Self-Discovery

I recently made a self-discovery that made many things clear to me.

Why do we tell things, our personal experiences to others?

And sometimes we tell them to some people and not others?

I suddenly had an epiphany that what we are usually looking for are sympathy and understanding. When we tell a friend or family member about our troubles or aches and pains we want some sympathy from our confidant. Our aim in sharing is not that we expect the other person to lessen our troubles but that they will understand and will show us some sympathy.

But not everyone is going to be sympathetic, so learning from our previous experiences, we tell our troubles only to those who we feel will show us sympathy. It’s not that others aren’t interested in us, the most common issue is that people have enough troubles of their own and due to this they have less time and sympathy to spare.

So when you have the urge to un-burden yourself, choose someone who is;

Free

Has no immediate problems of their own

Loves you and can give good advice

Please remember that if that person qualifies for the last two points but isn’t free, DON’T go to them for sympathy.

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A prompt by Sue W and GC; Weekly prompts Weekend Challenge – Discovery

Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” ~ Erol Ozan

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Dusk

Eugenia is the host of Eugi’s Weekly Prompt

“The moon was so beautiful that the ocean held up a mirror.” —Unknown

Your Weekly Prompt – Afterglow – October 14, 2021

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Very quietly the sun crept away into the west

Leaving the sky lit in a purple afterglow

It is so hard to decide what is more beautiful

The departure of the fiery sun in a haze of dusk

Or the luminous moon rising in all its majestic grace

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Tuesday Writing Prompt- Shadows of our past

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge.

Today’s prompt: Use the phrase or theme “shadows of our past” in any form of writing

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Don’t spend all your days in the shadows of the past

What happened then, let it remain in the past

Don’t carry the burden of regrets and unfulfilled desires

And let it ruin your all your todays and tomorrows

A clear sight and clear thinking is what we need

To see that there is never an option of going back

What is done is done and the next step to think about

Is how we will use today, the gift that is given to us

In a way that we are proud of what we achieve

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Thursday Inspiration- Stage/ Limelight

Jim is the host of Thursday Inspiration

Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word stage, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘Limelight

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Life is a stage and…….

Yes, these are the same old lines from Shakespeare but though these have lost their meaning because of too frequent a usage, they are true in one sense that we all play the part we are allotted by life. At times we are so engrossed and involved in our allotted roles that we fail to see the bigger picture.

The reality of life is that both the minuscule and the immense aspects of it have equal importance. A small irritant can assume gigantic proportions because it may be all that we can think of at that moment. Similarly, a massive problem can be dismissed by a shake of the head because we have the tools to deal with it at our disposal.

A very wise person once told me to look at life from the spectator’s gallery. He said we often need to take ourselves out of the events and look at them from the point of view of an outsider.

Play your part

But don’t get too involved


For this role that we play

On the stage of life

Can end very abruptly

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Peace

Eugenia is the host of Eugi’s Weekly Prompt

As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” – Henry David Thoreau

Your Weekly Prompt – Peace – September 30, 2

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We pay homage to the dove of peace

We weave accolades of praise and courage

Yet the real peace is as elusive as ever

Only lip service and hollow words are offered

It seems we lack the will to bring about real peace

World is still at loggerheads with itself everywhere

People are against people, even their own kind

When will it get through our thick heads that

There cannot be peace within if there’s no peace around us

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Thursday Inspiration – Happy

Jim is the host of Thursday Inspiration

Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word happy, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘You’ve Made Me So Very Happy

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Don’t put the onus of your happiness

On the shoulders of your loved ones

You can decide to be miserable or happy

This power only lies within yourself

How erroneous are the ideas we grew up with

When we learn that happiness lies in the actions of others

If we think that someone else will be the harbinger of our joy

Then we are destined to be disappointed again and again

Taking charge of one’s own happiness is the only way

To live a joyful life!



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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Connector

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The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark” – John Muir

Your Weekly Prompt – Connector – September 23, 2021

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We need more people who are amenable to understanding

Willing to open their hearts and minds to new ideas

Letting in the light from the diverse rainbow into their lives

We need more connectors to heal the chasm that divides us

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Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Ordinary

Sue W and GC are the hosts of Weekly Prompts

“You can find something truly important in an ordinary minute.” ~ Mitch Albom.

Weekend Challenge Ordinaryfrom SueW and GC.

This weekend, my partner Gerry and I ask you to share something Ordinary. Tell us about it or show us. Either way, we look forward to seeing your responses.

How you choose to translate the challenge is entirely up to you – Words, Pictures, Poetry or Rhyme. 

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Ordinary or extraordinary

You are you, uniquely you


Don’t judge yourself by the standards

Others have set for you

Proudly and unapologetically


Be the best version of you

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