Daily Prompts- Before Desperate Times!

How oblivious are we to the growing ubiquity of environmental pollution? It sometimes doesn’t even register in our conscious mind that things are not copacetic! In fact, the deterioration of the climate and weather conditions should bring home the stark truth that if we don’t act now, the rich tapestry of life on this planet is in danger. The green forests and the frozen glaciers are all at risk. A change in the circumstances of how we use our resources needs to happen now.

Those who are profiting from using the fossil fuel should stop their festivities on earning mega millions and think about the world their children will inherit. Before the time to take desperate measures arrives, do something now.

Make a change in the laws.

Make a change in how we exploit the resources.

Make a change in how we think!

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word prompt;



Circumstances, Oblivious, Tapestry





Word of the day challenge;







MLMM- Tale Weaver – #245 – 17th October – Shopping

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.


I love shopping.

When I do grocery shopping, it eases my conscience that whatever I am buying is the necessity and not wasteful. So I do it with gusto. But even buying grocery I usually get too much stuff and then realize this when I am back home and sorting it out.

And if we talk about the good stuff like makeup or shoes or maybe bags, I behave like a child in a candy store. It’s such a bad habit and I am trying to break it. But since I am an impulsive person by nature, I buy a lot of things at a moment’s decision and then I have plenty of time to regret this move.

But having said that, I firmly believe in retail therapy. There is nothing like a shopping trip to get rid of the blues. Even if one does not get a lot of things, the mere act of going to the mall, seeing happy people and children there is enough to lift the mood. A nice cup of coffee and maybe a little something for yourself or your SO makes your day.

So, yeah, you can say that I enjoy shopping and find excuses to go to the mall to shop.

On the other hand, my husband is the exact opposite. He would rather not go shopping at all. Before everything was available online, I would shop for most of his stuff. I still do it but mostly online. The only thing that he buys himself is his shoes. He likes to try them on before buying them. For him, a shopping trip means going to one store only and then he is done. No going to different shops for him or browsing in stores. Well, I guess opposites attract. So that’s why we fit comfortably into each other’s lives.


The Prompt;

We either love it or loath it.


A necessary evil or a joyous blessing.

Write your response to ‘shopping’ be it good or bad. Go where the prompt takes you and have fun.

Please link your responses using the linking tool below.



To live our very best lives- How to manage a bad day.

Wendi of Simply Chronically Ill has asked a question.

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So, without further ado, here is the first question:  How do you handle your very bad days?

Here is my response;

As you have said, Wendi, we all have our good and bad days. That’s life!

Even if one is not suffering from any illness ( but who doesn’t) we still have days when things go haywire. Nothing falls into place or goes according to the plan. What do I do when I am having a bad ( to put it mildly) day?

I have the following steps to combat this sort of situation;

1. I give myself the permission to be unwell. It is human to be sick or ill from time to time. We should go easy on ourselves and take it slow. Relax, take the meds we need and pamper yourself too. After all if we aren’t kind to ourselves, who will be.

2. We are responsible for maintaining our health and keeping ourselves happy as well. Don’t look to family, spouse or children to provide you with care during an illness. Be strong for yourself. Take your meds on time. Take the supplements and get rest. Don’t wear the martyr’s mantel and try to do everything for others when you are unwell. People can take care of themselves if we can’t do it for them.

3. Always, and I stress it, always do something only for yourself. If not every day, then at least once or twice a week. This helps lifts our morale and gives the much needed “me” time.

4. Keep yourself busy. If you’re not well, then try to keep your mind busy by reading some book you love, watch a movie or tv series. Or just meditate and listen to music.

So here are a few suggestion that can make a bad day, menagable.

If you want to answer Wendi’s question, head to her site about.

We all benefit from our shared experiences.


Fandango Friday Flashback- Autocorrect hates my writing!

I wrote this poem a year ago. I hope that my written style and skills have improved since than. I am sharing it again in response to Fandango Friday Flashback.

Here, I am trying to write

There, it is bent on spoiling

Who, you may ask?

This blasted autocorrect!!

I want : we are

It writes, where

I type :there

It comes out : they are

“From here” becomes : former

“Hey there” becomes : hyper

My sentences look funny

My grammar all askew

Why is this autocorrect

Turning my post in a stew?

Writing is no picnic anyway

But throw in this well-meaning gadget

It’s bound to reduce you

To tears of frustration

(It just changed tears to years)

If I disable my autocorrect

Then who will check my spellings

If I don’t, how will I finish!

