before I knew what food was supposed to taste like. I have a funny story about my ma and daddy and my beef stew. I am going to try to write it but it may be one of those things that you had to be there to appreciate.
I really don’t think we a meant to know everything…it might just be overwhelming.
I so agree with number one. The best part of reading is getting lost in a good story. Have a great weekend!
The week-end has been a good one. And long with the holiday. I cannot imagine not reading…it would be awful.
Good answers and reflections, Patricia. My mom was a great cook . . . but she didn’t always cook things that I wanted to eat. 😎
If you grew up in our house there wouldn’t have been a whole lot you would want to eat. My ma just was not interested in the kitchen and what was done in there.
Oooooo….what great answers. And, I love how you explained your statements.
#2 is so true even though your mother wasn’t a good cook. Why can’t we cook like our mothers? 🙂 My mother is a great cook so it would be nice if I could duplicate what she cooks.
#4 is something I definitely agree with. Why do we need to know the secret of life? Just live a clean, honest life and be happy and that should be the secret.
My Follow Friday Four Fill-In
Thanks for the kind comment. I really am not sure there is a secret…but maybe we are so busy looking for the answer we miss the whole point.
Outstanding filled-in-blanks. 😀 Yes indeed. Your answers speak of you.
Do you suppose time makes us less anxious and more patient, and that is why we don’t feel the urgency of youth? Because we know what will be, will be? Is a slight shrug easier than hunched up shoulders? 😀
I do think age has its benefits. As you say we can shrug off what we once held too tightly that had little importance in the big scheme of things.
Loved your answers and even more you going into details further on.
Thanks. I think the prompts are great for deeper thought.
I loved this, Patricia . . .gentle wisdoms!
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