The world around us appears how we see it
It’s not the same for everyone that’s true
We all have a different perspective on everything
That is how we look and see the life differently
A happy news may not gladden everyone’s heart
Because each may be expecting things differently
My joy may not be your and your sorrow
May not touch my heart in the same way at all
What is a treasure to me, may look like peanuts to you
Your millions may seem just pittance to someone else
The things that are important to one may not be to some
This life has lots of different faces all are in their own way
Important to one or the other in us but we all only can see
This world through our own perspective and no one else’s
Let me know what is your perspective on life.
Waiting for your feedback and comments
Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 22nd is brought to you by Pamela! Click here to find her last post and say hi while you’re there! Pamela’s word for our prompt today is “curiosity.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!
Touching and feeling
Exploring and finding
Only our curiosity
Can bring the answers
We seek to learn here
The world is a boring place
For the unimaginative one
For without the urge to explore
And giving in to our curiosity
We would be no better than
All the inanimate objects around us
JusJoJan # 22
It is Tuesday night, they will gather at Art’s home. A group of musicians and friends into the bargain. They loved these get togethers, a time kept aside to pursue their favorite pastime, practicing chamber music. They felt that it increased the harmony between their playing and comfort level they had with each other.
After an extended session, the broke up for refreshments. Art had provided a beautifully arranged display of fruits, breads and cheeses. The Swiss cheese was the best he could get as it was his favorite.
What an amazing evening. Food for the soul and food for the body, both excellent!
Tuesday, chamber music, Swiss cheese
Write a story using the word listed above.
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The sky is the limit.
There was something so appealing in looking up to the big blue sky. The view from the jungle of skyscrapers was a restricted one. A tiny patch of the blue would be visible when you craned your neck backwards and looked all the way up. But one day he will get there. To the top. Where the vista opened up and one could see for miles, in either direction.
But he was afraid that his dreams may not see the light of the day. You see he was just a kid. Thirteen years old. He was working as a part-time helper to the hot-dog stall owner after school. He would help in the making, packing and serving of the hot-dogs to the clients. In return he was given enough food to fill his ever hungry belly. And the stall owner, being a kind-hearted soul would help him with his studies in between the rush hours.
Enrique was an orphan, but he had big dreams. He wanted to become one of the hot-shot lawyers who he saw working in those offices. Dreams, that he realized finally one day. Now he owns his own law firm, with his office in the same building in front of which he used to work. He now goes to the hod-dog stall every day to buy his lunch. And you can find him helping the old man with his orders on a few occasions.
Time to write;
Melanie from the sparks from a combustible Mind has asked these questions in the recent edition of Share your World;
What’s the closest thing you’ve experienced to real magic?
I have experienced the magic of love, the miracle of change brought about by true affection. This to me is true magic. People reversing their direction and character because they loved someone. And this love is not necessarily the romantic kind.
Who is the messiest person you know? And why?
One of my friend, (no names)is the messiest person I know. She was my roomie in the med school. It would be a chaos in the morning when we used to get ready for going out. She would be hard pressed to find any of the stuff she needed that day. This would result in further mayhem. You can imagine the scene in our shared room.
If you could know the absolute and total truth to one question, what question would you ask?
I would like to ask the question which is in every one’s mind . Why did people vote for Donald Trump! 😛
What benefits does art provide society? Does art hurt society in any way?
Art is the soul of a society. Without art the society is soulless and barren.
What’s something positive you’d like to share? Can be a smile, a joke, or music..anything that gave you a lift this week!
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Head over to Melanie and answer them. Share your world and thoughts.
I dream of the grand halls, gleaming marble
Being welcomed warmly by the hosts like royalty
A smile plastered on my face, hiding the fears
Of failure and tripping up in my way to the dias
I come up and face all those waiting for me there
Am I the representative of the masses gathered
Or am I the one responsible of the running of the
Affairs of this grandiose setup, the one in charge
This thought is enough to jerk me out of that very
Uncomfortable and uncharacteristic dream at once
The burdens of this liability can wreck your peace
So dreaming of power and grandeur are not for me
Dreams which are a derivative of a desire to fix
The issues which we face today or a wish to be rid of them
Written for the following;
Your daily word prompt;
Word of the day challenge;
Your prompt for JusJoJan 2019, January 21st is brought to you by Lady Lee! Click here to find her last Just Jot it January post and say hi while you’re there! Lady Lee’s word for our prompt today is “echo.” Use it anywhere in your post or make it the theme of your post. Have fun!
