Thursday Inspiration #22- High

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration! This is my weekly prompt post and hopefully it will inspire you to write something creative, perhaps a poem or a piece of flash fiction.

This week’s theme is high and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Save Me, San Francisco” recorded by Train in 2009:

I’ve been high, I’ve been low,
I’ve been yes, and I’ve been oh, hell no!
I’ve been rock ‘n roll and disco,
Won’t you save me San Francisco?

Golden Gate Bridge San Francisco California

Picture from the Happy Color app.

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Riding a high wave

Looking down from the sky

I feel no one can be me

Elevated and above all

I dread to be low

When they won’t look up to me

Loosing their esteem and regard

What could save me, aught!

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Gregarious instincts

We humans are a gregarious species

Getting together, mingling and sharing

Not a week goes by before the urge arises

To call friends and indicate to them

The need for a get together to share

A cup of coffee and a bit of heart to heart talk

We’ve a desire to invite a few like-minded spirits

To lighten the burden weighing on our minds

And they would, like obedient children

Would switch off their social calendar

And be ready to meet and greet with open arms

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Indicate

3TC;

Week, Shoulder, Birthday

FOWC;

Gregarious

RDP;

Switch

Word of the day Challenge;

Obedient

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#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

#Friends

MLMM- Tale Weaver – #241 – Sorry

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

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Sorry, but I am not sorry at all!

How many times have I heard this paradoxical statement. This sentence is usually uttered in anger and defiance. People who cannot come to admit their mistakes or those who have had enough apologizing in their lives.

Saying sorry is something that can mend relationships and repair broken bridges. But it has a place and time.

Some people are treated so badly that they are made to believe that most things that go wrong in life are their fault. They apologize if the weather is too hot or cold. They would take the responsibility if a system breaks down. They have been battered psychologically so much that they genuinely believe that anything that goes wrong is their fault.

And then we have those who can never admit to a fault. For them, to be wrong about anything is unimaginable. They are so full of their own self- righteousness that for them to say sorry is like committing an act of self harm.

A humane attitude is when after realizing our mistake, we apologize. And being the first one to do so would increase not only our self worth but also make us a better person.

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#TaleWeaver

This week think about the word ‘sorry’ and what it means to you.

It comes in handy in so many scenarios.

Write your response and link it using the linking tool below.

Have fun and go where the word leads you.

Working On Us- Passive Suicidal Ideation

Beckie is hosting this weekly awareness challenge.

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Week #16 Topic: Passive Suicide,  was suggested by Melanie C. of, “Sparks From A Combustible Mind”  In case you are not familiarized by the term “Passive Suicidal Ideation” here is an example:

“When we think about preventing suicide, oftentimes we only think of helping folks who have gotten to their lowest point and have a plan to carry out suicide. And while we should definitely continue to prioritize these folks in crisis, sometimes we miss out on helping the people who aren’t in an immediate crisis but still experience a steady and constant hum of suicidal thoughts in their daily lives.

Being passively suicidal means you wish to die. Actively suicidal is just that — you’ve got your plan and you’re planning on going through with the plan.”  “The Mighty”  Contributor Arya Grace

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My response to both the prompts;

I have like most people experienced feelings of depression. Sometimes it is due to circumstances and sometimes it is triggered by physiological and pathological cause. The early death of my mother and a sensitive temperament left me a pray to frequent bouts of depression during my teen years. I was lucky that my father was a very loving and caring person and he gave me the support to overcome these periods of gloom. In addition, I was very close to my younger brother and we shared our problems with each other and helped each other overcome our emotional difficulties.

There was a time later in my life when due to family circumstances I experienced a period of very deep stress and sadness. It concerned a close family member and their problems.

Later when I went through menopause, my emotions were very vulnerable to the slightest bit of aggravation and I used to have very dark thoughts.

During all these phases, there were certain thoughts which were paramount in my mind;

I am not worthy

I am suffering through no fault of mine

No one cares for me

No one will give a damn if something happened to me

They will only miss me when I am gone

These can be triggers towards suicide. They are also indications that the person is not enjoying living and wishes that this life would end.

