One Liner- Humility and strong character

Humility, it is an attribute of the gentle. Because it takes someone who is really gentle to be humble.”

Nurudeen Ushawu

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet, only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired and success achieved

Helen Keller

In response to Linda’s One Liner Wednesday

I’m linking this to Selma’s Espresso moment

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Intuition in writing/blogging

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TODAY’S QUOTE

“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” — Ray Bradbury

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In my personal opinion, this quote applies more to writing stories and poetry etc rather than blogging. Blogging is a rare combination of all genres of writing that need to be blended carefully.

If I am writing for a prompt ( which I mostly do) it’s good to have a basic idea of what I’m writing about ( intuition) but it then needs planning and strategy on how to use the prompt image or word to its best advantage. Another concern that I especially have while writing is that most of my posts should convey a positive message. For this to happen, I have to use my conscious brain to bring out the positivity in my post.

In the end, I’d summarize by saying that blogging specifically needs both intuition and conscious planning. But that just be my approach to writing blog posts. Others may just be intuitively writing posts, stories, and poems. We all do have different ways of doing things in life.

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Many thanks Dr Tanya for this thought provoking prompt.

Written for;Blogging Insights — New Format # 43 — Intuition, hosted by Tanya

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Sharing my truth about grudges and other things

Melanie is our gracious host for Share Your World

QUESTIONS;

What are three scents you like?

I like to wear perfume and my preference is floral scents. I also love the vanilla and pine scent.

What is something true (factual) that most other people don’t believe?

I’d say the presence of God, almighty is an indisputable fact that some people question. But I don’t want to force my beliefs on others, so another fact that people may find hard to believe is that potato chips cause more weight gain than any other food!( Really!)

Would you rather have a massage or get facial?

I love getting facials and have never had a massage. So I’ll love a facial if it’s anti-aging and free.

Have you ever thrown someone a really extravagant party?

Many birthday parties when my kids were small. One especially I remember when my eldest daughter turned 3. We invited around 50 guests and made all the food at home. I’m glad we don’t have to do that anymore.

GRATITUDE SECTION

Feel free to share some gratitude. It can be a photo, image, quote or just some wisdom.

Saw this on a blog a few days ago!

In addition to SYW, I’m also answering This question from Melanie, for truthful Tuesday

What’s Your Opinion Of Grudge Holding?”

We, humans, love to hold grudges. It’s very tempting to lay the blame on someone else and remember it.

I used to do this when I was younger. But as I grew older, few things helped me change my way of thinking.

1. Holding a grudge makes a person vindictive and small-minded. We wait for bad things to befall the one we have a grudge against.

2. It is a negative emotion and takes a toll on our soul. Forgiveness on the other hand releases this negativity and elevates us spiritually .

3. Forgiving others makes us free of carrying the burden of a sense of wrongdoing.

This is my opinion about holding grudges.

My thanks to Melanie for these interesting questions.

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A letter a week- L

Place – lagoon

Emotion – lethargy

Adjective – lamentable

Verb – launch

My animal – llama

You might have heard the story of a royal Llama, called Kuzco. Due to his lamentable lack of sympathy and proper manners, he was turned into a Llama by an evil advisor, Yzma, who wanted to rule in his stead.

He ended up in a lagoon, lonely and wet, in desperate need of a friend. But his inherent lethargy and lack of empathy stood in his way of making a friend.

Finally he made a friend, Pasha who launched a campaign to restore Kuzco to his human form and to rid the nation of the evil advisor, Yzma.

Catch the whole story in; “Emperor’s new groove” by Disney

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Written for Deb of Nope, not Pam challenge- A letter a week

Creating a storm in a teacup

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Have you heard the word, “ Alarmist”?

I’ve met a few of them and surprisingly, or perhaps not, they are related. Perhaps it runs in their genes!

They create storms in teacups and mountains out of molehills. The term, “what if” looms large in their thinking and every sort of negative scenario becomes not only possible but also imminent in their minds. This happens especially in the middle of the night when they consider it their duty to wake people sleeping and ask them worriedly, what if this happens or what if that happens?

You might have guessed that I’m talking about my husband and someone closely related to him.

I tell him all the time to relax and wait to see if that situation actually develops. And more often than not, it never does.

