Writing Prompt: Odd Couple

Does a messy home (or office) make you anxious,and cranky,or is cleaning something you just do before company comes over?

A messy home makes me cranky,if there are more than one person in the house it’s not easy to keep things squeaky clean or clutter free. I do try to make the inhabitants aware of the mess,not all of them care,they hear,but it comes through one ear and goes out the other.

I think these days we seem to have too much of everything and most of the time we can do with half or less of the things that occupies our abode. Instead of keeping us from buying anymore we go ahead with our bad habit of buying. There have been times when I tell myself I’m just going to window shop,I end up buying arms full of things I may not use in the next few years.

So while I get cranky and anxious of the mess and clutter I am guilty of contributing to it also.

I clean up before the arrival of company and feel at ease looking at a neat and tidy house,but It doesn’t stay that way too long.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/365-days-march31st-odd couple/

DP Daily Prompt: She Drives Me Crazy

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It makes me crazy when people wear their shoes in my house.What habit/act drives you crazy? How do you prevent it from happening?

This prompt is very interesting. I’m not worried or anxious if people wear shoes in my house as long as they’re not dirty.

One habit I am not fond of is when they come to see me but spend the whole time gossiping about others. I am not capable of preventing it ,I fear they’d call me rude, I stay quiet and let them talk.

I do wonder at the same time,what they say about me.

Once this same person came for a visit, my younger brother came to see me around that time. The first thing she said was, “You know so and so she’s married again isn’t she, that didn’t go over well, my brother was furious.

He replied, “so what if she’s married again,I’m not here to talk about her.”

That sealed her mouth for good.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/31/prompt-drives-me-crazy/

DP Daily Prompt: I Walk the Line

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Have you got a code you live by? What are the principles or set of values you actively apply in your life?

I’ve always liked the “Golden rule ,one should always treat others as one would like others to treat oneself.” Or one should not treat in ways that one would not like to be treated by others.

In psychology it involves a person empathizing with others, philosophically it involves a person perceiving their neighbor as an “I” or self. Sociologically it is applicable between individuals and groups in general.

In the 1670s it was known as the “Golden Law”. As a concept of ethic reciprocity  it has its roots in a wide range of world cultures,it has  a long history, and a number of prominent religious figures and philosophers believe in its ‘two way’ nature in various ways.

I believe a lot of unnecessary conflicts can either be stopped or resolved if we can follow this rule. No one can always be right all the time, we have to remember as human beings we make mistakes and it is a lot easier if we can make ourselves  believe it.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/30/prompt-walk-the-line/

 

 

 

DP Daily Prompt: Born to Be With You

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Got a soul-mate and/or a best friend? What is it about that person that you love best? describe them in great detail.. leave no important quality out.

If I think about reality, we can have a soul-mate but for how long I rather not guess. Let’s say she had one but not any more. She has a friend but the friend lives too far away, so communication is not possible. You might think,no communication in the twenty-first century,it cannot be true? I’d say yes it is absolutely true. Her friend doesn’t write, she does not have time. she hasn’t learnt how to send  email.

She  found very good friends by blogging and doing online courses,they are kind,they read her posts and  she  does the same. They all are educated, sincere and know a lot more than she does,  She is  always learning from them.

Every one in this world has good and bad qualities, whether it is a soul-mate, a friend or a blogger ,we must appreciate their good qualities and ignore what is bad,as long as it will not hurt us.

To pinpoint the qualities that are positive is not fair,this is what I think, so a quality important or not will have to  be overlooked. We make friends or have a soul-mate because there is something  attractive about them,it’s better to leave it at that!

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/prompt-born/

 

Writing Prompt:Trading Spaces

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a member of the opposite sex for a day? What do you think life would be like?

I didn’t think of it before,but when I saw the prompt, “Trading Spaces”. I thought well let me find out what I could possibly learn from it. I know there is not much to know. I had a lot of brothers, I saw what they thought of themselves, and on many occasions I disagreed about their choices.

Let’s take brother number 1: All of us were his dear siblings until he tied the knot,boy it was some knot, overnight we became creatures from hell, we did nothing but the better half wanted him to treat us like we were useless.

Brother number 2: His feelings for us didn’t change, he was kind and compassionate, helped my Mom by helping her financially.

Brother number 3:  He wanted to be an actor without any gift. You know what happened to that aspiration.

Number 4: was normal and did things that were right.

My fifth brother was too busy studying, he did his own thing, he was younger so he didn’t worry about responsibilities towards the family.

Number 6 was not much different from the fifth.

My seventh one was a gift to us directly from heaven, he studied,he was co-operative, he tried to please everyone. He didn’t mind going to the library every day to borrow reading materials for me. Once I had a severe headache, I was lying down, he sat beside me and asked,”Ranu ,what’s wrong ?”

I told him I had a headache , he pressed my head till I fell asleep, others of course passed by didn’t care enough to ask why was I lying down.

Eighth was the proverbial ‘black sheep’, he didn’t study, played all day,was demanding,why wouldn’t he be my mom was always letting him do whatever he pleased.

I have seen eight specimens at close range, do I still need to trade spaces to find out by being one for a day? I think my answer is, “No thank you”!

