January 19th, 2022- Helpline?

I’m sure we all have had this experience when calling the (un-)help-line. If they were truthful, the conversation would go something like this;

Ok, let me put you on hold for 15 minutes, then when I come back, I’ll transfer you to somebody that can’t help either

Written for Linda’s JusJoJan and One Liner Wednesday

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January 17th, 2022 – Joy

You cannot be happy all the time but
You can have joy residing in your heart, always
You think happiness and joy are one and the same
There is a slight but significant difference between the two
Joy is the feeling that lives deep in the soul
It endures the trials and troubles of our daily lives
While happiness is its outward expression, coming and going
Try to find joy in your existence and hold onto it
Happiness will find you if you hold on to the joy

Written for Linda’s JusJoJan

Todays word, Joy, was given to us by ; Indieshe

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January 16th,2022- Ridiculous but fun!

How ridiculous is this;

Hmmm….. perhaps you haven’t had your coffee yet!
Spellcheck wasn’t enough here. Some mistakes need proper attention!
The caption says it all!
Really! How convenient;)
I wonder what the students will learn here?
Slippery pedestrians are to be avoided at all costs! And cows should be taught how to open gates!
I think they should learn it first!

Written for JusJoJan, hosted by Linda

Today’s prompt word- Ridiculous is given to us by Lauren

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January 15th,2022 – Rainy days

On my last visit to Lahore, we had a lot of rainy days. And unlike the usual winter rain which falls quietly and gently, there was a loud downpour this year. The country was experiencing a dry spell so the rain was very welcome. But when one is on vacation, it does makes life a bit inconvenient.

I was determined to go out, meet friends, shop, and eat out so we ignored the water from the sky and dashed around to do what we felt was more important than the fear of getting a bit wet!

At the end of the day, getting wet in the rain is a minor inconvenience as long as one doesn’t lose one’s head and slip in a puddle of water.

Now that would be bad!

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Written for Linda’s JusJoJan and SoCS

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “a rainy day.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think of the phrase “a rainy day.” Enjoy!

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January 14th, 2022- Freckled

Fair skin, red hair are frequently accompanied by freckles. But people like me should not have them as I don’t fall in the above category. But I did have, loads of them.

One of my cousins, who is a doctor and lives in America, got his genealogy tested, and guess what? It seems we have some Caucasian, as well as gypsy DNA in our blood. That may account for dark reddish-brown hair and freckles in many of my mom’s family.

I got rid of a lot of the freckles that were on my face with cryotherapy. The doctor uses liquid nitrogen to burn of the freckles. It’s a relatively painless and inexpensive procedure. I guess it was vanity that made me take this step.

I still have a few here and there that I am okay with.

Not me!

Written for Linda’s JusJoJan

Today’s prompt: Freckled, given to us by Maggie

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January 13th, 2022- Following the protocol

Covid protocols are in place for our own safety.

Why do people prefer to get ill, to wearing a mask? I will never understand this type of thinking.

Last Sunday I met a lady who was working at the local McDonald’s. She was wearing her mask on her chin. I asked her to cover her mouth and nose and she declined, saying that she felt suffocated. There were others there too, mask-less.

What people don’t understand is that Covid not only kills but also makes a person very ill and the illness can prolong. It’s not only death they should be worried about, but the disability brought on by getting ill. It

Anyway, since I cannot make others do as they should, I follow all the safety protocols of Covid and so does my family.

Written for Linda’s JusJoJan

Today’s prompt; Protocol, given to us by John

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January 12th, 2022- Mistakes

Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life”

Sophia Loren

Making mistakes is a part of living and learning. I make many mistakes and then regret eats at my heart till I come to terms with my blunder. Never let any mistake stop you from living to the full. Get over it, apologize for it and go on in life!

Written for Linda’s JusJoJan, and One Liner Wednesday

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January 11th, 2022-Cosmopolitan

Cosmopolitan, suave and well articulated
I wish I had all these qualities
Instead I am blunt, outspoken to a fault
I wouldn’t say I’m provincial but not sophisticated either
I do have a bit of charm buried under A thick layer of self-effacing humor
I can only lay a claim to sincerity of thoughts and actions
I am but a simple soul, open and truthful

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Written for Linda’s JusJoJan

Today’s prompt: Cosmopolitan, given to us by Willow

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January 10th, 2022 – Chocolate

Chocolate colored skin
Beautiful and proud

Moulded to beautiful bones
Spine rigid with pride

Why sing the praise of ivory
When the ebony is just as charming

I find it funny when referred to
As a person of color by others

Because no one is without color
We all just different shades of brown

Respect all heritage, all birthrights
See goodness in all, regardless of their skin color

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Written for Linda’s JusJoJan

Prompt word given by Ritu; Chocolate

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