A full cycle

Why take a myopic view of life

Satisfy the qualms of your conscience

Placate the inner soul into generosity

Live the spring of life with kindness

Because in autumn all will come back

Be kind to people and life will be kind

But drive them up a wall and you’ll be

Paid back in the same coin and in full

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Qualm

3TC;

Wall, People , back

FOWC;

Myopic

RDP;

Autumn

Word of the day Challenge;

Placate

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MLMM- Tale Weaver – #241 – Sorry

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

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Sorry, but I am not sorry at all!

How many times have I heard this paradoxical statement. This sentence is usually uttered in anger and defiance. People who cannot come to admit their mistakes or those who have had enough apologizing in their lives.

Saying sorry is something that can mend relationships and repair broken bridges. But it has a place and time.

Some people are treated so badly that they are made to believe that most things that go wrong in life are their fault. They apologize if the weather is too hot or cold. They would take the responsibility if a system breaks down. They have been battered psychologically so much that they genuinely believe that anything that goes wrong is their fault.

And then we have those who can never admit to a fault. For them, to be wrong about anything is unimaginable. They are so full of their own self- righteousness that for them to say sorry is like committing an act of self harm.

A humane attitude is when after realizing our mistake, we apologize. And being the first one to do so would increase not only our self worth but also make us a better person.

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This week think about the word ‘sorry’ and what it means to you.

It comes in handy in so many scenarios.

Write your response and link it using the linking tool below.

Have fun and go where the word leads 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

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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.

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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?

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Rules:

  • 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!

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In Other Words -Repair

Patricia is the host of In Other Words.

Image by Steve Buissinne from Pixabay

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Not every thing broken can be repaired

But make efforts to fix broken relationships

Never let it sit on your conscience that you could’ve

Done or said something to heal the rift

Render an apology or few words of understanding

The Prompt;

Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
Use the picture and/or the word repair as inspiration

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Weekend Writing Prompt #123- Delicate

Sammi is the host of Weekend Writing Prompt

Word Prompt

Delicate

Challenge

I think I was around eight or nine when I found these delicate handmade lace doilies. They were crocheted with white thread and had little pink and blue flowers in the design. I was overawed by the intricate pattern and workmanship. I found out that they were made by my mom. My mom passed away when I was six but her reminders were all over our home.

Today is her birthday. If she were alive, she would have turned 78. But she died at the age of 26. Forever young. I have done a lot of creative things but I could never do crocheting like she did!

Word count: 106 +1 (including the prompt word)

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge # 104

PROMPT  104- LONG AND SHORT OF IT:

My choice;

A THOUSAND CENTURIES

A thousand centuries have passed

Yet we are nowhere near finding our humanity

We will ostracize our own people

Because their skin is a different color

Shunning them because of their

Language, dress or the beliefs they follow

We are even worse than animals

Who harm other only when they have to survive

The humans take up arms just because they can

And we breed animosity without reason

We harbor grudges which are born out of spite

How many centuries will go by

Before we become humans, kind and gracious

What will convert us into peace loving race

Instead of the civilized barbarians we are?

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge

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Suicide Awareness and Prevention September 8th- 14th 2019 ~ Spread This Message to Show That No One Is Alone

Suicide awareness week. A great reminder by Beckie Of Beckie’s Mental Mess!

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I personally don’t understand why there is only one week, let alone one month dedicated to suicide awareness and prevention.  We need to bring this to the attention of those who are suffering, the ones that feel that they are all alone.  To educate the people around them the signs of their loved ones and/or friends that are experiencing the hardest thoughts running through their minds.  

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If you or someone you love and care about is showing the following signs, please get yourself and/or them the help they need immediately.  

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💙 💜 There are so many bloggers in the mental health community that are survivors, so many still suffering from severe depression, and so many more that understand where you have been, or know exactly how difficult it can be to feel alone.  But, no more! 💙 💜

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Please show your support for those in need by saying you care and…

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Where has it gone?

There is a giant gapping hole

Where the heart of our planet was

All the love we had in reserve

For this home of ours has dissipated

Now just empty words, fervid promises

Are on our tongues but just lies they are

What happened to the youthful enthusiasm

The energy and verve that we had

To save this home for future generations

All gone and blown away

In the hole where the heart of our planet laid once

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Giant

FOWC;

Reserve

RDP;

Fervid

Word of the day Challenge;

Youthful

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#FOWC

#RDP

BrewNSpew Café- Spiritual

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“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart 

Presenting the week’s challenge – You may use the words and/or the image for this week’s prompt.

Prompt word – spiritual – (adjective) – of, relating to, consisting of, or affecting the spirit; of or relating to sacred matters; ecclesiastical rather than lay or temporal; concerned with religious values; of or relating to supernatural beings or phenomena. Synonyms – bodiless, ethereal, formless,immaterial, incorporeal, insubstantial,nonmaterial, nonphysical, unbodied,unsubstantial.

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 prompt image – August 19, 2019

I wrote a post about spirituality a few months back.

But for this post, I am going to do something new.

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There is something inside of me, in my heart and my soul that I call my “spiritual self ” which is as much a part of me as my heart or brain. I don’t think that I can ever be complete with this part of me.

Because even while it is okay and wonderful to be able to use all my senses and to think with my brain, but if I cannot feel from my spiritual self, I will never be able to make a real judgement call. This part of me guides me in all matters of conscience. It is essential for discerning between right and wrong. And most of all it gives me the strength to take what life throws at me. Without my spiritual self I would be frazzled by the life’s challenges and would lose my way when I am in dark.

You can say that it anchors me, grounds me, tethers me to a bigger reality than that is visible ordinarily.

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In response to;

BrewNSpew Café- Spiritual

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Quotes For Life- Regrets

Regrets eat at us from the inside. Some people are pragmatic and go through life looking at things in a realistic manner. But some of us are torn apart by doubts and regrets. I always think that life gives us one day at a time so that we can correct our mistakes from yesterday, and not live in yesterday, ruing our mistakes.

The few quotes that I have put together in this post are just a few from thousands. The wise and sagacious people have found regrets are futile and there are many excellent quotes to prove that.

There is no arguing with this logic. Live for what you can do or achieve in the next instant in your life, not for what didn’t work or went wrong in the past.

Easier said then done, one might say. But if one thinks logically about it, there is absolutely no use of crying over spilt milk. Go get some more and make some tea!

Regrets lead to wasting precious time. And when we have just that much time in our lives, why waste it. This is my personal philosophy in life. A promise I made to myself when I made my first adult decision. Not to regret what is done. Just move forward from that point. The mistakes we make give us the experience which is very valuable in life.

A very practical way to look at life’s experiences. Relationships are one enormous cause of us feeling regret in life. And as we humans are an emotional species, we tend to carry this regret for a long time. But eventually we have to throw off this heavy blanked of sentimentality and see the reality. Use the experience that life teaches us and grow positively. Learn from all experiences and relationships in life.

At the end of life, don’t die with the regret that you weren’t brave enough or intuitive enough to take chances or risks.

Regret is a heavy burden. Try to set it down as soon as you can and carry on with your journey. You will go far without this weight on your shoulders.

Please share your thoughts and feedback in your comments.

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