Sunday Poser # 27 & Happy Mother’s Day

A very happy Mother’s Day to all the moms, grandmothers, daughters and mother figures.

My question this week is what are your best memories of Mother’s Day?

I never got to celebrate my mom. She died when she was 26, and I was 6. This not only left a big gap in my life but also left me a bit unprepared to fulfill the duties of a mother when I became one.

Well Time is a great teacher and I learned to be the best I could be as a mom. I am so proud that both my daughters and daughter-in-law are great mothers. They are wise, loving and are raising their kids so well. I must say that the mothers nowadays have access to great resources via the internet but the effort is all theirs.

I have some beautiful memories of when my kids surprised me on Mother’s Day. I remember six years ago when I had had my second knee replacement surgery and was not very mobile, as it was just a few weeks after my surgery my kids went and got me a pair of diamond earrings. They were very beautiful! But more so because they were a very special gift from all three of them. I treasure them very much.

This is the card I got today!

These are my memories. I’d love if you could share some of your best Mother’s Day moments.

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Sunday Poser # 26

Welcome to week 26 of Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

Which human trait inspires you the most?

We all think differently and admire different qualities in ourselves and others.

What really inspires me the most in another human being is sincerity. Unfortunately, I don’t meet many sincere people in real life. So when I meet someone sincere and honest, I try to learn from them as much as I can.

Sincerity can be visible in a personality in many forms. Some of them are;

A kind and caring personality

Being honest in word and deeds

There is no disconnect between their actions and thoughts

They are genuine people.

As human qualities go, these traits are the best there are.

Have I been able to cultivate these admirable qualities in my personality? I am constantly trying. And with effort, I have had some success in emulating them. I try to be honest and avoid giving false impressions regarding my capabilities to others. I care about how my actions or words can affect others around me.

Still, it’s a work in progress!

Please do share what traits inspire you in others?

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Sunday Poser # 25

Welcome to week # 25 of Sunday Poser

This week my question is;

Are you easily embarrassed and what embarrasses you?

I was much prone to getting all embarrassed and hot under the collar when I was younger. As I may have mentioned before that I tend to commit a lot of faux pas, so it carried from there that I ended up in quite a few embarrassing situations.

Like I would utter a remark that was best left unsaid, or comment in a way that it came out all wrong. I was also quite ignorant of social norms and would do things out of sync with others. In these situations, I would get very embarrassed on the inside, while trying to appear cool on the outside.

But as I have grown older and wiser ( hopefully) I have learned not to pay that much attention to what others are thinking about me or my actions. My only criteria is to see if I meant harm or was the situation created unadrevtidly. If I am at fault, I will beg forgiveness but if it’s just a social blunder, I’ll shrug my shoulders and move on. After all my embarrassment can solve nothing.

That’s my point of view.

Let me know what’s your!

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Looking forward to your comments.

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Sunday Poser # 24

Welcome to week 24 of Sunday Poser

My question this week is;

Are you a good listener?

Listening is an acquired art. Not everyone is a good listener. I am not. I have too many ideas stirring through my gray matter to keep quiet. This is not good. People value good listeners. People who can give their full attention to the other person and listen wholeheartedly to what they are saying. I’d say that a good listener is worth their weight in gold. That’s why if you find someone who can listen to your ideas, problems, or woes, you feel as if you have unburdened your heart.

I have this unfortunate habit of trying to give advice or to try and fix the issue. All the other person wants is that I should listen. (In Sunday Poser week # 4, I had written that I want to become a good listener, I guess it’s still a work in progress) I am still trying to inculcate this habit.

What about you?

Are you a good listener?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Sunday Poser # 23

Week 23 of Sunday Poser already here!

This week, my question is;

What is your reaction when someone is rude to you?

It’s a fact of life that not everyone is polite. Even the people who we love, or especially the people who love us!

I find it hard to swallow rudeness. If it’s someone I am not close to, I outright point out to them that whatever they want to say, can be said politely as well.

But if it’s someone I am close to, like an old friend or a family member, I feel hesitant in tackling this issue.

Why?

You may ask.

