Share Your World 10-7-19

Share Your World 10-7-19

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Social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat) a good thing, a bad thing or a mixture of both?

I think that it is a mixture of both. It has its advantages as in that it connects people living far away from each other. Like friends and family can keep in touch with each other via Facebook. And for myself, I do that. But the charm of Facebook has worn off for me. I feel that it has been misused so much and our personal data is not safe here anymore. So my usage of it is limited to perhaps once a week.

I do have a Twitter account which I have linked to my WordPress account. It acts as a second fiddle to my WP account. I don’t use Snapchat and haven’t learned how to use Instagram as yet, probably won’t ever.

If you count WordPress as a social media site, then I am all for it.

All these tools were meant to connect us to each other but they are mostly abused. People either give up all their independent thinking abilities and start to believe everything they read and see on social media or they just become so engrossed here that they forget to live and enjoy their actual lives!

Are you camera shy or do you pose for the camera with confidence?

Only if I think I am looking presentable that I would like to get my picture taken. It is pure vanity. I am not one for taking lot of pictures either! So all in all camera shy.

Is there anything you’ve kept from younger years for sentimental reasons alone?

I am not a sentimental person as far as things are concerned. I de-clutter frequently and throw away things that I, or other people don’t use in our home. The only things that I have are books from my late mother, which I do keep as a memento of her.

Do you like to decorate for different holidays?

I used to when younger. Now I am too lazy to do that as everything that goes up, needs to come down too. So I am happy imagining them out there.

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Do you feel you’re a strong person character-wise?   Also, if you do have a gratitude thought or picture you’d like to share, please feel free!   The world can always use more positive vibes!

I like to think that I am. At least that is what my husband tells me. Sometimes I am too much of a black and white person where I think that we all should all go by the rules all the time. But by and large I hold onto my beliefs and follow them.




The Daily Four-Game 7

Rory is the host of The Daily Four

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The Daily Four

Season 1 – Game 7

Question Fun Directory

Welcome to The Daily Four!

Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

Do you prefer variety or routine?

If it’s my day to day business, I prefer routine. I have my tasks of the day all mapped out and rough time slots allotted to them. When something unexpected happens to throw out this schedule, I don’t like it! At all.

In matters of entertainment and doing spontaneous things with my free time, I am all for variety. I like going out to different places for eating out. I enjoy spontaneous drives to new places.

What is the stupidest way you have ever hurt yourself?

Well where to start? I have done so many dumb things in my life which resulted in injuries to me.

Once I pushed out the window to open it and my hand went through the glass. Lots of blood and damage. Then once I stuck a screwdriver through my palm. It was so painful that I still have faint memories of it. Lots of injuries falling from my bike, falling down the stairs etc etc…….

It’s a really long list.

Would you rather gargle with vinegar or snort a line of rock salt?

I probably have done both at one time or the other. No preference in either case. If it’s okay with you, I would not like to repeat the experience.

What’s the one food you could never bring yourself to eat?

There are many that I won’t. A long list. Nothing raw, not even an egg. No sushi, no beef, no slimy things. As I said it’s a long list. I am open to try vegetable of all kinds, at least once. But meats, or animals products…. no thank you!



Working On Us- Passive Suicidal Ideation

Beckie is hosting this weekly awareness challenge.

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Week #16 Topic: Passive Suicide,  was suggested by Melanie C. of, “Sparks From A Combustible Mind”  In case you are not familiarized by the term “Passive Suicidal Ideation” here is an example:

“When we think about preventing suicide, oftentimes we only think of helping folks who have gotten to their lowest point and have a plan to carry out suicide. And while we should definitely continue to prioritize these folks in crisis, sometimes we miss out on helping the people who aren’t in an immediate crisis but still experience a steady and constant hum of suicidal thoughts in their daily lives.

