DP Daily Prompt: It’s Feb. 14 Friday, I’m In Love!

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Sorry to disappoint you guys, I’m not in Love. I Love the Day because everyone is celebrating it. Young and old, men ,women and children exchanging cards, giving each other candies. It simply is a joyous occasion,it seems Christmas is back.

We are baby sitting two gorgeous felines. They are Babble and Nelson. I love Nelson ,he is so quiet. He is probably saying,”Who are you, no I don’t love you, I love my owner?”

I’m saying that’s okay, “I still love you.”

Animals or pets are so beautiful, they love us unconditionally,all they want is a bit of food and clean litter. They are happy and contented. They won’t love me for material things or how much money will I leave for them.They are not selfish. They are plain innocent.

This is my thought for this joyous day. I wish everyone who reads this a very happy,Valentine’s Day!

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Jewel

I have spent years chasing the tail of my darkness.  Although my name is Jewel, I was anything but a Jewel. I laughed sometimes and thought I am not a nice person,why did my parents choose this name for me.   My parents died when I was a very young boy. I never enjoyed my childhood.  Early on I was into all kinds of trouble. I stole to satisfy my hunger. I envied the kids my age who were leading a better life than I. I never knew what love was. I grew up hating and cursing anyone who got in my way.

I was not proud of myself. I didn’t go to school. I could neither read nor write. I was tired of this dark life I was leading. I made up my mind to leave this darkness behind. I looked around to see which path was appealing. Suddenly I saw a giant oak tree. It caught my attention I followed  the path that led to the tree. I felt the cool breeze.  Nature was calling me. Humans didn’t comfort me. But nature was giving me the comfort I longed for.  I sat under the tree  and began thinking how to feel peaceful. I started to relax, this type of feeling was rare for me. I felt groggy and fell asleep.

Next thing I knew someone was calling me to wake up. Who could it be, I opened my eyes, staring at me was a lady in white. I’ve never seen angels but the word angel came on my lips. I uttered the word softly. She smiled and said, “I am Sara,I live close by, every day I come here for a walk,  then I sit under this tree and meditate.”

I asked her what she meant by meditate, she said,  ” to meditate is to practice,  training our mind to focus to reach a higher level of consciousness. You can meditate anywhere at anytime.”

I was happy to know I can really become a better person,if I learn to meditate.

I said, “I am Jewel, I am a very unfortunate man, I lost my parents when I was very young,I’ve spent a larger part of my lonely  life loafing around. The things I did to fill my stomach will terrify you. It seemed this tree will lead me to the right path. I fell asleep hoping to find something or someone  who will turn my life around when I’m awake. Maybe you can guide me to become a better person. This will be a miracle for me.”

“What kind of miracle are you looking for Jewel?”

“I want to come out of my dark and ugly life and become a good person. Do you think you can help me Sara?”

Her face brightened up when she heard my plea.

“Of course I’ll help you ,come with me. I live with my painter husband,he’s a good man, he and I will do what we can to make you happy.”

Thus started my life of happiness.  Sara and Gregoire changed my life. I learned to paint from Gregoire ,and Sara taught me how to meditate. We were happy.

I put my heart and soul to attain happiness. Whenever Sara thought I needed to relax,she’d invite me to play a game of cards. I’m embarrassed to admit I knew nothing about cards, with Gregoire and Sara’s help I learned the basics.

Now I think I am worthy of the name  Jewel. I know now when we try hard enough we can achieve happiness.

DP Daily Prompt:Stranger( the card lady) post by Ranu

My daughter and I went to Costco to do some shopping. We   were in a hurry that day.We had the cart loaded.just as I was going

English: This is a logo for Costco.

English: This is a logo for Costco. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

to the check -in counter,I was stopped by a lady, she smiled and said ,’Hi’. I did not respond I kept walking,this time she stood in front of me and tried to talk to me.I told her,I was in a hurry.In reply she said it will only take a few minutes.Then she pulled out a book and asked my name.I asked why she needed my name. She said she was wondering if I wanted an American Express card .  She told me  the advantage of having one. I was firm ,I told her I had far too many cards and I did not want an additional card. I don’t know how long it took  me. She was one person whom I could not get rid of fast enough.