Thursday Inspiration- Pillow

Jim is the host of Thursday Inspiration

Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word pillow, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘Tossin’ and Turnin’’, or by going with any other Bobby Lewis song, or another song from the 1960 era

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Good quality sleep depends on what sort of pillow you are using.

There is no one standard sort which works for everyone. Some like a soft fluffy pillow while others prefer something with a bit of structure. Hard or soft, or maybe a medium, whatever your choice is, make sure that you have the right one suited to your preference when you go to bed. Just make sure you turn off your mind to sleep mode before you make the attempt…. Otherwise……..

Tossin and turnin all night
Unable to get your beauty sleep
What’s wrong, you keep on asking yourself
Why is it eluding me, what wrong I’ve done
Pump up the pillow or turn it around
Nothin helps when the mind doesn’t shuts off
Sing me a lullaby someone please
Or rock me to sleep like a baby
How often you wish for a soothing touch
When insomnia is torturing your mind

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WQWWC # 24 – Beauty/ Mother’s Day

Marsha is the host of WQWWC

This week Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays takes a look back at beauty and Mother’s Day. Remember you can take this beautiful topic anywhere you want to take it.

This week it’s a combination of two beautiful topics. Beauty and Mother’s Day.

While it’s nice to look good, real beauty resides in our souls. There’s an old saying that beautiful is as beautiful does! I firmly believe that a beautiful face cannot compete with a beautiful soul, heart.

When we are conflicted within ourselves, the light of our spirit diminishes and we become lusterless. The brightness of our true belief in ourselves shines in a beautiful way when we are being true to who we are meant to be.

For Mother’s Day, I have these lovely quotes which honor the selfless devotion of mothers.

Truly, a mother is the heart of a family. She is often the glue that holds the family together. The beauty of this relationship is very hard to explain and only experienced.

Rarely will you see a mother who gives up on her family and children. She would show extraordinary strength when she fights for the rights of her family. I know that not every woman who becomes a mother is that strong but most moms are our superheroes.

This quote really speaks to my heart. A mother is the first teacher of her child. She raises them with love and kindness, imparting these qualities in her children as they emulate what they see. She is also their guide to the moral and spiritual side of life. When a woman chooses the role of a mom, she is bound to impart the knowledge of what is right and what’s not to her children.

My respect and deepest regards go out to all the wonderful moms, and mother like figures out there, being superheroes everyday.

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Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday- Growth

Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “growth.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!

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When we grow older, we are expected to grow wiser as well.

It is what is expected anyway, but does this growth actually happens?

I can say that there is some sort of growth in either experience or wisdom but not necessarily horizontal. It could be a linear growth or a vertical growth or just a stay and jog on the spot type of growth.

That means that we stay static in our knowledge and wisdom, repeating ourselves many times, yet still not learning anything from it.

In fact there are more than 50% people, who continue to make same sort of mistakes through out their lives! Do they not learn or grow from their experiences?

This is an important, and somewhat irrelevant discussion, which is not in the scope of this post.

So do you think that I have exhibited any growth while writing this nonsense?

I think not!

A bit of fun, totally written as I thought, and not edited!

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WritePhoto – Tower

KL Caley is the host of WritePhoto

Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

tower is a tall structure, taller than it is wide, often by a significant factor. What is this tower’s story? Over to you.

The Tower – KL Caley

For visually challenged writers, the image shows a tall circular tower with arched windows covered by metal bars. There are trees to the left and a ruined archway to the right.

I loved the feel of this place. The part of the old castle still intact drove my imagination into stories of knights and dragons. How it must’ve felt living in a castle? I thought. There would be an army guarding it against invaders. Perhaps a king lived there or maybe some lesser royalty.

The thoughts ran through my mind as I followed the guide’s monologue as she explained when this castle was built and how long ago it fell into disuse and disrepair. All very fascinating to hear.

