Daily Archives: April 15, 2019

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #249 Pitch&Tone


RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #249 Pitch&Tone

 

Dog Whistle

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

high pitch whistling sounds

only dogs can hear the tone

the howling ensues

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Share Your World 4-15-19


Share Your World 4-15-19

Rules from the originating poster above:

I will post four or five different questions each week for you to answer.  There are two ways which you can participate.

  1. Create a SYW  post.  Then post the link to your blog in my comment box or leave your answers in the comments box of my blog.
  2. To make it easy for others to check out your post, title your blog post “Share Your World”  and link it to this post.
  3. Remember to Follow My Blog to get your weekly reminders.
  4.  Ping-backs are activated and are working well.  For instructions on how ping-backs work, in case you weren’t certain, please click here.

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QUESTIONS:

  1. Guns?   Are you pro or con?  Explain your point of view. I am against guns. I am afraid of them for one thing and I don’t think people need them as we should be able to live in peace. I don’t believe in wars either. 
  2. How would your country change if everyone, regardless of age, could vote? We don’t need everyone regardless of age voting, but we need those who have the right already to vote, to actually vote. We also need all votes to count, not the electoral college. That is just so outdated. Things would be so different if we counted real votes.
  3. What’s your cure for hiccups? a teaspoon of sugar
  4. What’s the coldest you’ve ever been? When the cold has gotten into my bones, for example losing the electricity on the coldest night or day and the heater can’t run.

Gratitude

If you would like, share a story, a photo or some thoughts on you may be thankful for this week! I am thankful that my rent renewal that came up this month actually gave me a decrease of $45 per month.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

STORY STARTER CHALLENGE – 4/15/19


STORY STARTER CHALLENGE – 4/15/19

Today’s prompt: “Where are you?”

 

Rules from:

THE HAUNTED WORDSMITH

Welcome to the new Story Starter Challenge!

Every day I will post a new sentence prompt. Use the provided sentence somewhere in your post. It can be a starting sentence, closing sentence, anything you choose. Read it and see where the sentence takes you.

Have Fun!

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    Where are You?

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Where are you?” my wife yells into the phone. “You were done work hours ago and we had plans to go out.”

“Oh Sally I’m sorry. They asked me to work overtime and I forgot to let you know. I forgot we had plans tonight.” I squeezed Mary’s hand and grinned. She was just listening to this conversation and I knew she was happy I joined her instead. My wife will yell at me later for sure, but it was worth it.

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Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

 

 

The Weekly Smile 04/15/2019 #weeklysmile – memoirs


The Weekly Smile 04/15/2019 #weeklysmile – memoirs

I have been entrenched in my research for a memoir, not to mention starting to write for it. I used to write little snippets of my life as non-fiction and post them, but now I have to pay more attention to what can actually be a chapter rather than just a snippet and posting the whole thing on here is counter productive if I were to decide to go through and actually write a memoir. Writing them for my writing groups is good because we proofread and edit each others work so I find that helpful. My Smile? I just wrote one of my first chapters (not the first one though). Probably still needs work, but I am starting to work on it and that is progress. I still post some small snippets if they fit a prompt, but not a whole chapter. I will need to read a few as well to get more of an idea then just what the book says.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Trent’s Rules

What made you smile?

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Come on, I’m sure you smiled at least once last week.  Why don’t you share it?  I hope you can join in!

Here is list of “rules” and guiding ideas.  If you don’t have time to read it right now, just remember that this is an exercise to spread positivity.  Don’t smile about the misfortune of others.  Don’t smile in a way to excludes others.  Make sure a 12 year old can read it.

And remember, the Smile can be anything, large or small.  Nothing, nothing at all is too small for a Smile!  Sometimes taking time to notice those small, every day smiles is more important than those once in a lifetime huge ones 🙂

To join in, write a post to share your smile and then leave a comment on this post with a link to your smile.  Or, if you prefer, do a pingback to this post (pingback = have a link from your post to this one).   You can post any time until next Sunday evening (to be simple, I will say midnight GMT, which is 7 PM Sunday for me).   Next week I will compile all of the Smiles and do a separate post of them on Monday morning just before the smile.  (I will shoot for around 7 AM EST).

Try to use the hashtag #WeeklySmile when you use Twitter or other social media that uses hashtags. I searched Twitter and found that #weeklysmile had been used only a handful of times back in 2012 and 2013. It hasn’t been used since. So it’s ours! I also registered it on Twubs.

You can use the graphic at the top. It is the official graphic for the event.

Now go out there and find something to smile about! 🙂

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“There are days I go in search of the kind, compassionate, loving and beautiful. Despite what we sometimes see on the news, FB and elsewhere, there is much more beauty in the world than ugliness, much more kindness than hate or cruelty. Perhaps we should all have a goal to make at least one person smile every day.”

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Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com

Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge – Letter M is for Mania


Tenth Anniversary of the April Blogging from A to Z Challenge

I have chosen to write for the mental health topic. It is very important to me that we support all those with mental health issues and I personally suffer from a good amount of them myself.

M for Mania

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Mania and hypomania are phases of bipolar disorder characterized by elevated “highs” in mood and behavior that are in stark contrast to the depressive “lows” of the emotional cycle.

Mania is a facet of type I bipolar disorder in which the mood state is abnormally heightened and accompanied by hyperactivity and a reduced need for sleep. By contrast, hypomania (often described as “mania-light”) is a type II bipolar disorder which neither has the range nor severity of symptoms that classic mania has.

If left untreated, bipolar mania can spin out the control and affect your ability to function on a daily basis. Recognizing the symptoms is the first step toward seeking the appropriate treatment and care.

Click here to see more of this article on Recognizing the 8 Signs of a Manic Episode.

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I have had some severe manic phases during my lifetime. Racing thoughts, feelings of grandeur, hypersexuality (which causes the possibility of very unsafe sex, which caused me a lot of grief), out-of-control spending (spending thousands of dollars I didn’t have and causing having to file bankruptcy 2 times), etc. I also had to deal with psychosis during my mania.

Tessa

Advocate for mental health and invisible illnesses, also a devout Christian

Author – http://www.finallyawriter.com (this blog contains my old work mostly although occasionally I do add something new here), new work is mainly on this blog http://www.tessacandoit.com