Bloganuary prompt 1/11/2023

How do you define success?

photo by Sami Aksu

The dictionary defines success as…

the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors; the accomplishment of one’s goals.
the attainment of wealth, position, honors, or the like.
a performance or achievement that is marked by success, as by the attainment of honors
a person or thing that has had success, as measured by the attainment of goals, wealth, etc.

I define success as…

Doing your best in all your endeavors
Knowing your strengths and weaknesses
Being available when needed
Giving what you have to those in need
And most importantly,
Loving others even if you don’t like them


Bloganuary prompt 1/10/23

Has a book changed your life?

I read a lot! But not especially to learn something. Reading to me is like TV to other people. I just enjoy reading. It is my favorite thing to do. I read for pleasure, not to study or learn something. So most of what I read is fiction, and occasionally a biography or memoir.

I don’t go to church anymore, but I went to a bible study for several years that gave me an appreciation for the Bible. Though I don’t read the Bible every day it has an impact on my life. It makes me think about and consider life differently than before. I pray every day and often meditate which came about from my daily Bible reading in the past. So I would say the Bible is the book that changed my life.


Monday, catching up…

I planned on doing the January Bloganuary post every day. But somehow that didn’t happen, so here I am catching up. I hope to keep current for the rest of the month.

1/2 How are you brave?
I can’t say I am brave. I have had to make hard choices and do difficult things
and maybe some think that is a form of bravery, but I think that’s just part of life.

1/3 What is your earliest memory?
I remember when I was about 3 years old sitting on the dining room table arguing with my mother that she was
putting my socks on the wrong feet. I knew that there was a right sock and a left sock!

1/4 What is a treasure that has been lost?
Someone I loved with all my heart.

1/5 What brings you joy in life?
The people I know and love.

1/6 Why do you write?
No big or important reason. It’s just something I like to do.

1/7 Write a short story or poem about rain.
The rain falls softly
Cool and fresh
The earth is renewed

1/8 How far back in your family tree can you go?
Not very far. Nobody talked much about the past.

1/9 What is the most memorable gift you ever received?
The Teddy Bear I was given the day I was born.
Of course, I don’t remember actually receiving it but my Guy
was my best friend and I still have him.


January 1, 2023

It has been a while since I have participated in Bloganuary but I have decided that this year I will. I don’t know how it will go. I haven’t been exactly motivated to write lately. So here goes the first day…the prompt is

What is something you want to achieve this year?

Hmm, I am not very good at making plans or looking ahead, but I will try to answer this prompt. Getting more exercise this year is the only thing I have come up with. The plan is to walk and do my stair and hallway circuits every day and do some simple exercises every other day.

So, today I went for a walk and did my stair and hallway circuit.
Day one was a success!

The picture is an impressionist painting of me
my brother did when I was in my early 20’s.

Christmas · whatever!

Thursday, thoughts…

December is the month of Christmas.
Somehow it doesn’t seem like it this year.
I wonder why?
Is it because it is warm instead of cool or cold?
Or is it just me?
Do I need an attitude adjustment?
Am I becoming a curmudgeon in my odd oldness?
Maybe I need a swift kick in the butt!
Or a slap up the side of the head!