I find that sometimes it can give rise to confrontation and I am always wary of confronting my loved ones. For me, the issue rises from my personality flaw where I want to have a good relationship with my loved ones. I mostly clamp down on my irrigation to rudeness and keep silent. It is probably cowardly but I am being honest here. I hope that on reflection, they would see the error of their ways and apologize.

Sometimes I have to wait a long time for this apology.

So this is my way of dealing with rudeness.

What is yours?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Sunday Poser # 22

Welcome to week # 22 of Sunday Poser

This week has religious significance for a lot of people around the world. My question this week is;

Do you believe in miracles or magic?

By magic, I don’t mean that sort we read about in storybooks. Rather I mean the sort of magic that happens at a spiritual level, like love.

My answer;

I do believe in miracles and the magic of powerful emotions.

Having lived almost sixty years, I can say that I’ve seen a lot in life that made me believe that there is more than pure logic governing things. I have seen people change completely, becoming nicer and considerate without any logical reason. I have seen impossible becoming possible because of love and devotion.

I believe, that if we believe, miracles and magic can happen.

Now it’s your turn to tell me what you think and believe. If you have a story to share with us, please do.

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Sunday Poser # 21

Welcome to week 20 of Sunday Poser

My question this week concerns our friends who are avid book readers;

My favorite fictional hero/ heroine is……

As I may have mentioned before, I grew up reading historical fiction/ romance books from my grandfather’s collection. He was a fan of Barbara Cartland and Georgette Heyer. He had almost the full collection of Heyer and lots of books of Cartland. As a teenager, I started to idealize those gutsy heroines from Georgette Heyer’s books who went against the expected norms of regency England’s society and established their own way of behaving. They showed spunk and grit while dealing with the ultra-conservative society of their time.

Now our eastern society was very much like that of the fictional world Heyer created. I wanted to be like those ladies who turned up their noses at the conservative norms and lived their lives according to how they wanted. The leading character from the book, Grand Sophy, was my ideal.

So who, if any fictional character has influenced your lives?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Sunday Poser # 20

Week # 20 already!

Thanks for showing your interest and supporting this weekly prompt.

My poser this week is;

Have you realized your dreams?

It’s a profound sort of question.

Growing up I wanted to be a surgeon. I wanted to help and heal people. But fate intervened and I left med school one year short of my degree.

In a way, I did realize my dream when I used my knowledge to help people around me. I don’t hold a medical degree but I have enough knowledge to guide my family and friends on what to do when they aren’t feeling well. I often get calls from my friends asking my advice about common illnesses.

I later realized that whatever I do in life, the only thing that gives me joy was being at peace with myself. And helping people makes me happy.

What about you?

Have you achieved what you wanted, growing up?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

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Sunday Poser # 19

Welcome to week # 19 of Sunday Poser

My question this week is;

Can you keep a secret?

Frankly, I am very bad at keeping secrets. If someone tells me their secret, in confidence I do respect this trust. But since I cannot lie convincingly, I try my best not to be in a position where I could be directly asked about it.

As far as my own secrets go, I invariably blurt them out to friends and family. My family thinks that I can’t hold in a secret as it gives me a tummy ache!

So that’s my secret!

What’s yours?

Please share your thoughts in the comments section.

Looking forward to reading your thoughts.

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Sunday Poser # 18

Welcome to Sunday Poser # 18

My question this week is;

Are you in favor of blogging award or not?

In the blogging community, we all have come across blogging awards. Most are created by bloggers themselves to honor/ encourage other bloggers.

When I got nominated for my first award, I was over the moon. But doing an award post is a lot of work. I soon found out that it took a lot of time to respond to an award post. I also found out that most of the seasoned bloggers avoided accepting the whole package of the award post. Most bloggers have started answering the questions asked and have stopped the whole nomination process.

So while I am always honored and excited to be nominated for any of the numerous blogging awards, it is always relegated to the draft folder, when I promise myself that I’ll soon attend to it. I have a few posts that are sitting there, waiting for me to find time to complete them.

Please share your thoughts in the comments section or if you do like, create a post of your own and link it to this post.

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