Daily Prompt: The Cat Says Meow

Write a story about yourself from the perspective of an object, thing, animal, or another person

Splashes of white and stokes of blue

A little bit of red to balance the hue

More black to cover errors and then left to dry

A little more yellow when it’s time to cry

 

A mountain

A field

A stormy cloud

Careful there, make sure the colors aren’t loud

 

A crown with colors of the rainbow

Decked with stars to give it a glow

Even though sometimes, things seem slow

I know the final piece will be the best in the show

 

Although, it isn’t done,

I know the best is yet to come.

This is my life an unfinished canvas

Now and forever, Candace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Deal with it, Move on, Now go help.

Daily Prompt: Sorry, I’m Busy

Tell us about a time when you should have helped someone… but didn’t.

We all come across this type of situation every now and then, what’s even worse is the guilt that follows afterwards, especially when that person had no one to help and couldn’t make it through.

There aren’t any situations that I can think of right now, but I’m sure I would have said no to some people who needed my help, not because I didn’t want to help them, but because I was genuinely swamped with my own stuff.

I rarely ask people for help because I’m a “do my own thing” kind of person, but whenever it has come to a point that I’ve needed help, I’ve never hesitated. I enjoy helping others and have gone the extra mile willingly for others.

However, a few words of advice for those of you unable to help others at some point, please say NO if you have to and don’t give them false hopes because that will hurt them and eventually have you to deal with amplified guilt.

Bottom line, be the helper to the helpless whenever and wherever. Nevertheless, if you really can’t help, tell them. Saying so, doesn’t mean you’ve a done a wrong thing. A lot of people feel bad for saying NO to others because they weren’t able to help and then yap about it forever whilst irritating others around you.

My words to those people: Deal with it, move on and go help someone who genuinely needs it.

BEAT IT

Grab the nearest book. Open it and go to the tenth word. Do a Google Image Search of the word. Write about what the image brings to mind.

Beat was the tenth word and although I had an idea of the Beats Gen. in my head which would have been appropriate for today, the first couple of pics I see on Google Image was Dr. Dre’s sophisticated headphones.

Pic. Courtesy Google Image

So here are some of the thoughts that crossed my mind

1. Expensive

2. Wouldn’t buy it unless I possibly could have a career in music, which I don’t think I would

3. Appropriate Christmas gift for my brother

4. Should I get it in blue for him or red because I’m paying for it

5. I wonder if they’d have it in metallic purple

hmmm let me check……

Mountains, Fields, Storms, Rainbows and Stars

Daily Prompt: Write a six-word story about what you think the future holds for you, and then expand on it in a post.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SIX.

We never know what the future holds, but we can be prepared to face the inevitable. There’s nothing more imperative than learning how to walk your journey of life, that journey of a thousand miles.

Like some twenty-two year olds, I’m clueless about the future too, I’ve climbed mountains and I know that I’ll have to face uphill battles to get to me to the top.

Am I a dreamer? Absolutely, I dream big because life is too short not to.

That’s why I will come across fields, fields that will give me a vision as I walk towards the sun set. A flat plane that will put my body and mind at ease as I dream. Fields with blossoms to inspire me at dawn, sweet fragrances to keep me in a good mood reminding me that I have to keep walking.

Now, which walk is complete without a storm? That’s the time to find solace, a time to wait patiently, which we all do every now and then. This will remind me that there’s a time for everything while everything happens for a reason.

After a storm, there’ll be a rainbow, the sign of a promise, assurance that God is with me and it’s time to walk out in faith.

The sky is the limit and if you can go that far you can shine bright like a star.

I’ll never know what the future holds, but I can always be ready to face every mountain, dream at every field, cry hopelessly during every storm only to smile at every rainbow knowing that I can shine brighter than every star.

It’s not all about winning, it’s not all about losing either, it’s about how I face everything, how I learn from my mistakes, only to do them again and again and learn better.

It’s about how soon I get up when I fall, how I adapt to situations, adjust according to circumstances and attack my fears.

I’m sure, I will face all these in the future only to grow and be the better person that I should be.

Hemmingway was right

http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/08/daily-prompt-excitement/

Tell us about the last thing you got excited about — butterflies-in-the-stomach, giggling, can’t-wait excited.

When it comes to travelling there’s no crazier person but me, I’m so weird that the idea of getting on a plane excites me more than shopping. Which twenty two year old gets excited by the idea of having to sit in one spot for a long period of time over shopping? 

The last time I got excited and acted like a five year old was this summer, I had to accompany little Lulu to her grandparents in Paris and then to Brittany with her cousins for a two week vacation on the beach.

Paris was love at first sight, you know that heart liquescent feeling when you see a drop dead gorgeous guy. The excitement was so intense that I didn’t sleep some nights, but stare out of the window and just gaze at the Eiffel and oh la la how magnificent it looked. Hemmingway was right to call it a moveable feast.

Belle isle in Brittany was serene and the lack of tourists inland brought out its virgin beauty gloriously.

Never in my life had I been this excited. Tell me, how would you feel when the parents of the kid you babysit ask you to be the sole caretaker of their five year old for three weeks, sends you off on a paid trip to Paris and Belle isle plus pay you handsomely at the end of the trip?

Firstly, I was honored to know that these parents think so highly of me, and feel comfortable to send their kid with me.

Secondly, although it was a tiring job being the parent, friend, and entertainer for a five year old and her cousins, I had fun, it definitely made me contemplate my idea on having kids one day.

If you were to ask, who was the most delighted and delirious during the trip?

You’ll have a tie between the five year old and the twenty two year old.

I hear you Alex G

After yesterday’s post I came across this and thought I’d share this.

OMG, this girl’s amazing.

I loved the video on her ordinary but inspiring life story (Draw My Life) check it out.

It’s funny we think that in order to be inspired the story should come from people who’ve climbed the ladder, who’ve walked the miles; little realizing that people climbing the ladder could do the same too.

You rock Alex G!