Daily Prompts – The biggest treasure

My fortune is the sense of humor that I have

And the optimism which I have loads of

It’s a treasure which is priceless

No one can steal it from me

Neither can I gamble it away

In today’s wild environment it’s vital

To be positive in the zoo of negativity

Not to succumb to the pedestrian way of thought

Keep your smiles on and draw on your source of

Positive thoughts, to steer us all out of

The turbulent sea of troubles we find ourselves in

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Fortune

3TC;

Humor, Piece, Nose

FOWC;

Gamble

RDP;

Pedestrian

Word of the day Challenge;

Zoo

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#YDWP

#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

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Daily Prompts- Exploring

Let us explore the path that leads

Into that closely guarded domain, always kept hidden

It is in all honesty, the best we have to offer

But we keep it hidden, pitting it in undeserved captivity

Does it tickles your curiosity to know what I am referring to

I am talking about the inner sanctum of course

That we hide because we don’t want to expose

Our tender feelings to the outside world

We develop an outward slick exterior

To hide our soft emotions in plain sight

But now is the time to show our love and tenderness

To those we love

For love makes us all stronger and better able

To face uncertainty and adversities, together

In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Explore

3TC;

Path, Honesty, Remote

FOWC;

Tickle

RDP;

Slick

Word of the day Challenge;

Undeserved

#Keepitalive

#YDWP

#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

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MLMM- Tale Weaver – #268 – Medical – 26th March

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver

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The obvious is too obvious, and I don’t want to be predictable! So this is no rant about a certain virus or the illness spreading over the globe. We hear enough about it on the news and social media to last us a lifetime.

This post is about how medical advancements have changed our lives for the better over a period of time, especially in the last century. Twentieth-century was when the scientists made many important discoveries and have managed to introduce procedures, medicines, and protocols to save human lives and improve the quality of life by manifolds in those who are suffering from diseases classified as incurable!

I have a trio of auto-immune diseases. In the past, the person suffering from them would have lived a hard life. But thanks to new ways of handling these ailments, I have a normal and healthy lifestyle. I just need to stick to my schedule.

So for those who are feeling fearful and depressed with the spread of this virus, Covid-19, please do have hope. This has happened before to the human race and will happen again. Epidemics and pandemics happen from time to time and then are defeated by the efforts of doctors and scientists. There will be medication to cure it and vaccines to prevent it.

So be hopeful and stay positive.

Wishing you all safety and good health. Take care dear friends.

(Yes, I did write about the topic on everyone’s mind, but I want to give hope not creat more chaos)

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Daily Prompts- One day, soon.

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;

3TC;

Time, Courtesy, Break

FOWC;

Amount

RDP;

Countless branches

Word of the day Challenge;

Eerie

#Keepitalive

#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

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Tuesday Writing Prompt- 24 March, 2020

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Poet’s lips are silenced but not her pen

Her words are not censored, never chained

She writes what she feels in her soul

She writes the truth, laying it bare

And in doing so, exposes the lie for what it is

They say the pen is mightier than the sword

Truer words have never been spoken

The Prompt;

Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda are currently hosting the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge which was started by our star writer Christine Ray. We hope to offer all of you something that will spark your creativity and willingness to participate.

Today’s prompt: “Poet’s lips”

In response to;

Tuesday Writing Prompt

#Keepitalive

#TuesdayWritingPrompt

#GDG

Daily Prompts- My obituary

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

If……

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;

YDWP;

Adrift

3TC;

Moonless, Crisp, Quiet

FOWC;

Dependent

Word of the day Challenge;

Obituary

#Keepitalive

#YDWP

#3TC

#FOWC

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Daily Prompts- Mortal Danger

Recent events have shown that we are totally unprepared for what we face today: the ability to care for others as we fear for our health.

Why is this so?

During the course of events in the last few weeks, we have seen the evidence of a lack of care and concern for others by the collective “we”!

