365 Writing Prompts: life, happy,sleep!

Scribble down the first ten words that come to mind.Pick three of them. There’s your post title.Now write.

and, poets, reality, be, gone, life, sleep, eat, gone, happy.

You may wonder why I chose the above three words to write my post. My feeling is they seem to connect with each other.

There are certain things important in life such as: happy and sleep. you cannot be happy, if you are unable to sleep, for your body it’s necessary , after the day’s hard work your body needs rest, sleep is the best way of getting rest.

A tired body cannot be happy. I know when I’m awake all night I’m a very unhappy person, I value my sleep too much.

When I was in the university, my room mate suggested I should not go to bed earlier than my classmates, they will do better in the exam than me. I took her advice and studied till 2:00 a.m before my exam next morning. I was sick in the exam hall, my mind was blank I couldn’t recall what I had studied that night. I thought I’d fail, I was worried, luckily I was able to calm down and finish my exam.

From then on I advised my room mate, not to give me anymore pointers how long I should study, I knew what I needed to do well, it was to have a good night’s sleep before the exam.

I believe in the phrase,” early to bed,early to rise makes a person, healthy and wealthy and wise.”

nk: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/08/17/365-writing-prompts/

 

DP Daily Prompt: Secret Admirers

pad2014-s.png (308×60)

You return home to discover a huge flower bouquet waiting for you , no card attached. Who is it from__ and why did they send it to you?

The bouquet of flowers I received was in my classroom,placed neatly on my desk. It was from a group of students, who thought I was the nicest teacher they’ve ever met.

It was something they did to show their appreciation. I truly enjoyed teaching them and they enjoyed having me as their teacher.

The students left a number of gifts from time to time, sometimes it was a box of chocolate, a cup and saucer, or even a seashell . The shell one of them left for me was a large one, if I put it close to my ears I could hear the sound of the sea. Unfortunately I forgot to take it home, and found it missing the next day. I still think about it.

It was a joy teaching those sweet kids, they always wanted me to read stories to them.

Their gifts always meant they were happy to have me as a teacher. I miss them!

k: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/08/15/dp-daily-promp…ecret-admirers/

 

DP Daily Prompt: Frame of Mind

pad2014-s.png (308×60)

If you could paint your current mood onto a canvass, what would that painting look like? What would it depict?

My current mood  what I’ll call is “Fuzzy”, on a canvass right now the painting will not please anyone’s eyes, if it was for sale,  the would be customers are more than likely going to  stay away and view other paintings.

My mood is all over the place, I turned on the computer, barely five minutes passed and there was a skeleton in front of me,informing me the internet connection has checked out.

What will I do I was thinking then it occurred to me my daughter’s instruction was to go upstairs in her room, disconnect the modem and count fifteen times the word “Mississippi”, I went up sat on her bed did as I was told.

Now I am in my room,I turned on the computer, right now it’s working, how long I can’t tell. Do I want to see that skeleton, you can bet I don’t, do I have a choice, obviously no?

I am writing and thinking am I lucky enough to get this done, it depends if the stars are aligned as they should?

The painting is not going to be worthy enough to be displayed in an exhibition, it will show a sad,unhappy,irritable person on the canvass, when these things are assimilated into one it’ll look absolutely hideous!

https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/dp-daily-prompt-frame-of-mind/

DP Daily Prompt: By the Dots

pad2014-s.png (308×60)

We all have strange relationships with punctuation– do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us about your punctuation quirks!

Punctuation is so important, sometimes it becomes tricky, my mind thinks I should use a period, my sentence says make it a little longer or else there’d be someone ready to criticize you. I was criticized once, I disliked the comment I thought this one is trying to assert how good s/h is. I got over it and was happy to notice that one does not come my way.

Do I overuse exclamation mark, I do not think I’m guilty of that, I use it sparingly. I do not use semicolons that much, I just don’t think about them.

I think I use period and comma a lot, I cannot do without them.

k: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/06/29/dp-daily-prompt-5/

Five sentence fiction: Marriage

Lillie McFerrin Writes

 

Marriage

Samina was waiting anxiously to get the results of her final master’s degree exam, she made up her mind to join the teaching profession at the same time she knew she had to get a degree in education.

She registered in the education degree program, she was successful, the next thing was to get a job, while she was busy looking for one,her mother was planning to get her a good husband, Samina reminded her mother she wanted to work for sometime, she really thought her mother’s choice may not be good for her.

Mother and daughter argued daily about this particular topic, Samina made up her mind to move to a different city for work.

Luckily she found a job she liked, also there was provision for housing, things were working well she was happy, the teaching environment was beginning to bother her,the headmaster gave her extra duties which took up most of her time, besides teaching she had to supervise the kids for breakfast, lunch and dinner, she practically had no time for herself, she quit her job and thought maybe she should take her mother’s advise to settle down.

