WQWWC #35 Exciting

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The topic for Writer’s Quotes Wednesday’s Writer’s Challenge this week is ; Exciting

Excitement can be a momentary thrill, a favorite memory, or an obsession. You might be a very calm person and people who don’t know you well don’t think you get excited, but you know inside of yourself what does it. Most likely it is a combination of events that excite you and give you the excitement of living.

Maybe it is seeing your children succeed at their most recent endeavor – smiling, walking, first word, riding their bike, first day at school, first date, first day of work, marriage, first grandchild. Couple those things with what’s happening with yourself – an ongoing project – building something or helping someone, a new relationship, your work, a future trip, learning a new skill, a move large or small,

It could be that every little thing excites you. 

  • having friends over,
  • cooking breakfast, 
  • going for a walk, 
  • reading a book, 
  • seeing the growth of your garden, 
  • meeting people at the store, 
  • finding a new accessory for your living room, 
  • discovering a bunny in your yard, 
  • sharing cookies with your neighbor, 
  • playing with your pets, 
  • learning a new word, 
  • video recording your life and sharing it on Facebook.

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Life without excitement becomes a boring, drudgery. we do need to keep the excitement alive to enjoy our life.

If we live our lives looking for the excitement and exhilaration that change can bring, we will be much happier than when we are eventually forced to accept it anyways.

Daniel Willey

As many people have often told us that life is all about perspective. If we seek new things to brighten our lives and get excited about them, believe me, you will enjoy them way more than if we had to reluctantly embrace them.

I had a distant relative who was quite old. She once told her daughter that though she had lived a long happy life, but she wasn’t ready to die just yet. Her daughter asked her in jest, what exactly was it that she was waiting for. She said that world had changed in so many way in her life and she wants to see what new inventions mankind would be making in coming years. This is the attitude that keeps us excited at every age.

The excitement of learning separates youth from old age. As long as you’re learning you’re not old.

Rosalyn Sussman Yalow

We don’t need to go looking for the fountain of youth. It’s right here in our mind and heart. Just keep the desire to learn and the spirit to get excited about each new discovery, and you’ll be forever young.

No one know what tomorrow will bring. We can either be fearful of it or excited about it. Every morning, I get up with this excitement that something new, something good will happen today. This makes me start my day with a smile and a lift in my heart.

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I count my numerous blessings

Family, children, grandchildren all

These are flowers in the garden of my life

Their sweet perfume making my existence fragrant

Wondrous bounties that adorn my grateful heart

I rejoice in this exciting state of being

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Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Petals – July 29, 2021

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Your Weekly Prompt Petals – July 29, 2021

The soul has words as petals” – Edmond Jabes

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Shy lips, delicate like petals

A tentative smile lurking at their corners


Eyes downcast, yet her stance showed her interest


I approached

And then stopped

Maybe I was reading too much in the situation


I heard her call my name as I turned to go back


I looked and saw a beaming smile
A smile just for me

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Crimson Creative Challenge # 142 – Lost treasure

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Welcome to my weekly challenge—open to all—just for FUN, FUN, FUN

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So do you see that line tree?

“Yup, What of it?”

“There’s a treasure buried near it”

“You are fibbing! How do you know?“

“I know because my grandpa told me. This tree has been here for more than 50 years”

“If there’s a treasure buried there, why haven’t you dug it up? I think you’re just fooling around with me.”

“My grandpa said that only an honest man can find the treasure. And you do know me…….“

“That’s cool, that you think I’m honest. I think that since you’ve just admitted that you’re dishonest, you definitely are lying. Go find someone to make a fool out of!“

As Steven stomped off, Jack looked behind him and said,seemingly to the air, “I tried grandpa but no one believes me!”

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Reena’s Xploration Challenge # 192

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PROMPT #192

It’s an image prompt.

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.

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Holding it with all his might

Lest that it may break free from his grasp


This is all that he has earned in his life


A little house to call his own

An umbrella of security to guard against the rainy days

A few meager possessions, threadbare and poorly


But he had his pride intact


Pride he had in his impeccable honesty


And a reputation that wasn’t tarnished by temptation

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Last week I played devil’s advocate, ridiculing the virtues of honesty. So it’s just fitting that this week we take pride in threadbare respectability of honest living.

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Fandango Provocative Question # 128 – Opposites or similar

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Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question.

