One Liner- Waiting for the master

Photo by Max Zhang on Unsplash

My master left me here to wait for him, it been some time and though I’m hungry and need to go too, I will wait for him patiently because I have full faith that he’ll come back for me!

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Though this is no quote or one Liner ( it is just one sentence story) I was moved by the sweet expression of this puppy and it’s patient stance. If a dog can have faith and trust in his/her owner, why we, the creations of such a Kind and Generous Creator don’t have in God Almighty? God never disappoints us.

Written for Linda’s One Liner Wednesday

Also included, Flash fiction for the purposeful writer # 40, hosted by Roger Shipp

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Sunday Poser # 99

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

What criteria of behavior you set for yourself?

I’ve often felt that we are harder on ourselves than we are on others. When it comes to how we behave with others, we are more critical of even the slightest misstep than if the same thing is done by others.

It used to be true for me. That is a past tense that I’ve used. Now I’m more forgiving towards myself. Courtesy is a must, greeting others with a smile, keeping my anger in control, not blaming others when I can be ( and am) at fault, owning up to my faults and blunders, and trying to always be kind; these are some of my standards that are essential. But when, and I do, slip up, I don’t torture myself. I’d apologize for my mistakes and move on. We all are human and hence make mistakes, so we should forgive ourselves too.

Do you set the bar high? Or do you give yourself leeway as you’d give to a friend, family member or a stranger?

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.

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My great idea- Breaking free ( Works for me)

Sometimes we are forced to do things by our circumstances or when others demand of us. But sometimes we are prisoners of our own habits.

We feel we need to do something because we have always done it that way.

Well I am like that. A prisoner of habits. But recently I’ve started to rebel. Small insignificant things but to me they are big steps. If it’s my routine to do things in a certain order or way, I am deliberately doing it a different way. And after a few days, I am okay with it. It gives me a feeling of liberation to break this chain which is binding me to a habit which is neither useful nor necessary.

Break the bonds 

That bind you tight

Hold you a prisoner

Of your own habits

Free yourself from

Self-imposed restrictions

Go live a freer life

Celebrate freedom

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Linking it to Rory’s Question- Did you ever had a great idea?

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How writers see Autumn

The Writer’s Quote Wednesday (#WQW) challenge has the theme of “Fall or Autumn” and Priorhouse is hosting this week.

What is #WQW?

  • #WQW is a blog challenge that invites bloggers to share a post that has at least one quote. 
  • Your blog post could feature photos and quotes, have gifs or a meme, it could have a short story, a poem, etc.
  • Once your post is published, Link to this post or to Marsha’s recent #WQW post here.

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To me, the fall season is the best of all seasons as it heralds the end of a very long and very hot summer. In our part of the world, our summers are almost 8 months long, leaving just 4 months for the rest of the three seasons. I love when the weather changes and the sunlight becomes paler and less punishing. The leaves start to change color and we finally feel able to exist without air conditioning.

The colors of fall

Evoke the spirit of a poet in me

Making me more aware of the beauty

That this season brings in everything around me

So like the famed poets, I too want to write odes

To this season of color and change

Have you experienced the shower of golden leaves

Falling like raindrops when the wind blows through the trees

It feels like the heavens are blessing us with a priceless treasure

Perhaps to reward us for enduring the harsh summer

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Written for WQW- fall, hosted this week by Priorhouse

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Busy for your sake

Farming – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a red tractor busy in the field.

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Toiling for long days

In hot summer or cold winter

They grow food to feed us all

Man and animal alike are indebted

To the farmers who forsake their rest

So that there is always plenty to eat for us

Heartfelt gratitude to them from us all.

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Farmers are seldom acknowledged for their services to the rest of the community. Thanks, KL for this image, for it reminds us to express our gratitude to them.

Written for WritePhoto- Farming, hosted by KL Caley

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Legacy of the dearly departed

A word prompt this week;

LEGACY

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Someone dear to us has passed away

We mourn their death with sorrow and sadness

What we feel, sometimes is not what we show to the world

For not all those who leave this world, leave good memories behind

Some people make the lives of those caring for them, hell

And their passing away is at time a blessed release

From a burden that was becoming too much to carry

We can become unfriendly and cranky with illness and age

But one thing that always should be remembered by us all

What sort of legacy are we leaving in the hearts and minds

Of those who cared for us day and night till the end

Perhaps these thoughts can make our attitude softer, more generous

And our words kinder and more understanding!

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Written for ;RXC PROMPT #249, hosted by Reena

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Write about your passions

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“We must not only blog what is popular. We must blog about our passions, no matter how quaint. This is true empowerment.” Su Layug

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When I started blogging, I had no idea what I was going to blog about. I was an empty nester and it seemed appropriate to talk about that. I also had medical background and thought I can share my knowledge to help others going through the problems women/ men over 50 face.

I never thought I’d blog/ write about popular topics! I don’t know what popular topics are, perhaps politics is a popular topic but it is also like a powder keg, can explode any time.

What I am writing these days is a hotchpotch of topics, some in response to prompts and others about what I think. And I feel that writing about whatever I want to write about is very empowering.

Blogging gives us the platform to express ourselves, and that is what empowerment means! To be able to say what we want, how we want, and when we want. No one to edit our thoughts, no one to tell us it’s too long or too short, and no one to tell us not to say this or that before we press that publish button.

So write away! Write what you feel or want to say to the world. Blogging is your soapbox.

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Written for;Blogging Insights NF # 54, hosted by Tanya

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4-2-1- A story about Bright side of life

4 Images/2 Title Choices/1 Writer’s Creation

Well, that’s what 4 – 2 – 1 is all about – the writer has four images of the item in question taken at different angles and with a different sleight added to the ambience, two different prompt title choices and one writer’s creation

The prompt requires the writer to look at the image gallery, figure out the best story, select one of the title suggestions only, and then create a story, poem or observation of their choice.Pick one of the Title choices from below.

Bright Side of Life

Elephants in the Sun

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Bright side of life

Sofia tossed her designer sunshades aside and took a twirl in the open green field. Her husband was surprised to see her behave in such a carefree manner.

What’s up sweetheart?” he asked

Oh I’m loving this openness, this greenery and the clean air. Thank you for bringing me to this serene place John!”

That’s great Sofia, I knew a break from the city life will do both of us good. Let’s make it a routine to spend our weekends away from the phone, in a secluded place”

Both of them sauntered off, leaving the pair of sunglasses sitting in the stump of a tree trunk.

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Written for 4-2-1, hosted by Rory

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What do you see # 152 – September 19, 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; Kelly Sikkema @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, the image shows a young woman holding a child wrapped in a white blanket, close to her bosom.

Waiting eagerly for your responses.

Thanking you all for joining this prompt.


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Seeing Things

September 14: Senses: Sight

Many people cannot see what’s right in front of their eyes.

The gift of vision is indeed a great gift. Vision is when you see beyond what is visible. Vision is when you see the possibilities in a given situation. Not everyone can be a great visionary, but with thought and contemplation, we can develop the gift of envisioning possibilities in the obvious.

I host a weekly challenge, What do you see!

When I read the responses from many different bloggers, this saying makes perfect sense to me. Looking at the same image, everyone sees something different. How we think, and how we perceive makes all the difference in what we see!

Observe

Look and see

Perceive and evaluate

Make a judgment

Put your own spin on it

Own it with pride

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Written for WQW # 35 – Sight, hosted by Marsha

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