Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Do You Care? (C-1)


 A thought for today in one word:

Care!

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This is the final day of
Brenda's 28 Day Challenge at BYG Adventures!
 
I've been using the following format for my posts:
 7 words in 7 days ... April 1-8
  6 words in 6 days ... April 9-15
    5 words in 5 days ... April 16-21
    4 words in 4 days ... April 22-26
    3 words in 3 days ... April 27-29
          2 words in 2 days ... April 30-May 2
                                                         1 word on the final day ... May 3
(Sundays excluded)
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Monday, May 2, 2016

Simplify It (S-2)



 A thought for today in two words:

Live simply!

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I've been participating in
Brenda's 28 Day Challenge at BYG Adventures
using the following format for my posts:
 7 words in 7 days ... April 1-8
  6 words in 6 days ... April 9-15
    5 words in 5 days ... April 16-21
    4 words in 4 days ... April 22-26
    3 words in 3 days ... April 27-29
          2 words in 2 days ... April 30-May 2
                                                         1 word on the final day ... May 3
(Sundays excluded)
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Sunday, May 1, 2016

What We Can Learn

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I'm joining Patricia at Patricia's Place for In Other Words
where the current writing prompt is the following quotation by Bill Nye:
"Everyone you ever meet knows something that you don't."

When I read this quote it testifies to the fact that there is always something to learn from another. With each relationship we have in life, be it short or long-term, there are things we can learn and are meant to learn. 
 
Sometimes those lessons come in the form of examples - how to conduct ourselves, what kind of character traits to manifest (or not). Sometimes the lessons provide direction - where we might want to live or what career might suit us. Sometimes they are history lessons, connecting us to our family and the past, and sometimes they are "how to" lessons that teach us new skills or forms of creativity. 
 
But the lessons I treasure the most are the unanticipated ones... the ones we learn from complete strangers in walks of life often far different from our own that humble us and show us what it's like to walk in another's shoes. 
 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Zero Tolerance (Z-2)


 A thought for today in two words:

Zero tolerance!

And that's a wrap on this year's April A-Z Challenge!

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I am also participating in
Brenda's 28 Day Challenge at BYG Adventures
using the following format for my posts:
 7 words in 7 days ... April 1-8
  6 words in 6 days ... April 9-15
    5 words in 5 days ... April 16-21
    4 words in 4 days ... April 22-26
    3 words in 3 days ... April 27-29
          2 words in 2 days ... April 30-May 2
                                                         1 word on the final day ... May 3
(Sundays excluded)

Friday, April 29, 2016

Yes, You! (Y-3)


 A thought for today in three words:

You are loved!

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I am also participating in
Brenda's 28 Day Challenge at BYG Adventures
using the following format for my posts:
 7 words in 7 days ... April 1-8
  6 words in 6 days ... April 9-15
    5 words in 5 days ... April 16-21
    4 words in 4 days ... April 22-26
    3 words in 3 days ... April 27-29
          2 words in 2 days ... April 30-May 2
                                                         1 word on the final day ... May 3
(Sundays excluded)
This format is easy and fun, you are welcome
to join us in the 28-day Challenge this month!
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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Lessons from My Exes


I've written several times in the past about my ex-husbands.  None of those posts were very favorable, and I'd have to honestly say, rightly so.  I'm sure more than one reader has wondered why I ever married these guys in the first place.  I have no plausible explanation other than to plead temporary insanity in all three cases, temporary meaning anywhere from a few years to more than a decade.  I'm a slow learner, ok?  Or maybe, more accurately, I believe in marriage and really wanted to make those relationships work.  Except that it takes two committed people, one can't do it on his/her own.

When I saw that the cue for this week's Six Sentence Stories was "ex", it would have been easy for me to write a short story featuring any of one a hundred dark "stranger than fiction" tales from the past chapters of my life, but I decided to do something in a more positive light this time, and share a few of the things I learned from those individuals.
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 Lessons I Learned From My Exes - Part I
 
1. Having a genius IQ does not mean that an individual has common sense; there really is a "fine line between genius and insanity" and sometimes that line is barely perceptible.
 
2. Painting an entire room (floor, walls, ceiling, doors, and window panes) black will not endear you to your landlord, although it may render him speechless... which might be a good thing.
 
3. The world does not end if you leave the house in mismatched clothes or socks - relax already.
 
4. Cats do not appreciate rock-n-roll bands jamming in the house no matter how good the music is, and if the walls and floors are vibrating they are likely to burrow under bed quilts.
 
5. When your partner says that you "don't have the balls" to leave him, show him how much courage your really have - no balls required.
 
6. No matter how badly you want something to work sometimes it's just not meant to be; know when to let go.
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I'm joining the incredible Ivy Walker at "Uncharted"
where the cue this week is "EX"
Come and share a story of your own!

Kisses and Hugs (X-3)



 A thought for today in three words:

XO  XO XO!

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I am also participating in
Brenda's 28 Day Challenge at BYG Adventures
using the following format for my posts:
 7 words in 7 days ... April 1-8
  6 words in 6 days ... April 9-15
    5 words in 5 days ... April 16-21
    4 words in 4 days ... April 22-26
    3 words in 3 days ... April 27-29
          2 words in 2 days ... April 30-May 2
                                                         1 word on the final day ... May 3
(Sundays excluded)
This format is easy and fun, you are welcome
to join us in the 28-day Challenge this month!
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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Watch Your Words (W-3)


 A thought for today in three words:

Watch your words!

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I am also participating in
Brenda's 28 Day Challenge at BYG Adventures
using the following format for my posts:
 7 words in 7 days ... April 1-8
  6 words in 6 days ... April 9-15
    5 words in 5 days ... April 16-21
    4 words in 4 days ... April 22-26
    3 words in 3 days ... April 27-29
          2 words in 2 days ... April 30-May 2
                                                         1 word on the final day ... May 3
(Sundays excluded)
This format is easy and fun, you are welcome
to join us in the 28-day Challenge this month!
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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Someone Will Win


I'm joining Patricia at Patricia's Place for In Other Words where the writing prompt is the following quotation by Barry Crimmins:
 
"We have a presidential election coming up.  And I think
the big problem, of course, is that someone will win."

I generally make it my practice to refrain from debating both politics and religion.  I may from time to time state my beliefs or opinions on such matters, but I have no desire to contest over them, the whole concept of doing so being far too absurd to my Aquarian peace-loving mind.  Yet I must say that I find the leading list of contenders for the presidential election to be laughably absurd, if it wasn't so very sad. 

Is this truly the very best our country has to offer?  And more importantly, are the front runners in this election actually seen by the majority of our voters to be credible and capable applicants for a position as the leader of this great nation and all that it involves?  Do people see this as one big joke, or have they become so disenfranchised by what our political system has wrought that they desire to bring it down altogether?  

I can only shake my head at what is transpiring, and I fear what may be the outcome of such foolishness. This could very well go down in history as the election year that brought us great sorrow and shame.  I pray we think about it seriously, and reconsider before it is too late.
 

Value Yourself (V-4)


 A thought for today in four words:

Know your own value!

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I am also participating in
Brenda's 28 Day Challenge at BYG Adventures
using the following format for my posts:
 7 words in 7 days ... April 1-8
  6 words in 6 days ... April 9-15
    5 words in 5 days ... April 16-21
    4 words in 4 days ... April 22-26
    3 words in 3 days ... April 27-29
          2 words in 2 days ... April 30-May 2
                                                         1 word on the final day ... May 3
(Sundays excluded)
This format is easy and fun, you are welcome
to join us in the 28-day Challenge this month!
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