Friendly Fill-Ins Week #119

Today, I’m wanting to write but am feeling terribly uninspired. A lot of thoughts float through my mind, but none are clear enough to capture on the page. I’m noticing how I’m not as active in my writing endeavors as I was when I started this blog. I hope this doesn’t mean the blog turns as inactive as my other one.

Anyway, to get me to write about something, I’m participating in the Friendly Fill-Ins again. The questions are:


  1. ______________________ brings out the best in me.

  2. ______________________ makes me grumpier than Grumpy Cat.

  3. If money grew on trees, I would _________.

  4. I have a fear of _________.

1. Laughter brings out the best in me. My husband and I have a lot of inside jokes that we together laugh about. This truly helps me feel a connection to him. I also love laughing with other people, as laughter definitely helps me forget my inner turmoil.

2. The coming of fall makes me grumper than Grumpy Cat. Yeah, I know, it’s part of the cycle of life, but I just hate the gloomy fall weather, rain and darkness.

3. If money grew on trees, I’d wish I coud climb them. I’d love to climb trees once again anyway, but with my neither terribly youthful nor athletic body, I’m pretty sure I can’t. That being said, maybe the money would fall off the trees like apples. That would be awesome.

4. I have a fear of too many things. Abandonment, criticism, being left alone. These are my more abstract fears. Other fears are primarily focused on my health, such as a phobia of poison. This phobia isso bad that I wouldn’t get onto the balcony of my husband’s and my old home because there was a poisonous plant there.

How about you? What brings out the best in you?

8 thoughts on “Friendly Fill-Ins Week #119

  1. Thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! Laughter. That is such a perfect answer for #1. Laughing is one of my favorite things, and I’m glad it’s so contagious. I hope your weekend is wonderful and filled with happiness, and lots of laughter!

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  2. Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, I enjoyed your answers. I am the opposite about fall, I don’t care for the heat of the summer. Laughter is the best medicine. I hope you find inspiration to keep writing your blog often, we all get creatively blocked sometime. Have you ever read The Artists Way by Julia Cameron? That is a great book to open you up creatively.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and leaving such a thoughtful comment. No, I’ve not read The Artist’s Way. That book is mainly about art journaling though if I’m correct and I’m not able to do visual arts due to being blind. I do have a ton of journal writing books and other resources though.

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  3. Being abandoned, ridiculed, left alone…those are issues that I have, too. I am so sorry that they are a part of your life as well. I am also sorry to hear of your vision loss. I have poor vision due to cataracts in both eyes, plus I was born blind in my left eye. How do you cope with this obstacle? Knowing this helps me to understand more fully your fear of being abandoned and alone. I pray that never happens to you.

    Have a blessed day.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by. I’m so sorry you can relate to my fears. As for my vision loss, I have been legally blind all my life and cope pretty well with it. I won’t say my fears have absolutely nothing to do with it, but they’re also caused by my PTSD symptoms, which are only partly caused by the loss of my remaining vision when I was growing up.

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  4. Maybe you should ,move to the extreme South where there is no real fall. Most years the leaves do not fall off the trees until the Spring of the next year when the new growth pushes out the old leaves. Most years our winter lasts about three days. We lived in our house two years before we found out we did not have a heater. We never needed to use one. Have a blessed week.

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    1. LOL about moving to the south (I’m assuming you mean the southern U.S.?). My husband wouldn’t want us moving to such a hot place. Besides, we’re not in the United States (we’re in the Netherlands). Though we could legally move to another EU country without much trouble (my husband lived in Germany for a while), I don’t speak any languages other than Dutch and very broken English. (Yeah I know my writing is pretty good but my speech is atrocious.)

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