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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.

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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.



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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.

bloganuary · stars

1/31/22 Bloganuary

How do you feel when you look at the stars?

When I was a child, I thought the stars were holes in the curtains of heaven that the angels made. I felt safe knowing that even in the dark of night, the angels were watching. The Guardians were on duty.

When I look at the stars now, I still feel a sense of wonder. There are so many of them! And to think we don’t see them all gives perspective to how small our world is in the scheme of things.

And maybe, Guardian Angels are at their posts,
watching the world and taking care of heavenly business.

Image by Syaibatul Hamdi from Pixabay 

bloganuary · trees · whatever!

1/30/22 Bloganuary

Describe yourself as a tree.

I am not a tall or big tree, but I am strong. I have been around for a while and have weathered a few storms. Some of those storms have caused some damage, and there are scars. My roots are deep, my branches are still strong, and my leaves are abundant. I am still standing and enjoying the seasons of life.

Image by YeXilin from Pixabay 

bloganuary · whatever! · world

1/29/22 Bloganuary

How are you changing the world?

My answer?
I don’t belong to any club or organization that rallies for a cause.
I am not politically motivated by any party’s agenda.
So maybe, I am not changing the big wide world.

But I try to be kind, unselfish, understanding, and helpful.
Hopefully, those things bring change to my little world.

Photo by Emre on Unsplash