Three Lines Tales week 172

photo by Form via Unsplash 

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Standing here on the rooftop of her apartment building, she could see the view for miles around her.

She stretched her arms towards the sky, connecting with the nature and disciplined her body and mind to obey her will.

An hour spend doing yoga every day worked wonders for releasing all the stress in her life and she felt rejuvenated after each session.

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The prompt;

You’ll find full guidelines on the TLT page – here’s the tl;dr:

• Write three lines inspired by the photo prompt (& give them a title if possible).

• Link back to this post (& check the link shows up under the weekly post).

• Tag your post with 3LineTales (so everyone can find you in the Reader).

• Read and comment on other TLT participants’ lines.

• Have fun.

Happy three-lining!

In response to;

Three Lines Tales week 172

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Time to write—Money [Creative Writing Prompt]

I need money!

We all do.

But is money the most important thing in life?

Despite what most people think, I think that money is of secondary importance.

To be realistic and practical, we have to admit that there are a very few thing in life which come for free.

Being born and dying needs money.

Getting education and job needs us to spend money.

Marriage, home and family…. all of these need money to some extent.

It is true that we can make do with little and don’t need to spend loads of it to achieve the desired results in life.

So it is decided that we do need it, but it it should never become our only aim in life. Give it as much importance as we give to other essentials, like food, sleep etc. Do not think that if you have enough money, you will live the perfect life or that you will always be happy. Having money never guarantees good health, long life or eternal bliss. Be realistic and find things that you can do to make your life happy, without all of the emphasis being on money!

The prompt;

Write a story about the word above – Money.

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!

In response to;

A prompt by Rachel Poli

Time to write-Money

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Reena’s Exploration Challenge #87

Walking the empty corridors of her memories, she looks ahead

There are shadows around, darkness lurking on the sides

She is determined to face the demons of her past

Her resolve strengthened by her will to purge her dark history

To cut it out of her memory by facing her fears

To her it is the only way that she can move ahead

It needs a lot of courage, a courage that she has borrowed

From her future self, because there is no other way for her

It all came from the realization that only she can help herself

There may be people who are willing to stand with her

But she herself has to be the David who will defeat the Goliath of her fears

In response to;

Reena’s Exploration Challenge #87

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Fandango Provocative Question #23

“How do you manage or deal with stress? Is there a specific strategy or approach that you’ve found to be particularly effective?”

We are human, so feeling stress is natural for us. The stress can be ;

1. Physical;

Physical stress is an outcome of over exerting ourselves. We may have done more than what our body is used to or we have deliberately adopted a regimen to push the physical limits of our body. In such a scenario, a relaxing bath or hot shower and the taking the load off your feet is a great strategy.

2. Mental or Emotional;

Mental stress is a result of trying to address problems which apparently are difficult to solve. We have stress when we face financial problems or employment issues. Kids and family members are often in situations which generate stress too.

Dealing with mental or emotional stress needs a clear headed approach. Sitting back and analyzing the situation always helps to isolate the issue. We need to look into the chaos that is in our brain, and find the trigger. Once we have isolated that we have to decide what we can do about it. Talking to someone we can share our problems always helps. If one cannot talk to anyone then talk to yourself. I often do this. I ask myself questions and find the answers. Like” what can be done about this problem”or “the strategy I am following is right or not” When we ask rational questions, we can identify the core issues and then it becomes easier to decide what to do about it. Staying calm and trying to find the root of the problem can lessen the stress dramatically.

In response to;

Fandango Provocative Question #23

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One Liner Wednesday May 15/19

“In times of stress, the best thing we can do for each other is to listen with our ears and our hearts and to be assured that our questions are just as important as our answers

Fred Rogers

Who doesn’t know Mister Rogers and his wise words. This is particularly relevant in these times as listening to others with full attention gives them a feeling of hopefulness. We may not be able to resolve all or any of their problems but we can be there fo them.

In response to;

One Liner Wednesday May 15/19

A prompt by Linda G Hill

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Share Your World 5-13-19

Melanie of Sparks from a Combustible Mind asks us these questions as a part of her share your world post;

Questions:

1. What social stigma does society need to get over already?

There a lot of issues which should be open to discussion. The stigma or taboo attached to issues like mental health, self harming, suicidal tendencies, physical limitations and body shaming should be gotten rid of. We need to educate people and ourselves about the importance of open discussion, and sharing of information about these problems.

2. What was the last photo you took?

From my phone, a few minutes ago of my grand daughter as she was giving a big smile( it is a smile and not gas in her tummy). From a camera, I don’t know as it’s been a long time.

