If it’s autumn or winter where you live, what are you most looking forward to doing next summer? If it’s spring or summer where you are, what has been the highlight of the season so far for you?
It is summer where I live, we are still waiting for real summer, it hasn’t shown up yet. One warm day is followed by several cold wet days. Today it’s sunny, the wind is strong and cold, I’m not sure if we will have summer. Today is the 30th June, if I didn’t know the date and month, I’d think it is fall. I haven’t stopped raising the heat in my house.
I am really looking forward to summer, the difference is I may want it but summer may not oblige me.
Although I have only been negative so far, there is a very positive side to these cool temperatures we’re are having.It is the month of fasting, where we are not allowed to eat or drink for nineteen hours, the cool weather helps, we are not thirsty, at least I am not. It is a big plus for me. Today is the 13th day of Ramadan, I haven’t felt thirsty all these days, I do feel hungry for a few minutes then I’m okay.
I must say cool summer is very helpful for those who are fasting. I’m getting a lot of benefit because of it. I know I must not complain.
I know change is good if what I do helps me and everyone around me. Right now I am thinking of changing my whole attitude towards my writing. I have made small changes. I didn’t write as much as I do now,yet I feel I need to improve my skill. I try to take part in some of the online writing challenges.
Sometimes I take a step back when I see negative comments. I know I should be able to swallow good and bad ,hoping the next comment would be uplifting enough to carry on with extra energy.
I like change to happen gradually so I can deal with it in my own way. Drastic changes do not help me.
I am relieved to see there are more choices in this prompt. When I think about style, to me clothing, hair or eating,even communication will have to take a back seat. I really do not give much thought to these things,except communication.
What I am thinking about is my inner feeling. I am not sure it even fits the category. I’ll write it anyway.
When I see a person in front of me,immediately my sense of feeling wakes up. The expression, the way he/she communicates, facial expression, the movement, sends some kind of vibe to me. Sometimes it is negative, sometimes not.
Negative vibe immediately puts me on my guard. I am aware I need to be careful. Under this circumstance, I make it a point to avoid this person.
When I try to read a person by his/her writing, it takes me a longer time to recognize him/her.
It seems I always chose friends based on my inner feeling. I have a few friends. I’m happy because they’re genuine.
This is how I communicate with the ones I feel comfortable. I am very friendly. I do not forget to tell them I value their friendship. I try to help them if possible. I am very cordial.
I am formal with people who I meet for the first time,depending on their behavior I am serious or friendly as the case may be.
Lately I have written a few ‘Pep Talk’.It is for a very good cause. I know someone who needs it. This person is brilliant,humble,helpful,in other words doesn’t lack anything except,”Confidence’. I know I need to be cautious when I do this,I never presume to know everything,but I sometimes can be quite convincing. So here is my Pep Talk for this person,whom I will give the pseudonym ,’Harry’.
I noticed he was not as jovial as he used to be.He lacks interest in his work.He works all night and sleeps all day. The worst part is he has fallen behind in important work. I thought he needs cheering up,someone to remind him he is brilliant and that he should forget about some of the negative things that happened in his life.
I said, ‘Harry my dear,you are a gifted writer,you have won countless awards,you need to think about the positive things in your life and try to get back your lost confidence. The only nocturnal living things I know are ,cats,I had a few,they slept all day and ran around all night.This is their lifestyle they are not expected to work for their livelihood.Humans do it for them,they are fed,cleaned and taken to the vet,a fantastic life isn’t it.We on the other hand are diurnal,our work is done during the day and we sleep at night. Think about it this way,a lot is expected of us,especially a brilliant person like you. Put all the negative thoughts in the litter box,start anew,look back at all your accomplishments and start believing in yourself. Anyone who makes you feel small,it’s their problem,they are jealous because they are unable to do what you can,cheer up my friend,all is not lost.’
Since I started the daily prompt,there have been a few,I wondered about. I wasn’t sure how to tackle them,but somehow I wrote whatever I thought was appropriate.
The latest one which was uneasy for me was: Mix Tape Masterpiece, it baffled me, I couldn’t really comprehend how to begin. Right or wrong I wrote it and felt a huge pressure off my shoulders. What was unbelievable was someone actually thought,I’d done a good job,’Go figure’! I felt relieved to publish it and didn’t care about the negative comments which might come my way. Thankfully enough there weren’t any!
My blog’s decline or decay three years in the future will solely depend on how much time I’d be able to invest. Smooth flow or block also rests on the “Readers”.
We are getting so many emails from WordPress,how we can improve,is tempting me to observe what or how I can use their invaluable and free ideas. The problem is,me,myself and I. I feel contented to do what I’m doing,change is good but how it can affect my blog is what I’d like to know.
Right now I have very few who care to leave a comment. How is it going to be different if I look into the future and plan to make a drastic change. I’ve noticed those who get innumerable comments are those whose friends are bloggers and also friends who know about their blog.
People I know in St. John’s do not know about my blog,there is only one who reads it,but does not comment. Back in my original home, I have relatives who will not care to comment,they might think it’s a waste of time.
Given the number of people and their negative thinking actually slows down my eagerness to transform my blog.
A map of the languages spoken in Bangladesh, in English. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I was happy to be in a girls college. No one there to tease me or make fun of me. We can look for a perfect world,sadly that doesn’t exist. I tell myself,’What’s wrong now,you got what you wanted’? Yes I did. but this is just a different problem. One of the girls who happens to be from my home town ,made life impossible for me. She always said something negative,if I said anything.I was fed up with her.She happened to be my mother’s distant relative,which didn’t help.
This college was run by American nuns.They were very strict,one of the teachers Sr. Joseph Mary,would come up to our dormitories, to make sure our beds were made,also we weren’t allowed to sit on the bed.We were provided with small stools made of wicker,which is called ,’Mora’ in Bengali. Bedtime had to be strictly observed,lights were out at 10.30 pm. It was not a problem for me, I always went to bed at 10.00 pm.
Our principal was Sr. Augustine Marie, she wanted us to study every waking moment or else she would call a meeting and take us to task. In the evening we all had to assemble in the library and study.One evening we heard a noise,before I could think what it was, all the girls ran out of the library,I was not far behind. We left our sandals and ran bare feet,screaming,sister,sister,there were thirty-three of us, you can imagine the noise we made.Sister Augustine Marie went straight to the library to investigate.She found nothing ,but our sandals scattered in the library.The face she made when she came out was priceless! Despite our fear, we would have burst out laughing. But this was the principal we dare not make fun of her or she would send us packing!