What do you see January 22-2019

What do you see, January 22-2019

Photo prompt by Hélène Vaillant



Open the door;

Opening the door takes courage and a great degree of initiative. You have two options in life. One is to stay where you are and wait for things to improve, get better and all that should happen on its own. No input from you required. The second option is to act. Act decisively and take that action that your mind is telling you to take. How do you want to live?

Open the door and step forward

Or just stay where you are in dark

Have the courage to explore the new

You don’t know where you are going

What are you going to find on the other side

Will it be better or even worse than before

But you cannot know unless you open

That door and find out for yourself

Maybe the magic of tomorrow is there

Waiting to shower its beauty and blessings

On you, only if you open the door and explore




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What do you see,

Photo prompt by Helénè Vaillant




BrewNSpew Café January 21-2019

Word/expression of the week – cloister– (noun) – a covered walk in a convent, monastery, college, or cathedral, typically with a wall on one side and a colonnade open to a quadrangle on the other. Synonyms – walkway, corridor, aisle, arcade, loggia, gallery, piazza, stoa.

Cloister – (verb) – seclude or shut up in or as if in a convent or monastery. Synonyms – confine, isolate, sequester, seclude.

You’re welcome to join our talented writers and challenge yourselves by composing your very own creation utilizing the week by week highlighted word/expression.

You’re welcome to join our talented community and challenge yourselves by composing your own creation using the week by week included word. Please limit your post to 300 words or fewer.

The cloister was suffocating her inner self

Shutting off her oxygen and causing a shortness

Her breathing was catching in her chest now

She just wanted to tear down the walls and confines

Wishing someone, something would set her free

Of these restrictions that were clamping her soul

No one was coming, it was apparent to her now

She had to be strong, she had to take a strong stand

Get up and stand firm,

Now think to yourself

You have the might of

Righteousness behind

You and you alone can

Accomplish this for you

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Perspectives in life

The world around us appears how we see it

It’s not the same for everyone that’s true

We all have a different perspective on everything

That is how we look and see the life differently

A happy news may not gladden everyone’s heart

Because each may be expecting things differently

My joy may not be your and your sorrow

May not touch my heart in the same way at all

What is a treasure to me, may look like peanuts to you

Your millions may seem just pittance to someone else

The things that are important to one may not be to some

This life has lots of different faces all are in their own way

Important to one or the other in us but we all only can see

This world through our own perspective and no one else’s

Let me know what is your perspective on life.

Waiting for your feedback and comments



JusJoJan # 22

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 22nd is brought to you by Pamela! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Pamela’s word for our prompt today is “curiosity.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

Touching and feeling

Exploring and finding

Only our curiosity

Can bring the answers

We seek to learn here

The world is a boring place

For the unimaginative one

For without the urge to explore

And giving in to our curiosity

We would be no better than

All the inanimate objects around us

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JusJoJan # 22




Time to write

Write a story using the word listed above.

If you use this prompt, please leave a link to your post in the comments below and I’ll share it next week. Please be sure to link back to my blog so your readers know where you got the prompt!

The sky is the limit.

There was something so appealing in looking up to the big blue sky. The view from the jungle of skyscrapers was a restricted one. A tiny patch of the blue would be visible when you craned your neck backwards and looked all the way up. But one day he will get there. To the top. Where the vista opened up and one could see for miles, in either direction.

But he was afraid that his dreams may not see the light of the day. You see he was just a kid. Thirteen years old. He was working as a part-time helper to the hot-dog stall owner after school. He would help in the making, packing and serving of the hot-dogs to the clients. In return he was given enough food to fill his ever hungry belly. And the stall owner, being a kind-hearted soul would help him with his studies in between the rush hours.

Enrique was an orphan, but he had big dreams. He wanted to become one of the hot-shot lawyers who he saw working in those offices. Dreams, that he realized finally one day. Now he owns his own law firm, with his office in the same building in front of which he used to work. He now goes to the hod-dog stall every day to buy his lunch. And you can find him helping the old man with his orders on a few occasions.