Why does autocorrect hate me so?

My autocorrect doesn’t like the word autocorrect!

Do you have issues with autocorrect?

Share them and your feedback with me.






Thursday Inspiration #26 – My heart

Paula is the host of Thursday Inspiration.

Welcome to Thursday Inspiration!

This week’s theme is heart and the picture is below. Here is the song snippet from “Heart of Glass” recorded by Blondie in 1978:

Once I had a love and it was a gas
Soon turned out had a heart of glass
Seemed like the real thing, only to find
Mucho mistrust, love’s gone behind

Puzzle heart


My heart

Maybe broken by betrayal

Or the unspoken words

The pieces are like shattered glass

When I pick them my fingers bleed

Or is this the blood of broken dreams

It will heal I am sure but would never be

The pristine core of my being it was before

Now it refracts emotions in a distorted way

Like a puzzle put together in a disordered way




Reena’s Exploration Challenge #109

Reena is the host of Reena’s Exploration Challenge.

Welcome to Week 109!

So, here’s an image for this week.


As usual, there is no restriction on length or format of the piece.


I wish I could capture a handful of memories

From those far off days in my past

To keep them safe and close to my heart

I would take them out when I feel down

And replay all those golden moments of the past

As an elixir they would lift my spirits

And chase away the doldrums and blues

The past was not perfect by any means

But my memories of it are idyllic

How we remember the good old days!




The Daily Four Game 13

Rory is the host of The Daily Four.

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The Daily Four

Season 1 – Game 13

Question Fun Directory

Welcome to The Daily Four!


Today’s Questions to the Readers are….

What’s your favourite Hot Beverage?

Need you ask! Coffee! Latté, cappuccino, black drip….

In short Coffee.

I like tea too but not my first option.

Do you ever use essential oils or perhaps burn incense?

Essential oils are good for massage. The relieve muscle pain and cramps. Also helps to ease tired muscles. So I use them sometimes.

Incense, well never. I don’t like strong fragrances.

Everybody loves cake – but what is your healthy favourite?

I am not so much a cake person. But I love carrot cakes from a certain patisserie! It has vegetables in it and walnuts too. So it could be called healthy option.

If I have to choose another treat in lieu of cake, I would choose sugar free chocolate. It satisfies my craving for sweet but has less carbs.

Fun Question – Are you a Puddle Splasher?? [Are you a Wellie Wearer or Thrower!?]

In the days long long ago, I would have jumped into puddles. But now I am super careful because I can’t afford to fall and damage my knee(s)! So no splashing or jumping. Carefully stepping away from puddles and slippery mud.



Thursday Photo Prompt- Calling #Writephoto – His kingdom

Sue Vincent is the host of Thursday Photo Prompt.


Welcome to this week’s writephoto prompt.

Use the image below as inspiration to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… light or dark, whatever you choose.

For visually challenged writers, the image shows  a snowstorm with the silhouette of a stag watching between two trees.


The stag, a symbol of independence

Majestic and proud standing tall

Surveying all the snow-clad forest

Dares me to step into its domain

A gauntlet of challenge thrown my way

Do I have the guts to face nature in its own element

Perhaps not, as I turn around and

Make my way back to my warm home

We all are kings of our kingdoms

Giving respect and freedom to each other

To rule our domains by our own laws




Stream of Consciousness Saturday Badge contest

Linda has asked us to submit entries for a new badge for SoCS.

Here is what she said:

On to the contest! Break out your crayons, boys and girls, because I’ll be taking entries for the next seven days (today included) for our 2019-2020 Stream of Consciousness Saturday badge designs.

Here are the contest guidelines: please read them carefully before entering.

1. The design can be anything you want it to be, but it must include either “Stream of Consciousness Saturday” or “SoCS” and your name and/or the name of your website.

2. Any pictures (art or photo) must be your own.

3. All entries will be posted here on my blog on Thursday October 24th, 2019 along with a poll that will close the next day, on Friday the 25th. I would ask that each of the entrants make a blog post on their own website with their artwork so I can post links for voters to check them out, and that they link their post back HERE in the comment section no later than Wednesday, October 23rd, midnight EDT (GMT -5 hours). No entry posted after that time will qualify. All links included here within the specified timeframe will be added to the voting list.

4. The winner’s badge will be available for anyone who participates in Stream of Consciousness Saturday to post permanently on their website as a widget and/or to embed in each weekly SoCS post.

