February 24, 2016

Checkmate

“Don’t worry, dear everyone knows me in this small town”, Mayor Wilson whispered in Anna’s ear when he sensed her reluctance to join the guests entering the hall.

The world ceased to exist as security personnel stopped him to verify his credentials.


February 23, 2016

Gratitude

thank you note
Source "As Time Flies"
There are times when someone tries to guide us but we feel as though we are under scrutiny. As long as the person is not harsh or negative we should be happy to have a friend like that. Who has time to rectify things in this busy world? At least, I consider such well-wishers around me as my friends. All my friends in this virtual world who have guided me some time or rectified a mistake I thank them today.

Do you stop to thank that person who picks up scattered things for you while you are juggling with your shopping bags or you just gather your things, turn around, and walk away? Most of us would go with the former, right.

I have come across people who ignore the helping hands as if they do not exist. Well, dear friend, you may be on this side of the fence but some day you might be on the other side and maybe then, you will understand how it feels. The worth of anything is realized only when it is not there with us. Showing gratitude does not make a person small or mean that the person is meek. It is a virtue of those people who fully believe in themselves and do not wither in the harsh reality of the world.

While we talk of gratitude, it does not mean compensating. Materialism should not form the base for reciprocation; sometimes such acts undermine the value of the good deeds.

"A small THANK YOU with a BIG SMILE can work wonders too."

Humanity needs compassion to move ahead in harmony.


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February 22, 2016

Pity Does Not Work, Show Me the Way

Sympathy on their face they sit beside you shedding the tears in ounces. You wonder what makes them do so as you are calm and in control of the situation. Will this attitude solve your problem? Does this imply they are all there for you through the thick and thin of life?

Naah! Even if we give the benefit of doubt and they are genuinely soft souls, still that does not improve your situation. You have an extra work to care for them instead of brainstorming to pull yourself through the situation.

No hard feelings, but life is more than bestowing  pity on people. Help them out rather than cutting through the life with a shortcut sympathy note in voice.  Support to empower, help them find a way as this will work more effectively and for a longer time.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
Ira
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February 17, 2016

Insight

Smiling faces ready to misguide my fate, an embrace that looks warm from far, but tries to choke me to death along with the sweet words that make my soul bitter take me down every time I resurface for air – True Lies.

February 12, 2016

Lived Life, One Fine Day

Today was a happy dream-like reality. Unlike her kinship, she was lucky for, she still held ground and the yellow adornment had not parted away or turned sooty. The surprise visit from bumblebee who had come to befriend her added extra charm. Yes, now somewhere else another of her type would bloom soon.

PHOTO PROMPT © The Reclining Gentleman
PHOTO PROMPT © The Reclining Gentleman

Proudly she looked up to the sun with a thank you expression and felt indebted to the mayor for his ‘green day’ concept. Today she saw people from near and not on their vehicles while some stopped to enjoy her beauty and the surroundings around them.


Ira

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February 8, 2016

Eternal

photo by Caroline Knopf
This week the letter is 'E' and I dabble in the Fiction. Open to critiques!

While she stood by the waters, the silence echoed the story of her life.

After five years of companionship that faced the turbulences of life to triumph over the enemy and the soul, he ditched her for death.

The dove-eyed lass with a feeble body took over the reigns of the sea and the cause of the people – his people and now her children.

The longing for him never left her but the love he had bestowed upon her during that short spell proved deeper than the sea.

His body had left her 25 years ago but the soul he left behind for her – his eternal love.

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February 6, 2016

While I flew with the Flu

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As good, as it can get things are improving on this side as the family is recuperating from the ugly flu. It is such a dreaded disease. All the joints, bones, and muscles pray for compassion and the nerves are a wreck. You wonder if at all you would have grasped that a little virus could control your life for almost a week.

Pray if only you had listened to the clattery sounds of your bones and the whizzing sirens that shook your chest. If only, but, then it is too late. To add salt to your open wounds the entire family takes a corner each of the house.

Oh God, show some mercy!   Promise I shall listen to the silent rants of my body next time. This is the thought that never leaves you until you leave the bed. Afterwards, Well “I am a shoemaker” Promise, what is that?

The deadly cold is probably the taken most casually but the effects it has on the body are hard hitting!

"I hate you" is all I  say to the Flu!

February 3, 2016

D is For Doodling

Doodling Back to Health

While I was captive of the Flu this is what I did. Spare me if it looks childish but then this was all I had to keep myself busy - DOODLING!


doodle butterfly

According to Wikipedia, "A doodle is a drawing made while a person's attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be abstract shapes."

Whereas, according to dictionary.com when used as a verb, (used with or without object), doodled, doodling.to draw or scribble idly, to waste (time) in aimless or foolish activity or else, Dialect. to deceive; cheat.
When used as a noun it means a design, figure, or the like, made by idle scribbling or Archaic. a foolish or silly person.


Doodle ABC W

No matter how foolish an activity it may appear but some studies suggest it good for the brain.
Personally, also, I feel as if it helps do away with the hollow feeling or emptiness that surrounds oneself.

design

While I was in school the back of the hemline of my uniform used to be adorned wih doodles, so did the pages of the notebook during boring lectures. Now, things are different but the attraction towards scribbling and doodle still has not lost its charm.

The pictures used above are the property of an idle mind that belongs to the author of this post.  ;)

Do you scribble or doodle to shun away the unwelcome gloom or in your day dreaming time? 

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