Stop the war!

People are waging wars around us that are

Depriving many of precious right to life

Children being made orphans

There is an evanescent will to stop this bloodshed

But since there is no sincere intent behind this effort

It just evaporates with passage of time

Are we ignoring the elephant in the room

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt:

Evanescent

FOWC;

Orphan

RDP;

Intent

Word of the day Challenge;

Elephant

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#fowc

#rdp

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Am I addicted to food?

The sight and smell of food is bewitching for me. I fight my addition to food but it a mental programming that I find hard to beat. When I am happy I want food. When I am stressed out I want food and if I am sad I want food.

It is not a genetic flaw. More like a defect acquired over time. It is a well known fact that human beings turn towards something to comfort them when they are unhappy or under stress. I always think of food in times of stress. Using it as a drug to make me feel better.

But I am trying to break this habit, now that I am no longer young but a fusty fifty seven year old. Time and age has many benefits but it definitely does not allow us the luxury to be careless with our health. Now the need to be in an acceptable range of body weight and fat percentage is ever more important because it affects all aspects of my life.

So onto a new programming for my mind. Eat to live. Sounds a bit cut and dry but in fact it is how most sensible and healthy people view food. No more chips as a side but salads. A salad as an entree instead of a burger or pizza. A piece of fruit for dessert.

A lot of changes to be made. And I am almost ready to make this change. Just making myself realize the fact that being healthy is way better than feeling good after having a scrumptious meal!

In response to the following prompts;

Word of the day Challenge;

Chip

FOWC;

Bewitching

RDP;

Fusty

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

Broken dreams

What was once whole lays broken now

I look at the pieces scattered and think

What shattered which previously was unbreakable

Was it the constant doubt that undermined it

Or did the harsh words tore its fragments apart

Can I put it together again with love and care

The dream that I had nurtured and then discarded

Needs me to continue to believe in it

If I don’t have a dream for my future

What is that I am looking forward to

The goal, the destination has to be fixed

So that I can chart my way forward

In response to the following prompts;

Word of the day Challenge;

Broken

RDP:

Continue

FOWC;

Previous

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

Opening the mind!

“This is blasphemy I tell you”

“Your infatuation with these new ideas”

“Why do you want to bring something different”

“Into what we have been doing since olden times”

“But I beg to differ with respect” he says

“No harm in thinking along new lines”

“To commence a way to contemplate creatively”

“Not traveling the same road all the time”

“Capture new and brilliant ideas”

“Is going to expand your mind along with your vision”

“And I rest my case”

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Capture

FOWC;

Blasphemy

RDP;

Commence

Word of the day Challenge;

Infatuation

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

A snip and tuck

When things are not going our way

We need to make some adjustments

A snip and a tuck to tailor the way

We look at our problems surely helps

There is nothing random about what happens

To us and to the world around us

All actions that we take come with consequences

And every challenge is an opportunity to grow and learn

So instead of brooding accept the reality

As it is the first step towards resolving

All the issues and problems that we are facing

The transition from denial into acceptance

It a simple step that is needed if we want

To tackle our predicaments and challenges

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Snip

FOWC;

Random

RDP;

Transition

Word of the day Challenge;

Brood

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

Being kind

It is fair dinkum that there are repercussions of all our actions. This rule, thought not officially recognized as such, does exists. You can verify its existence in your own life. Do good and good things happen to you. If you are harming someone that also finds its way back to you one day. This is applicable to every thing we do in our lifetime.

Kindness is always paid in full, sometimes even a bonus is added as well .Though a clich├ęd saying but true nonetheless is;

“What goes around comes around”

While this is true, good deeds should not be done in expectations of reward. Being kind and good is it’s own reward. The heart feels lighter and happier. One good deed not only makes your day but also for the person on the other end. Easiest good deeds are distributing smiles.

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Applicable

FOWC;

Repercussion

RDP;

Dinkum

Word of the day Challenge;

Kindness

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

Music is sublime

Beckie of Beckie’s Mentalmess has asked us a few questions about music and music therapy. I have never had formal music therapy but music no doubt is therapeutic.

Do you listen to music ( if/when) you meditate?  If so, what kind of music do you listen to?

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This my response to Beckie‘s Question;

Immersed in the sublimity of musical notes

I savor the nostalgia it evokes in my heart

Traveling back to my youth again

I feel overjoyed to hear these tunes

Which used to mean such a lot to me

The freedom which it gave my mind

To be there in that state where I leave

All that is bothering me at that moment

And to float free in a cloud of sublime feelings

Ah! The adoration of musical notes

Which has saved my sanity so many times

Written in response to the following prompts;

A Prompt by Beckie : Music therapy: How music affects you

Your daily word Prompt;

Sublimity

FOWC;

Overjoyed

RDP;

Nostalgia

Word of the day Challenge:

Adoration

#keepitalive

#workingonus

#fowc

#rdp

The social Vampire

You will meet them almost everywhere. They are the social vampires. Sucking up and feasting on the privileges of their social standing. Their acquisitive nature propels them toward collecting more and more of worldly things. They are never satisfied with what they have. There is an odor of envy and jealousy emitting from their minds which just goes to illustrate their greed. Try to avoid them and their company as it can be toxic to interact with them.

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Acquisitive

FOWC;

Vampire

RDP;

Odor

Word of the day Challenge;

Illustrate

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

Reflections

 

When you look deep in the water

What do you see?

Seeing the reflection of yourself 

In the unfathomable depths

Induces strange feeling in the mind

One feels as if we are floating 

In the mysterious 

The unrecognizable world

Of the opposites

Where the up is down and the down is up

Where the objects are standing on their head

At that point look into the heart too

Which houses all those negative emotions 

The disappointments

The resentment 

The envy and the agony 

Can we turn them upside down too

Change them into the positive too

Can we look up from this reflection and see

That which we had found as a hindrance 

Has turned into a place of joy for us!










In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Unfathomable

FOWC;

House

RDP;

Reflection 

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp

How would you feel?

How would you feel

When you’re ignored

Facing rejection and

Forced to change yourself

Not likely, you say to me

But this is what people

Who are different from others

Are facing every day of their lives

This society of ours wants

Conformation from us all

Not honoring our differences

But expecting all of us to be the same

Now that I have spilled the beans

What remedy would you suggest

To make us more tolerant and inclusive

In response to the following prompts;

Your daily word Prompt;

Ignore

Word of the day Challenge;

Rejection

RDP;

Change

FOWC ;

Spill

#keepitalive

#fowc

#rdp