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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Crimson Creative Challenge – 140 & Tale Weaver- Climate change

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge

Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

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Silently they move in the foggy morning. The gentle wind causing the wind turbines to convert the energy of wind into electricity.

Stretching for miles, these silent structures dominate the landscape. People have finally realized that using fossil fuel was destroying the environment and deteriorating the climate to a level where it was becoming a threat to human survival.

Now the majority of the energy used is electrical, manufactured through wind turbines and solar panels. Cars are now only operated on electricity!

Humans have realized that climate change has to be stopped by taking drastic measures and by behaving responsibly.

At least I hope that they would one day and soon.

I’ve also written this in response to Tale Weaver- Climate change

Stephanie Colpron is the host of Tale Weaver 

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Weekly Prompts Weekend Challenge – Memorable Day

Sue W and GC are the hosts of Weekly Prompts

“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.” ~ Unknown.

Weekend Challenge Memorable Day from Sue W and GC.

This week partner GC and I ask you to share images or tell us about a memorable day.

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

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There are so many memories that have lived in my mind for a long time. Some are really wonderful ones and others are terribly sad ones. Both types of memories are to be cherished as these events made me who I am.

Some of my happy memories are ;

The day I got married

Birth of my three kids

The milestones of my children

Birth of my three grandchildren

The day I started my blog

Finally coming home after spending 5 years in America ( off and on)

My sad memories are centered on the death of my mother when I was 6 and that of my father’s passing away when I was 43. These events were very painful but I learned a lot from them too.

If our lives were just filled with happiness, we would never know its value. I learned that to feel happy, we need to feel sadness as well. I am a product of my good and sad memories.

Memories are the way where we relive those days. If our memories are colored with a feeling of gratitude, we become richer and wiser because of them. If we look at our memories with regret and wistfulness, we lose a bit of our present to them.

Make your memorable days a source of everlasting gratitude.

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WritePhoto # Bridge

KL Caley is the host of WritePhoto

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

A bridge is usually constructed for the purpose of providing passage over an obstacle, which is usually something that is otherwise difficult or impossible to cross.

What will this bridge mean to you? I can’t wait to find out.

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Bridge – Image by KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a red and white Vertical Lift Bridge crossing an expanse of water.

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“We will cross the bridge when we will come to it” This was what my father used to say when I was worrying about things that might happen.

I know I’m biased but I have never come across anyone who was as patient or kind as him. He would always listen to me when I’d share my fears and apprehension about my future. And was always ready with good advice.

He had also gave me advise about not burning my bridges. He warned me to keep my options open and not to be hasty in making decisions. I find this a hard advice to follow because I am quite impulsive and make snap decisions. I do realize that sleeping on decisions is a good idea.

Another saying about bridges is about building bridges and not walls. This is especially relevant today because some people propagate divisions. After all, it suits their interests. Creating bias on basis of the color of the skin, culture, or religion is done so that some unscrupulous people can profit from it. We should realize that humanity will prosper in unity and suffer if divided.

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Sustain

Eugenia is the host of Eugi’s Weekly Prompt

“There must be a better way to make the things we want, a way that doesn’t spoil the sky, or the rain or the land” By Paul McCartney

Your Weekly Prompt – Sustain – September 9, 2021

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What sustains me through my day to day life?

Everyday, there are ups and downs in my life

Like everyone else I have the highs and lows


I have found something solid to hang on to


When I am going through a rough patch or even


When things look bright and maybe too good to be true


My faith is my anchor that stays my ship in storms


And lets me enjoy the calm water without worry


It is my rock and my shelter



It is what makes me………..me

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WQWWC #41: Writer’s Choice or Order

Marsha is the host of WQWWC

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This weekly writing challenge runs from Wednesday through Tuesday. The only rule is to use a quote.

If you want to participate, create a pingback to link your post. Not sure how to do that? See how to create pingbacks here. Be sure to link to the most recent post not my page. I don’t see links to my page. 🙂

“A quotation in a speech, article or book is like a rifle in the hands of an infantryman. It speaks with authority.” Brendan Behan

Come to Order about Order

In order to look up meaningful quotes about order, we must first identify which order we are coming to. Is it

  • an arrangement something in a pattern, sequence, or by a specific method
  • a command, directive instruction, decree, edict or injunction?
  • a political, economical system’s caste, structure, ranking
  • a community such as a society such as monks, Eagles, Free Masons
  • a way we get food, or other goods we want to buy?
  • a request for something be need to

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Doing things in a set order is important for me.

Sometimes, I think that I have OCD that’s why if I don’t do things in a certain manner I get all flustered and stressed.

But then I read quotes about being orderly, and organized and then I feel that I’m not obsessive but productive!

Being organized has lots of benefits. You know what you’re going to do next. You also have an approximate idea of when you’ll be done with your tasks for the day. I feel that living a disciplined life has a lot of advantages.

Health-wise, I can do what is good for me, that’s the daily walk. I follow my routine of walking after breakfast and then if I’m not feeling lazy, or the weather isn’t very hot, in the evening as well.

Knowing my tasks for the day, I usually can complete them on or before time and avoid getting stressed because of them.

For my blog, I also have a set routine that makes writing posts for my blog easy for me. Before going to bed, I write the posts for the next day and pre-schedule them.

Thank you Marsha for another inspiring topic.

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Journey

Eugenia is the host of Eugi’s Weekly Prompt

…there are no wrong turns, only unexpected paths. – Mark Nepo

Your Weekly Prompt – Journey – Sept. 2, 2021

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What a coincidence, I am going on a journey today. We are traveling to another city to explore possibilities and opportunities.

Pack your bags, collect the essentials

Time to start on a journey to explore new possibilities


New pursuits can be challenging but rewarding too


Unless we find the courage to step out we will never find


What new joys tomorrow has in store for us


Keeping the spirit of adventure alive is so important

Humans are meant to move around and not grow roots

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Tale Weaver 26.08.21 – It’s Not About Falling…

Stephanie Colpron is the host of Tale Weaver

So to our Tale Weaver Theme; It’s not how you fall it’s how you get back up…

This week I invite you to share a tale of resilience, of falling and getting back up to see the story through; it might be a grand quest or a project at work or at home… Yours to decide.

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The challenges life throws at us often unbalance us and we are close to giving up and throwing in the towel. But being a quitter is not the way to overcome hurdles.

Don’t lose heart when the chips don’t fall your way

When Lady Luck seems offended at you, ignores you


*It’s the fighter who falls in the battle


*Not the bystander who never ventured in the fray


Get back up after every fall for you are no quitter


The biggest loser is the one who never tried

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(I have paraphrased a couplet from famous Urdu poet, Alama Iqbal; Girte hein shahsawar hi maidan-e-jung me
Wo tifl kea gere jo ghutno ke bal chale”
It means that only the fighters fall from their horse in a battle, not an infant who walks on his knees!)

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Weekly Prompts Wednesday ; Spectator

Sue W and GC are the hosts of Weekly Prompts

This week the Wednesday Challenge from partner Susan and myself is SPECTATOR .“

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

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When we are actors, playing our roles on life’s stage

We lose the ability to be objective or unbiased

Occasionally we need to extract ourselves from the drama

And observe life as a spectator, from a distance

Deeply involved in our daily struggles, we forget often

That we aren’t the only players in this arena

Looking at life as it happens, from the angle of an outsider

We do learn how to put things in their proper perspective

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I was taught this wisdom by my late father in law! And I have benefited a lot from this advice at time of stress.

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