How social are you? Or are you anti-social?
This question was asked of me once and I was confused as to what I should say in reply. I like meeting new people but in a reasonable number. Like a one to one conversation would be perfectly fine. But I would be uncomfortable talking to a large number of strangers at one time. Similarly I can be comfortable traveling by myself, I enjoy movies by myself, but I won’t say that I am anti-social. The truth is that spending time with myself is no hardship. I like my own company. I can be alone and be happy with my books my puzzles or my writing ( which is a new thing for me)!
Does that make me anti-social? Maybe. But if the company is not better than my own than I would be happy to be alone. But I do enjoy going out with my family and friends. I enjoy the outings I plan with friends and it’s usually my idea. So I would think that I am a careful mingler! I like to select the people I want to be with. I guess I am not gregarious, but an introvert!
What about you?
Do you like to be in company of people more often then yours?
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “social.” Use it any way you’d like. Have fun!
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Stream of Consciousness Saturday June 15
A Prompt by; Linda G Hill
Circumstances change, Harry….. We have to take into account…… in the present climate…..
Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban.
Like most people nowadays I don’t own many books in physical form but luckily one of my grandson’s book was close at hand and my finger landed on this word. Circumstances!
Circumstances always change. They can be favorable one day and totally the reverse on the next day. So one can make a decision one day, which in the view of present circumstances looks good but when things change, it could become obsolete. That’s why the choices made should not be taken as absolute and a room should be left for change. The question arises; Should we also change with our circumstances?
These two Quotes caught my fancy;
A great piece of advice. Choose your attitude carefully and stick to it.
So let your circumstances define you, let your actions and attitude be constant under all circumstances. That is a true measure of a person.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “open book, point, write.” Pick up the closest book to you when you sit down to write your post. Close your eyes, open the book, and place your finger on the page. Whatever word or phrase your finger lands on, write about it. Enjoy!
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Stream of Consciousness Saturday June 8/2019
A prompt by Linda G Hill
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “silent/silence.” Use one or both in your post. Have fun!
Silence is golden!
I shouldn’t probably write anything further.
Stay quiet, let my meaning get through to you via the telepathic vibes that my mind is sending right now.
But you know me. Staying silent is not my thing. I write and discuss my ideas on life with you all. So though I do know that sometimes the strongest statement you can make is by staying silent, I still have a few words to say.
Use your word and your silence wisely.
At times staying silent can amount to a crime. When you see injustice, cruelty or violence being committed, don’t stay silent. Speak up, express your outrage and try to break this ugly cycle. It is imperative that we all realize the importance of standing up to a bully and voicing our strong objections.
There are times when uttering what is in our heart and mind can become a source of regret later, than its time to stay mum. Keep those angry or hurtful words locked inside your heart. Don’t say them, for when we cool down, we realize that they were unjust.
I read this very wise quote:
” We can learn to talk in a couple of years but it takes a lifetime to learn when to talk and when to stay silent “
Another pearl of wisdom;
“Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”
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Stream of Consciousness Saturday June1st
A Prompt by Linda G Hill
Taking a rosy view of life makes it cosy. When we look at thing from a optimistic point of view and find everything is “Awesome” What else would be better in life?
Some people think that it is simplistic view of life and all its complications.
But why make life complicated?
Take things at you best optimist self and don’t go looking for trouble.
Things will get complicated if we are too nosy.
Aside from jokes, life can be how we look at it. Some people are incurable optimistic and would find the silver lining in most situations. I say that life is what it is. Don’t fight it, accept it and go from there. The ever pessimistic won’t find any joy in life. They will be looking for bad things to happen to them, even when there are all the reasons in the world to be happy.
So go on, take out those rose tinted glasses and see a rosy view of life around you!
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rhymes with rosy.” Find a word that rhymes with “rosy” or use the word “rosy” and base your post on it. Enjoy!
