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!
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.
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.
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.
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
“We must not only blog what is popular. We must blog about our passions, no matter how quaint. This is true empowerment.” Su Layug
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.
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
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, leavingthe pair of sunglasses sitting in the stump of a tree trunk.
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!