Share Your World- September 13,2021

Melanie is the host of SYW

QUESTIONS

When it’s all said and done, will you have said more than you’ve done?

I think it will be a 40-60 split. More talk and less work. That’s a problem with gabbers. We talk more and that takes up a lot of our time. I have done a lot, and am going to do more but yes, I will talk even more than that!

What does the world need less of?

Dishonesty, bigotry, racism, cruelty, injustice…….. It’s a very long list. The first step is always to start from yourself.

Do you feel older or younger than your age?

I feel younger. I think I look younger too as all the adipose tissue beneath the skin results in fewer wrinkles. But when I think I’ll be 60 in November, I feel that it’s not real.

What is a cause you’ll always passionately support?

Social justice. I really feel that we all need to speak up when there is injustice or inequality.

And right now, telling people to pull the mask to cover their nose. It’s a daily routine now that I’ll tell people wearing masks on their chins that they shouldn’t bother for it’s not serving any purpose.

GRATITUDE SECTION (as always, optional)

What is your personal affirmation if you have one? (for this instance “affirmation means emotional support or encouragement.” )

I tell myself when things aren’t that rosy (or peachy) that they could always be worse. We need to look at the positives first as they are way more than the negatives. By the time we are done counting the positive blessings, we won’t have time or inclination to count the negatives in our lives.

Many thanks dear Melanie for posing such interesting questions each week.

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Today is moving day…… again

As I have hinted in a few of my previous posts, I am moving to another city.

I’m sorry that I haven’t been very active on WP for past one week or so. Going back and forth to get a house leased in another city and doing the legal work has kept me busy.

I will try to be here as much as I can but you all know that it is a big undertaking. Luckily we aren’t moving far, just a few hours north. But packing up our stuff and relocating would take up a lot of my time.

Hope to see you all on the other side!

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Blogging Insights- New Format # 9

Tanya is the host of Blogging Insights

“Writing did not save my life, but it has continued to do what it always has done. It makes my life a brighter and more pleasant place.”
Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft

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I do agree with this quote but with a proviso, sometimes writing does save lives as well.

When I talk about writing, I am talking about writing for my blog as I’m not a writer in the traditional sense. It is this writing that brings joy and light into my life. It also connects me to people from all over the world. This connection is of friendship which also educates us about each other.

Blogging/ writing out what is in our hearts also works as therapy. It gives us a platform to share our experiences. Many people share some dark and upsetting life situations. Writing these experiences serves a twofold purpose. On one hand, they vent out their frustrations and feel lighter for it, and on the other hand, this sharing makes them and others realize that they aren’t alone in feeling the way they feel. This can be a life-saving or at least a sanity-saving experience.

Creating something out of nothing is like giving birth. A process filled with wonder and joy. Writing is such a beautiful creative process that helps both the writer and the reader.

As usual, many thanks to Dr Tanya for continuing this discussion.

These are my thoughts on today’s quote. What are yours?

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Reblog; Enjoy this lovely thought provoking poem by Chris in response to WDYS # 99; Reflecting at dusk — luna’s on line

At day’s end when golden rays slide silently into shadowrunning through the shorter colours of the rainbowwhile sun’s bright disk is swallowed by dark wavesI wonder, what did I achieve today? Unlike dawn with her sacred dazzling promiseof a brand new day and a fresh clean startanother tiny chapter of life has closedone more page […]

Reflecting at dusk — luna’s on line

What do you see # 99 – September 13, 2021

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 #Whatdoyousee

Or

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Image credit; Kenrick Mills @Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a view of the setting sun over a body of water. In the foreground, you can see wooden steps leading into the water. Gray clouds are drifting in the sky.

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.

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What do you see # 98 -A Roundup

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Love

Care


Devotion


Tiny birds show us


What is genuine affection


Be more selfless


Be kinder

Love


Deeply

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Lovely responses again this week from our wonderful community. Please click on the links to read the contributions of our participants.

Diana; What do you see # 98

Chris Hall; Love story

Michnavs; Fly high

Reena; Chirpy

Susi; introductions

Jules; Cautious considerations

Melanie; What do you see # 98

Jim; All my love

Eugenia; Confessions

Radhika; Lovestory!

Jude; Hopes and fears

Suzette; Grub

Goutam; Lover’s way

Philips; Two birds

Jane; Conversation and journey

Nope, not Pam; What do you see # 98

Punam; Are we two?

Fandango; Soulmates and lovebirds

Jeff; The you I see in me

My heartfelt gratitude to all those who read, commented and shared these posts.

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

Thanks for reading

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Tale Weaver – Soulmates

Stephanie Colpron is the host of Tale Weaver

So for today’s tale I’d like you to consider the concept of “soul mate” – it could be yours or your character’s if you decide to write a fiction: it might be a partner, spouse or a friend.

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What is a soulmate?

A soulmate can be a romantic partner or a friend or a sibling even. The connection is intangible but it’s very much there.

Someone who understands you without you telling them. Someone who will answer the question before you have asked it. Someone who will say what you were going to say at that exact moment.

I don’t think romance has much to do with this connection. We gravitate instinctively towards people with whom we feel this connection. People who share similar values and views. They become our best friends whatever relationship we have with them.

I say similar, not exactly the same. Luckily, I’ve had many such connections. My younger brother was one! I say was as he had lived in America for last 33-34 years and we’ve grown apart. But when we were growing up, we were so much in sync that it was amazing.

I’ve had a few childhood friends who are also on the same wavelength as me. That’s why that we have been friends since our school days. Almost 50 years.

With my husband, I have a yin-yang relationship. We compliment each other. On the important issues of life, we think similarly but on other things, we are wildly different. But we work together as a team.

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Sunday Poser # 45

Welcome to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is very basic;

Why do you blog?

We all have started our blogs for different reasons. Some have done to further develop their talents as writers or poets. While others have done so just to express their views and thoughts.

I started my blog exactly three years ago. It was an impulsive decision but gradually it grew into a way to express me.

I find that writing/ blogging is a way to keep my mind sharp. I need to find words to express my thoughts. I check on spellings and the proper grammatical usage of the words I am writing.

It also is a way where I say what I want to say. In a world where most people are too busy to give time to each other, this blogging community is generous and kind. They read each other’s thoughts and stories and respond with their own.

It is also my therapy. I share my thoughts and worries here and find that others have similar concerns. By spending $100 a year, I get very good supportive therapy.

Blogging also gives me a direction in life. I now have a constructive purpose for all the empty hours I had at my disposal. If any one of my posts can cheer even one of my readers, my purpose is realized.

And lastly, but certainly not the least is the encouragement and appreciation that I receive here. It makes me so happy to read the positive feedback left in comments on my posts.

These are the reasons why in blog!

What are yours?

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

Thanks

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