News Flash: It Ain’t About Them

I hope you enjoy this reblog from Mariane@the side of the road.

along the side of the road

I would like to pass along a riveting piece of advice an dear elder of mine in AA shared with me some years ago.  She didn’t share it nicely but she did share it with love and good intention.  The love was to propel me to be honest with myself and the intention was to shatter a false reality I had lived with most of my life.  Her missions were accomplished and then some.  I have never looked at the type of thoughts and behaviours in question the same since then, and have been able to change many of my actions around them because of her.  For that, I remain forever grateful.

News Flash:   People Pleasing Isn’t About Them – It’s About You

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Oops something has gone right- An amazing 1st year with WordPress

It has truly been an amazing year of writing, blogging, having fun, sharing, entertaining and making new friends.  I have thoroughly enjoyed it and learnt a lot as well.  Just before I retired I had an episode of ill health, the only way forward was to get strengthened in Christ, get good nutrition and exercise going for total recovery and make each day special.  I wasn’t doing much in way of writing and from feedback of what i wrote was I needed to improve.  Then I found WordPress, a platform that gave me a boost of energy to further develop myself and the things I want to do.  I owe a lot to sharing with you and learning from you, I have written more, got involved in more activities and initiated my personal projects to fruition than I ever did.  I am glad I am able to write this without my laptop going, “Oops, something has gone wrong.” because of storage problems   I have been trying to catch up with liking and commenting on your blog posts, on writing the Daily Prompt and by God’s Grace one day hope to bring back ‘Top of the Elevenses/Brunch’.

Thanks to you all, from my first Follower to the most recent one, to all at Admin and Blogging Fundamentals, to Mr Ngobesing Romanus and all at Success Inspirers’ World, Viewers and Readers.  There are so many names to mention and I don’t want to miss any, so just believe I send you my love and thanks too.

Blessings of Palm Sunday to you all, His love is for everyone of us because we are all SPECIAL.

Open to learning

Thank God for Google, well for dictionaries before the Web came along.  Searching to make sure I was thinking of the right word or rather the right meaning to parlay, I found something I had always known.  I don’t know everything, in fact, no one can know everything except Our God.  As it turns out I thinking of ‘parlez’ as in the French to speak.  Now, parlay is a new word that I am going to add to my vocabulary.  So it’s about the mindset of gamblers putting their money or winnings into more bets.  I suppose they were hoping that they would win again,  I wonder how many did.

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A book I love to read

Great Expectations, What a book!,

Every page revealed an exciting episode,

The plot was so simple,

The journey so intricate,

The good, the bad, the indifferent,

Were all characters we visualised,

We critically weighed them,

Their actions and motions,

Interactions and emotions,

Their purpose and assignations,

All in all the enjoyment each folio gave,

An urge to read cover to cover,

An urge to be writer and enthral readers.Expectation

Writer’s block

Overwhelming

‘There was such a sense of helplessness she was overwhelmed.  The crowd surged forward with sticks and any weapon they could lay their hands on.’  This is where Sonya got stuck, she had a writer’s block.  Everyone she told this to, couldn’t believe it because they thought it was a strong beginning and there were so many routes to take this story.

However Sonya is the only one to decide that but having opened the door to other people’s thoughts and ideas, well it doesn’t hurt to get peer, fan and critical input.  What do you think?