Daily Prompts- Smiles

What is my best treasure, you ask

That clinches at the strings of my soul

And yet lightens my days when I look at

The memories that I have stored away

In that cherished place of my heart

The childhood days, the innocent things were used to do

Rarely they fail to put a smile on my face

Even when it is wet with tears of today’s troubles

Things which have become extinct with time

Still live on in my memories, on and on

~*~

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Memories, Smile, Childhood

FOWC;

Rarely

RDP;

Extinct

Word of the day Challenge;

Clinch

#Keepitalive

#FOWC

#RDP

#3TC

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Some soul searching

I have been thinking!

And I have also read many posts from our blogger friends about how often one should post on the blog.

When I started to blog, I would write a post after a couple of days. This gradually increased to daily posting and then as I discovered my love of writing poetry, I increased my posts to around 4-5 a day.

Now my love of writing hasn’t lessened at all. And I do have time to write these many posts as I don’t have anything else on my plate right now.

But…….

I feel that for those who read and follow my blog, catching up on these posts has become troublesome. If I look back to the start of last year, more people used to comment and would engage with my blog. Now though there are many more people who follow my blog, the engagement level has rather fallen down instead of increasing. This has led me to the conclusion that I should decrease the number of posts per day. So from today, I will post 3-4 posts a day and after the end of January, when JusJoJan finishes, I will be doing a max of 3 posts.

I am sure this will lessen the load on the reader of those who follow my blog.

I hope I can stick to my decision and not give in to the temptation of posting too much again.

I am glad that I have reached this decision and hope that it will be more practical and easy all around, in the future.

I would be grateful for your feedback.

#Keepitalive

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Friday Five Lines or less….Afraid

Patricia is the host of Friday Five Lines or Less

Using the word afraid
Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
Link back to this post

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Don’t be afraid my dear of what life brings your way today or tomorrow

Stand strong and determined and face its challenges with resolution

This living is the test, these problems are our Herculean tasks

We have to overcome these hurdles to be victorious at the end

~*~

#Keepitalive

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Daily Prompts- I hope

I hope

That you will never permit

Despondency to invade your heart

That you would chalk your path in life

Within the brightness of optimism

And not let the hallucinations of defeat color

The beautiful picture that this day has

Brought to you as a special gift

May the schemes of universe be in your favor

Amen!

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Cricket, Hallucinations, Chalk

FOWC;

Permit

RDP;

Hope

Word of the day Challenge;

Scheme

#Keepitalive

#FOWC

#RDP

#3TC

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & JusJoJan- 11th January 2020

Linda is the host of JusJoJan & SoCS.

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “the first 3 words of the first full sentence.” Okay, follow me here. This is what I want you to do: 1. Grab the closest book to you when you sit down to write your post. 2. Open it to a random page. 3. Locate the first complete sentence on that page. 4. Use the first three words of that sentence to start your post, then take it from there–write whatever comes to mind. That’s it! Have fun!

2019-2020 SoCS Badge by Shelley! https://www.quaintrevival.com/

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“When I lay down to sleep.. I am assailed by many thoughts. Thoughts that keep me awake. Did I do any good today? Was I kind or unkind to those around me? Was I fair or unfair?

These are thoughts that come from my conscience. It wants to know did I followed my own advice or there is a dichotomy between my thoughts, words, and deeds. I often fail this test. Often there are things that I did which I shouldn’t have done, like losing my temper or being sarcastic and cutting in my remarks. When I fail this daily inquisition I feel bad. And I ask for forgiveness to God and vow to do better the next day.

I am glad that my conscience is alive. I am glad that it questions my actions and takes me to task for not doing my duty or for doing something that I shouldn’t have.

As many people have remarked often that time is flying by; one day blending into another and days into weeks. If we don’t keep a track of our actions, we lose our way in this rapid stream of time and life.

Keep your conscience awake, well and kicking. And do listen to it.

A good night’s rest comes when our conscience is easy, at peace!

~*~

I took this line from;

And the mountains echoed

By

Khaled Hosseini.

Written for;

SoCS and JusJoJan

#Keepitalive

#JusJoJan

#SoCS

Daily Prompts-Need for change

The violence on the television touches

A raw nerve whenever I see it

People engaged in senseless killing

Maiming and being physically violent

Why? I ask myself is this need

To show us shows full of hate and discontent

Even when they beat up a rubber dummy

It still evokes feelings of unrest in my mind

I wish they would just shut this stream of savagery

We all should start a campaign to

Persuade these people to stop this brutality

And instead, show us something based on

Human kindness, gentleness, and generosity

Something that restores our trust

In the goodness of mankind

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Television, Nerve, Unrest

FOWC;

Rubber

RDP;

Shut

Word of the day Challenge;

Campaign

#Keepitalive

#FOWC

#RDP

#3TC

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Daily Prompts And JusJoJan # 5- Intention

Linda is the host of JusJoJan.

Today’s JusJoJan prompt is;

“Intention

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Only you and your God knows your intentions

In the realm of this reality, no one can see

What is in your mind and heart

We can do harm with good intentions and

And sometimes good can come out of an action

Which was meant to harm or give pain

The drip of the burning candle is there for all to see

The thoughts that swirl around in our minds are ours alone

The coordination of our actions with intent can occur

Only in our hearts and thoughts but who else is to know

Unless we hit the jackpot and make others realize

That all our deeds are always done with

Well-meaning intentions and sincere thoughts

~*~

In response to the following prompts:

Today’s prompt is given to us by Faye

https://fayetherborne.wordpress.com/

3TC;

Candle, Canary, Dip

FOWC;

Coordinate

RDP;

Realm

Word of the day Challenge;

Jackpot

#Keepitalive

#FOWC

#RDP

#3TC

#DailyPrompts

#JusJoJan

Daily Prompts- Take a break

Spite has a sharp bite

Just like a scorpion sting

Sharp arrows of derision

Pierce the heart and wound deeply

No mixed feelings about it at all

It’s time for a hiatus from backstabbing

Think

And reflect

Where you are going

Theoretically, you may feel that you’ve

An upper hand by showing others you’re mean

But in reality, this just shows your weakness

So stop and think

Take a break and reconsider

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Sting, Spite, Bite

FOWC;

Theoretical

RDP;

Mixed feelings

Word of the day Challenge;

Hiatus

#Keepitalive

#FOWC

#RDP

#3TC

#DailyPrompts

Crimson Creative Challenge # 59

Crispina is the host of Crimson Creative Challenge.

#CCC59

~*~

A circle of light

Lit holy candles

A glow cast on

Those expectant

People below who’re

Looking for answers

Looking for salvation

Look into your hearts

For the answers lie there

We have the knowledge

Buried deep in our soul

Look for salvation there

~*~

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#CCC

Daily Prompts- Freedom to think

Be you handsome or homely

Be you popular or average

Always be kind and considerate

Beauty and fame wins no hearts

As much as a gesture of kindness does

A tender and thoughtful word or deed

Can turn around someone’s life for better

Enjoy the freedom of thought and act

Bravely stepping over the aftermath of

What’s the debris of usual and common

And be remarkable and extraordinary

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Tender, Shocking, Homely

FOWC;

Popular

RDP;

Aftermath

Word of the day Challenge;

Freedom

#Keepitalive

#FOWC

#RDP

#3TC

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