Writer’s Quotes Wednesday’s Writer’s Challenge # Heat

Marsha is the host of WQWWC

The list of definitions of the word heat would reach to the end of this post without any quotes. Here’s a start

  • warmth
  • passion
  • height of stress (battle)
  • a game ( played in heats)
  • pungency of flavor
  • intense law-enforcement activity
  • pressure, coercion
  • abuse, criticism

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Heat is a blessing in winters but a trial to be tolerated in summers.

The thing with heat is, no matter how cold you are, no matter how much you need warmth, it always, eventually, becomes too much.

Victoria Aveyard

It Heat either actual or metaphorical, can be too much at times. But it’s the resolve to finish what we started that keeps us hanging in there.

As Truman said; Face the heat or get out of the Kitchen.

Ice is most welcome in a cold drink on a hot day.

But in the heart of winter, you want a warm hot mug with your favorite soothing brew to keep the chill away.

When you don’t have anything warm at hand, even a memory can be a small substitute.

Remember a searing look of intimate eyes.

Receive the inner fire.

Vera Nazarian, The Perpetual Calendar of Inspiration

I love this quote. Good memories warm up the heart on cold days. They bring a nostalgic smile on our face and cheer us up no end.

Hahaha! This gives a whole new meaning to heat wave. It’s good to joke about it when it has otherwise the potential to ruin our summer vacation!

Now this is human nature in a nutshell. We complain when we don’t have something and we complain when we have too much of it.

The summer generally is getting hotter all over the globe with each passing year. This is the result of how we are treating our home. It is time for us to pause and reflect on our attitude towards the planet and it’s environment.

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One Liner Wednesday – June 16 2021

Linda is the host of One Liner Wednesday

Recently, my grandson and I have started re-watching “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the rings” The movies are full of pearls of wisdom. I’m sharing one from “The fellowship of the ring”

I wish it need not have happened in my time,” said Frodo.
“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.

J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring (The

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WQWWC #28: Summer 2021

Marsha is the host of WQWWC

For Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing Challenge for the past weeks we have discussed topics that add to our well-being – nutrition, hope, faith, exercise. Starting this month we are going to switch to a new series of topics that are more seasonal. We start with summer.

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First of all I must tell you that the meaning of summer differs widely in the Asian countries and that of Europe or the USA!

Summer for us means a long and very hot season, where we venture out only when we have to. In the school summer break, we usually head to the mountains in the north of the country or the coastal cities in the south. So, yes summer for us means an entirely different season than it is for those living in cooler regions.

Having set the mood, let’s see what summer is in the eyes of some of the famous writers;

“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness”

John Steinbeck

This holds true for any season, anywhere in the world. Without the contrasting temperatures, we would never really appreciate what we have. The summer is the season of growth and greenery. If we never experienced winter, we wouldn’t appreciate the summer either.

“One must maintain a little bit of summer, even in the middle of winter”

Henry David Thoreau

Here we are talking about the spirit of summer, the freedom from school when we are free to roam the blooming nature without being encumbered with heavy woolies! So maintaining that feeling of freedom in our hearts and minds all through the year is a way to keep on experiencing summer!

Again the feeling, the principal point of the summer experience is what we should try to maintain all through the year. Choose what is the thing we like best about summer and hold on to that feeling.

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance”

Yoko Ono

I love this beautiful quote from Yoko Ono. All seasons of the year and life have special significance. Being mindful of this and appreciating this change as it happens gives us great insight into life.

Another exceptional expression of what summer represents from Steinbeck! It’s such a beautiful way to describe summer.

Enjoy the summer, be careful about exposing yourself to too much of it. And for those of us in the equatorial regions, enjoy the coolness of air-conditioned rooms, mangoes, and melons.

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WQWWC #27: Writer’s Choice

Marsha is the host of WQWWC

Since today’s choice of #WQWWC is Writer’s Choice, I have chosen……

A funny look at weight loss

How easy it is to gain weight. A few pounds gain can happen in a few days. As if we are made of air, and just blow more and we expand! While losing weight is a Herculean task. The math doesn’t adds up even. The number of calories burned never equals the number of pounds lost!!!!

Why!

I’ve heard through credible sources that people lose weight when they are stressed or depressed. I am not one of those. I gain weight if I’m sad, or happy or stressed or depressed. It works just one in direction for me. Never in the other direction!

Maybe if a grow a foot taller, I will be okay for my weight. It used to be good till I was growing up, but since that stopped, it hasn’t gone in my favor at all. Even 8” would do.

If I hated anyone that much, it would indeed work for me. But I never hate anyone with that much passion that I’d go through the pain of dieting for them.

That’s the last resort! I would be lost in a crowd of overweight friends! And then we will all eat and diet together!

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WQWWC # 26 – Hope

Marsha is the host of WQWWC

Welcome to Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writer’s Challenge.

The topic for today Writer’s Quotes is Hope.

I feel that I am very lucky to be born an optimist. I am always hopeful that things will get better if they already aren’t.

“Hold fast to dreams,
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird,
That cannot fly”

Langston Hughes

Hope is that one emotion that stands between utter despair and us. If we didn’t have hope, what would we have? Hope is what makes us get up in the morning with a smile on our faces.

