JusJoJan January 15 2021 – Button

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Some people would push the wrong buttons

Spoiling your mood and the day along with it

If you give them the power, they’re sure to abuse it

It would be better if we remove these buttons from their reach

Keep them hidden safely away, so that they don’t

Have any control over your emotions, reactions or life

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JusJoJan January 14 2021 – Neighbor and WritePhoto – Found

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I am using this photo from Sue Vincent for my post today.

How lovely to find yourself in a neighborhood this enchanting

A vista that invites you to just stay there gazing into this beauty, eternally

A combination of all elements so charming that it’s like a slice of heaven

I have found the place I want to spend the rest of my life in

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JusJoJan January 12 2021 _ Sing

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Sing

Sing the song of hope and joy

Let the music in your soul be heard

Sing

And let the whole world sing with you

A song of gratitude, a song of wonderment

Sing

Let the tunes of happiness resonate all around you

The universe is waiting to hear the joy of your soul

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JusJoJan – January 11- Letter

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Letter from the past

A few years ago, my maternal uncle handed me a letter.

It was written by my mom to my grandmother, around 54 years ago. People who are my regular readers know that my mom passed away just short of my 6th birthday. She wrote it a few months before she passed away. So this letter was a unique opportunity for me to know what she was like as a person.

The letter mentioned the upcoming marriage of my aunt. She discussed the clothes she wanted to get made for this wedding. She wrote my measurements to my grandmother as she wanted her to get a dress made for me.

This letter filled me with sadness because I really never knew her as a person, and yet gave me joy to read her thoughts.

It truly was a letter from the past!

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JusJoJan January 10 2021 – Cheese

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Every one say Cheese!

Cheese

The photographer clicked and winded up his equipment and left. The parents waited eagerly to see the results of that day’s efforts.

The pictures were sent via mail. They were in a thick cardboard envelope to avoid damage.

When they finally saw the family group photo, the only emotion they felt was disappointment. The photo felt so contrived and artificial. One could say the expressions of them all were quite cheesy!

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JusJoJan + Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday

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Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “sky’s the limit.” Write about something that has or seems to have no end. Enjoy!

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There seems to be no end to his ambitions

The sky is the limit he would often say

All his zeal and enthusiasm are directed

Toward not his own glory but to that of his baby

His baby is not his child but his brainchild

A most beloved project which consumes all his energy

I salute his devotion, his commitment to this cause

An organization that gives interest-free loans

To the poor, down-on-their-luck- people, without collateral

And the surprising thing is that most people give back

Not only what they borrow but also become donors too

That one act of kindness begets thousands more

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(This poem is about an organization created and run by very good family friends and does an amazing job)

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JusJoJan January 8 2021- Twisted

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Twisted

“Haha, I love your twisted sense of humor”, Carla said laughingly. In her heart, she cursed that sick sense of humor her husband was so proud of. Why would he make these jokes at the expense of their family or friends and think it was funny. It wasn’t just him, their teenage son Josh was also developing the same streak. Very often, she and her daughter Amy would exchange rueful glances when both the father and son were making fun of some unfortunate soul.

Then karma struck a beautiful blow! Jim, her husband, was given a promotion and was transferred to another department in the same office. His boss was notorious for ragging and making fun of others. Spending 8 – 10 hours in his company made Jim realize that the way he uses friends as his target for jokes was really bad because now he was the butt of most of his boss’s jokes!

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JusJoJan- January 7 2021 – Caught and WritePhoto- Magical Morning

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As I pulled aside the curtains on my bedroom window

My eyes caught the most beautiful sight

Sun was creeping slowly over the horizon

The sky gradually lightning up from indigo to orange

Silhouette of the trees in stark contrast

Dark shadows highlighted against the bright light

A sense of joy and hope kindled in my heart

Brought a smile to my face and a song to my lips

What a wonderful way to wake up and start my day

I am using this image from Sue Vincent with her permission to write today’s post

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