If you love this season, please join in with your quotes, pictures, stories, poems and other creative endeavors.
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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.
Seasons change like clockwork
Spring follows winter and autumn follows summer
Each season brings a distinct flavor for our entertainment
Imagine how boring life would be if it stayed
The same season all year around
Like spring, autumn is a season of beauty
A season of change, death and rebirth
A season to remind us that our time here is limited
A chance for us to learn grace from the ever-falling leaves
Who exit this life with courage and selflessness
A season that teaches us to hope after the darkness
If we stopped using “if only” or “what if” in our conversation or even in our thinking, I personally feel that we would fare much better in life;
Wishful thinking starting with If only……. Or maybe What if……. It leads our hearts into an unending quagmire We get so involved in what could’ve been or would’ve been That we lose sight of what IS and what we have!
This week our prompt is;
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “if.”Start your post with the word “If.” Enjoy!
I walked for two hours daily. It was a time for thinking. Reflecting on life, mine, and of those around me. Walking gave me a chance to observe people around me too. Families, students, seniors were all trapped in that scenario and how they were reacting.
Blogging was a sanity saver. I would read blogs, reply to comments and write my posts for at least a few hours every day. It was a way to connect with friends all over the world. We all were going through similar situations and were supportive of each other.
Since eating out was out of bounds, cooking at home was the other option. I’m not very fond of cooking but baking was always my favorite. Made bread, cakes, banana bread, and cookies too.
Long phone calls to family and friends;
For six months I was stuck in Seattle. I would spend a lot of time on calls to my kids and friends in Pakistan. There’s a 12 hours time difference between the two cities, Seattle and Lahore in summers, so the calls were either made very early in the morning or late at night.
I listened to music while blogging, walking or preparing meals. Music is such a mood elevator that it made all activities, fun. I had a playlist for all my moods. Hip-hop for walking, soothing music for blogging and spiritual music for contemplation.
These are the ways I used to uplift my mood during the lockdown.
She was shocked when she opened the envelope and saw that it was…
She was shocked when she opened the envelope and saw that it was the card she had sent to her sister. Mary had returned the birthday card with a message scribbled instead. “Don’t get in touch with me again. We are finished. In fact, you should forget that you even have a sister”
Laura’s heart broke. There were tears in her eyes as Tom, her husband entered the kitchen.
“What happened my dear?”He was concerned for his wife.
“I just got this” Laura showed him the returned card.
“But why would Mary do this. I don’t understand! There wasn’t any falling out between you two?”
“Yes, that’s why it is more hurtful. After she got married to Bertie, we really didn’t had much contact. Maybe she’s still mad at me for opposing her marriage to that greedy man?”
“Or…… maybe it’s something entirely different. Your sister is a successful businesswoman. Maybe Bertie wants to cut her off from her only sister and plans to play a dirty game! Are you sure it is Mary’s handwriting?”
Laura looked again at the card and now she wasn’t that sure. “ I think you should send her an email and mention this incident. If she really did send the card back, she’ll say so. Otherwise maybe she will be warned that someone is playing tricks on her”
She followed Tom’s advice. And a good thing that she did. Mary told her that she was planning divorce from Bertie and after this stunt that he pulled, she had asked him to leave her house.
Tom and Mary were relieved. Maybe they had saved Laura’s life.