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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)

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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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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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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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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Very Few Will Understand (U-4)


 A thought for today in four words:

Not everyone will understand!

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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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Don't Give Up! (T-4)


 A thought for today in four words:

Give it another try!

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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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Share Your Smile (S-4)

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 A thought for today in four words:

Share your smile today!

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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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Save A Life (R-5)

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 A thought for today in five words:

Rescue a new furry friend!

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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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Right?

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"See, I was right, wasn't I?" Joe shouted at has wife.  I told you if you took that job it would be nothing but trouble; now you get home late and my supper isn't even ready on time."
 
" B-b-but I need to get out around people," Eileen stammered, tears welling up at the corners of her eyes.  "It gets lonely here, and we sure could use a little extra money."
 
"You get this straight, you don't need nobody but me;  I take care of you, right?" Joe said, his face inches from hers and his hand raised menacingly.
 
"Right," Eileen mumbled quietly, but inside her heart was screaming "no".

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I'm joining Ivy at "Uncharted" for Six Sentence Stories 
where the cue this week is "RIGHT"

Quiet Please (Q-5)

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 A thought for today in five words:

Quiet is a beautiful sound!

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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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The Art of Patience (P-5)


 A thought for today in five words:

Patience means to wait peacefully!

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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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Begin With One Step (O-5)


 A thought for today in five words:

Take one step, then another!

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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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Two Sizes Too Small

 
I'm joining Patricia at Patricia's Place for In Other Words
where the current writing prompt is the following quotation by Tanya A Moore:
"A person's world is only as big as their heart."

The first thing that popped into my mind when I read the above  quote was the line from the famous Dr. Seuss book "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" about the reason for the Grinch's pathetic behavior... "But I think that the most likely reason of all may have been that his heart was two sizes too small." 
 
I am thinking we all know some people like that too, people whose heart is so tiny that they only have room in it to care about themselves.  And we know that if you don't care about anyone else, you won't have many friends, so your world is going to be mighty small.
 
On the other hand, if you have a large heart, room to care for lots more, you could find that you have a wonderful life in store!  We know from the story that the Grinch's heart grew, and I'm believing that if you reach out to others, yours can grow three sizes too! :-)
 

Live In The Moment (N-5)

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 A thought for today in five words:

Now is all we have!

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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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Miracles Happen (M-6)



 A thought for today in six words:

Believe in miracles - you are one!

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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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