A look at life, achieving good physical and mental health and happiness
I am writing to express my opinion, share my experiences and to maybe provide some insight. My blog is addressing women at 50 ( but men are welcome to read my posts) ,their issues and the questions that come up at this stage in life. I don’t aim to teach, but to learn together.
Seems a bit obscure, but the challenge for this week is to make us laugh using the prompt – THE NANNY
Nanny McPhee was one lovely movie about a nanny that was funny and magical. And so was Mrs Doubtfire!
My own experience with the nanny we had as kids wasn’t funny at all. In fact, all three of us siblings disliked her. She was too strict and a bit mean. Thankfully her time with us was short.
I never employed a nanny for my kids or a babysitter. I was both for them and then when I became a grandma, I was the nanny to my grandson as his mom was studying and working soon after his 2nd birthday. In fact, Nani is what we call our maternal grandmother in Urdu.
The fact that as a grandma I enjoyed my time with my grandson more because it is not full-time mothering. Less responsibility and more indulgence. He used to get his way more easily with me. More time to play or getting me too make his favorite treats. But then that’s what grandparents are for, if not for a little spoiling their grandkids?
I cannot think of anything funny to make you laugh, but one thing I am sure all of you who are grandparents or have spend time with grandparents, is that it’s the most beautiful thing in the world, after being parents. The joy is immense and makes to smile just to see their little faces.
Old walks hand in hand with new Strutting gait, a little bent over with age Holding a small hand, it’s owner skipping on restless feet The love and trust young ones have in those old hands Is unquestionably and implicitly strong While the old heart, overflowing with love and pride Guides the little ones to the best of their wisdom
Does what you read influence or inspire what youwrite?
Reading does help to inspire my imagination. But since most of my reading these days is limited to reading posts on the blogs I follow, this is where I get my ideas sometimes as well.
A chance comment, the title of a post, or a topic under discussion all can inspire a post. I would include the prompts which are given by different bloggers in this category as well.
I love reading crime fiction but since I’m not a story writer, these books do not create inspiration for my posts. Though some of my very short stories, written in response to prompts can carry the flavor of one of my favorite writers.
There is another type of reading that also inspires my posts. Research articles that I read for information about health, diet or social issues can and are at times source of inspiration for my blog posts.
Image credit: Dakota Corbin @ Unsplash The imageshows a wall decorated by splashes of colour. There are outlined sketches of two hands on the wall.Above the decorations, the words “The best gift is you” are written. A woman can be seen walking a baby in a stroller in the front.
You can write a post on your blog and create a pingback to link to the original post.
Write an original story, poem or a caption.
There is no limit to words or format but keep it family-friendly.
If you post a response before next Sunday, I will be able to add it to my roundup post.
I will do a round-up next Sunday before the next Prompt is posted.
It is always helpful if you can give your post/story/poem a title.
Paste a link of your post in the comments section so that I don’t miss anyone in the roundup post.
Please tag your responses with #Whatdoyousee
Does this picture inspire you to write something?
For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a wall decorated by splashes of colors. There are outlined sketches of two hand on the wall. Above the decorations, the words “ The best gift is you” are written. A woman can be seen walking a baby in a stroller in the front.
Fathers can be our heroes or they could teach us how not to be.
My question today is;
Is your father your hero or was he someone who taught you not to be like him?
I have mentioned in my previous posts that my father was the most wonderful man I’ve ever known. He was a very kindhearted man who was concerned about everyone around him. The qualities that I loved about him were his honesty, his humbleness, and his love for his family.
He was my hero in the truest sense of the word. He instilled many great values in his children and I try to follow in his footsteps.
Was your father your hero as well?
Pleaseshare your thoughts in the comments section.
She says; What’s the ”One Minute Fiction” challenge about?
Easy. Each week I’ll provide a prompt to inspire you to write a very short story. The idea is to manage to type your whole story in a minute or less. Of course, you can think about it before hitting the keyboard, and you can take all your time to edit it afterwards…
Just make sure to tag your story with #1MinFiction, and create a pingback to my week’s challenge post, so I can easily find it!
So, here is this week’s picture;
The game was easy as long as you don’t make a mistake. All the pins had to be placed precisely and in a certain order. Any wrong move could end in a disaster.
Tracy took it lightly and now, her family has no idea where she is.