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/03/29/365-days-march29-trading spaces/

 

DP Daily Prompt: Singing the Blues

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We all feel down from time to time. How do you combat the blues? What’s one tip you can share with others that always helps to lift your spirits?

Lately I’m feeling blue about the weather, which continues to bother me. Our winter started I’d say from late November. Almost every day it snows, if there is one good day there’ll be several stormy days. I fear about losing power,which means everything will be at a standstill, to me no power means, no internet,no warm food, no bath, no heat nothing. I picture myself counting the hours and wondering when power will be restored.

Right now we are having a windstorm why Nature is so angry I cannot tell. Yes we are responsible, we have too many vehicles on the road polluting our skies,earth and what have you.

We have garbage thrown everywhere polluting the town or city we live in. We fail to realize we are the reason our weather has changed. One positive thing that came out of this is we are learning to recycle, which could have started a while ago,but it’s a good beginning.

When I am sad I listen to my favorite songs, I read my favorite book,I talk to my kittens, who probably wonder , “What’s wrong with her, she is too nice today?” Then there is the piano I play for a few seconds and stop because the last time I played was a long time ago,I seem to have forgotten a lot of it. My best way of lifting my spirits is to get my cook books and read the delicious recipes in there, I start my preparation, soon enough I forget what bothered me in the first place.

My one tip for someone who is having a bad day,would be to advise them to open a dessert cook book and read the recipes,pretend they are going to create that wonderful cheesecake they think about from time to time and imagine eating a slice of that wonderful creation and say to themselves, “Who says I am not a good cook, look what I have created,it’s delicious!”

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/prompt-singing-the-blues/

 

DP Daily Prompt: The Great Pretender

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Are you full of confidence or have you ever suffered from  Impostor  Syndrome? tell us all about it.

I must say I am definitely not suffering from, “Impostor Syndrome” I do whatever I am capable of doing or what I am trained to do. I was trained to teach, which is what I did. I didn’t wear the garb of a teacher,I actually went to school to learn how to teach.

Pretending to be what I am not I can never do. I taught and I was confident, I didn’t suffer from ‘Impostor Syndrome’

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/prompt-the-great-pretender/

Writing Prompt: Judgement Day

If you were to judge your favourite book by its cover,would you still read it?

First of all I pick up books by their title not cover. Most of the time I don’t pay attention to the cover of a book. I read the title and if I’m impressed I read it, not once but several times.

If I were to judge my favourite book by its cover, I’d definitely read it. To me cover is not important.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/365-days-march27-judgement day/

DP Daily Prompt: Qeu Sera Sera

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Do you believe in fate or do you believe you can control your own destiny.

I am not sure what I believe in, in fate or I can control my own destiny. The song “Que Sera Sera “, is a favorite song of mine. I heard it a long time ago.I didn’t really think about the lyrics,then or even now.

Today’s prompt makes me think  do I believe in fate or do I believe in controlling my own destiny. I believe in both.

My fate exposed me to various things I could do with my life, study or stop studying. I controlled my destiny by choosing the former. I kept going until I felt my brothers have contributed towards my studies long enough,I should see if I can get some help in way of  a scholarship to study further. Fate helped me to get what I wanted and I controlled my destiny by making sure I was successful each time.

I felt I had studied enough it was time for me to look for a job. I got the first one I applied for,eleven months later I made up my mind to leave the job and look for another.My second job proved too taxing for my health and well-being , I quit that one for good. 

I always knew I was qualified enough to get a teaching job in the city,I was not disappointed.

Marriage changed the picture, I relied on fate solely,wherever my husband found work I’d have to go there,which is what I did. There was no room for controlling my destiny. So like Doris Day I thought “whatever will be, will be.”

Yes I have children,they don’t ask me, “will I be handsome will I be rich?” If they did I’d  only say whatever will be,will be.”You will be what you want to be.

Once again I have decided to control my destiny by registering for on-line courses, it was something I had very little knowledge of, here I am once again controlling my destiny by continuing with the courses.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/26/prompt-que-sera-sera/

 

Writing Prompt: Idyllic

What does your ideal community look like?How is it organized, and how is community life structure? What values does the community share?

I do have an ideal community in my mind whether it will ever come true I cannot tell. Before I go any further,I’d like to say why I long for an ideal community.

The communities I have seen are very depressing,on the one hand you see traffic jams, all kinds of vehicles on the road, there are the public buses overcrowded with people, There are some seats,the rest of the aisle is full of people standing to get to their destination.Then there one or two passengers or owners of cars moving along with the heavy traffic,these people have nothing to worry, their vehicle is cool because the car is equipped with air condition. They are fortunate they’re dropped off right in front of their destination, they only walk a few steps to go in.

My ideal community will have public transportation but it will not be crowded, the fare will be affordable, so that everyone can use it.

There will be educational institutions where besides education, citizens will be taught to respect each other .

There will be affordable housing for anyone who needs it.

I want everyone to be happy.No one should be homeless or hungry.

I want to see a community where everyone helps each other.

My community should be well organized,if there are natural disasters help should be instant for those who are in trouble.

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/365 days-march 25-idyllic/