So though I had these thoughts in different phases of my life, something always brought my thinking back to even keel. It was the support of my family and specially that of my father and later of my husband. The other factor was my inherent optimism. It does same strange that an optimistic person can go into depression and get to the point where they think that life is not worth living but to my mind these are very human and normal thoughts which assail everyone at some point or the other.

What saves us from negativity is the feelings of gratitude. Inculcate this habits to be grateful for everything in life and believe me, you will beat off the negative frame of mind. But if someone is suffering from an illness, please seek medical and psychiatric help for it. Because we can treat most problems.

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Hyperbole and a Half knock knock joke

In Honor of Suicide Prevention Month, more awareness needs to be addressed, as this is an epidemic amongst teens and adults alike all throughout our world.

The Prompt is going to be a bit different this time around.

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Prompt #1

Write a narrative about yourself and/or someone you know that is believed to think… “Passive Suicidal Ideation”

 

Prompt #2 

Can You Relate To The Following Song by Kyle Spratt “Suicide Notes” If so, please explain?

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Rules:

  • Write your own post and create a pingback to the original post here.
  • There are no right or wrong answers.  Write in any format you see fit.  (Answer’s, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poem, short prose…anything, and/or narrative).
  • You can do one or all prompts.

•You have from September 18th. through to September 24th. to submit your entries.

• Please reblog the original post in order to spread more awareness.

• ( If you the blogger have a suggestion/question you want to ask in the future weeks, please submit them in the comment section of this post).

• Let’s see if we can get some men involved in this weeks prompts, your viewpoint/feelings are validated here too!

• Plus, as an added bonus, whoever responds to the following prompts will automatically be reblogged to promote your blog site and spread more awareness!

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#WorkingOnUs

#SuicidePrevention

100 Words Wednesday Week#138

Image by Cyranny

Bikurgurl is the host of 100 Words Wednesday

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It was dark and deserted. The graffiti covered building wasn’t reassuring either. But it was the place of rendezvous so she waited here. They were late! She cursed herself for waiting here alone, at night and in a strange country. What if they don’t show up? Just then she saw headlights of a vehicle around the corner. The car stopped to a halt near her and she heard Suzanne calling her to come in. Finally! She breathed a sigh of relief. But a scream of terror rose to her lips as she glanced around after sitting in the car.

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Word Count: 99

The Prompt;

What 100 words would you give this image?

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50 Words Thursday #38

Kristian is the host of 50 Words Thursday this week.

I am taking it in turns to host this challenge with Deb Whittam of the blog Twenty Four.

So here is the picture for this week:

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And the Words: “Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul;” – Moby Dick by Herman Melville. 64

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The clapboard storefront near the dike was colorful and interesting. But it was not a place where I would like to live anymore. Every time the water levels rose, the streets were flooded with water and gradually the integrity of these homes was being compromised. It was a disturbing situation and whenever I think about it, I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November it awakens in my soul a sense of dread and my anxiety goes up a notch.

I think I will sell this house before the next rainy season hits.

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Word Count: 100

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POP OF POSITIVITY- Time to be happy- Tagged

Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess has created this challenge and I am the lucky ones to be tagged first! Thank you so much Beckie.

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“Pop of Positivity” 

“Pop of Positivity”   It’s based on one simple thing.  “Life doesn’t have to suck all the time.”  Let’s face it… There is a Helluva lot of negativity in the real world, and it’s pretty hard to escape it.  I thought of this as a means to brighten up everyone’s day from thinking negatively for a moment out of their day.  Perhaps, share some smiles along the way too.

Rules:

  1. Each Thursday, I’ll pick a Theme (Naturally, of something positive).
  2. I will, therefore, Tag Two Bloggers to continue the themed positive message along.
  3. You, the recipient of the tag can select anyway fit on how you want to share this positivity.  (Example: Quote, Affirmation, Music Video, Memes, Pictures, etc… As long it sticks to the Theme).
  4. You will create a Pingback to the original post, as well as notifying your tagged blogger that you have selected them.