5. One entry per person. The contest is open to anyone with an active blog, WordPress or otherwise. I reserve the right to disqualify any blogger from the contest who regularly posts material that may be offensive to others, i.e. porn, highly political posts, or blogs that only exist to sell something.

6. Poll results will not be available while the poll is open. If there is a tie, I will choose the winner myself.

7. Entries are restricted to the first ten linked below (just in case we’re bombarded), so get yours in early.

8. If I’ve missed anything, or if you have any questions, please ask in the comment section below.

9. Have fun and best of luck!

Note: The posting of the winning badge with a SoCS post/on a participant’s website will not be a requirement. It’s purely for entertainment/recognition purposes.

Here is my entry.

Hope you guys will like it enough to vote for it.



Keep it alive

Working on Us Week #19- ADHD

Beckie of Beckie’s Mental Mess is the creator of Working on us.

Hello, All! Welcome back to “Working on Us” – A series that represents people with mental health illnesses/disorders. 

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(ADHD) Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder is A chronic condition including attention difficulty, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness.  

People may experience:

Behavioral: aggression, excitability, fidgeting, hyperactivity, impulsivity, irritability, lack of restraint, or persistent repetition of words or actions
Cognitive: absent-mindedness, difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, problem paying attention, or short attention span
Mood: anger, anxiety, boredom, excitement, or mood swings
Also common: depression or learning disability
Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a treatable, neurobehavioral disorder found in kids, teens, and adults.



Though I don’t suffer from attention deficit myself, I have seen how it disrupts the life of people who suffer from it. But there are treatments available which should be availed as it makes a great difference in the progress.

Most of the kids who suffer from it also suffer from learning disabilities too. The ADD or ADHD both leave the person affected by it with a lack of concentration on the topic at hand. The attention deficit also may produce aggressive behavior, lack of ability to fit in with the rest of the group and inability to follow directions.

Since this condition is usually first diagnosed in young children of school going age, special care needs to be taken to make the learning and school experience easy for them. There are medications available which lessen the impact on this on the child and with help of counseling, they mostly overcome this impediment towards learning.

Many famous people have been known to suffer from ADD and ADHD and have successful career and lives.

1. Britney Spears

The iconic pop star Britney Spears went public with her ADHD in 2012 while she was performing as a judge on “The X Factor.”

Spears, who was diagnosed with the condition as a child, needed to take regular breaks during filming to manage her symptoms.

2. Michael Jordan

Perhaps the most accomplished athlete in basketball history, Michael Jordan is known to deal with issues of ADHD.

In retirement, Jordan shifted his high-level energy to a myriad of business investments beyond just the millions of sneakers that bear his name.

3. Zooey Deschanel

Star of the hit show “New Girl,” Zooey Deschanelrevealed her ADHD diagnosis on her blog and said she turned to crafting to help her focus.

Along with her acting career, Deschanel uses her extra energy and creativity to tour and perform with her band, She & Him.

4. Michael Phelps

One way to manage symptoms of ADHD is to win more Olympic gold medals than anyone else in the history of the modern games, like swimmer Michael Phelps.

5. Liv Tyler

Liv Tyler, perhaps most well-known as the daughter to Aerosmith front-man Steve Tyler, but an accomplished actress in her own right, uses meditation to cope with the symptoms of her ADHD.

6. Justin Timberlake

Another pop icon, Justin Timberlake, who got his start on as a child on “The Mickey Mouse Club,” suffers from both OCD and ADHD.

7. John F. Kennedy

Revered President John F. Kennedy famously had difficulty with concentration and reading during his school years.

Though the term attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder wasn’t included in the third edition Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-III) until the 1980s, historians believe JFK would have been diagnosed with both ADHD and dyslexia.

8. Albert Einstein

Developing the theory of relativity isn’t something a person with difficulty concentrating would normally do, but Albert Einstein who was notoriously distracted did just that.

Along with ADHD, some scholars believe Einstein also suffered from Asperger’s syndrome.

9. Bill Gates

– With an estimated net worth of $92 billion and the creator and founder of Microsoft, Bill Gateshas admitted that he’s struggled with ADHD, saying that he always had trouble learning things.

( Source; InspireMalibu )

There is also a theory the people suffering from these disorders have unusual thinking patterns and are highly creative and imaginative.

With meditation, occupational therapy and conventional therapy these people can and do grow up to be exceptional adults with successful careers.


The aim to write this post was to provide some information regarding these conditions.



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