Dependent

I am dependent upon your infinite mercy

I believe that your kindness

And wisdom will guide my steps

Show me the path to tread

Give me the courage to face

What challenges there are

In my way for I alone can’t

Be what you want me to be

Without your guidance

And without your light

I am dependent on your infinite mercy, O GOD

Written for:

Your daily word prompt

Dependent

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Another 321 Quote me

Rules: 3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank the Selector

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!

Thank you so much,

Mel of Crushed Caramel who has tagged me for the

321 Quote me tag.

Health Quotes

My selection:

HEALTH IS THE GREATEST GIFT, CONTENTMENT THE GREATEST WEALTH, FAITHFULNESS THE GREATEST RELATIONSHIP.

BUDDHA

Well we all agree that Buddha was a great thinker and a person with the gift of insight , so it follows that he is absolutely spot on.

Health is a gift which we really appreciate when we don’t have it that in sickness. If you don’t agree with me, it means you haven’t been ill, ever!

THE ONLY WAY TO KEEP YOUR HEALTH IS TO EAT WHAT YOU DONT WANT, DRINK WHAT YOU DONT LIKE, AND DO WHAT YOU RATHER NOT.

MARK TWAIN

Another wise guy, Mark Twain! He knows what he was talking about. And don’t get any wrong ideas there!

But eating stuff you don’t want, he meant the healthy things like vegetables, salads, broccoli, collard greens etc etc. It’s a long list. Similarly the things you don’t want to drink would be milk, veggie smoothies or some such stuff.

The last one is a bit ambiguous, but my take is that he meant exercise, walking and other healthy activities.

At least that I what I think Twain was saying in that quote. If there was some other hidden message in his words then it would not qualify as a quote on health.

So anyway these are my 2 quotes.

Now my 3 nominations:

I tag:

Fandango of this that and the other

The Haunted wordsmith

My online 365 Nameste

Hoping to see your responses soon.

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Fresh air no despair

It is a coincidence that my post today was to be about the beneficial effects of exercise on us. When I checked the November daily word prompts for today, the Fresh air no despair was fitting in perfectly.

Stepping outside into the fresh air, you instinctively take a deep breath. Just to take in all that wonderful  fresh air. Going for a run or jog in the fresh air has an uplifting effect on us. Exercising and doing workouts releases a brain hormone, called endorphins.

What are Endorphins? These are chemicals released in brain when we exercise for a certain amount of time at a certain intensity.

Also known as feel good hormones, endorphins are great mood elevators. After about twenty minutes of exercise of moderate intensity, our brain starts to release endorphins. This is the cause of a euphoric feeling or the runner high.

These chemicals are produced in our brains to relieve stress and pain. The euphoric and analgesic effect are the main reason why people become addicted to exercise, running or jogging. These chemicals also have a sedative effect and that’s why a good run ,walk or workout gives us a good night sleep.

Endorphins not only have a relaxing effect on our bodies but also trigger a positive and uplifting mental outlook. It chases away the anxiety, despair and depression.

Psychologist and psychiatrist also recommend physical activity for a certain time every day to keep depression and anxiety at a minimum.

So let’s put on our running/ walking shoes and go out to enjoy the fresh air that is going to blow away the cob webs from our minds , chase away the blues and energize our body and brain. It will also stimulate our thinking and bring fresh ideas about writing!

So, Endorphins, anyone?

Let me know how you like my post.

Waiting for your feedback and comments.

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Photo Credits: Google

Unique

Each snowflake is Unique

Just like each of us

All in our own way

All are different

Some like it this way

And some like it that way

There are people who think

White is black and black, white

Others would say night is day

And the day is night

All have their own creed

Their way of living and doing

One cannot be the judge of another

No one can sit on the high throne

And tell me how I should be

Or the other what to dream of

Don’t take our uniqueness away

Don’t ask us to conform

We aren’t all created in one mold

We all have something that’s only our’s

And like a snowflake we are all one in a million

Written for the onedailyprompt

Today’s word; Unique

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/11/10/your-daily-word-prompt-nearest-november-10-2018/

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Advanced

The advanced society around us calls for an education which can equip us to deal with all these modern day advancements.

People in my age bracket are learning or have learned the use of computers, smart phones, GPS, and other programmable household gadgets, like the coffee machine which can have your coffee ready when you are ready to have it! But I admit that some of these are a challenge for me. It might take me half a day, trying to figure out how something works. But that is advancement for you!

Whereas the kids today are equipped with a brain that picks up all these advanced technologies in a jiffy! Have you seen a toddler playing with his/ her mom’s /dad’s smart phone or tablet? Their chubby little fingers are dancing over the screen, a lot of apps are open and they are having a hell of a time.

photo credits: Google

Writing for FOWC , Advanced

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Another Sunshine Bloggers Award! 🌝

Melanie B C of Sparksfromacombustiblemind has nominated me for another Sunshine Bloggers Award!

