JusJoJan # 20- Humor

Linda is the host of JusJoJan

Our prompt today is;

Humor, Given to us by Sadje

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Thank you, Linda, for choosing my Prompt! 🙏🤗😃

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I feel humor is my life-line

It saves my life from dreariness

It brightens my days when I feel overwhelmed

Many painful moments can be driven away

When a light and sparkling comment is heard

In my own way, I have learned that

A smile is a better weapon than a frown or grimace

When we are facing stark realities in life

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JusJoJan # 19- Gobbledygook & Daily Prompts

Linda is the host of JusJoJan

Today the prompt is;

Gobbledygook

Given to us by; Jim

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Beth barely suppressed her yawn. The technical gibberish, or as her pa was fond of saying, gobbledygook was boring in the extreme. But she was attending this class so that she could help her dad with the paperwork at the farm. She had just finished high school and her pa wanted her to learn how to maintain the financial records of the farm. He had even bought a used computer from his friend. Beth was no fan of book learning but she loved working on her dad’s farm. If she learned to use the computer, the pressure on her to find a job would ease off. Now all she had to do was to learn how to make excel sheets on the computer so that the farm’s expenses could be recorded properly. It was the time that they too moved into the twenty-first century.

She was happy mucking out the horse stables and keeping the cows fed and clean. Her brother had simply said that he can’t do it. He was interested in frivolous things like cars and movies and liked to spend all his time with his friends. That’s why pa had pinned all his hopes on Beth.

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In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Fresh, Organ, Book

FOWC;

Pressure

RDP;

Can’t

Word of the day Challenge;

Frivolous

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#RDP

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JusJoJan # 16- Experience & Daily Prompts.

Linda is the host of JusJoJan .

Today’s prompt:

Experience

was given to is by; Dan

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Do you have enough experience?

No one asks this when we decide to become parents. And being parents is the hardest job imaginable, at least for me. The mistakes we make can affect the lives of our children for a long time. It is sheer luck when they turn out alright. Because we really don’t possess the instincts other animals have when it comes to looking after your child. We learn on the job, so to speak.

There are a lot of crises that teaches us how to not do things during our parenthood. We make mistakes and then learn how to do things right.

Nowadays, new parents have the help of millions of online articles about taking care of babies but they also have to learn many things by doing them wrong first. I think the secret of being a good parent is the willingness to learn from your own experience and also from that of your parents.

Nothing prepares us in advance for parenthood till we finally are there. And all said and done, being a parent is the most awesome job!

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Secret, Luck, Marshmallow

FOWC;

Crisis

RDP;

Nothing

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#RDP

#3TC

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JusJoJan # 14- Publish & Daily Prompts- My new book!

Linda is the host of JusJoJan

Today’s prompt was generously donated to us by Ritu. Thanks, Ritu! Make sure you visit her blog to read her post and say hi. And follow her while you’re there!.

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 14th, 2020, is “publish.” Use the word “publish” any way you’d like. Enjoy!

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Just hot off the press, my book is published recently

I am offering you my latest creation

It’s a fruit of intense labor, my blood and sweat

If you chart the working hours that have gone into it

You will surely realize that I had to move

Many stationary mountains to get this done

It’s a story of an adventure that super heroes had

They saved humanity from mortal danger

And it all ended in a wonderful finale

With happiness and joy reigning supreme

I can assure you, it’s a completely origin tale

Not a single idea has been ever written about

I can also autograph a copy for you

If you just pay the price for the copy

I will even pose for a selfie with you

I do hope you are buying a few copies for your friends too

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In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Tub, Flash, Chart

FOWC;

Press

RDP;

Stationary

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#RDP

#3TC

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & JusJoJan- 11th January 2020

Linda is the host of JusJoJan & SoCS.

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “the first 3 words of the first full sentence.” Okay, follow me here. This is what I want you to do: 1. Grab the closest book to you when you sit down to write your post. 2. Open it to a random page. 3. Locate the first complete sentence on that page. 4. Use the first three words of that sentence to start your post, then take it from there–write whatever comes to mind. That’s it! Have fun!