 

Fairly easy, right?  Let’s say we give this a shot, okay?

Topic: Time To Be Happy

Be happy. Not because everything is perfect, but because you choose to focus on the perfect moments. #WednesdayWisdom #happinessquotes

 

My first selection is:

Happy by Pharrell Williams

https://youtu.be/ZbZSe6N_BXs

My second one is this quote;

Goldie Hawn is one of my favorite actors. She has upbeat and practical advice to give.

Bee yourself!

Lol!

Thanks for the tag Beckie.

Passing it on to;

Melanie of Sparks from a Combustible Mind

Fandango of This, that and the other

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#POP

Three Line Tales, Week 190

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Welcome to Week 190 of Three Line Tales.

three line tales, week 190: an old winding staircase with a person standing at the bottomphoto by Alina Fedorchenko via Unsplash

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Looking up, the staircase seemed endless, stories upon stories of unexplored space was beckoning her to go up and see for herself.

At the same time she felt a dread of something dark descend on her mind, a fear which was as illogical as it was unwarranted because though it was an old house there was no particular history attached to it, no gruesome tales of darkness related to it.

She moved towards the staircase, quelling her inner dread when the side door opened and a figure appeared, ” Excuse me miss but I don’t think you should go up” he said.

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You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

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Crimson Creative Challenge #45- Windmills

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge #45

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Windmills

Windmills in my head

Blowing the air in my hair this way and that

Wild ideas seldom making sense

But I am riding on my imaginary stead

Recklessly through the bush and bramble

Dislodging the fact and stories alike

Like husk falling from the grain

No need to lay thoughts sunder

I am sure to scatter them all across the table

Hey, wait a nebulous idea has just been born

In this jumbled up brain of mine

The fissures running through the reality

Bring the fascinating new thought to fore

I love when my mind goes on a bender

That’s when I get the best of my ideas

In addition to CCC I have included the following prompts in this post;

Your daily word Prompt;

Sunder

FOWC;

Nebulous

3TC;

Table, Husk, Hair

RDP;

Fissure

Word of the day Challenge;

Love

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#FOWC

#3TC

#RDP

Fandango’s Provocative Question #41

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FPQWelcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

This week I came upon a quote from Zadie Smith, an English novelist, essayist, and short-story writer.48F9BB42-DD80-4A1C-BEED-1D12CC1DB85E Here’s her quote:

“The past is always tense, the future perfect.”

So this week’s question is for you to discuss what you think about Zadie Smith’s quote. Do you believe that the past is always tense, the future perfect?

My response;

It is perfectly clear and right that our past shapes us into the humans we are today. There are many ways to look at the past and it usually depends on our personality type how we view the past.

The pessimist will find a lot of things to regret about the past. They will see every decision as a wrong one or a missed opportunity. While an optimist and a realist will see all the decisions, wrong or right as stepping stones to the place we are here today. We can see the past in retrospect and that can be regretful but hardly tense. Some people think that the past was perfect. But the past can only be perfect if you have a very selective memory and though some of our older generation are heard lamenting about the “good ol’ days” when things were so much better, they are mostly disregarding many painful and undesirable facts of the past.

Similarly the future can never be perfect even though we try to learn from our mistakes. There are unknown variables which intervene and the best laid plans go asunder!

And the fact that we learn from out past is also up for discussion. We usually don’t learn from our mistakes. That’s why we keep on making them through out our lives unless we make very marked changes to the way we think and react. A trusting type will keep on trusting people, and many of them the wrong type of people. Similarly the risk takers often take risks with their monies and other important aspects of life because they don’t even realize in most cases that they had made mistakes in the past.

The upshot of my thinking is that live in the present. Don’t make it tense, because it has the most propensity for making us stressed out. Let the past be because life doesn’t comes with an undo button. Have realistic expectations towards your future and if you’ve made mistakes in past, make a conscious effort to change how you think and react to avoid the same mistakes in future.

Thank you Fandango, a very interesting question and a thought provoking discussion as a result of it.

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#FPQ

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