3. When was the last time you snooped and found something or found out something you wish you hadn’t?

I don’t normally snoop around. I feel that not only it’s not polite but you also get wrong information as opposed to something useful. But recently I found out a disturbing fact about a friend’s finical situation and since I don’t know it officially, I can’t say anything to console her.

4. What’s the most comfortable bed or chair you’ve ever slept in?

My own bed. I have gone to a lot of trouble to get the best mattress we can afford and my down pillows which are soooo comfortable. The negative side is that I don’t sleep well in any other bed.

An Attitude of Gratitude;

Can being grateful change Your World?

It definitely can. The circumstances will be the same but we will be looking at them with different eyes. Eyes that see all the good that we normally take for granted. Being grateful can bring in more blessings and make us realize that we are so much better off than we thought previously.

SYW 5-13-19

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Writing Prompt #19

Mothers are like flowers because…..

They give off this unique perfume called mothers love. I have seen this with my own children and am now seeing this with my grand babies that how even at one month old, these babies can distinguish the smell of their mothers. It’s so heart touching when the mom picks up the baby, they recognize her by her aroma and at first quieten down and then start searching for milk.

Mother’s love seeps out from her pores and permeates her being with the beautiful perfume that is unique to every mom. Every baby recognizes the aroma of his/ her mother and can differentiate it from any other instantly. I guess we also used to recognize our moms by their perfume but as a long time has passed, we have forgotten what it smelled like.

But to put it simply, a mother would give off the fragrance of motherhood, with equal amounts of love mixed in with selfless devotion and care to the exclusion of everything else. That’s why mothers are like flowers!

In response to ;

Writing Prompt #19

By Sarah Elizabeth Moor

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Advice

You came to me in the guise of an old woman

Giving me sage advice about all things important

Life, you say is like a spread of delicacies, and you a gourmand

Choose your dish wisely, don’t get greedy and over stuff yourself

Always remember that the choices we make have long memories

So if they come back to haunt you at the dusk of your life, be ready

Make honesty and truth the base of your life’s dealings so you’re

Never ashamed of the things you did and the words you spoke

There will be cloudy days along with sunny ones, rainbows with storms

Smile at your troubles and stay strong in adversity

You, my mother came to me in guise of an old woman

 

In response to the following;

Your daily word prompt;

Guise

FOWC;

Base

RDP;

Gourmand

Word of the day challenge;

Cloudy

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Tale Weaver #222- Opportunities of old age- May 9 -I am (not) old

I am not old. This is what I tell myself. I have lot of useful years left in me!

There are two things which are of vital importance as we grow old(er). Health and morale. One without the other can make you unhappy or blue. Others may not agree with me , but I think that if one is in a reasonable good health with adequate finances, we are indeed in a golden age when we reach old age. Why? You may say…

I am now 57, going to be 58 this November and I feel that now I am doing the second round in life. The first one was when I grew up, got married and raised my kids. Now having done that, I am helping raise my grand kids and looking after my own health and that of my husband and family. I want to make most of my second round.

The way I look at it, we have done what we started out to achieve in life. The goals may not have been fulfilled exactly as we wished but we have been there and are now past that stage. The family obligations are taken care of mostly. We now have ample time to enjoy the rest of our lives. We don’t have too many requirements at this stage, food and amenity wise. The desire to buy stuff, to own things has also passed away for most of us. This is the bonus round. Sit , relax, read, go for a walk or if can afford it, a cruise. Play with your grand children and offer to babysit them if you live in the same city.

Make the best of this golden opportunity!

The prompt:

As we age we are confronted by challenges that make us take stock of who we are.

Our health becomes a problem, we live on drugs prescribed by well meaning doctors, we slow down, we watch those around us suffer from one debilitating disease after another and we learn to live on the pension.

My question this week is to task you in creating a tale about the opportunities/or not old age presents to you.

If you do not consider yourself in the ‘old age’ category of life then you may imagine or write about the second childhood you anticipate you will be living into the future.

MLMM- Tale Weaver # 222–Opportunities of old age

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Ambiguous words

Ambiguous words carry no bite

Say what you want clear and concise

The meaning should be apparent to all

The ifs, buts and maybes can put a question mark

On the meaning of the whole conversation

Raise a few eyebrows if it could mean something not intended

Don’t put your words in the crosshairs of controversy

Avoid the double entendres and dubiousness if you can

State the obvious with a clarity and use your words wisely

In response to the following;

Your daily word prompt;

Ambiguous

FOWC;

Crosshairs

RDP;

Eyebrow

Word of the day challenge;

Obvious

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#rdp