This occasion should have given us a reason to show how we can collaborate with each other to establish a system where we all were amply provided with essentials of life, like food, medicines and, yes toilet paper.

But what do we see?

We see panic buying, hoarding, and profiteering. People are trying to accumulate so much that they haven’t left enough for those who haven’t jumped on this wagon. What are they afraid of?

There is not even a remote chance of famine, so why hoard food for weeks or even months?

If we had behaved in a responsible manner with a thought toward the welfare of others, there would have been enough for all of us. Now we see shortages of things like pain relievers like Tylenol and Advil. We see people fighting over cans of beans and rolls of toilet paper. Are we this petty?

The lesson we can learn from this current situation is that the mortal danger we are in is not really the threat of the disease but the threat that we are losing our humanity!

Written from my heart, and also in response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Course

3TC;

Write, Occasion, Afraid

FOWC;

Collaborate

RDP;

Remote

Word of the day Challenge;

Lesson

#Keepitalive

#YDWP

#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

#DailyPrompts

Daily Prompts- Be patient

Before quietus claims me for its own

Hold my hand for a while and listen to my heart

I want to tell you all that I think and wonder about

I have to speak a few truths which I’ve hidden

Even from myself in evasion and self-deception

Listen to me so that I can salvage the truth

The fact that I have lied to you, has to be faced

That my love for you was greater than the love I had

For my own self, was the truth I always tried to hide

I was selfish in love because I feared losing you

So I held you too close to my heart, didn’t set you free

And now you are so attached to me that you cannot

Venture out on your own without me by your side

So be patient my love and be brave to face the world

Don’t panic for death comes to us all who live

It’s as big a part of our lives as birth

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In response to the following prompts;

YDWP;

Salvage

3TC;

Panic, Punch, Shop

RDP;

Hold my hand

Word of the day Challenge;

Quietus

#Keepitalive

#YDWP

#3TC

#RDP

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Daily Prompts- Think something different

The scare is on everyone’s mind

There is a concern for health and well-being

For us and all those we love and those around us

People are trying to isolate their families

And are unhappy because it’s so much bother

The food, the toiletries, and other essentials

All in high demand and low on supply

We judge harshly when someone loads

Their carts of all they can get their hands on

And yet when given the chance, we do it too

So here’s a thought to bring some cheer your way

Look around you and the real world hasn’t changed

The little buds are blooming, tiny leaves erupting

Furry critters going about their business as usual

See them and get hope and optimism

Life hasn’t changed but we are

Looking at things in a fearful and furtive way

Lighten up and be happy as we are alive today

I’m tagging you all to receive bucketful of happy thoughts

Yesterday I came across this little guy/ gal as it was nibbling on an apple core.

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Unhappy, Concern, Daily

FOWC;

Tag

RDP;

Isolate

Word of the day Challenge;

Judge

#Keepitalive

#3TC

#FOWC

#RDP

#DailyPrompts

MLMM- Tale Weaver – #266 – Backbone – 12th March

Michael is the host of Tale Weaver.

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This week consider what ‘backbone’ means to you. Some people are said to illustrate backbone in making tough decisions.

You could make reference to the literal meaning, the bone that helps you stand straight.

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“What is the difference between you and an insect?” she asked, disdain in her face and voice.

There was silence, no rebuttal or angry retort from the fourteen-year-old stepdaughter. The woman got even more inflamed by her apparent lack of interest.

“I am talking to you. Don’t you have anything to say? Why everyone can walk all over you and you let them?”

The girl smiled in a serene manner. But she still kept quiet. The woman had had enough of her indifference and stomped away in anger. Secretly she was amazed at the control that fourteen years old had on her emotions, but her mean nature made her prod and try to provoke her again and again.

As the door banged behind her, the girl straightened her posture and walked to her room. Wise beyond her years, she knew when to stand up for herself and when to ignore the minor irritations. She still remembered the words of her mother, “Those who don’t learn to bend can often be broken!”

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