Being passively suicidal means you wish to die. Actively suicidal is just that — you’ve got your plan and you’re planning on going through with the plan.”  “The Mighty”  Contributor Arya Grace


My response to both the prompts;

I have like most people experienced feelings of depression. Sometimes it is due to circumstances and sometimes it is triggered by physiological and pathological cause. The early death of my mother and a sensitive temperament left me a pray to frequent bouts of depression during my teen years. I was lucky that my father was a very loving and caring person and he gave me the support to overcome these periods of gloom. In addition, I was very close to my younger brother and we shared our problems with each other and helped each other overcome our emotional difficulties.

There was a time later in my life when due to family circumstances I experienced a period of very deep stress and sadness. It concerned a close family member and their problems.

Later when I went through menopause, my emotions were very vulnerable to the slightest bit of aggravation and I used to have very dark thoughts.

During all these phases, there were certain thoughts which were paramount in my mind;

I am not worthy

I am suffering through no fault of mine

No one cares for me

No one will give a damn if something happened to me

They will only miss me when I am gone

These can be triggers towards suicide. They are also indications that the person is not enjoying living and wishes that this life would end.

So though I had these thoughts in different phases of my life, something always brought my thinking back to even keel. It was the support of my family and specially that of my father and later of my husband. The other factor was my inherent optimism. It does same strange that an optimistic person can go into depression and get to the point where they think that life is not worth living but to my mind these are very human and normal thoughts which assail everyone at some point or the other.

What saves us from negativity is the feelings of gratitude. Inculcate this habits to be grateful for everything in life and believe me, you will beat off the negative frame of mind. But if someone is suffering from an illness, please seek medical and psychiatric help for it. Because we can treat most problems.


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In Honor of Suicide Prevention Month, more awareness needs to be addressed, as this is an epidemic amongst teens and adults alike all throughout our world.

The Prompt is going to be a bit different this time around.


Prompt #1

Write a narrative about yourself and/or someone you know that is believed to think… “Passive Suicidal Ideation”


Prompt #2 

Can You Relate To The Following Song by Kyle Spratt “Suicide Notes” If so, please explain?



  • Write your own post and create a pingback to the original post here.
  • There are no right or wrong answers.  Write in any format you see fit.  (Answer’s, fiction, non-fiction, poetry, poem, short prose…anything, and/or narrative).
  • You can do one or all prompts.

•You have from September 18th. through to September 24th. to submit your entries.

• Please reblog the original post in order to spread more awareness.

• ( If you the blogger have a suggestion/question you want to ask in the future weeks, please submit them in the comment section of this post).

• Let’s see if we can get some men involved in this weeks prompts, your viewpoint/feelings are validated here too!

• Plus, as an added bonus, whoever responds to the following prompts will automatically be reblogged to promote your blog site and spread more awareness!




The Daily Four Game -4

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Season 1 – Game 4

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Welcome to The Daily Four!

Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

What truly motivates you to write?

I have discovered a love for writing. At least the short blog post length. It could be a Prompt, a picture or an idea. My readers also motivate me to write by reading what I write and sharing their feedback and thoughts on it. There are some topics about which I am passionate and I write about them often.

What’s cluttering up your life today and what are you doing about it?

I came home after three and a half months, that’s around fifteen weeks. A lot has piled up in my absence. Slowly and gradually I am dealing with it.

Did you enjoy a creative childhood?

I did! I would make decorative things with beads, threads and embroidery. I would also knit, stitch, draw and paint. And before dropping off to sleep I would weave stories in my mind.

Have you ever wanted to write a book or if you have written a book do you feel accomplished for doing so?

Maybe in my teen years I did wanted to write ” the book” which would have made me famous. But I am more realistic now. I am happy writing my short blog posts and when people enjoy reading them, it gives me satisfaction and a sense of achievement.

In response to;

The Daily Four

A Challenge created by Rory



The Daily Four Game 2

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Season 1 – Game 2

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Welcome to The Daily Four!

Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

How important is your birth family to you?

When I was younger my father and brothers were very close. Our father would spend time with us every day and we had a special bond. He was fond of reading and movies and we would see movies together. And he would take us to the library for books every week.

