All by herself

Walking up the grassy knoll, Sam took a deep breath and sat on the wooden bench placed there for people like her.

It was a beautiful day to be out. The sky was slightly overcast but the sun was peeking through the clouds and it was comfortable, sitting in the open.

John had loved such days, and sitting by herself she missed him all over again. Life went on, people came and went, she thought. Another day, another year and someone else would be sitting here instead of her.

Written for CCC # 166, hosted by Crispina Kemp

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Hopes for the new year regarding blogging

Instead of a quote, Dr Tanya has chosen something different for today :

sign posts saying hope, regrets

In the image above, the sign saying HOPE points forwards and the sign saying REGRETS points backwards.

January is a good time to take stock of everything, your life, career, dreams or blog. Today I ask you to share your HOPES for your blog in 2022 as well as your REGRETS (if any).

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This year will be mostly like last year in terms of blogging.

I will be sticking to my schedule of posting 3 posts daily, on most days, except Mondays, and for January, when I may post 4 times a day because of JusJoJan.

The writing will be mostly in response to prompts, words and images. I do have some plans/ hopes of collaborating with Dr. Tanya for the A to Z Challenge. Let’s see how that pans out.

I was also thinking of compiling some of my poems into an e-book. This is a very ambitious venture and I have taken the first step of buying a Mac laptop. I hope that I can get this book published as an ebook on kindle. But I have to learn a thousand things before I can even start. Well that’s why we hope and dream so that one day we can actually do it!

I am very happy that I’ve organized my WP reader so that now all the blogs I follow are all showing there and I can read them almost daily.

As for regrets, I don’t think I have any regrets that are in regards to blogging. I thoroughly enjoy my blogging and am so happy that I took this road.

So here are my hopes and aspirations for my blog for this year/ future!

What your hopes and regrets regarding blogging?

Written for Blogging Insights NF # 26, hosted by Dr. Tanya

January 17th, 2022 – Joy

You cannot be happy all the time but
You can have joy residing in your heart, always
You think happiness and joy are one and the same
There is a slight but significant difference between the two
Joy is the feeling that lives deep in the soul
It endures the trials and troubles of our daily lives
While happiness is its outward expression, coming and going
Try to find joy in your existence and hold onto it
Happiness will find you if you hold on to the joy

Written for Linda’s JusJoJan

Todays word, Joy, was given to us by ; Indieshe

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What do you see # 117 – January 17, 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; Suliman Sallehi @ Pexels

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a person standing on top of a rock, his feet straddling to projections. In the background, you can see the skyline and down below some houses.

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.


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WDYS # 116- A Roundup post

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Was that sun or moon in the sky, she wondered 
The birds were doing their ritualistic dance in the air
Stark silhouettes outlined by the pinkish hue
Her eyes wandered in search, close and afar
When will he come?
She was prepared to wait for him till eternity

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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.

Lauren; What do you see # 116

Kittysverses; She keeps changing

Chris Hall; Afterwards

Fiery females; You will see her fly

Reena; Let them scoff

Ami; Safe

Lady sighs; The fire it burned

Radhika; The unending wait

Maria Michaela; Freedom dance

Sangeetha; Sky is on fire

Keith; Believe it or not

Michnavs; Indigo sky

The novel reader; What do you see # 116

Myrna; The wonders of thee

Regina; Travel dreams begin in the sky

Melanie; WDYS # 116

Susi; Evening jaunt

Jim; The omen

Jules; Measuring success

Eugenia; Predictions elusive

Di; Crows of the moon

Diana; Birds in flight

Paula; When the moon hits your eyes

Marla; I the see beauty in vengeance

Maria; Who know who she was

Mrid’hues; The scattering

E M Kingston; Chicken hawks

Jude; Haiku tales and upcoming book teaser

Fandango; Howling at the moon

Nope, not Pam; What do you see # 116

Suzette; The lost hat

Inkdrop; Moondance

Sidney; Fly away

Sri; The solitary reaper

Sam; In a world that is mine

Happy Soul; She danced

Punam; Apprehension in the air

Jeff; Wish upon the birds

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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Socializing- What others think

Meeting people, getting together for a meal or a game night are the sort of activities that have come to a grinding halt due to Covid. Those who thought that they were better off without people crowding into their personal space realized that socializing isn’t all bad. If nothing else, this pandemic has made us realize that we do need human company to some degree.

The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.” – Carl Jung

All that is good or bad in human behavior 
Is only when we interact with others of our kind
Being a good person or a bad one
Loses its meaning if we are by ourselves
Meet another person, and you’ll know
How good or bad we actually are!
Humans need human connections 
A common thread that runs through us all
Our needs are similar, our fears and joys shared
Being solitary is fun for a little while
But ultimately we crave another human to talk with

Written for WQW # 2– Topic: Socializing, hosted by Marsha

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Sunday Poser # 63

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

Today my question to you is;

What do you forget to do on a regular basis?

I am usually good at remembering the important stuff, like taking my meds on time or washing my hair on alternate days.

Checking the front door before sleeping is one thing I do regularly. Also checking that all the electrical appliances are switched off before I go to bed is one thing I don’t forget.

But there are little things that I forget, regularly. One of them is flossing at night. One reason is that I’m very bad at the technique and usually make my gums bleed. Another thing that I forget, especially in winters is to wash my face properly before sleeping and put on the night cream that I have sitting on my nightstand! Perhaps that’s the reason that this night cream lasts a long time! 😂

I guess I only remember the important things and forget those I feel aren’t that important.

What about you; Is there something you forget on a regular basis?

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 you.

Thanks for visiting and reading.

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January 16th,2022- Ridiculous but fun!

How ridiculous is this;

Hmmm….. perhaps you haven’t had your coffee yet!
Spellcheck wasn’t enough here. Some mistakes need proper attention!
The caption says it all!
Really! How convenient;)
I wonder what the students will learn here?
Slippery pedestrians are to be avoided at all costs! And cows should be taught how to open gates!
I think they should learn it first!

Written for JusJoJan, hosted by Linda

Today’s prompt word- Ridiculous is given to us by Lauren

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