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Friday, 5 Lines or Less…

Using the word shopping
Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
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Here’s my lines

Dancing off to the shopping mall
Where we will join the merry band
To find gifts and goodies for all
With list and credit cards in hand
Happily shopping at the mall

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Wednesday, writing whatever I want…

Image by naobim from Pixabay

I have no great or even sorta good ideas of what to write today so I will just let my mind wander. My mind is very good at wandering but I will do my best to control where it goes while here.

In the past, Wednesday was when I posted my writing challenge, In Other Words. But not now. Now this is where I will write whatever I want to write about…until I change my mind and do something different. There will still be a writing challenge but it will be on Friday. Same concept as In Other Words but I’m calling it Friday, 5 Lines or Less. Check it out on Friday and join the challenge…the more the merrier as they say. I don’t know who they are but one day I will write about who I used to think they were. See, I am wandering👵

That’s all for now. I have to do some shopping and stuff. Or maybe…

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Monday Musings…

“Be joyful though you have considered all the facts.”
Wendell Berry

Most people seem to think joy is something that just happens and only when good things happen. Often they think that one is either a joyful person or not. I think these thoughts are a bit sad and I think they are confusing joy with happiness.

It is true, we are happy when good things happen and unhappy when bad things come our way. But joy does not come and go. It is not dependent on circumstances or events. Joy is not simply emotion like happiness. It is a seed planted within us, and when cultivated over time its roots draw on the well-spring of our heart and it grows. The health and strength of that well- spring requires our vigilant tending and care.

I am usually happy and in good spirits but not always and no one would call me a happy-go-lucky kind of person but there is joy within me. Joy, for me, is the foundation of my life. It wasn’t always so. There were many years when I didn’t know joy, it wasn’t a fact of my life. I denied its presence. I won’t go into how joy became a reality in my life, I will just say it had to do with getting to know and spending time with, you know Who.

Joy is given to each of us.
Being filled with joy is a choice.
That’s a fact!

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Hello, y’all

I know I have been missing in action of late but all is well.
When I find myself spending most of my time at the computer
I just have to step away and take a break.
I have been reading your blogs but not commenting.
I am sorry haven’t responded to any of your comments on my past posts.
I plan to be back next week and will just start fresh.
Until then…

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Posted in 5 Lines or Less, challenge, In Other Words

In Other Words, favorite things…

Image by Esther Merbt from Pixabay

Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
Use the picture and/or the word(s) favorite things as inspiration
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Monday Musings…

“Wealth consists not in having great possessions
but in having few wants.”
Epictetus

In today’s world the more we have and the greater the value of the things we have is, to many, what determines whether or not we are successful and happy. We are told to work harder and longer hours, make more money, make sure to be recognized and rewarded, and acquire all the things we want and we will be wealthy. But at what cost to the well-being of ourselves, those we love and care about, and society in general?

I am not saying striving for success and wanting things is wrong. Of course, we want things and to be the best we can be in all aspects of our lives! I am saying it is important to put thought into how we define success and what is good and that we see more than just ourselves in that definition. We must be careful to understand that what we need may be much different than what we want. We must understand that true wealth is rarely found in the things we have or want.

Of what does your wealth consist?