Fulfilled Fridays 10 and Link-up

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Last night The Husband and I had a good laugh watching old videos from the 1950’s and 1960’s on youtube.

We grew up in the 80’s and 90’s so this is quite a different culture.

The one that made me the most thankful was “Duck and Cover.”

It is a video that was shown to elementary age children to teach them how to protect themselves in the event of a nuclear bomb. Granted, the children wouldn’t have been protected, but it made me thankful to be living in a time where we don’t live with an immediate threat of nuclear war.

I am so thankful for where I live.

Yes, times are hard, and there is war all around us, but in America we generally don’t have to worry about it on a daily basis.

There are problems in large cities and other places with violence but not in my town or neighborhood. The last murder was 3 or 4 years ago–crime is very low. There are problems, there are drugs, there are issues, but violent crime is virtually nonexistent.

I don’t have to worry about sending my children outside to play without watching them. I know they are safe playing in the neighborhood and with the neighbors.

I often leave the front door unlocked during the day, even if I’m on the other side of the house. There have been times when I’ve left the house unlocked while going for a walk because I couldn’t find my keys. I have never been worried about theft.

I live in a great town and a wonderful neighborhood. To the average person, it might look a little rough around the edges. It is not like the picture at the beginning of this blog with green trimmed grass without weeds, houses perfectly painted and well kept, and cleanliness everywhere you look.

There are weeds in every front lawn, if there is grass at all. Nearly every house is in need of some kind of repair. Trash cans are left out on the sidewalk all week long. Broken down cars sit on the road or in a driveway until the owner can afford to fix it, or have it towed away, or both.

It isn’t pretty but it is my neighborhood and I love it.

What do you love about where you live?

Now it is your turn!

There are very few rules. You don’t have to follow me on social media or subscribe although I’d love it if you do. Links to where you can find me on social media are off to your right.

If you’re feeling extra generous, tell others where to find this link-up. I’ll make it easy for you if you use twitter!

[Tweet “I linked up at Fulfilled Fridays. Come join me! #linkup #bloggers”]

You don’t even have to link back but it’d be awesome if you did!

Simply share a post, recent or in the past about anything good. Perhaps it is a recipe, craft, a moment in time, something you overcame, something to inspire, or just a journal. Anything goes.

If you don’t have a blog, leave a comment and share below.

Let’s celebrate why our lives are fulfilled!!!!


And if you have a few minutes after posting your link, please spread the joy. Take some time and visit some of the other bloggers.

Grab my button:



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The Linkup:

The link-up goes live every Friday at 7AM MST and closes the following Thursday at 5 PM MST.
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1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Heather
    Sep 20, 2014 @ 11:06:22

    Knowing (and trusting) your neighbors is what truly makes a neighborhood great. What a gift it is to be able to live in a place where the worries that plague so many neighborhoods don’t exists. What a gift it is to be content with where you live. Nice post Crystal!



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