Daily Prompts- The power of praise

What is the biggest asset in public and personal dealing?

Lift up the spirit of your co-workers and employees with due praise. Giving the credit they deserve and praising them for a job well done does wonder for the morale. The same principle can be employed for close family and friends.

This doesn’t mean that one shows complete and flagrant disregard for the truth, and heap praise undeservedly. It means that you recognize the positive traits in people around you and encourage them in their strengths.

The simple acknowledgment of a job well done can make someone’s day, and give their morale a big boost. This really increases productivity and builds up the team spirit. Indulging and inspiring others so that they feel valued will benefit us too. Similarly in our personal relationships, if we praise anything good or positive, the people around us not only feel cheered up but our interpersonal relationships are strengthened too.

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Complete, Truth, Crimson

FOWC;

Indulge

RDP;

Flagrant

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Daily Prompts – Be the hero

Set the scene and be the hero of your own story

Rescue your own self from the dangers of drudgery

Find something fabulous in each day and enjoy

The feeling of achievement that it gives you

Once you’ve cleaned up the litter of discarded thoughts

Go ahead and do the charitable deeds for others

Because it is best to start from your own home first

And then fix the problems of those around you

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Once, Hero, Scene

FOWC;

Litter

RDP;

Charitable

Word of the day Challenge;

Fabulous

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#RDP

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Daily Prompts- The play

Her excitement was high as she entered the hall. She finally got the tickets to see the play she wanted to, after a long wait. A bit extra had gotten her a seat with the best view of the stage.

The play was better than her expectations. The actors cruised through the lengthy dialogues with professional ease, holding the audience captive with their performance. After the play, she enjoyed a leisurely dinner at her favorite restaurant.

Only one regret was in her heart and mind. She wished that her husband of forty years could have been here with her today. In his life, they never had enough money to pay for the tickets at the Broadway theater. Now she had gotten the insurance money and could finally fulfill her dream.

Well, that’s life, she thought as she raised a frosty glass to his memory.

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Captive, Congeal, Cruise

FOWC;

Stage

RDP;

Excitement

Word of the day Challenge;

Frosty

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#RDP

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Daily Prompts- Translation please!

It is a difficult task to understand the younger generation these days. I sometimes feel as if we need a translator for communicating with them. The new slangs, terms and acronyms are totally confusing for me, and I think people of my generation.

Turns and twists on the modern day terminology are bamboozling and can mean something entirely different than what we think. Alternating between amusement and frustration I try to get what my grand son and his friends mean when they use words like “savage” “goat” “snatched” “100“!!! And don’t get me started on the acronyms! I have to google what these letters stand for. Apparently being a “savage” is a good thing and so is a “goat“- Greatest of all times! I must be spending my life under a stone or something to be so out of touch with the language of today!

The map for language used these days is obscure to me and I have lost the ability to communicate with the younger people.

I am afraid to use old complimentary phrases, however tasteful they maybe because they may mean the total opposite of what I think. One day being a Scrooge may mean something good!

In response to the following prompts;

3TC ;

Alternate, It, Turn

FOWC;

Map

RDP;

Scrooge

Word of the day Challenge;

Tasteful

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#RDP

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Daily Prompts- No politics

The marching rows of green trees lined the lane. Marcy and Jeff reached the house of their friends, Beth, and Eli for the barbecue they were having that afternoon. Eli has the gas grill all ready and the friends had a lovely time between enjoying the food and chatting about their common interests.

The afternoon quickly passed and it was twilight when the party broke. It was an unlucky remark from Jeff that spoiled the whole mood when in jest he said something about the present incumbent of the White House. Eli was a dedicated supporter of that guy and a heated argument sprung up between the friends. The women tried to calm their husbands, secretly vowing not to meet again till after the elections were over.

