A Repost- Daily Prompts- Almost half a year

SadjeDaily prompts, From the heart, Poetry May 31, 2020

I’m sharing this post from 30th May, 2020. Things are the same and yet different. We have hope now!

abnegate this current way of thinking 

Though almost half of this year has passed

It wasn’t all bad, it wasn’t all stressful 

There have been moments of joy here too

A few celebrations, a few jubilees thrown in

There was a change in our circumstances no doubt

A shift from the normal which most of bore well

For our own good, we adapted to the rules

We stayed away to keep ourselves and others safe

Don’t let that thief of peace steal all joy from you

That sows the seeds of discontent and unhappiness 

Let the inner spirit fight on with determination 

We have come this far and will get through it soon 

Like all other challenges, this too shall we conquer 

In response to the following prompts;




Passed, Normal, Change




For our good

Word of the day challenge;








Repost- Sunday Writing Prompt – Make a wish

I am sharing this post from 25 March, 2020 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback



I found an old lamp

Not in the cave of wonder

But in the pile of junk by the road

The genie appeared ruffled and distraught 

Instead of cooperation, I was offered disinterest

Reluctantly he offered to fulfill my three wishes

But no more he said, this would be his last stint

No more he said, I am fed up with the greed of the people 

Always money and power, huge houses and cars

Why not ask for something that benefits humanity 

That is good for many not just one selfish person 

I had a brilliant idea, I told him

I want good health for all that are living

I was granted my wish but the world population exploded 

For no one died as there was no illness anymore

I had to reverse my wish with great sadness

And wished him free with my last wish

This is a tricky game he told me

It’s better not to mess with the scheme of things 

The Prompt;

By a means of your choosing you come into the possession of a magical lamp. This lamp contain a D’jinn. He offers you three wishes. The standard limitations apply to your wishes. You can’t ask for unlimited wishes. You can’t wish for someone to fall in love with you and so on. Will you outsmart the genie by carefully wording your wishes or will you bring misfortune on yourself? If you choose the misfortune route you can either go humorous or horror the choice is yours!

In response to;

MLMM- Sunday Mix- Make a Wish




My obituary- Repost for Fandango Friday Flashback

I wrote this post in response to daily prompts in March 2020

Cast adrift on a moonless night

The ship sails on sea that is calm

Seeking quiet and solitude I stand here

Thinking how my life is dependent

On those who are a constant in my world


One day I was not here anymore

Would my obituary be read with sadness

Or with a feeling of relief

Would I like them to be sad, missing me

Or will I leave them relieved, secretly happy

I think the best legacy I can leave behind 

Would be a score of kind deeds

That will make them remember me with love

And be glad for the fact that they knew me

In response to the following prompts;




Moonless, Crisp, Quiet



Word of the day Challenge;







Friday Flashback -One Day soon- Daily Prompts

I am sharing this post from March 2020, it was the beginning of the lockdown, as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

I see countless branches, bare

Waiting for spring to put some buds

And leaves to cover their nakedness 

It will happen when the time is right

Patience is an art we learn when we wait

For nature to act, changing winter into spring

The amount of time may vary every year

This year things may be difficult 

Eerie and frightening, but spring will arrive 

And flowers will bloom like always

Break out of the fearful and somber mood

Put a smile on your face while you wait

For the crisis to be over, for the world to right itself 

In response to the following prompts;


Time, Courtesy, Break




Countless branches

Word of the day Challenge;







Spreading Joy- A repost

I am sharing this post from December 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

PS: I have shared this post once before too😉😜

A nice gesture can make your day or someone else’s!

A couple of days ago at the grocery store, a girl walked up to me. After giving me a smile she told me the I had beautiful feet! I was hit by multitude of emotions. 

I looked at my feet, clad in my glittery fit-flops, and couldn’t see anything extraordinary there. Maybe my shoes were nice or the color of my nail color. Anyway, flustered, I said” Really?”

I wasn’t hunting for more compliments but I couldn’t believe that she meant my feet.

She smiled again and assured me that they were really beautiful. I guess beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. Or in their kind hearts.

She did something spontaneous and beautiful. It made my day. Filled my heart with pride and happiness. It made me think. There are many a times I feel like complimenting someone I see when I am out and about. People I don’t know but who impress me with their behavior or appearance. 

But I usually shy away from doing so. I feel I might offend them or maybe appear weird to them. It does take a lot of guts to walk up to a stranger and pay them a compliment. It wasn’t always so, but nowadays, we are more hesitant to do so because we don’t know how it will be received.

I do share smiles, if I manage to make eye contact with others. Some just look the other way and some reciprocate. This is also a way to spread joy, by giving joy to someone. 

The point of this post is that we should not feel shy or reticent if we want to compliment someone. It sure adds to their day.

Being kind and thoughtful doesn’t cost anything. Just like good manners and politeness.

Spread joy.

Make someone’s day brighter!



A Repost- Really me # 8

I am sharing this post from December 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

Rory is the host of The really real you!

A Guy Called Bloke Banner The Really You JPEG

The Really You!

Season 1 – Game 08

So this year, 2019 are you on the Festivus or Christmas List – if so which side – Naughty or Realistic?

I am always good and realistic. Never ever naughty. Though I won’t be on a Christmas list as I don’t celebrate Christmas. 

Are you a Biscuit Dunker? [Dipping biscuit into the hot drink to soften and then eat] If so how good are you? What’s your longest time held in the liquid before you take back to your mouth and does it break or remain intact?

There were the days in my past when I would have a cookie/ biscuit. But now no carb, no cookie, and no cake either. In that distant past, I’ve been known to dunk a few cookies but not too much. A cookie or a biscuit should be crisp to complement the hot tea or coffee.

When writing responses to comments in your blog from your readers do you happen to use the same responses, how often do you try to make it different?

Now this is a very interesting question! I have the usual responses like expressing my gratitude and delight. But it does get repetitive. We have just that many ways to say thanks. Or to express our pleasure at appreciating something! I do feel that I should come up with more varied responses. Any ideas?

Do you when responding to comments from readers read the answer from you out aloud and do you if including ‘smiley… smile at the same time?

I don’t read them aloud but when I find something funny I laugh or smile. And sometimes I cry too at the beautiful things that are said in comments. And do smile when sending a smiley! I think it’s instinctive. 

Why is the sky blue and the sea green and not the other way around?

I knew why! But I’ve forgotten it. 

What is it with time? When you want it to go slow, it goes fast, when you want it to go fast it goes slow?

It’s called the theory of relativity. Eisenstein had the correct equation for it but basically, he said that the good time passes quickly and stressful time goes slowly. Especially when you’re waiting. 

Is there such a thing as astronicks?

Probably! You never know what new things are constantly being invented and what new phrases are being coined. 

Who was the first? – And if they were the first – more importantly why? [Your interpretation as regards to answer] Would you do it again?

My first blog post was the one WP posted on my behalf- The journey begins. It sort of took me by surprise. But my hand was forced and I immediately wrote my very first post. 

Could there be life after jam?

Of course. That’s why we have peanut butter, honey, Nutella and many other sweet and savory bread spreads. 

When do the Easter Eggs go on sale isn’t that time about now?

You have to wait till the first of January. If you are going to get eggs for Easter make sure they don’t turn into chicks by that time. 

What was the best Christmas No1 ever and why? [Musical Question]

Frank Sinatra- Christmas Songs




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