Her mother was elated, without wasting any time she selected the right husband for her daughter, the preparation for the big day took two weeks, on the third week Samina fulfilled her mother’s desire, as far as I know the bride and the groom are happy and contented!!

k: https://sabethville.wordpress.com/2014/05/29/five-sentence-fiction-marriage

 

 

Writing Prompt: Million-dollar question

Why do I blog?

I blog for many reasons: 1. To come in contact with awesome people.

2. To learn what I don’t know.

3.To know about  different people all over the world.

4.To see what is common between us

Blogging has brought me closer to some awesome people I’d never have known otherwise. Imagine how wonderful it is to interact with some amazing people sitting right in front of my laptop. My few months of blogging was kind of disappointing,I didn’t know very many people and had no idea how to contact them. Then came my most delightful moment,Leslie whom I didn’t know started writing comments on my post, I was excited, I complained, no one reads my post,she told me to visit other blogs and write comments. I did that there was some response but nothing overwhelming.Then I discovered pingbacks, I was in touch with many of them and had a great time interacting with them.

I started reading all the posts, while doing so I hit Alienora’s Blog. It is one of the best ones I’ve read. When I read her posts I get the feeling how lucky I am to find her. I already am pleased to know different people from other parts of the World, Leslie from   Us ,Ali from Uk., Samir from India, Rainee from Australia, Su Lian from Japan. There are many from US and India. I know a few from Pakistan.

On my blogging journey I found out,we all think alike,we are kind, friendly and willing to help,whenever the need arises. What more can anyone want. I find contentment here.

DP Daily Prompt: Make Me Smile

pad2014-s.png (308×60)

If you’re feeling blah what is the one thing you do that  you can count on to put a smile on your face?

 

When I am not in a good mood the presence of Nelson makes me smile. He loves to jump and watch me from the corner of his eyes to make sure I approve. There are so many things he does can make anyone angry but not me, I just look at him and say,”you naughty boy,you mustn’t get up on the stove”. He’s happy when his friend Babble is with him. Today he is unhappy and I know why,Babble is not with him,it is making me sad too. I must get his friend to make him playful again.

I am writing and watching him,he is sleeping, I am glad he is not crying. This is what puts a smile on my face.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/04/07/daily-prompt-make-me-smile/

Nelson

Nelson

 

DP Daily Prompt: Moments to Remember

pad2014-s.png (308×60)

What are three most memorable moments….good or bad,happy or sad…in your life?Go

I had more than three memorable moments, the three that I consider happy are: 1. the birth of my first daughter, I remember running to see her in her cot,every time she cried. My husband took pictures of her whenever he saw her in a different pose. She didn’t know what we were doing,but looking at the pictures gave me so much joy.  I bought any cute dress I saw, she wasn’t too thrilled to be changed each time we bought a  new dress. I liked to dress her up for my pleasure.

The second moment of happiness was when I was awarded the scholarship to go to London, it was one dream I wanted to come true and it did.

Third one was  one that I never thought of for a long time, but I only knew two lines of Iqbal’s poetry and wanted to learn about him more,the opportunity came unexpectedly  I was very thankful and will continue to do so.

Sad was watching my father dying and I didn’t know it was permanent.

Second, when our cat JD died.

Third when we had to sell our beautiful house, because we were leaving that town.

There are many others happy and sad moments,these were the ones I wanted to share.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/prompt-moments-to-remember/

 

Writing Prompt: Happily Ever After

Am I living happily ever after ? My answer has to be yes and no both. I have to go back to the question I read in “Moral Science”, Can man be perfectly happy? the answer was and still is,Man can be happy to some extent but cannot attain perfect happiness.

Yes I’d say I am happy to some extent but not perfectly happy. Am I living happily ever after, I did for some time but not now. What will it take to get there? When I join,Iqbal,Rumi, My parents and all my wonderful friends and relatives, also the people who entertained us with their heart and soul. I will say I am living happily ever after not in this world but the one after.

http://sabethvillewordpress.com/2014/02/26/365-days-feb26-happilyeverafter/

DP Daily Prompt: Never Gonna Give Up

pad2014-s.png (308×60)

We all have bad habits galore, we watch too much TV,we waste our time doing nothing,we gossip, we love sweets, we smoke.

Some of the habits are hard to change but others need to change such as smoking. Smoking is a number one killer,it endangers one’s health. It’s a sheer waste of money because it only contributes to ill-health. Lung cancer is believed to be the end result of smoking. When we didn’t know enough of it we felt well there’s nothing we can do about it. It’s a habit they cannot break out of.

Since it’s been out second hand smoking is worse. I am not too happy about getting sick because of someone else’ s addiction.

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/19/daily-prompt-rick-roll/