Hope
Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Hope flutters it’s wings lifting our spirits and letting us dream. Without hope of good things coming our way, we would be in a frozen tundra of hopelessness.

If you’re reading this…
Congratulations, you’re alive.
If that’s not something to smile about,
then I don’t know what is”

Chad Sugg

Being able to open our eyes to a brand new day every morning and realizing that we are alive is the feeling that we should carry through out our day. Mindful gratitude, multiplies the positive vibes and we face life with a smile on our face and a lightness in our soul.

When we love, we always strive to become better than we are. When we strive to become better than we are, everything around us becomes better too”

Paulo Coelho

Love keeps hope alive. Love of life, or family or that someone special, it makes us more positive. It keeps us hopeful and optimistic about tomorrow!

You can cut all the flowers but you cannot keep Spring from coming”

Pablo Neruda

We all know someone who is a pessimist. They are always dreading the worst to happen. But good things do happen to them and despite what they may think, life goes on.

Always remember;

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost

Thanks Marsha for another inspiring topic.

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WQWWC # 25 – Healing

Marsha is the host of WQWWC

“Over the past few weeks we’ve explored health, diet, exercise. But our bodies often fall prey to illness and disease anyway or because we’ve ignored basic healthy principles. This week I invite you to join me as we consider healing. There is hope after illness, after the breakup of a marriage or relationship, after the death of a loved one, in the wake of financial crises, or even during political turmoil”

“You have the power to heal your life, and you need to know that. We think so often that we are helpless, but we’re not. We always have the power of our minds… Claim and consciously use your power”

LOUISE HAY

Anyone who has been hurt knows two things;

1. That it will eventually be less painful

2. It’s healing depends on how we handle it

We do have the power to heal ourselves. It takes a positive outlook and acceptance of what has happened as a fact. As long as we keep on asking why, we won’t get into the acceptance and healing phase.

“Just like there’s always time for pain, there’s always time for healing”

Jennifer Brown

After pain, and acceptance, the process of healing starts. Don’t expect instant results. Give yourself time to process and heal. Just as a wound takes time to complete its natural process to heal, so does a hurt or bereavement.

Healing takes courage, and we all have courage, even if we have to dig a little to find it”

Tori Amos

Look into your soul and draw from that source that supports life. Here lies your courage, your heart. Never give yourself the option of giving up. You know you can do it, so believe in yourself.

The practice of forgiveness is our most important contribution to the healing of the world.

Marianne Williamson

It’s my personal experience that one cannot completely heal from the pain inflicted upon us by others, till we forgive them. Forgiving others is forgiving ourselves! Because when we are hurt or betrayed by those close to us, in our heart we blame ourself for trusting them. Once you’ve forgiven them and yourself, healing will start.

“As soon as healing takes place, go out and heal somebody else”

Maya Angelou

Maya had it so right. The healing of body and soul is complete when we go out and spread this to others. The altruistic side of human beings is what differentiates us from other beings in this world. And it is this wonderful asset that elevates the spirit to a higher plane.

A beautiful topic this week Marsha which is very close to my heart. Thanks

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One Liner Wednesday – May 19, 2021

Linda is the host of One Liner Wednesday

Today, I want to share a quote about change. Changing the world around us by changing our outlook and our behavior. No one is perfect and we all can do with tweaking and adjustments.

So;

Be the change you want to see!

“Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” -Leo Tolstoy

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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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WQWWC # 23 – Writer’s Choice – Living a good life

Marsha is the host of WQWWC

Today I’m leaving the Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays Writing/Photo Challenge topic up to you. Since you know I love challenges, I’m aligning my post this week with challenges and some tips for better blogging.

My Choice;

Living a good life;

THE GOOD LIFE requires that we take pleasure in new things; A GOOD LIFE requires that we take pleasure in moments.

To enjoy THE GOOD LIFE we have to get ahead; to enjoy A GOOD LIFE we have to make the trip worthwhile.

THE GOOD LIFE is supported by feeding our pocketbooks; A GOOD LIFE is supported by feeding our souls.

Steve Goodier

I really loved this quote. It tells us all the secret ingredients of living a good life. We often contribute the lack of having a good life upon various factors surrounding us, but mostly, never on ourselves. It is very essential to realize that it’s only us who can really change the way we live, think, and celebrate life.

We think that the things we are going to regret are the things that we didn’t attain; but that’s not what we’re going to regret. We’re going to regret the things we didn’t give, the love we didn’t show, the time we didn’t spend on someone who mattered… what we didn’t GIVE. That’s what we’re going to regret!

C. JoyBell C.

This is one reality that’s often ignored in our rush to get everything done. I hope no one lives with regrets in their lives as they are the leaches of happiness. Just find or rather make time for all that is really important in your life.

Life is about choices. The better you become at making good choices the better your life will be.

Germany Kent

Making good choices doesn’t come without making bad ones. But with practice, we can because better at making good choices.

You can find a temporary happiness in things like drinking liquor or smoking a joint. But the true one comes when you start embarking on a journey of doing something worthy of esteem and emulation.

Michael Bassey Johnson

For me, this quote states the gist of a happy, contented existence. What we gather in life are the good memories we leave in the hearts and minds of people. People whose lives we touched during ours. Make a worthy goal of trying to make life better for someone, and your life will improve automatically.

Thank you Marsha for hosting this challenge every Wednesday.

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