After his death, we, I and my brothers aren’t that close anymore but I do try to keep in touch with them all. Apparently it’s a male ego thing that if one of them doesn’t respond to the message or call from the other they won’t make a move to get in touch again unless the errant brother makes the move. I am not a man, so I overlook these codes and do call them off and on.

As to my own family, my husband kids and grand kids, I love them to bits. Nothing more to be said further.

What gets too much attention in the news?

Politics. And I am really sick of politics and politicians. Maybe if we sank them all into the ocean we would be better off.

If you could change 3 things about your country, what would you change?

Every one would have the right to live with dignity, a roof over the heads of all people and educating people about what we are doing to our planet is extremely bad. And that there are no second chances.

What fact amazes you every time you think of it?

Not to sound clichéd, I would say the human race still manages to amaze me. What lovely souls live among us and what amazing talent. If we look, really look we see all sort of fantastic tales of endurance and kindness around us. People are imperfect but ever so often we come across people with such a huge amount of courage that we are held spellbound.

In response to;

The daily Four

A challenge created by Rory of A Guy Called Bloke



The Daily Four

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Welcome to The Daily Four!

Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

What was the worst thing you did as a child?

I was quite accident prone ( well! still am) so I had a lot of falls, cuts and accidents on my bike. I still have a few faded scars from those days.

Growing up, what was your ideal dream job and did you bring that to a reality at all?

I always wanted to be a doctor. But life intervened and I left my studies incomplete. I have done four years on med school so I have gained a little medical knowledge which I put to good use by looking after my friends and family.

What were the things you both liked and hated about your schooling?

I loved going to school as it took me out of the stressful environment of my home ( at home things weren’t very congenial due to a war between my elder brother and my step mother) I loved interacting with my friends and was quite good at studies. My Achilles heal was my over sensitive nature and I would get sad or down when my friends ignored me or when our teachers showed favoritism towards others students. And also, my spelling were awful. So that too brought grief!

Where there is a will, there is a way! Do you agree?

Totally. As I mentioned I was over sensitive and would feel depressed by minor upsets in life. Through self coaching and lots of help from my family, I have overcome this problem. And by conquering this flaw in my personality, I also have the added advantage of not suffering from migraine, tension headaches or gastric upsets which were a symptom of my sensitivity. If one recognizes the problem, acknowledges the fact that it can be changed or modified, we can make a very positive and significant change!

In response to;

The Daily Four

A Challenge created by; Rory



Rory Asks; Habitually Speaking

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Habitually Speaking  – 

What are three of your negative habits that you wish you could or are trying to lose or at least change for the better? 

Equally, what three positive habits could you introduce to your life to enhance it?

Over time, I have gotten rid of a lot of things that I didn’t like about my personality.

My negative habits;

1. I was and am still quite over sensitive. But with effort the intensity is decreasing. Being sensitive is good, because you can feel empathy with others. But have too much of it means that you get hurt easily. It is a curse for oneself and others. To not be the person around whom people have to be careful with what they say. So I am trying getting there.

2. I am not very active. Not the friend who is going to invite you to go on a long walk or a hike. I like sitting more than doing something physical. Though after my knee replacement surgery, I make sure to walk an hour daily, it still hasn’t become my instinctive go to habit.

3. I love eating. Food is my idea of a good time. Eating more than cooking it. This leads to problems with my weight and health. I am trying to teach myself to eat for living and not live for eating.

My positive habits;

1.I am a born optimist. I am programmed to look at the bright side of things than the negative one.

2. I like to be helpful. But sometimes I help people without asking. That is a negative in a few people‘s minds. I give advice, though trying not to give unsolicited advice nowadays.

3.I am knowledgeable about a lot of things. My primary subject was Medicine so I still have a lot of basic knowledge retained somewhere in my mind. I can diagnose and treat minor conditions. And know when the condition is minor and when it’s serious. I also like to read and gain knowledge on various fields of science.

In response to;

Habitually Speaking

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