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5 Things I Like About Myself

Sadje of KeepItAlive has begun this great new tag. It is about listing 5 things you like about yourself. You can read her original post here.

Here is my list:

1. My smile

I have been told often that I have a smiling face and I am rather proud of that. My smile is a gift from my mother. I must have been “scowlie” as a kid for she would often urge me to smile more. “A smile is half your success” she used to tell me.

2. My ability to write

Ever since I could read, I have wanted to write. School essays never seemed like work to me and I used to earn top grades in English Composition without any effort at all. This flair for writing helped me later in my scientific writing too. Once I had all the data and references, writing a research paper was no problem at all.

3. Seeing the silver lining

One of my talents that I find very useful is seeing my cup as half full instead of half empty. Contrary to what many may think, this works out as very practical since it keeps me from despair. It’s not that I am never frustrated or disgruntled (I am only human) but I am quick to remember my strengths.

4. Not giving up

I am quite tenacious, not giving up easily on myself or others. I subscribe to the concept “if at first you don’t succeed try, try, try again”

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Share Your World 13.1.20

Melanie of sparksfromacombustiblemindbrings us a set of fun questions every week. QUESTIONS: What’s something your brain tries to make you do, which you have to will yourself NOT to do? (could be a bad habit, a physical response to something…your interpretation is as good as mine! ) My brain loves to worry and tries to set me off on a rollercoaster of stress and anxiety. … Continue reading Share Your World 13.1.20

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Share Your World 1-6-20

Melanie, of sparks from a combustible mind, has some brand new questions for us in the new year and new decade. Do check out her blog for useful and entertaining posts. Is ‘hello” enough for you these days? (credit to Rory – ) It is and it isn’t enough. This may sound quite contrary but it isn’t really. Whether just exchanging Hellos with someone … Continue reading Share Your World 1-6-20


JusJoJan 6 / 20 “possibility “

Another Day — Another Dilemma Today I was confronted by another ethical and moral dilemma. It was pouring since 6 am today but I needed to run some errands. Among them was shopping for fruit and vegerables which I like to do at small privately owned stalls. There was a lot of muddy water swilling about on the roadside. I stepped gingerly, careful not to … Continue reading JusJoJan 6 / 20 “possibility “

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JusJoJan Day 5– “intention”

The road to hell is paved with good intentions.   This proverb has been attributed to various people over the years, as you can see in the image below: The interpretation of this quote is as varied as the claims to its origin. One version is that good intentions can have bad consequences, but I am not too fond of it. I prefer the one … Continue reading JusJoJan Day 5– “intention”

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Friday Flashback–New Year’s Resolutions: keeping them through the year.

I wrote this at the end of December 2018 : Every year we make New Year’s Resolutions with great zeal, fervour, and enthusiasm. These may be a resolve to give up something like smoking. We might make a resolution to eat more fruit, drink more water or get more exercise. Whatever our resolutions, they seldom last the whole year through. Usually they don’t survive the … Continue reading Friday Flashback–New Year’s Resolutions: keeping them through the year.