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A prompt by ;
Linda G Hill
Stream of Consciousness Saturday May 25-2019
Quickly, I have to complete this post and attend to other pending stuff. I am traveling early next week and have yet to organize my packing and other stuff. Writing blog post may be suspended for a couple of days, or I may reblog some of my older posts. Post dating a couple of post is a good idea too, but then I will have to find time to write them. It is something I have yet to figure out that we have the same amount of time in both situations but when we are rushed, we don’t seem to get things done properly or on time. And when there is no rush, we have even time to spare after completing our tasks.
I guess it’s where theory of relativity comes in!
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “adverb.” Start your post with any adverb and just run with it. Have fun!
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Stream of Consciousness Saturday May 17-2019
A prompt by Lind G Hill
I love tea made the old fashioned way. Where you put the tea leaves in a warm teapot and let it sit for a while, preferably under a tea cosy. Then you strain it through a strainer and add milk and honey. You need a couple of cucumber sandwiches or scones with clotted cream to enjoy this cup of tea. And naturally there has to be another cup to wash down all those sandwiches and scones. One can restrain oneself from overindulgence but this needs super will-power. Exercising will-power puts a lot of strain on our minds and those of us who have a weak self-restrain can succumb to temptation in a short time. Anyway all this writing about food and tea has my tastebuds straining to ingest some lip smacking food, so chow!
In response to; A prompt by Linda G Hill
Stream of Consciousness Saturday May 11-2019
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “strain.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “fall from the sky.” Write about anything that falls from the sky–real, imagined, or idiomatic. Have fun!
I am going to share my favorite from my childhood.
Rain drops keep fallin on my head.
Have loved this one since I heard it !
“Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head” is a song written by Hal David and Burt Bacharach for the 1969 film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. It won an Academy Award for Best Original Song. David and Bacharach also won Best Original Score. The song was recorded by B. J. Thomas in seven takes, after Bacharach expressed dissatisfaction with the first six. In the film version of the song, Thomas had been recovering from laryngitis, which made his voice sound hoarser than in the 7-inch release. The film version featured a separate vaudeville-style instrumental break in double time while Paul Newman performed bicycle stunts. (Source; Wikipedia)
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Linda G Hill’s
Stream of Consciousness Saturday May 4/2019
Linda G Hill has given us this prompt;
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “xp.” Use it as a word, or find a word with “xp”in it. As always, use any way you’d like. Enjoy!
I’m not an expert in writing poetry, I confess
Just penning my ideas to express my thoughts
I cannot explore the words that rhyme because
My experience in writing verses in limited
I can explain what I feel but calling it a good poem
Would be stretching this expression a bit
So as not to exploit this medium any further
Let me just put to end this explanation
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Stream of Consciousness Saturday April 27/2019
Linda G Hill says;Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “rib.” Use it as a word, or find a word with “rib”in it. As always, use any way you’d like. Enjoy!
Cribbing about lack of sleep is not going to do anyone any good, but I have to say that surviving on 5-6 hours of sleep per day for last couple of weeks hasn’t done any good to my looks! But anyway it’s a part and parcel of becoming a double grandma.
May be if you tell me rib cracking jokes or I could go out and have ribs, it may improve my mood or morale. Or maybe the angel of sleep could be bribed to bring an extra portion of sleep to the sleep deprived people in our house hold, which includes two sleep deprived moms as well.
Well the good news is that all this is just to find words with rib in them and the tribe is doing pretty well at the moment. Blessings to you all.
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Stream of Consciousness Saturday April 20/19
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “lip.” Use it as a word, or find a word with “lip”in it. As always, use any way you’d like. Enjoy!
Giving the lip!
The problem with our young generation is that they don’t give enough respect to their parents and teachers. They would often give you the lip, and when you enquire about this slip, they will inform you in clipped accent that they are just stating their opinions.
The conversation between these youngsters can often, as an edited version, can go much like this ……” what the blip ….blip…..blip…….”
This conversation is enough to drive me outdoors, equipped with my clippers, wearing my slippers to spend some time away in the peaceful natural environment, where I find my bed of beautiful tulips. Which soothe my soul.
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Stream of Consciousness Saturday April 13/19