A Sunny Disposition

What a blessing it is to be born with a sunny disposition

Nothing ruffles their mood for long, be it a cloud or a storm

They don’t skimp on smiles and laughter, are happy to share it with everyone

Their smiles are distinguished by the genuineness that is in their hearts

There is not need to escape into the imaginary world for them

They see this one with rose colored glasses all the time

It’s not that troubles don’t hit their lives, they surely do

And they would not brush them aside or disregard them

But it is a gift that nature has given them that they would

Over come the inconveniences and vexation with aplomb

It indeed is a blessing to be born with a sunny disposition

In response to the following:

Your daily word prompt;

Disposition

FOWC;

Skimp

RDP;

Distinguished

Word of the day challenge;

Escape

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

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Being Grateful

It’s easier said than done. We are always hearing these words: Be mindful and be grateful. So we try to be. But what it actually means, to be grateful?

Being grateful is not a random act. It is a constant way of looking at life. It is coming out of jejune and simplistic thinking. If something good or positive happens in our lives, we are happy. We may say that we are grateful. But being truly conscious of the blessings and positive things in our lives means that we acknowledge both their presence and their loss. If we have good health, we acknowledge it and appreciate it in a manner which would enhance this blessing, that is an example of being grateful. And if we are no longer in good health, instead of lamenting the illness that has stricken us, we have to remember to be grateful for the time that we were free from illness. This enhances the positive thinking and makes us more attuned to face the realities of life.

If we discussed the semantics, of being grateful and saying that we are happy about something in our lives, we will realize that being happy about something is a temporary phase, while gratitude is an overall attitude. Let’s face it, life is never a bed of roses only. There are occasional thorns which stick into our side at most inappropriate moments. If we go with the attitude of being happy or sad at these momentary fluctuations, we will always be in a state of stress. If we realize that the good we get in our lives far exceeds the bad that happens, we will develop an attitude of gratitude! So, though it is a clichéd phrase, counting our blessings dose make our outlook more positive in life! And help us to reach the apex.

I have included the following prompts in this post;

Your daily word prompt;

Jejune

FOWC;

Semantics

RDP;

Grateful

Word of the day challenge;

Apex

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

Tenaciousness – An admirable quality

We often are not clear about our objectives and aims, the idea of what we want is just a nebulous spark in our noodle waiting for recognition and turned into something concrete. To match this idea with what it requires in practical terms is the main hurdle that needs to be crossed. When our brain reaches the decision to implement this idea, the real work starts. To be forthright, I would say that we can either go and run with this idea, making it a success, or we can give up midway. I admire a lot of qualities in people, being tenacious is one of them. Perseverance is the quality of hardy people. Not giving up and to keep on trying till you either achieve your goal or discover a new way to fulfill your objectives.

In response to the following;

Your daily word prompt;

Tenacious

FOWC;

Forthright

RDP;

Match

Word of the day challenge ;

Noodle

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

Share Your World 5-6-19

Melanie of Sparks from a Combustible Mind has asked us these questions in Share your world post;

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

1. Create a SYW post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.

3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

4.  Ping-backs are activated, but how efficiently varies.  For instructions on how ping-backs work, in case you weren’t certain, please click here.  You may wish to leave a link to your blog post in the comments just to be sure.  Thanks! 

QUESTIONS:

1. Do you believe in soul mates? If so, do you think there is only one person meant to share that bond with you, out there in the world?  (credit to Cyranny of Cyranny’s Cove)

I do, and I don’t. I think we are meant to spend our lives with someone we are destined to. But it is up to us how well we spend that time. We need to adjust with our partner, their habits and quirks. I don’t think that there are any two people in the world who are perfectly suited to each other, except in books. And even if they are, whose to say that they would like much less love each other. So for me the love story is in how well you adjust and adapt to each other. It’s all about what we are willing to do for them.

2. Ice cream cone, shake or other ice cream concoction?

Since I have dental issues all my life, due to my thyroid problem, I am not very partial to any thing cold. People with sensitive teeth can understand this.

3. What would be the hat to end all hats? What could you wear on your head that would make people stop what they are doing and stare in awe and amazement?

A conical party hat. The only kind I like, saying “A happy birthday ”

4. What would be the worst “buy one get one free” sale of all time?

A coffin! Can you imagine the bad press this offer would get. Lol

HAVE AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE!

Bonus Question.   Please share a moment of gratitude that you experienced during the past week. 

The weather is perfect, the grand babies are almost a month old now and the moms are doing well. What more can we ask for.

in response to;

Share Your World 5-6-19

#keepitalive

#shareyourworld

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #85 —Being One With The Nature

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #85

FOR THE NEW ENTRANTS

There is no restriction on the length or format of thepiece. Write a post on your blog, and link it up here with a pingback, orcopy-paste the blog link in Comments.

I eagerly await your responses.

