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Friday, 5 lines or less…

Using the word beautiful
Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
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My lines for Patricia’s Place, beautiful

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Listen carefully
Hear sounds of children’s laughter
Beautiful music

Also, joining Eugi’s Weekly Prompt, laughter

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Posted in surprises, whatever!

Wednesday, writing whatever…

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Sunday morning when I looked out the door
this is what I saw on my balcony.

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It’s a redtail hawk.
They often perch on the railing.
Usually, as soon as they see me at the door they fly away.
But not this guy.

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He stayed where he was and watched me watching him.hawk3It was quite a surprise to see that he didn’t take off when I got closer.hawk5He seemed to wonder
who I was and what I was doing. hawk6He even stayed around when Teddy and Jack walked up to the door.
It was like he was being entertained by me and the cats here at Patricia’s Place.hawk1Then I guess he got bored with us
and started looking around for something more interesting.
And off he went.

It was a wonderful gift
being visited and inspected
by that beautiful hawk.

I know these aren’t the best pictures but
I wanted to share my gift with you.

 

 

Posted in attitude, Monday Musings, whatever!

Monday, musings…

“Good manners sometimes means
simply putting up with other people’s bad manners.”
H.Jackson Brown, Jr

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I always worked with the public.  First, as a hairdresser then managing a card and gift shop and many years in furniture sales. For the most part, people were nice, polite, and pretty easy to get along with.  Of course, there were those few that could ruin a day in a matter of minutes if I let them.

When I was a hairdresser it was easy to weed out the difficult clients who never seemed pleased with my efforts.  If they didn’t move on to another stylist on their own I simply told them I thought that perhaps they would be happier with another stylist. Usually, that did the trick and they would see someone else. But sometimes they would talk with me and we would come to understand each other better and continue our relationship with more patience.

Card and gift shop…most customers were pleasant and easy to get along with.  Every once in a while there would be a problem but nothing big.  After a couple of years, I quit because I was bored with the job and to be honest my good manners were not all that good at the end.

Furniture sales I loved.  I learned a lot and had great clients.  There were those few that were difficult but I understood that furnishing a room or house or office can seem overwhelming to some.  For me, it was a fun challenge for the most part and I enjoyed the interaction with clients.  Of course, there were problems and bad days with dissatisfied customers but rarely were their problems ones that couldn’t be solved. It just took time and patience and a little more work.  It also helped that the management and staff were wonderful to work with.

In my working life, I did learn that sometimes bad manners happen and the best thing to do is not get upset and make the situation worse by responding with bad manners. When I was young, I started working at 17, I wasn’t the best-mannered person and often was offended when someone thought differently than me and bluntly let them know what I thought.

As they say…with age comes wisdom.
I learned to treat others as I would like to be treated
and to meet bad manners with good manners.
Makes the days, and people, nicer and more pleasant.

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Friday, 5 lines or less,

Using the word afraid
Write a story or poem of 5 Lines or Less
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My lines

We stopped to ask some devilish folk
If they knew how to get from here to there
Without ending up you know where
They just laughed thinking it was a joke
Though afraid, we went on considering it a dare

 

 

 

 

 

Posted in life, Today, whatever!

Wednesday, writing whatever…

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Every year I have a word of the year. Sometime in November or December I start thinking about what my word will be and by January 1 I know what it will be. There have been years I didn’t like the word but it is always a word I need to know and think about. Eventually, it becomes clear to me why the word was chosen for me. It’s like magic. 

This year the word is
Today

I need to be reminded of this.  Lately, I have been spending a lot of time in the past.  Not just remembering stuff but letting some of it bother me.  Though there is much of it I would like to erase from memory there is more I am happy to remember.

Besides the past, I have been thinking a lot about the future.  It is okay, even wise to consider the future and make some decisions and plans for it but not to be consumed with what might happen and all the what-ifs that come with overthinking the future.

I think this has to do with being old.  When one is young there is little past to think about and the future seems too far away to give it too much thought and life is busy. That changes. In time the past becomes long, the future short, and there is more time to ponder. I must remember; I have been given today and that is enough.

Today is the most important day of my life. 

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I am not so old that I don’t know what day it is.
I know it is Thursday and this is Wednesday’s post.
I had computer issues.
 So, here it is the future and I am posting the past today.

Posted in Awww Mondays, Monday Musings, quotes

Monday, musings

“Optimism is an elected attitude,
a form of emotional courage.”
Julia Cameron

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Optimism is something we choose in spite of the way things are…or seem to be. The world is often a scary place. It is big and filled with lots of different people that are often hard to understand and get along with a lot of the time. People tend to talk about the troubles and woes of life rather than the happiness and rewards.

It is best to not let circumstances determine how we think. It isn’t easy to face challenges, some of which can be overwhelming if we allow our fear to be bigger than the challenges. Optimism requires some work. It doesn’t just happen. Really, it is easier to just give up and be pessimistic. What a depressing thought!

Anyone can survive daily life,
but it is a person of courage who thrives.

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