Daily Prompt: The Guilt that Haunts Me
Share a time when you were overcome with guilt. What were the circumstances? How did you overcome your guilt?
Beggars would usually come to our home to beg for alms. I would give a small amount of money for a one time meal.
Once a woman hoodwinked me by telling me a tall story and getting money from me. Whenever I thought of her, I used to feel angry at the lies she told me.
A few days after her, a woman with three kids came. She asked for food. It was four in the evening, way past lunch time. I didn’t have any food to give her. She wouldn’t go away.
I should have given her some money, but I was filled with anger towards the previous woman. I refused to give her anything and told her to leave.
Later on I was overcome with guilt at my terrible behavior. Alas! The moment was gone. I had failed miserably in the eyes of God. The woman and her kids must have been hungry.
I was overcome with remorse, but I could never go back to that moment when I could have given some money for food.
Daily Prompt: Forgive and Forget?
Share a story where it was very difficult for you to forgive the perpetrator for wronging you, but you did it — you forgave them.
Today my memory is like a blank screen. Nothing arises on it’s screen, not even a small blip for me to capture it in writing. I am thinking …… nothing so far.
Not even a dim recollection is in the offing. So what do I do?
Write poetry instead:
My memory has gone on the blink
I am searching for anything to retrieve
At the moment there is nothing to recall
It has been wiped clean, can you believe
Moments like these do happen to me
I keep jogging my memory to perceive
Memory cells have stopped working so far
Will let you know when I am granted a reprieve
I received two awards from my fellow bloggers. I am thankful to both of them.
One was from Sajeev. This was “The Versatile Blogger” award. Please do visit Sajeev at sajeevkmenon.wordpress.com
The second one was “The Dragon’s Loyalty Award” from Zainabjavid. Please visit Zainab at zainabjavid.wordpress.com
It was too much work writing two separate posts and writing seven facts about myself, that’s why I combined the two awards.
Here I go:
My mother tongue is Pushto and we speak Pushto at home. Despite that my grandsons reply back in English. The other day I asked my grandson Sn how many languages he knew. His reply was three languages, English, Spanish and Pushto.
I laughed at his reply, because it was funny. The only word he can speak in Pushto is, “Yes”.
My greatest wish is to have a robot who cooks and clean.
Corn on cob, my favorite lunch.
Favorite bags are Coach. I get them as gifts from my sweet younger sister, who regularly buys them for me and I get them as, “Surprise Mail”.
I am great at forgetting words, sentences, faces, events, names ………the list is endless.
I keep going on despite my handicap.
I was searching for a case for my iPhone. Earlier I had liked a Michael kors one. I turned to my son for help in remembering the name. You can guess at what a great help he was!
To the shopkeeper, “Do you have a Kordlus case?”
The shopkeeper must have been mystified at what my son asked. I knew it wasn’t the correct name but my memory drew a blank.
You can see my son and I are in the same boat.
I am crazy about nuts. I store them like a squirrel. Almonds, Pistachios and walnuts, I have them when I am hungry. My daughter recognizes the sound of my gobbling when she phones.
I love the old cartoons like Tom and Jerry, The Pink Panther and Popeye the Sailor Man.
Done the seven facts …….. I breath a huge sigh of relief.
Now onwards to the rules for the nomination.
Please display the awards on your blog, link to me, write seven facts about yourselves and nominate fifteen bloggers to spread more cheer around.
The nominees for both the awards are:
tjbarkerseattle.wordpress.com for “The Versatile Blogger” award as he already has got Dragon’s Loyalty Award.
sajeevkmenon.wordpress.com for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award.
There are still three nominees left. I am getting late for writing my daily prompt. Anybody interested please let me know.
Bye for now.
Tell about the last thing you hid.
I have delved into my memory but I am not coming up with anything I have hidden from someone.
Eight years back I stopped going to a hair salon, I used to go for a hair cut. I had been going there for fifteen years. I would go there after every two and a half months depending upon my hair. If they were out of shape I would go earlier.
If there was a wedding or a party among relatives or friends, then I would go to have a hair trim.
This salon was run by a Chinese family. The mother in law and her two daughters in law worked. Sophia, one of the daughter in law would cut my hair. In the beginning she took time to cut my hair . Then to squeeze in more customers she would hurriedly attend to me. I kept short hair. My hair needed a trim only, not drastic cutting.
