There’s nothing I can do…

In Other Words

“There’s nothing I can do about it.”
Jeralean Talley
Her reply when asked about her secret for living to be 116 years old.

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Audacious me…

In Other Words

I am not sure I quite understand this quote.

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill

I mean, I get what he was saying, but the thought seems incomplete.
Maybe it would be better to say
“Success often comes when one has the ability
to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm”

How’s that for audacity?
Patricia'sAvatarMe, blogger Patricia correcting Winston Churchill.

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What is beautiful…

I have a problem with the popular concept of what is beautiful.
If our looks don’t quite conform to what the media
proclaims is beautiful then are we ugly?

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Three hands, three generations, three places in life.
A babies hand.
Dimples, smooth, no lines, scars, wrinkles or knots.
Just beginning with a little history, a little story.
A mother’s hand.
Strong, some lines, wrinkles, rough, no dimples.
In the middle with some history, some stories.
A grandmother’s hand.
Soft, knots, bulging veins, wrinkles, and darkened skin.
Near the end with lots of history and stories.

Which hand is beautiful?
Look beyond what your eyes see and look with your heart.
Are they not all beautiful?

I am linking to Two Shoes Tuesday. This weeks prompt is
BEAUTIFUL

I am also linking to Senior Adventures
Wednesday Wit and Wisdom

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Success is the ability…

In Other Words

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill

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Steam rising…

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It was like watching a pot boil.  Right now it was at a low boil, just past the simmering point, but anyone paying attention could see it was on its way to a full rolling boil and the lid was going to blow sky high.  Of course, as usual, everyone was so intent on having their say and getting what they wanted no one could see what was happening right in front of them.  You would think that after all this time together they would know the signs and turn down the heat before it was too late. You would think that by now they would know to shut up and listen before the old man let his temper get to a full boil and the steam made him blow his top.

The prompt this week for Five Sentence Fiction is Steam

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Sleeping cats…

The prompt this week for
In Other Words

“You cannot look at a sleeping cat and feel tense”
Jane Pauley

I agree with Ms Pauley!

When I look at Teddy sleeping all edginess and tensions of the day melt away.
It is calming to watch him and wonder about the dreams he dreams.

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Same with Jack.

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When Jack sleeps he often has a smile on his face.
Makes me wonder what he was up to while I was out
or what he is planning to do to get Teddy in a fit.

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Intent and action and me…

Today I am linking to
Two Shoes Tuesday
Yes, it is Thursday.
I tried for Tuesday, but it just didn’t happen.
the prompts this week are
intent–action

I looked up the two words to help decide what to write
and while doing so I learned something about myself.
Not really something new but after looking at the words
how I live and work and my strengths and weaknesses are clear.

  • Intent: noun; object, plan, goal
    Intent: adj; determined, attentive, concentrating, committed, resolute

Yes, that’s me, for sure.

  • Action: noun; acting, doing, execution, effect, influence, process,

Yes, that’s me, sort of.

Let me explain.

Intent

thinkI like and I am good at objectives, having a plan and goal,
I can think it through and find a way to make it happen.
I can concentrate and be attentive to the details,
but I sometimes lose sight of the big picture.
I am determined to get it done!

Action

noworkI can effectively influence others and motivate them.
I can explain how the plan will be executed and the process involved,
I am a thinker and planner and motivator but not a good worker bee.
The actual doing of the plan is best left to others.

  I am more of a thinker than a doer.
But things do get done when I am around.

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