01 May 2020

Friday Fill-Ins - 1 May 2020

At least it isn't another book review? LOL I may be a little obsessed with my reading lately ;)

I'm joining in for Friday's Friendly Fill-Ins with Four-Legged Furballs and 15 and Meowing.

Here's the fill-ins for this week:

1. It is important to learn ______________.

2. When I was _____________, I was obsessed with _________________.

3. I feel __________________about _____________.

4. My lucky number is ________________.

My answer is in bold, and each statement is followed by any comments I have on the subject.

1. It is important to learn to be happy with yourself.
Other people will come and go from your life, but you should be your own best friend! It's been an ebb and flow thing through my whole life so far, but happiness from within is the only happiness you have any control of.

2. When I was celebrating my first holiday season living on my own, I was obsessed with penguins.
Whoa - this was a harder one for me. I don't recall being obsessed with much over the years. But unpacking my holiday decorations will show that when I first set up my own place, without any small children around, I loved to hang penguin ornaments on my holiday tree. Which was kind of intentional. I liked them, sure, and having something to name made gift suggestions and requests easy. Now I love all the ornaments from/about/by my kids.

3. I feel passionate about feeding kids.
My 'day job' is feeding lunch at our local elementary school. While our district tends to be solidly middle class, there are still kids who get free or reduced lunch/breakfast, and kids with food insecurities. Some adults in the community don't believe it, or think the people picking up food since the schools have closed are 'scamming' the system for benefits, but I see these kids all the time. As well-to-do as some of our neighborhoods look from the outside, there are kids going to bed hungry, and kids who can't focus in class because they're worried about when they'll get their next meal. It really breaks my heart sometimes.

4. My lucky number is 13.
It's also my birthday. I like that it's odd and a prime number, without being too high to count in a hurry :) Hey, you asked!

Hope you and yours are doing well in this wild, wild world. Make good choices, and stay safe!


Liz Parker said...

My lucky number is also 13, and also because it's my birthday! My birthday is 1/13, when is yours?

Yvonne said...

Great answers!

Sandee said...

Love your fill-ins. Thirteen is a great lucky number. Friday the 13th is a lucky day for me.

I'm not the host of Friendly Fill-ins, but am the host of Feline Friday, Awww Mondays, Happy Tuesday and Wordless Wednesday. I love memes.

Have a fabulous weekend. ♥

thecuecard said...

Kudos to feeding the kids at school. That's a job to feel happy about.

Cathy Keisha said...

Nice to meet you Becki! TW's birthday is the 13th too. People were wondering why our crossing guards are still working even though schools are closed. Kids have to pick up lunch which is crazy since the schools should deliver them so the kids and parents don't have to go out every day.

Greg said...

" to be happy with yourself." So true! And so important.

Same here with school lunches. Our district is pretty solidly middle class too but there are still needs and lots of kids who need help. I never understand when people begrudge or doubt that. Even if they honestly don't understand- i mean, it's kids! I'd rather they get help than worry about who's scamming the system all the time.

Anyway... great post! :)

Yvonne said...

Great answers. I especially love your answer to #1. It's a very important one. Have a great week!

pilch92 said...

Thank you for participating in the fill-ins, great answers. My 31 yr. old niece used to collect penguins before her 2 kiddos came along too :) That is sad that some take advantage of something that others actually need. Have a nice week and stay healthy.

The Menagerie Mom said...

Thank you for joining in on the Friendly Fill-Ins! You are so right with #1. And I also really like the number 13. I actually always feel excited when a Friday the 13th rolls around. Well wishes!