Written for;Weekly Prompts Wednesday Challenge – Alarms, and Weekend Challenge- Middle, hosted by Sue W and GC

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Reblog; Enjoy this lighthearted poem from Lady sighs in response to WDYS # 139! Book Review — ladysighs

My personal view it’s not worth the readingInteresting stuff but nothing I’ll be needing The first chapter of the story I really couldn’t get pastI’ll give it a thumbs down if ever I am asked The life of the characters is not on my reading listEvery other page it seems that they kissed The story […]

Book Review — ladysighs

Reblog; Enjoy this heartfelt poem from Mich in response to WDYS # 139; Little Prince — michnavs

Little Prince i’ve always wanted a little prince who’d run around the house in gleei’ve always wanted a boyish laugh that’d remind me how it is to have someone tough and strong defend you, willing to break their bone. but i wonder what about the boys in a war-torn countrywhere they were forced to take […]

Little Prince — michnavs

What do you see # 139 – 20, June, 2022

Welcome back to another WDYS prompt

Rules;

  • 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

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Or

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Does this picture inspire you to write something?

Image credit; Ben White @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a young boy holding an open book/ notebook in his hands and wearing an expression of wonder or awe.

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.


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WDYS # 138 -A Roundup post

It’s anchored here, like a red beacon

Inviting the weary to enjoy a ride

Sail the calm waters, with air in your hair

Keep some time aside for relaxing, savoring life

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Fantastic response again this week in response to this image. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our lovely participants.

Rory; In comments

A red’un atopa the lake,….

placidly and silently moored,Mindfully unawares of the wake

,… and what lies beneath, self-assured,

Waiting for the unsuspecting sailor,…

ready to take to the waters with an overzealous glee,

Without even a hint of a seafaring prayer,Nor the care to look below and see,

… those sly and darkened reptilian eyes,Just waiting for the time to rise and pounce,

… Taking the shocked boatman by surprise,

With razor-sharp teeth and pointed and blooded snout!

….. nothing is ever as it may appear to be,No such thing as calm and steady waters,

… Florida lakes are by far the worse you see,

Forget giant crocs! You have to watch for the gators!

Reena; On their own

Chris Hall: Island of inspiration

Sangeetha; Blinded

Keith; A tiny tail- Merebabe

Michnavs; Love liberates

Christine; Fingle’s deep sea dive

Jim; Two missing boys

Aboli; A ferry

Di; A brace of photo prompts

Lady Lee Manila; A red boat anchored near a quay

Susi; Inviting

Christine Bialczak; Squid VS Man

Melanie; What do you see # 138

Punam; No to hate

Eugenia; Free to go

Ami; Misperception

Grace; Connect

David; For sale or for sail

Radhika; Unmoor

Ken; Anchored red boat, island beckons

Maria; Getaway

Sandy; Serenity interruptus

Lakshmi; Everyday moments

Jane; A-one

Diana; My little boat

Fandango; The heat is on

Suzette; Souveniers

The inkdrop; Waiting

Yinglan; The escape

Nope, not Pam; Figment

Kittyverses; Monotony

Jules; L’isola Della Donna

Silver stone; A quiet life

Maya; Carry on

Pamelap; Peaceful

Leigha; Waiting

Jenna; Adventures

Jude; Ugly beauty

I am grateful to all those who have read, shared and commented on these posts.

I will be posting next week’s challenge on Monday at 12:00 pm, PKT.

Thanks for reading.

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Sunday Poser # 85-Father’s Day Special

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

What is the most precious memory of your dad?

Today is Father’s Day.

As I’ve mentioned in my previous posts, my father was a very caring parent who was both a mother and a father to us all. One thing that I always remember is that he would sit by my side at night when I was ill. He would keep an eye on the symptoms and administer medicines when needed. Even in my late thirties when I needed surgery for the removal of my meniscus in my right knee, it was him who stayed with me in the hospital, sleeping on the bench provided by them for attendants while my husband stayed home with our three kids.

He showed me the kindness which is mostly associated with a mother. I could always talk to him regarding my problems and he gave me sage advice. He always believed in me and encouraged me to be the very best version of myself.

May he Rest In Peace.

So please share what is your most cherished memory of your dad or someone who was like a dad to you?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.

As usual, thanks of visiting and reading.

I am linking this post to ; WQW- Father’s Day, hosted by Marsha

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