Whenever I went to her, I came back dissatisfied. The last time I went it was a total disaster. She made me a scarecrow. My hair was so badly cut. I felt like crying.After that I never went back to her.
Now you must be wondering what did I hide?
I hid my hair from my husband. My husband was a big jokester. Thankfully it was winter and terribly cold. So he was none the wiser.
Daily Prompt: A Bird, a Plane, You!
You get to choose one superpower. Pick one of these, and explain your choice.
The ability to speak and understand any language.
The ability to travel through time.
The ability to make any two people agree with each other.
At the moment I understand five languages. If I put my mind to it I may learn some more.
I have no inclination to travel through time. I am contented in my present moment. Think the world will be in chaos with people moving too and fro between past and future.
I would love to have the ability to make any two people agree with each other. I find myself at a loss many times to put across my view clearly. I muddle with words. At the right time when I should speak, words get jumbled up in my brain. I am not able to speak up.
First of all I will try my new ability on family members and gradually expand my energies in helping others.
I will try to make super powers agree with each other and try to make warring people end their strife. It will make a better place for people.
Imagine the colossal wastage of human lives and money lost in wars. That will end.
My daughter lives in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Women are not allowed to drive there. A woman is totally dependent on her husband to take her to get things done. If he is not available then she has to call a taxi. Monthly expenditures on taxis are high which cuts a hole in your budget.
My son in law has a great sense of humor. He sent me this uTube video he came across. I wanted to share it.
Daily Prompt: Sad But True
Tell about the harshest, most difficult to hear .. but accurate .. criticism you’ve ever gotten. Does it still apply?
I like criticism. It spurs you to improvement in yourself. When criticism is done in a right manner, it’s helpful. Like a teacher who points out your mistakes in class work, home work and tests, you strive harder and try to achieve better marks.
Most people criticize others to belittle them. These petty minded creatures derive pleasure from other people’s pain. They criticize you in front of an audience to savor the embarrassment and look of pain on your face. They must be getting a feeling of satisfaction in their embittered hearts.
I think such people are vindictive, mean and heartless.
If you haven’t come across such a person, you are one lucky guy!
If you are a true friend and you would like to say something you will say it in a private moment, not wanting other people to notice what you are saying. You will wait to be alone with each other. When criticism is done in front of an audience the only objective must be ridicule and disapproval.
If you continually criticize a person, it leads to feelings of misery and dejection. If these feelings persist, it can lead to depression.
I am trying to remember my moments of embarrassment. I am not recalling, so I must have sub- consciously blocked hurtful memories.
My number one critic is my daughter. She gives it to me straight and without mincing words or sugar coating them to soften the ax she let’s fall on my head. Sometimes I do find it is true but most of the time she does have pre conceived and distorted views of me. I find this very daunting and it does gets me down
In my family I am the shortest in height. God compensated in giving me looks and intelligence. While growing up I was too young to comprehend other people’s motives. My In- laws would continuously point out the flaw in me. Probably they felt it was God given right or something. It was hurtful.
I have written about this in one of my earlier blog, https://flowersandbreezes.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/I’m-not-short/
I think, in desperation I wanted to go through surgery. I had read that this type of surgery was done in China. Thank God I couldn’t possibly go to China, otherwise I don’t know what would have happened to my legs and how I would have ended up.
I am happy as I am.
Images Credit: Google.
A Torment To Bear
Daily Prompt: A Bend In Time
When you’re giddy with excitement, does time speed up? Slow down?
Tell about the experience of anticipation. Show Waiting.
When you are waiting, time slows down
You count the seconds to make them go
Go faster, O hands of the watch
I feel miserable when you are so slow
O God, make the time go fast
It’s slowing down on purpose to make me aghast
Waiting is hard, I feel panicky
Time slows down and last, and last
The only thing I can do is to forget
Stop waiting and do some work
That way I may be able to pass time
I should stop thinking or time will lurk
Image Thanks To Google
Waiting Is Hard
I would like to say, “Thank You” to two wonderful people Margaret Langridge and EJ. Both of them gave me this award.
Please visit her blog at http://mwlangridge9.wordpress.com
Thank you EJ for the lovely words you wrote me. I tried to copy your image to my page, but I was not getting it. I always enjoy your links to songs. Please visit EJ at http://whimsicaleclecticist.wordpress.com
Thank you to friends
Who liked me and sent
With their best intent
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