Being one with the nature

It is so futile to resist that call

Which I can hear not with my ears

But directly with my heart

It call me to be one with the nature

To be a balm to the broken and bleeding

Injured mother earth

To assuage its tears and to repair the hurt

By binding our minds and forms to the wavelength

Of our planet, we can become

The rescuers, the ones who rehabilitate

And not the ones who plunders and destroy

In response to;

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #85

#keepitalive

#reensexplorationchallange

Quote Me 321– Inner beauty

321 Quote Me Directory

321 Quote Me Created by A Guy Called Bloke and K9 Doodlepip!

Once a week, Rory will pick a random topic, post two quotes on that topic and nominate 3 bloggers, who in turn will post 2 quotes on the topic and nominate 3 bloggers of their own.

Guidelines: 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!’

A note from the creator of this tag; Please Note l will be reblogging your responses unless you wish for me to NOT do so.

Dedicated Topic For Today: ”Inner Beauty”

Thanks a lot Rory for this tag. This is a topic close to my heart.

My selection;

The soul, hidden in the depth of our personality is what emits it’s beautiful rays, making the outer shell glow with its reflection. If you are the type of person who judges by the cover, you will miss the beauty in most people. Only ones who see beyond the outer surface will see it.

We all have come across people who are not beautiful in the traditional sense but wow! They are so captivating, why? Because of their inner passion and fire. Their enthusiasm for being alive and what they believe in.

My nominees;

Tanya of Salted Caramel

Beckie of Beckie’s Mental mess

Di of Pensitivity 101

In response to;

Quote Me 321

#keepitalive

#quoteme321

Share Your World April 29/19

A post created by Melanie of Sparks from a Combustible Mind;

Well April has flown on by.   Here’s the last SYW for April of 2019.   NOTE: It’s uncertain if the ping-backs are working.    So you might wish to copy your post’s link and share that in our comments section below.

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

1. Create a SYW post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.

2. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.

3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.

4.  Ping-backs are activated and are working well.  For instructions on how ping-backs work, in case you weren’t certain, please click here.

QUESTIONS:

1. If you could interview anyone from your life living or dead, but not a celebrity, who would it be and why?

As a child I was only close to one of my grand parents, my paternal grand father. He was very strict with his own children when younger but with us, his grand kids he was so very kind and would often treat us as grown ups. I would love to have a chat with him about his life and views. We could learn so much from interacting with our older generation, but they usually pass away before we are wise enough to understand the wisdom they are imparting. Then there is also the factor that being kids, we cannot discuss serious life stuff with them, as one adult to another.

2. As a child, did you have a nickname?  Did you carry that with you throughout life or was it only in childhood that you used it?

My older brother used to call me fatty! I hated it and thankfully no one else did. In fact in those days I wasn’t fat at all. Now that I qualify for this adjective, no one dare call me that to my face.

3. Give us three words that describe you:

Optimistic, clumsy, helpful

4. Sneaking into a second movie at the theater (if you go to a movie house)?  Is that wrong or just harmless ‘fun’?

Even it were legal, I still wouldn’t. My limit to sit in one place is not more than two to three hours at a time. If allowed, then kids might want to avail this offer.

5. If you had a time machine would you go back to the past or forward into the future?  Why?

Neither past nor future. I am happy in the present. And it is a present 🎁 to be enjoyed and appreciated for tomorrow it will be gone.

What were you thankful for during April?

At the risk of repeating myself, I am grateful for the safe arrival of my two new grand babies. The mothers and both the babies are doing well. Now day by day their bond and claims on my heart and love is growing stronger.

Another SYW post from Melanie B C.

#keepitalive

#shareyourworld

In response to:

Share Your World April 29/19

Melanie B C

If desires were horses…….

There are desires that chase my dreams too

My waking time is taken over with their thoughts

Nimble and agile, they tread through my mind

Luring my conscious and trapping the sub-conscious

I think the money that would be required to fulfill

These longings are not for something I need

Not something that plays a vital role for survival

I want to obviate these useless wants and desires

And try to live a simple life where the material

Is over ruled by the spiritual and my mind is at ease

In response to the following;

Your daily word prompt;

Desire

FOWC;

Obviate

Word of the day challenge;

Money

RDP;

Nimble

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

Place of Worship

Respect the place of worship for it belongs to God

Don’t lay rash claims and try to discredit others

We all are one community, each connected to the other

There is a need to explore this marvelous relationship

That exist between a man, or a lady and their creator

The bond which enjoins us to a faith is the same which

Unites us in one brotherhood because we are parts of one whole

In response to the following;

Your daily word prompt;

Worship

FOWC;

Lady

RDP;

Rash

Word of the day challenge;

Marvelous

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

BrewNSpew Café April 22/2019

Word of the week –

ecstatic – (adjective) –
1) feeling or expressing overwhelming happiness or joyful excitement.

synonyms – euphoric, joyful, joyous, rapturous, blissful, delighted, enchanted, jubilant.

2) involving an experience of mystic self-transcendence

3) (noun) a person subject to mystical experiences

The news that I got made me ecstatic

I jumped with joy and then wept with joy

I have to thank God for this blessing

How often we take things for granted

Forgetting how so many things never come to fruition

Being mindful and grateful is what doubles

All the blessings that are bestowed on us

In response to;

BrewNSpew Café Prompt:

Ecstatics

#keepitalive

#brewnspew