This past week I heard someone say, “opposites attract.” A few days later I heard someone else say, “birds of a feather flock together.” These two statements seem contradictory to me. I thought about my wife and me and realized that, while she can be high strung and emotional, I’m more laid back and easy going. But aside from that, we have much in common, almost like two peas in a pod.

So I wondered if people with opposite personalities, beliefs, and physical traits are actually drawn together like opposite poles of a magnet. Or are similarities in age, intelligence, religion, and education level the keys to lasting, healthy relationships?

So my provocative question this week is…

Do you feel that people are more attracted to one another by their differences or by their commonalities? And why do you feel that way?

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I think what brings people together are the common traits in their personalities. Be they, friends or romantic partners. If they have a similar approaches towards important issues of life, they are more likely to be attracted to each other.

However, a bit of contrast is what balances the relationship. Like one partner is practical and the other is a dreamer or if one is a planner and the other is impulsive, they are yin and yang and provide stability to their relationship.

This is especially important in how they react to situations. If both are hot heads, the relationship is likely to disintegrate soon. But if one is calmer and cool-headed, it is more likely to last.

In short, we come together because we find similar traits in each other and stay together because we also have opposing views which make the relationship work!

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MLMM- Photo Challenge # 375

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@Pixabay

Use above image as inspiration for a poem or short story.

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You hurt me with unkind words

And then offer an offhand apology


You think this will make it all better


What you don’t see is how your words hurt me


I cannot show you my heart which is broken in pieces


I may smile, a gesture to hide my hurt


But deep inside, there is a gash which is never healed

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WritePhoto # Feather cloud

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Welcome to the weekly #writephoto prompt!

This week’s prompt is a post with a difference – our JULY guest photo!

Feather Cloud – Image by A Kehas

For visually challenged writersthe image shows a beautiful feathered cloud in the colours of a rainbow. 

A great big thank you to Alethea for agreeing to be the featured photo this month. What a beautiful photo for us. Pop over to her blog at https://aletheakehas.com/ to show her some love!

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Hey look at that! Is this even real? Or just an illusion?

“What are you going about Marla?“

“Look at that cloud, it’s a feather cloud, iridescent, colored like a rainbow. I think it’s a sign from the heavens above!”

“Oh wow, you’re right this is something exceptional Marla. I think I should fetch my camera and take a few shots. It maybe worth a few dollars in the market!

“Oh shut up Matt, just enjoy this beautiful sight and forget about making money out of it. I think it’ll bring us good luck on our venture. We should go ahead and invest in the bed’n’ breakfast opportunity, don’t you think so?”

“I hope this is a portend for good luck my dear”

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Truthful Tuesday- Odd pleasures

Frank of PC guyIV asks a question on Tuesday, which we have to answer truthfully.

Truthful Tuesday

The Question

What’s something that you thoroughly enjoy doing that others might find a bit odd? What makes it so enjoyable?

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I thoroughly enjoy blogging which my family and real-life friends find odd. They are always asking why I’m always stuck to my phone, using the tiny touchpad to type out my blog posts. There are some people who even ask “what is a blog?”

Though there are over 600 million blogs in the world today, not everyone has heard of blogging, let alone read a single post!

At the same time, I am very grateful to my blogging family who not only read my posts but also like and comment on them.

Thanks you so much!

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Fandango Story Starter # 4

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It’s time for my weekly Story Starter prompt. The purpose of the teaser is simply to spark your imagination and to get your storytelling juices flowing

This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

I’d been planning the perfect vacation for months, but then…

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I’d been planning the perfect vacation for months, but then something fantastic happened!

I won a free cruise in a draw and I could take a companion along with me. Now the question arose, who should I ask? My best friend, my cousin who was so found of adventure or my wife who wasn’t keen on traveling at all but was insanely jealous when I went away and had a good time.

Time was short so I played it safe. I asked my wife if she wanted to go on a vacation to the Maldives with me. I was super clever and made it sound like more of a drudgery than a luxury vacation. Sadly she is a very intelligent woman and caught on to me from the start.

We were due to travel on there 28th of February, 2020. But fate intervened and all traveling by sea was suspended because of the covid-19 epidemic breakout. I was promised that they would give me another chance as soon as the company started sea cruises again.

I’m still waiting. And this time my wife has categorically told me that she isn’t willing to expose herself to the risk of getting sick so I can take anyone with me. I can’t wait……..

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