Echoes from yesterday
Life sometimes seems a replay of itself. We see and feel that the happening of today are the same as that of yesterday. This echo from our past has a dejá vu effect on our minds. Specially when we see what our next generation is going through. The basic problems that we faced in our growing up years are the same that the people today are facing. Especially in the emotional context. The insecurity and other challenges we faced are the same today. Theses echoes from our past do remind us of our own feelings back then. Reliving the past, one thing becomes very clear. We all go through a certain set of issues in our lives which make and shape our personality. These twists and turns of the fate bring us to this present point in our lives. And we are a product of our past life. So the advice I give to my kids is that face up to life’s challenges as they will toughen you up for what is coming ahead. Echoes from the past are a reminder that we also were there and how we overcame our troubles, trials and tribulations to get here.
JusJoJan # 21
The Halloween party was over and a tired and sleepy Sam accompanied his mom home. All the kids had a smashing time at the party, which was co-hosted by parents of a couple of kids from his class. They had come up with this idea last year and now they would be doing it on a rotation basis. The idea was simple. The kids would gather after school , at chosen venue. They all chipped in for the refreshments and the kids would dress up in their costumes and go together for trick and treating to the neighborhood. After they were done, a pizza dinner followed and then back home.
Today Sam was a wearing a Batman costume. He was in love with this superhero character and was always looking of ways to put on his cape and mask. ” Mom, I am going to put my costume in the washing machine. I spilled some apple juice on it” Sam said. His mom suppressed her smile and agreed, ruffling his hair. Thank God, Halloween is over for another yeas, she thought to herself.
superhero, washing machine, pizza
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He laid all his accessories in front of him in a methodical manner. The laptop was open and signed into his account. His watch, headphones, his cellphone . It was all there. Now what? He asked himself this question for the twentieth time and as the last nineteen times, the answer eluded him.
He had made the important decisions of investing the company’s capital in the new startup and though it had looked very promising, that startup had sunk without a trace. Now due to his unwise decisions, his company was in hot water. The blame was all his but he didn’t want to leave under such a cloud. He had built the company up from its very start. And now one bad decision had brought it to the edge of disaster
He rose quietly from his desk, and just walked out of his office, down the elevator and out of the building for the last time.
Written for; Tell a story
Have you met any of these people, in a queue or in a grocery store, who act as if we owed them something? There is this attitude of expectations that is hard to understand. Their behavior cannot be said to be rude, but there is an element of impatience which is off-putting.
This might explain their attitude. The experts say that this attitude is born out of a feeling of entitlement. If we are exposed to some privilege in life for a long time, we will start to take it as our due. Instead of gratitude, we will exhibit a feeling that we are owned this privilege.
It is also an after effect of young people being given too much, without much effort on their part. The feeling that the parents owe their children, success and happiness in life seems to have become quite a common expectation. Some parents also have this expectation that their children owe them as they, the parents have raised them and educated them. Some people think that the society owes them certain given in life. Free education, health care and other benefits for which they don’t think that they should be striving.
As a society we have not laid much emphasis on earning a privilege and being grateful for it. Life should never be taken for granted and neither should be its bounties and facilities. Develop the feeling of thankfulness and gratitude to stay on a realistic plane in life.
Another important aspect, is to educate the young people that the responsibilities of living a good life and being happy, rest on their own shoulders. This can only be inculcated by not providing our children with all that they demand, regardless of the need. As our parents trained us by depriving us of some of the luxuries of life, in order to give us the initiative to work towards acquiring them ourselves, we should do that too.
We all should be conscious and mindful of what is the environment around us. Savor the gifts of life and express gratitude.
These are my thoughts on this issue.
What do you think about this attitude?
Please share your thoughts and comments.