Fathers can be our heroes or they could teach us how not to be.
My question today is;
Is your father your hero or was he someone who taught you not to be like him?
I have mentioned in my previous posts that my father was the most wonderful man I’ve ever known. He was a very kindhearted man who was concerned about everyone around him. The qualities that I loved about him were his honesty, his humbleness, and his love for his family.
He was my hero in the truest sense of the word. He instilled many great values in his children and I try to follow in his footsteps.
Was your father your hero as well?
Pleaseshare your thoughts in the comments section.
She says; What’s the ”One Minute Fiction” challenge about?
Easy. Each week I’ll provide a prompt to inspire you to write a very short story. The idea is to manage to type your whole story in a minute or less. Of course, you can think about it before hitting the keyboard, and you can take all your time to edit it afterwards…
Just make sure to tag your story with #1MinFiction, and create a pingback to my week’s challenge post, so I can easily find it!
So, here is this week’s picture;
The game was easy as long as you don’t make a mistake. All the pins had to be placed precisely and in a certain order. Any wrong move could end in a disaster.
Tracy took it lightly and now, her family has no idea where she is.
Respond to this challenge, by either by using the prompt word crime, or going with the above picture, or by means of the song ‘We Can Work It Out’, or by going with another song by The Beatles, or anything else that you think fits.
When a crime is committed, all the righteous people stand up to support the wronged party. Passioned speeches, articles, pleas to those in charge, and demands for action to right the wrong are common.
Nothing wrong with that. In fact, these are actions that are laudable and honorable. But few are interested in correcting the circumstances that lead to a crime. Injustice and inequality are two leading causes of crime in today’s world.
Our world is suffering from an imbalance. This imbalance has always been there but now it’s become more visible because some people have become bolder to the extent that they disregard principles of decency and humanity. It is to a large extent due to the open expression of contempt for people belonging to races other than themselves. People of other religions, cultures are being victimized and without shame by some.
If the causes for these crimes is eliminated, there are chances that our world would be a better place. Eliminate inequality and injustice so that we all can live in a free world.
Today is Juneteenth, the day slavery supposedly ended in the USA. Let’s end the discrimination too, forever.
Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “hat/het/hit/hot/hut.” Choose one, choose ’em all, put ’em in your post. Enjoy!
I feel hot in this tall hat said the dwarf in a quarrelsome tone This hut is not big enough for me with my head in this hat I would definitely hit the roof multiple time if I wear it
Oh wait, little man don’t get too het up about the hat The solution is simple, leave the hat at the entrance Let the coolness of your dwelling cool down your temper All problems can be solved if a little thought is applied
There is no restriction on length of the piece. There is no last date either, unless you wish to be featured in the Weekly Wrap.
“Spending all your time reading, you’ve disconnected with real life altogether my son”.
“What do you mean dad, I am here every day. I eat with you I discuss how your day is going and you can always count on me for anything you need?”
“I mean your own life. When will you find a job or get interested in someone to make her your life partner?”
“I will find time for those one day I promise. Right now the books are holding my whole attention. I find that when I don’t read I feel lost”
“I hope you do son, I really hope that you do and soon. I don’t want you turning like your uncle who couldn’t find peace even after he died. His ghost haunts the same library when you spend most of your time!”
“Oh… yo….. you mea…..”
Steve stuttered and then his eyes open in wonderment.
“It is my uncle whose presence I feel when I go there”. Now I understand why I feel the urge to go there every day. He is trying to communicate with me. Thanks, dad for telling me!”
Steve bounded out of the door and headed towards the library. He had secrets to uncover. Meanwhile, his dad sat there. Head in his hands and muttering to himself, “what now!”
I love this quote. Good memories warm up the heart on cold days. They bring a nostalgic smile on our face and cheer us up no end.
Hahaha! This gives a whole new meaning to heat wave. It’s good to joke about it when it has otherwise the potential to ruin our summer vacation!
Nowthis is human nature in a nutshell. We complain when we don’t have something and we complain when we have too much of it.
The summer generally is getting hotter all over the globe with each passing year. This is the result of howwe are treating our home. It is time for us to pause and reflect on our attitude towards the planet and it’s environment.