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.
“Your intuition knows what to write, so get out of the way.” — Ray Bradbury
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.
Many thanks Dr Tanya for this thought provoking prompt.
I like to wear perfume and my preference is floral scents. I also love the vanilla and pine scent.
Whatis 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.
Feel free to share some gratitude. It can be a photo, image, quote or just some wisdom.
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.
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
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 dutyto 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.
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 […]
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 […]
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.