I am extremely grateful to Melanie for conferring this award on my blog!

The Sunshine Blogger Award is an award for bloggers who are creative, positive, and inspiring – people who spread “sunshine” to the blogging world!

The Rules:

1.Thank the blogger/s who nominated you.

2.Use the “Sunshine Blogger Award” logo on your post and list the rules.

3.Answer the 11 questions the selector asks of you.

4.Nominate 11 bloggers you want to give the award to.

Ask the bloggers 11 questions of your own.

Question:

1.What is your preferred mode of transportation?

 If I can , then walking otherwise driving or if it’s available, a nice horse carriage would be great.

Star Trek or Star WARS or abstain, because that sort of rivalry is really juvenile?

Star Wars, obviously!

https://youtu.be/vZ734NWnAHA

Aside from necessities, what one thing could you not go a day without?

My phone! It’s not a necessity but a sort of compulsion.

If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?

My parents and brothers. ( sounds dull! But my parents have passed away so it would give me a chance to have the whole family together again)

 Does your family have a “motto” – spoken or unspoken?

Nopes. We all have our own thing. But my motto is :Be grateful, things can always be worse!

 Who was your first crush or first love (some of us were born before ‘crush’ became the word for first romance) ?

Now that would be telling!

Who is the most intelligent person you know? (without giving out names or specifics obviously.  If I were answering this one, it’d be possibly my neighbor.  The trucker guy OR his wife.  Both are so very intelligent.  OR it could be one of my siblings.  IQ of 165? … yeah. ) 

I guess it would be my late father. Not extraordinarily intelligent per sé but very very wise.

If you could join any past or current music group which would you want to join?

Music is not my scene, so none! But would love to attend the concert of Ed Sheeran, love his music.

https://youtu.be/JGwWNGJdvx8

My Questions :

Why did you start blogging?

Do your friends and family support you in blogging ( or any other passion of your’s)?

Which is your favorite flavor, in ice cream?

What would be your dream job?

Who is your favorite actor, or author ( if you don’t watch movies)?

What do you do first thing after waking up ( and not what you do in your bathroom, please)?

Are you a morning person?

What are your ambitions for the coming year?

How do you think the world is going to cope with environmental challenges?

What would be your ideal holiday vacation?

How many of Harry Potter movies you have watched and which one is your favorite ( or books, if you haven’t seen any of the movies) ?

Now the most difficult part of this award!

My nominations;

I will nominate 11 blogs for this award. If anyone feels not able to take it up, please feel free to do so. But I think that if you do, it will be great, and that way you can pay it forward.

Yonnieinhiscare

Willow Poetry

Maranda Russell

Len’s Diary

Justabitfurther

Just Brian

HappymessHappiness

Educated Unemployed Indian

Dorothy’s Page

Dandelion Fuzz

Autismduniya

Nearest

Children are the nearest thing to angels. Their sweet innocence and charming directness can not be found elsewhere.

Mercury is the planet nearest to the sun and Mars is the one which is nearest to the earth.

This the nearest I can get to writing a post on nearest!

Written for the daily word prompt

https://onedailyprompt.wordpress.com/2018/11/10/your-daily-word-prompt-nearest-November-10-2018/

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Guide

The way marker was pointing toward the trail. We were so keen to go up the track that nobody noticed that the post was a bit wobbly.

After a hectic half an hour of going through overgrown grass and bramble, I turned towards my friend and asked, “Are you sure this is the way to the top? ” She replied in affirmative. ” That’s what the guide at the center told me, just follow the signs and you will get to the top of the hill”.

Fast forward another futile hour and we were completely lost. No more signs posts and no one to ask the way from. “I think we should try to head back to the information center and maybe try it some other time”, my friend suggested.

As we retraced our steps we came back to the way pointer. And lo and behold, now it was pointing in the opposite direction! The post was loose and was moving its direction with the wind!

But it wasn’t a wasted trip. Though we didn’t reach the top of the hill, both of us got “plenty” of exercise. Lesson learned, just don’t ask directions, take the guide with you!

Written in response to

FOWC, Guide

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321 Quote me

Created by: A guy called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip

They have nominated me for this tag: Conversation:

The rules for this are:

Thank the Selector

Post 2 quotes for the dedicated Topic of the Day.

Select 3 bloggers to take part in ‘3.2.1 Quote Me!’

Note: Although this is the topic for today there is no specific deadline to it, meaning you can answer as and when.

Thanks a lot :A guy called Bloke and K9 Doodlepips.

My selection of Quotes on

Conversation are:

1.”She has lost the art of conversation, but not, unfortunately, the power of speech. George Bernard Shaw

Conversation should be pleasant without scurrility, witty without affection, free without indecency, learned without conceitedness, novel without falsehood“. William Shakespeare

I am going to tag:

DrTanya@SaltedCaramel

JoHawk the writer

Jim of Random writings on the bathroom wall

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