But my mind came up with more colorful stories and I was busy reliving those in my thoughts when I heard the wooden door slam shut. In panic I ran towards the closed door.

“Hey I’m still here. Let me out!

“Is anyone out there? Can you hear me?

My voice echoed in the silence and the darkness. I took out my phone to call for help but there was no signal.

I started panicking for real.

Then I heard her laughter. Like a silver bell tingling.

Oh my my, who do we have here”, she said. “All alone and scared! Weren’t you just dreaming about rescuing a damsel in distress? Now here your chance”

There was an eerie light and I could see the faint shadowy form floating in it.

I woke up in my bed next morning. Was it just a dream or did it really happened?

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Viewpoint

Eugenia is the host of Eugi’s Causerie

Your Weekly Prompt Viewpoint – May 13, 2021.

How we live our lives depends on how we see the world around us
If we perceive problems everywhere, life will be a struggle
And if we see every obstacle as a challenge to overcome
We can turn it into a series of achievements
The viewpoint matters the most as it will determine
If we are enjoying our life or wilting under the pressure
Change your point of view and you change your life

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Crimson’s Creative Challenge 131

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge

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

The sun was up and morning light filtered in through the beautiful window at the front of the room.

Sally opened her eyes and smiled with pleasure as she remembered what day it was today! Her a 18th birthday! She jumped out of her bed and stubbed her toe against the table.

Ouch! This wasn’t how her birthday was supposed to start. Hopping on one foot she made it to the window. The clear blue sky and the sun shining in the sky cheered her up.

Outside a magnificent sight greeted her. Her mom had a beautiful array of colorful flowers arranged in HBD out side her window.

It was going to be a wonderful day!

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Tuesday Writing Prompt – Raising young ones

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge

Today’s prompt: Write a poem that uses the words negative, balance, and erosion.

Negative criticism undercuts their confidence 
You need to nurture their fledging and tender growth
Even when you correct them never be brutal and direct
For some messages can cause erosion of their self esteem
Raising young ones need a delicate balance between
Being just and kind
And wise and understanding

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5 Things Tuesday- Jams

Tanya is the host of 5 Things Tuesday

This week Tanya asks us about our favorite jams/ preserves

Strawberry Jam;

I really love strawberry jam, specially homemade one. It’s easy to make and can keep for some time in the fridge. Love it on toasted bread or croissants

Black current jam;

Another favorite which goes well with cream and toast or on top of pancakes.

Grape jelly;

Fruit jelly goes so well with peanut butter. I have tried it both on bread and toast as well.

English marmalade;

This is not as bitter as the regular one and I like it best in my bread and butter pudding.

Guava jelly;

I love it because it reminds me of my childhood and my grandma. She used to make this when our guava trees were full of fruit.

These are my favorite spreads. What are yours?

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Lynn’s Tuesday Picture Prompt # 48 – Floods

Glen is the host of LTPP

Art(including pictures and images)should evoke an emotional response in those who are viewing them. That’s why art can leave such a long-lasting and poignant imprint within the depths of our psyche

Your challenge or writing prompt is this:

  • what emotions or feelings get evoked or aroused in you when you look at this photograph taken by Lynn

Remember, the goal isn’t necessarily to tell me and others exactly what the picture is.

The creative goal for all of us is “what does the picture evoke in youwhat emotion; feeling; memory or whatever it may be – what does it arouse in you and to share it that with others.

Our Week 48 picture is a dock/boardwalk that is submerged due to high water levels. The shot is from the Bat Lake interpretive hiking trail in Algonquin Park. Bat Lake(in the picture) is a naturally occuring exceedingly high acidic lake, in which little to no life can survive.

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I feel overwhelmed by life at times
Like the water is rising, going above my head
Things that are important, vital to me
Are submerged under the overflowing river of doubt
This doubt is flooding my life and eating away
At my confidence, my trust in my own abilities
I need calm reflection
To sift through the debris that floods bring
And save what is necessary, and let the rest go

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