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

March, Gas, Between

FOWC;

Barbecue

Word of the day Challenge;

Twilight

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Daily Prompts – Don’t scratch the itch

You feel irritation and want to scratch

The desire to do so gradually takes over

Pulls our mind again and again towards it

We know very well it may cause damage

But it’s hard to resist the heavy pull

Once you start to scratch this itch

It never goes away and you are at it repeatedly

The same hold true for problems in life

If you let any get under your skin to cause an itch

It will become the focus of your attention

And distract you from living your life well

The life we live in real-world is seldom enchanted

And issues pop up every once in a while

Dealing with them in a pragmatic manner

And not getting emotionally involved is the key

Don’t let the itch get the better of you

Let it know you’re the boss!

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Name, Pull, Heavy

FOWC;

Damage

RDP;

Enchanted

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Blogging- Write clear and simple

Sometimes you come across a very well written post that gives you food for thought, is uplifting, amuses you or educates you. And I think most of us read blogs or books for this purpose. To gain something out of it.

Now there are many posts that though are well written in their usage of words or rhymes but expressed in such a way that you don’t get their meaning after reading them several times. And in the end, you’re not sure that you have understood what the writer is trying to say.

When you want to leave a response to a post like this, you’re not sure what to say. It becomes a difficult task and a lot of time is wasted in deliberation. If like me you are a fastidious person and leaving an appropriate comment is important to you, you may leave without saying anything. Because saying nothing is better than saying the wrong thing. Or one can join them and write something obscure!

So my word of advice to these verbose bloggers, please write simply and clearly. That would carry your message to others in a better and effective manner. Leave the use of difficulty phrases and obsolete words for the occasions when you want to confuse people! Like in a verbal duel.

It is the hallmark of a good writer that they use easy to understand words and say what they want in a clear and concise manner.

In response to the following prompts;

3TC;

Leave, Response, Join

FOWC;

Task

RDP;

Fastidious

Word of the day Challenge;

Uplifting

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#FOWC

#RDP

#3TC

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Daily Prompts- Stop me if I have said it before!

Sometimes, while sharing a story or an anecdote, I get so carried away in my own enjoyment of telling it that even if the audience is trying to discreetly hint to me that I have shared this story/ incident/ joke, a few times before, I would ignore their intervention and carry on. And the odd thing here is most often I would start with the words, “Please stop me if you have heard this one before” at the start of my narrative!

And I have seen others do it too. I think the reason is that we had enjoyed that particular incident or joke so much that we forget that we have shared it before and inflict it on the people again. We laugh the loudest and hardest at our own jokes and the people smile politely.

Gradually the people who do this too often get the reputation of a bore! People have almost zero tolerance for them. The point to ponder is am I turning into that eccentric aunt that family avoids at get together?

In response to the following prompts;

3TC ;

Enjoy, Tell, Odd

FOWC;

Inflict

RDP;

Ponder

Word of the day Challenge;

Zero

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#FOWC

#RDP

#3TC

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Daily Prompts- Days, good or bad

There are days that we get up smiling

A spring in our step and our eyes bright

They say you must’ve gotten up

On the right side of the bed to be so cheerful

And yet certain days we get up grumpy

Nothing seems to go right or as planned

It’s our lot to be frustrated on days like these

But change how you think and turn out the idea

No days on the calendar are marked good or bad

It’s just the preconceived notions we have

A need to divulge deep into the concept

To answer this riddle we should

Adjust the thinking process and try

To break out of the jinx complex

And think on this proposal today

Each day has the potential to be a good day

Just put on that smile and say to yourself

That Today is going to be a great day!

So,

What puts a smile on your face and a spring in your?

In response to the following prompts;

3TC:

Lot, Answer, Idea

FOWC;

Divulge

RDP;

Calendar

Word of the day Challenge;

Proposal

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#FOWC

#RDP

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Daily Prompts – A niggling doubt

My day had begun but lacked something

It keeps niggling at my sub-conscious

It may be silly but the anxiety builds

Rapidly and accelerates out of control

Only a hug and reassurance and calms my mind

And I discover that the cause of my stress

Was like the suspect pea which was under the

Seven mattresses that the princess slept on

Storms in teacups are frequent as we grow older

A pause and calm reflections are called for

In response to the following prompts;

3TC ;

Begun, Keep, Silly

FOWC;

Rapid

RDP;

Hug

Word of the day Challenge;

Suspect

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#FOWC

#RDP

#3TC

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