Daily Prompt: Back to Life

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Back to Life

After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?

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The number one thing I do to feel human again after an exhausting period is sleep, lots of sleep. Sleep helps to rest my body and mind. It is very healing for me. I do love my sleep.

My favorite thing I do after I sleep, is to go outside and stand on the Earth with my bare feet. I envision roots growing out from the bottom of my feet deep into the Earth. I raise my arms and envision that I’m a tree with the sun shining on my leaves/limbs warming and healing all of my insides, renewing my energy, grounding me in reality, then I’m ready to move on to the next task.

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Daily Prompt: Sudden Downpour

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Sudden Downpour

It was sunny when you left home, so you didn’t take an umbrella. An hour later, you’re caught in a torrential downpour. You run into the first store you can find — it happens to be a dark, slightly shabby antique store, full of old artifacts, books, and dust. The shop’s ancient proprietor walks out of the back room to greet you. Tell us what happens next!

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“Hello, my dear,” said an elderly man walking from a back room into his store.

Judy stood just inside the doorway to the store. She was dripping wet from the sudden downpour that caught her without an umbrella.

“Hello, I’m sorry for dripping water on your floor,” Judy replied.

“No problem,” the elderly man said while picking up two towels. He brought the towels to Judy. She put one on the floor to soak up the water she had dripped and dried herself with the other.

Judy studied the elderly man who had moved behind the counter. He looked much like an old wizard, without the pointed hat and robes. He had long white hair that was tied back into a long ponytail. He had a long white beard and a white mustache. His face was kindly, his aura was calming, and his smile was warming.

“My name is John,” he said when he caught Judy studying him.

“Nice to meet you John. My name is Judy,” she said holding out her hand.

Judy felt a jolt of positive energy when John took her hand in his.

“What can I do for you today Judy, besides providing dry shelter?”

Judy giggled. She began looking around the store. There were beautiful antiques, artifacts, and books.

“Oh, I do love antiques,” Judy said as she began walking around the store.

“Well, look all you would like. I will be in the back room if you need help,” John said picking up the wet towels and taking them with him.

Judy saw some old artifacts that she remembered her grandmother’s having in their homes. She wanted them all, but chose a few of her favorites; a door stop, a set of cow salt and pepper shakers, a blue glass dairy cow butter dish, and a clear glass sugar dish with a matching cream pitcher.

She saw an antique butter churner and made a note to ask John about it’s price. She moved on to the books that were covered in dust. Judy was astonished to see so many old classics in such good shape. There were some ancient latin texts and some new best-sellers. Judy chose a book on Ancient Celtic Magick.

As Judy approached the counter, she noticed a little hand bell and gave it a ring. John came out from the back room.

“What is the price on the antique butter churn?”

“Did you ever churn butter, Judy?”

“Yes sir, I did.”

“Then it is yours. You earned it.”

“Oh no, I couldn’t possibly take it for free.”

“Consider it a gift from me to you.”

Judy hesitated. She looked back at the butter churn and then walked over and brought it back to the counter.

“I will accept your gift, John, if you will accept one from me.”

“Okay.”

“I’m a writer and set my own hours to work. I would love to come into your store, once or twice a week and clean for you.”

“I accept your offer,” John said as he rung up Judy’s purchases.

“I look forward to your company, Judy.”

“Do you run the store by yourself?”

“Yes. My wife passed ten years ago and we never had children, so I’m by myself now.” John took a second look at the book Judy had purchased.

“A very wise choice,” he said smiling.

“If it is ancient celtic magick that you wish to learn, I can help you,” John said.

Judy smiled. She looked forward to learning from John.

 

 

Share Your World – 2014 Week 30

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 30

List 2 things you have to be happy about.

Many things make me happy, but just to pick two: my grandchildren and writing.

List at least 2 things in nature do you find most beautiful.

I love all of nature, but again, just to pick two: Oceans and large rock formations.

Show us a 2 of your favorites photographs. Explain why they are your favorite.   If you are not a photographer (serious or otherwise), think of a two favorite scenes in your life and tell us about them.

I’m not much of a photographer and my favorite pictures are of family.

Three Beautiful Granddaughters

Three Beautiful Granddaughters

My grandsons with my youngest granddaughter

My grandsons with my youngest granddaughter

List 2 of your best personality traits.

I’m a good listener and I smile a lot.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I am grateful for visiting with my family and meeting new friends at Phoenix’s 1st Birthday Party on Saturday.

This week, I’m looking forward to lots of rest and writing.

Daily Prompt: Age-Old Questions

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Age-Old Questions

“Age is just a number,” says the well-worn adage. But is it a number you care about, or one you tend (or try) to ignore?

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In my mind and in my heart, I feel like I’m eighteen. My body feels like I’m one-hundred-twenty. On good days, I tend to forget my real age. On bad days, I think about my real age and how it is not really old. Why, then, do I feel so old?

I do tend to ignore my age just like I tend to ignore all my health problems, all my aches and pains, and all my heartbreaks.

 

 

Share Your World – 2014 Week 29

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Share Your World – 2014 Week 29

Have you ever been in a submarine?  If you haven’t, would you want to?

No and No.

Are you a listener or talker?

I’m a listener.

Do you prefer crunchy peanut butter or smooth peanut butter?   Anything with your peanut butter?

I prefer crunchy peanut butter, but will eat smooth if crunchy is not available. I like peanut butter on my waffles, pancakes, pbj’s, and banana sandwiches.

Have you ever been drunk?

More times than I can remember, but I haven’t been drunk in fifteen years. My stomach and other illnesses doesn’t allow me to drink much anymore…an occasional glass of wine, maybe a beer, or a sip of brandy.

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

I’m grateful for the chance to spend my grandson’s birthday in Florida and for an uneventful and safe trip.

Next week, I’m looking forward to lot’s of rest and writing.

Daily Prompt: Road Tripping

Road Tripping

‘Tis the season for road trips — if time and money were out of the equation, what car-based adventure would you go on? (If you don’t or can’t drive, any land-based journey counts.)

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I just returned home, yesterday, from my car-based adventure for this summer. My youngest daughter, her young son, and I took a three-day trip to Panama City Beach, Florida.

My grandson’s 1st birthday was on Wednesday. We thought it would be fun to spend his birthday on the beach.

Ocean

The six-hour ride down went by quickly. We spent the rest of the day on the beach and watched the sunset.

The Donut Hole 1

Wednesday morning, we ate at The Donut Hole. The menu is almost like Cracker Barrel, except there were no souvenirs, just donuts, cheesecakes, and lime pie. The rest of our morning was spent at the pool. After a nap, we played in the sand, which my grandson loved, and took him into the ocean for a bit. He loves water.

MeeMaw and Phoenix Playing in the Sand.jpg 1

After checking out on Thursday morning, we drove to Pineapple Willy’s for more fun, shopping, and great eating. They served the best fried oysters that I have ever eaten. I highly recommend them.

Pineapple Willy's

The six-hour ride back home was long and tiring, but I’m rested now and ready for the official Birthday Party this afternoon at the park.

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