Monday, April 24, 2017

#AtoZ Challenge Lessons Learned At 30: Treat Yourself

Life is hard. Period.
Treats are must!
Have cheat days in crash diets. Cake won't kill!
Retail therapy for sore nerves.
Indulge in your favorite Starbucks seasonal drink!
Give yourself gifts.
Get yourself some eye candy.
Free yourself some alone time.
Make yourself something delicious.
Buy some decor for your room, garden, wherever your cave is at!
Binge your favorite show on Netflix.
Be lazy for a day.
Have a day off with your sibling!



Sunday, April 23, 2017

Moments


This Spring (2017) I am committing to handwritten snippets of poetry wherever I can find the space to write. Letters and Pieces (2017) is a 30 poem collection written impromptu (according to prompts given by NaPoWriMo.net) throughout the month of April (2017) for National Poetry Writing Month. As days go by, the Index for Letters and Pieces will grow.

Day 23: Having a cup of chai/coffee is a personal moment dear to me and it makes life worth living.

Not Enough

No gifts of love, no bouquets of dreams
No promises, no favors, no treasures.
To some nothing is ever enough
To win their hearts' precious pleasures.
So I have stopped my ardent trying
Of soulful, sincere gestures.
This Spring (2017) I am committing to handwritten snippets of poetry wherever I can find the space to write. Letters and Pieces (2017) is a 30 poem collection written impromptu (according to prompts given by NaPoWriMo.net) throughout the month of April (2017) for National Poetry Writing Month. As days go by, the Index for Letters and Pieces will grow.

Day 22: Clearly, it's a complain. 

Dear Life

Dear Life,
I cannot possibly
Ask more from you.
I live a happy state of mind
No matter what you put me through
O!
What can I do?
For I have learned to laugh
At your most well-played games
Were you to ask me what went wrong
I have no truths, no words, no names
This Spring (2017) I am committing to handwritten snippets of poetry wherever I can find the space to write. Letters and Pieces (2017) is a 30 poem collection written impromptu (according to prompts given by NaPoWriMo.net) throughout the month of April (2017) for National Poetry Writing Month. As days go by, the Index for Letters and Pieces will grow.

Day 21: A letter written to life.

All Has Mended

An eerie calm prevails
A fearsome sun descended.
The prairie holds still
As if all wait has ended.
There are no broken pieces
Time healed, all has mended.
This Spring (2017) I am committing to handwritten snippets of poetry wherever I can find the space to write. Letters and Pieces (2017) is a 30 poem collection written impromptu (according to prompts given by NaPoWriMo.net) throughout the month of April (2017) for National Poetry Writing Month. As days go by, the Index for Letters and Pieces will grow.

Day 20: I pinned this one on the NaPoWriMo poster.

Choice of Story


This Spring (2017) I am committing to handwritten snippets of poetry wherever I can find the space to write. Letters and Pieces (2017) is a 30 poem collection written impromptu (according to prompts given by NaPoWriMo.net) throughout the month of April (2017) for National Poetry Writing Month. As days go by, the Index for Letters and Pieces will grow.

Day 19: We are the writers of our own stories and we can choose to write them from whichever perspective we choose. The choice is ours. The world will be reading.

Dear Reality


This Spring (2017) I am committing to handwritten snippets of poetry wherever I can find the space to write. Letters and Pieces (2017) is a 30 poem collection written impromptu (according to prompts given by NaPoWriMo.net) throughout the month of April (2017) for National Poetry Writing Month. As days go by, the Index for Letters and Pieces will grow.

Day 18: Today's poem is a little two liner for reality. The couplet has two rhyming word 'vile' and 'smile'.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

#AtoZ Challenge Lessons Learned at 30: Spiral Into Silence

Never argue with a fool.
Do not offer advice unless you are asked for it.
If someone is disagreeing, avoid the topic altogether.
Never agree to speaking in public where people are not mature.
Do not speak in crowds that have pre-established microphone speakers.
Do not express negative opinion.


#AtoZ Challenge Lessons Learned At 30: Respect Yourself

Do not doubt your abilities and strengths.
Do not underestimate your courage, patience, and tolerance.
Speak about yourself in high regard (without sounding like a narcissist).
Take care of yourself - grooming, personal hygiene.
Accept your faults and flaws, forgive yourself, and improve them.
Bring your best self forward.
Don't speak badly about yourself.
Don't let others speak badly about you!
Don't try to get into people's good books, or try to become part of their crowd.
Keep yourself composed, don't lose character.
Don't sell yourself cheap.
Appreciate your uniqueness and don't be shy to express it.
Don't trust your heart with those who don't value its worth.



Thursday, April 20, 2017

#AtoZChallenge Lessons Learned At 30: Quit Soda It Kills

You might be wondering WHAT IS SHE TALKING ABOUT? How can this petty thing be a life lesson? Well, dearings, it is! I let the damned thing corrode my guts for ages before I became a permanent G.E.R.D and H.Pylori patient. It was a cause for many, many problems and my gut was the biggest one!
It was followed by cravings, sore throat, and teeth stains. I was drinking diet so I was under the impression that it won't contribute to me being a muffin top. But guess what? It does! The fake sugars in their make you swell up like Aunt Marge! I have been soda-free for 2 years now and the change has been amazing! My stomach is not an inferno anymore, the H.Pylori is under control, the teeth sensitivity has gone down, and my throat does not feel raw. The change happened when I poured some expired soda down the sink. Only, that there was a used baking tray sitting in the sink and it retained the soda. After a couple hours, I went to do the dishes and I drained the soda out of the tray and WHOAAAAA! the burned grease stains had disappeared!
In the following days I found myself pouring my sink some hard drinks. Turns out that the concoction is a brilliant deodorant as well for the trash compactor that stinks up after a while. So, they're selling those $6 lemon capsules for nothing! 75 cent soda can do the trick and it's quite a supply! So, the soda now sits - instead of the pantry - in my cleaning supplies under the sink! 
Some folks don't appreciate this advice and continue sipping! There's a whole list of deadly honey-do jobs that sodas can do around the drains and gutters for you if you have to know. IF is the word here though. Besides, it wore of an asphalt roadway when a soda company's syrup spilled! Heaps of YouTube videos for proof! And if you still don't wish to take the advice ...