BrewNSpew Café- Spiritual

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“Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Giving is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.” ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart 

Presenting the week’s challenge – You may use the words and/or the image for this week’s prompt.

Prompt word – spiritual – (adjective) – of, relating to, consisting of, or affecting the spirit; of or relating to sacred matters; ecclesiastical rather than lay or temporal; concerned with religious values; of or relating to supernatural beings or phenomena. Synonyms – bodiless, ethereal, formless,immaterial, incorporeal, insubstantial,nonmaterial, nonphysical, unbodied,unsubstantial.

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 prompt image – August 19, 2019

I wrote a post about spirituality a few months back.

But for this post, I am going to do something new.

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There is something inside of me, in my heart and my soul that I call my “spiritual self ” which is as much a part of me as my heart or brain. I don’t think that I can ever be complete with this part of me.

Because even while it is okay and wonderful to be able to use all my senses and to think with my brain, but if I cannot feel from my spiritual self, I will never be able to make a real judgement call. This part of me guides me in all matters of conscience. It is essential for discerning between right and wrong. And most of all it gives me the strength to take what life throws at me. Without my spiritual self I would be frazzled by the life’s challenges and would lose my way when I am in dark.

You can say that it anchors me, grounds me, tethers me to a bigger reality than that is visible ordinarily.

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BrewNSpew Café August 12-2019

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The nightmares are not hiding behind the closed eyelids

They are there out in the open, wearing the garb of daymayers

We think that things we fear are those which we imagine and not see

But what is the most frightening aspect is that we don’t recognize

The dangers which are starting us in the face right in front of us

( I have written this because of the enormity of the climate change which is gradually destroying our environment and we have collectively closed our eyes and conscious towards it)

The Prompt;

“There are many who don’t wish to sleep for fear of nightmares. Sadly, there are many who don’t wish to wake for the same fear.”
 Richelle Goodrich, Dandelions: The Disappearance of Annabelle Fancher

Presenting the week’s challenge – You may use the words and/or the image for this week’s prompt.

daymare – (noun) –  A terrifying experience, having the characteristics of a nightmare, during wakefulness.

nightmare – (noun) – An oppressed state during sleep, accompanied by a feeling of intense fear, horror, or anxiety, or of inability to escape from some threatened danger or from pursuing phantoms or monsters. Also, called incubus.

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prompt  image – August 12, 2019

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BrewNSpew Café August 5- 2019– Silhouette

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The crime of death

Of betrayal and treachery

Has a distorted, twisted silhouette

And long shadows with grotesque shapes

But they are oblivious to it

Not only blind but deprived of all senses

Which if alive would have alerted them

To the unholy stench arising from it

The crime of death

Of treachery and betrayal

The Prompt;

Word of the week –  silhouette

(noun) – the dark shape and outline of someone or something visible against a lighter background, especially in dim light. Synonyms– profile, form, shape, figure, shadow

(verb) – cast or show (someone or something) as a dark shape and outline against a lighter background. Synonyms – outline, etch, delineate, define, delimit, demarcate, trace

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BrewNSpew Café July 29-2019- Rainbow 🌈

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 Why

Is there a rainbow

After the rain has been and done

Why

The sunlight shining on the raindrops

Gives us the spectacular display

That cheers ever the dourest heart

Brings a smile and sense of wonder

Even to the cynical and doubting mind

It is God’s way of letting us know

That there is beauty even in hardship

There is light after the darkness

And that life keeps on changing

There are signs everywhere

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Word prompt – rainbow- (noun)  —  an arc or circle that exhibits in concentric bands the colors of the spectrum and that is formed opposite the sun by the refraction and reflection of the sun’s rays in raindrops, spray, or mist; a multicolored array; a wide assortment or range; from the impossibility of reaching the rainbow, at whose foot a pot of gold is said to be buried; an illusory goal or hope

Quote 

The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. – Dolly Parton

Prompt image – double rainbow photo taken in Helen, GA, on my birthday, June 17, 2017

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BrewNSpew Café July 22- 2019- Oh joy!