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JusJoJan #21 Jan

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 21st is brought to you by Lady Lee! Click here to find her last Just Jot it January post and say hi while you’re there! Lady Lee’s word for our prompt today is “echo.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

Echoes from yesterday

Life sometimes seems a replay of itself. We see and feel that the happening of today are the same as that of yesterday. This echo from our past has a dejá vu effect on our minds. Specially when we see what our next generation is going through. The basic problems that we faced in our growing up years are the same that the people today are facing. Especially in the emotional context. The insecurity and other challenges we faced are the same today. Theses echoes from our past do remind us of our own feelings back then. Reliving the past, one thing becomes very clear. We all go through a certain set of issues in our lives which make and shape our personality. These twists and turns of the fate bring us to this present point in our lives. And we are a product of our past life. So the advice I give to my kids is that face up to life’s challenges as they will toughen you up for what is coming ahead. Echoes from the past are a reminder that we also were there and how we overcame our troubles, trials and tribulations to get here.

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JusJoJan # 21




Do I owe you? The Entitlement syndrome

Have you met any of these people, in a queue or in a grocery store, who act as if we owed them something? There is this attitude of expectations that is hard to understand. Their behavior cannot be said to be rude, but there is an element of impatience which is off-putting.

This might explain their attitude. The experts say that this attitude is born out of a feeling of entitlement. If we are exposed to some privilege in life for a long time, we will start to take it as our due. Instead of gratitude, we will exhibit a feeling that we are owned this privilege.

It is also an after effect of young people being given too much, without much effort on their part. The feeling that the parents owe their children, success and happiness in life seems to have become quite a common expectation. Some parents also have this expectation that their children owe them as they, the parents have raised them and educated them. Some people think that the society owes them certain given in life. Free education, health care and other benefits for which they don’t think that they should be striving.

As a society we have not laid much emphasis on earning a privilege and being grateful for it. Life should never be taken for granted and neither should be its bounties and facilities. Develop the feeling of thankfulness and gratitude to stay on a realistic plane in life.

Another important aspect, is to educate the young people that the responsibilities of living a good life and being happy, rest on their own shoulders. This can only be inculcated by not providing our children with all that they demand, regardless of the need. As our parents trained us by depriving us of some of the luxuries of life, in order to give us the initiative to work towards acquiring them ourselves, we should do that too.

We all should be conscious and mindful of what is the environment around us. Savor the gifts of life and express gratitude.

These are my thoughts on this issue.

What do you think about this attitude?

Please share your thoughts and comments.


Serendipity January 20

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 20th is brought to you by Jill! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Jill’s word for our prompt today is “serendipity.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

Here are the rules:

Please be sure to link back to THIS POST for January 20th, 2019.

We have seen a lot of movies where through unforeseen and unusual incidents, the story path ends in a happy circumstance. We call this serendipity. Does it actually happen in real life? We have to believe that it does! There are quite a few incidents where some lucky chance resulted in a fortunate ending for most of at some point in our lives. It maybe something quite small or may have very significant importance in our lives. Most of us call it our good luck. Some think of it as destiny.

Believing in serendipity, keeps the magic alive. We all need to believe in a bit of magic to keep the life being mundane and ordinary.

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JusJoJan # 20




I have a dream

I have a dream that I deem

Has the power to change us all,

If we could just adapt ourselves to it

Being affable and kind, Loving and thoughtful

And treat each other with due consideration

Not to be adamant in our demand of unjust return

It need not be a chore but a choice of our good nature

To be the best that we can be, with the generosity and good will

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JusJoJan # 18

Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 18th is brought to you by Di! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Di’s word for our prompt today is “companionship.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!

Here are the rules:

Please be sure to link back to THIS POST for January 18th, 2019.

Who would be your best friend? The companionship that you would desire above all other? Who else but you yourself! In life you get many opportunities to make friends. You have your family, your significant other and then the married people have their spouses. All can be great companions. But in all this, if you are not a true friend to yourself, the others are not going to fill the gap which can only be filled by our own self love. This love of ours need to be accepting of our personality, our deficiencies and positive traits.

The alone time need not be a lonely time, if we provide company to ourselves. Be supportive of your own decisions, and not to be your own worse enemy. I hope that I am making some sense here, but I want to express this thing clearly. If you are not going to be your own friend, you will find hard to make other friends. Why? Because if we accept our own self, with all our flaws the message we project to others is of a positive nature. But if we are in conflict with ourselves, the image projected is negative. We come across as a person who is forever in need of assurance and confidence boosting. Self love is the key to living a satisfying life.

So be your own faithful, loving and understanding companion.

JusJoJan # 18