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

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“When I lay down to sleep.. I am assailed by many thoughts. Thoughts that keep me awake. Did I do any good today? Was I kind or unkind to those around me? Was I fair or unfair?

These are thoughts that come from my conscience. It wants to know did I followed my own advice or there is a dichotomy between my thoughts, words, and deeds. I often fail this test. Often there are things that I did which I shouldn’t have done, like losing my temper or being sarcastic and cutting in my remarks. When I fail this daily inquisition I feel bad. And I ask for forgiveness to God and vow to do better the next day.

I am glad that my conscience is alive. I am glad that it questions my actions and takes me to task for not doing my duty or for doing something that I shouldn’t have.

As many people have remarked often that time is flying by; one day blending into another and days into weeks. If we don’t keep a track of our actions, we lose our way in this rapid stream of time and life.

Keep your conscience awake, well and kicking. And do listen to it.

A good night’s rest comes when our conscience is easy, at peace!

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I took this line from;

And the mountains echoed

By

Khaled Hosseini.

Written for;

SoCS and JusJoJan

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Tale Weaver – #257 – Pets – 10th January. & JusJoJan- Dog

Linda is the host of JusJoJan

Today’s prompt;

Dogs

Provided to us by;

Di of Pensitivity 101

The Tale Weaver Prompt;

Pets

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.

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Pets are great companions especially dogs. They love you unconditionally and are loyal to their last breath. Many people find them an adequate compensation for the family members who have now either grown up and left or are too busy to be there for them.

Our pets give affection, company and a purpose to our life. Caring for a pet is quite a big responsibility and that keeps people occupied. It also draws the attention away from our own problems to the care of the pets.

Experts say that stroking a pet lowers the anxiety levels. It also lowers the blood pressure. The feeling of loneliness evaporates when we have a pet to give us companionship twenty four hour a day.

 

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Image: Michael;Ted my Grandog.

 

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JusJoJan # 7 – Mishmash of prompts

Linda is the host of JusJoJan.

Today’s prompt is

Mix

Given to us by;

John Holton

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The mix of aromas was heady. Chocolate, sugar, caramel and butter. She was waiting impatiently for her cake to come out of the oven so that she could cool it and decorate it. It would be the best cake she had ever made.

Just then her younger brother entered the kitchen and sniffing the air declared quite unnecessarily, ” You are making a cake. Is it for mom’s birthday?”

Amanda nodded and told him it was to be a surprise, so he should not blab about it to mom.

When the cake was done, Amanda took out tube of icing and started to decorate the cake. The paste like icing looked weird but tasted okay. She wasn’t happy about the results and she had wanted this cake to be so perfect. But she was running out of time and their mother would be home soon.

When the moment came for the cake to be presented and cut, her mom was so happy that she cried tears of joy. “I never knew you were such a talented baker, Amanda!”

In response to the following prompts;

Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge;

I never knew” 

3TC;

Sniff, Paste, Sugar

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#TuesdayWritingPrompt

JusJoJan # 6- Possibilities and Daily Prompts

Linda is the host of JusJoJan.

Today’s prompt is;

Possibility

Provided to us by; J-Dub

Each morning we wake up with hope and excitement of the possibilities the day might hold. Laying in our beds, the day stretches ahead with all that we can do in it, the achievements and successes waiting for us. The creative sorts are already weaving ideas in their minds while the temporal beings who prefer to live on solid ground instead of clouds, also have plans running through their minds.

No matter which way the wind blows, the day is ours to do what we will with it and within it. The wisdom of living in the moment should be our motto. The positivity and hope of every new dawn should be harnessed and used. Don’t just exist in this world but live fully and live well!

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Shotgun, Cloud, Wind

FOWC;

Creative

RDP;

Temporal

Word of the day Challenge;

Wisdom

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#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

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