There are times when the heart is so full of joy

That drops of delight fall out of the eyes as tears

It makes the feeling of happiness swell up

Overwhelmingly and I feel as if I am floating 

In a sea of delight swimming towards the

Shores of contentment and peace

 

 

 

The prompt:

Weekly Prompt – Let’s add a little twist to the challenge based on the quote by Hosea Ballou. You may use the quote or any part of it and/or the image for this week’s prompt. Stay cool and out of the heat and most of all have fun!

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
Hosea Ballou

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BrewNSpew Café July 15- 2019

There is a tempest raging in my head

There are conflicting emotions warring

The critic wants to be let lose to wreck

The power of negativity and find faults

While the optimist wants to see sunshine

And roses everywhere and be pleased

With everything that it finds around it

Who should have an upper hand I ask

Or should both learn to exist in harmony

A balance where I can see the faults and

Correct them, count the blessings and

Exists in a plane of reality not in utopia

The prompt;

Word of the week – tempest (noun) – a violent wind storm. Synonyms – squall, storm, gale, hurricane, tornado, typhoon, cloudburst, monsoon, snowstorm, blizzard, windstorm.

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BrewNSpew Café July 8-2019- Butterfly

The delicate beauty of butterfly

Catches the eye as it flits from flower to flower

A child runs after it trying to capture it and own the beauty

But what it doesn’t know that the beauty is best left to live free

Because it’s only in the freedom it’s exquisiteness can preserve

Word of the week – butterfly (noun) –

1) any of numerous slender-bodied diurnal lepidopteran insects including one superfamily (Papilionoidea) with broad often brightly colored wings and usually another superfamily comprising the skippers.

2) something that resembles or suggests a butterfly especially: a person chiefly occupied with the pursuit of pleasure

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BrewNSpew Café July 1-2019- Watermelon

Watermelon is the best fruit which we can consume in this hot season.

Eat it on its own. Digging in with a spoon into the watermelon bowls was something we used to do as kids. An easy way to eat without too much mess.

But it’s a very versatile fruit and there are so many ways to serve it.

A watermelon pizza is a great idea, where you can use your favorite fruits and herbs to top the slices of watermelon cut into wedges.

The water content in the watermelon is around 80-90% with a lot of soluble fiber so it is safe even for people with diabetes.

It fills the tummy and quenches the thirst.

What could be better than this low calorie fruit. A bowl of watermelon has just 40 calories.

So dig in!

Word of the week – watermelon – (noun) – a large oblong or roundish fruit with a hard green or white rind often striped or variegated, a sweet watery pink, yellowish, or red pulp, and usually many seeds. Synonyms – melon, cantaloupe, water melon.

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BrewNSpew Café-June 24/2019 My dream castle

Dreaming of living the perfect life

I aspire to kingdoms and castles high

I would love to be the chosen one

The ideal and idyllic life should be mine

In my imagination I can see the towers and turrets

Of my dream castle that is high in the sky

I would be the lord and the master of all that I see

Far and wide would be my power be spread

Work for it you say to me?

What is the fun in that if I have to toil for it

Come down to earth and live in reality

Why should I , when the dreams are more pleasant

The prompt;

Word of the week – castle – (noun) – a large building, typically of the medieval period, fortified against attack with thick walls, battlements, towers, and in many cases a moat.

Synonyms – fort, fortress, stronghold, citadel, tower, palace, chateau, alcazar

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BrewNSpew Café June 10/2019

How I wish I was a witty conversationalist

People would be amused with my words

Bringing about smiles and spreading joy

Being the heart and the soul of the party

If I was witty I would be the popular friend

But I would be careful not to be cynical

Not making people the butt of my witticism

That is just unkind and selfish not desirable

But as it is, I am seldom humorous, usually serious

I try to spread wisdom, not very amusing

So I wish sometimes that I was witty!

Word of the Week – witty (adjective) – showing or characterized by quick and inventive verbal humor. synonyms – humorous, amusing, droll, funny, comical, clever, chucklesome, jocular, lively, waggish.

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