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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It was the element of caprice in her nature that made her choose Bangkok as her destination. In the middle of summer, the heat would be unbearable. She wondered now how she could have been so daffy. Hopefully, the hotel she had booked would have proper air conditioning and would not just fob her off with a ceiling fan. She felt like a complete idiot … Continue reading Daily Prompts 15th Jan
There are two ways to have enough: One is to continue to accumulate more and more. The other is to desire less. – G.K. Chesterton I found this quote in a post on minimalism by a blogger called Aaliyah. Do check out her blog Aaliyah Inspired. Written for One Liner Wednesday and JusJoJan 15, prompts by LindaG.Hill Continue reading One Liner Wednesday and JusJoJan 15
” I just bought a new cook book that is hot off the press. It has really wonderful recipes that have made my life so easy. Whether I want to make a whole tub of food or whip up a meal for two in a flash, I can always find the right recipe. You won’t find me stationary in the kitchen. I am always trying out … Continue reading “My New Cook Book”
If Only….. If only unicorns were real And every rainbow ended with a pot of gold. If only four leafed clover was abundant To multiply your good fortune manifold. If only wishes were horses You would see beggars riding strong and bold. Written for: What do you see # 12, a prompt by Sadje of Keep It Alive. https://wp.me/paf3ao-5HT Continue reading What do you see # 12
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 – https://aguycalledbloke.blog/2019/12/29/is-hello-enough-for-you-these-days/ ) 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
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An old photograph drops out of the pages of an old book. Its corners are frayed and the image has faded. Yet the faces that look out at you are full of life and animation. Where are they now, you wonder. Are they dead or alive, wrinkled and arthritic ? Yet the photo has immortalized them for all times to come. Written for Just … Continue reading JusJoJan Day 2–“photo”