Daily Archives: July 1, 2019

Fandango’s Provocative Question #29 #FPQ


Fandango’s Provocative Question #29

So here’s my question:

“Do you agree with Thomas Jefferson that it doesn’t matter or hurt you if people believe in many gods, in one god, or no gods? Why or why not?”

I don’t believe it matters how many gods one believes in or even if one believes in gods. I believe the way we behave is through our own choices and not whether we believe in a god or 20 of them. I didn’t believe in God for 40 years. I had God pushed down my throat as a child and couldn’t understand why someone who was supposed to be good would allow all the badness in this world. I just recently in the last 5 years or so began to believe in God. One God.

The reason I changed my mind was that someone said to me that God wasn’t here to prevent bad things from happening, but to help us deal with these bad things. Now that made sense in a way and so I have changed my mind to a point. I am wondering if he is really helping me deal with how my life has turned out because it is really bad from my viewpoint, although I know it could be worse.

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

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

Share Your World 7-01-19


Share Your World 7-01-19

Rules from the originating poster Melanie Cee:

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

  1. Create an 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 may not work. Add your post URL to the messages below on Cee’s page.

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QUESTIONS:

Would (or do) you stop to help (presumably) stranded folks by the side of the road? This is a tricky one. On my own, also on the oldish side (in my 60’s and a female), I would not. Sorry, but too much happens to people when they stop to help. Now with that being said, my ex-husband would always stop and that included members of the top motorcycle gangs like the Pagans, etc. He was a motorcyclist and so that meant he had to stop even though he might have been slightly worried. They were always appreciative so it wasn’t a problem. Now one time we were on our motorcycle and he stopped for a motorcyclist. He couldn’t help except to go to the guy’s home or friends and tell them their friend was stranded. That guy had the nerve to tell him to leave me with his motorcycle and he would go with him to talk to them. Luckily my now ex-husband had enough sense to not leave me and the guy finally had to give us an address if he wanted help. We drove there and told them and then left. If they went to help him we never knew. Our part in that was done. The second situation was when I was with my daughter. She would insist on helping. Usually it was women and children thankfully, but still, they could just be a plant to get you to stop. I was very uncomfortable, but each time she was right and could get them help.

Do you think the world is less mannerly today than in past times OR are we just more touchy and manners are as they’ve always been? Oh yes, people don’t even look up from their phones and just expect you to open the door or whatever and forget a thank you. We are bringing up the most unmannerly people nowadays. They simply aren’t learning manners or to behave. I hate to see kids just running around doing whatever they want while mommy and daddy are on their phones. 

What happens if you’re scared half to death, TWICE? I guess you die a full death. Silly question.

If ALL the world’s a stage, where does the audience sit? In the atmosphere.

(There is a further question…the gratitude question, below the graphic.  Sorry folks!)

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Share your thankful comments here.   It’s a gorgeous day most places, so celebrate!

I agree with Melanie’s assessment in her answer. Today’s government is ruining our country. The world hated us before this recent batch, but now it is even worse. I won’t even read the news or watch it on tv anymore because I don’t want to know what other awful things they are up to now. 

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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

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #260 Pride&Fight


RonovanWrites #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge #260 Pride&Fight

The Guidelines are simple – Take the two words and write a Haiku

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

military pride

they fight whenever they must

keep peace otherwise

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

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

 

The Weekly Smile 7/01/2019 #weeklysmile – Started Camp NANOWRIMO


The Weekly Smile 7/01/2019 #weeklysmile – Started Camp NANOWRIMO

What made me smile this week was getting to start Camp NANOWRIMO. For those who don’t know what I mean, NANOWRIMO stands for National Novel Writing Month. The one in November you have a set goal of 50,000 words for the month, but with the 2 camps in the summer you can set any goal you want even if it is only one word a day. I set my goal for the traditional 50,000 words, but I can change it if I don’t think I will make it. The idea is to write and not edit. I have a problem as I have to edit as I write and don’t know if I can ignore it so might have to lower my goal to something more reasonable for someone who edits as they write.

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

Author of a book, a work in progress on the blog, https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.

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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

Sunday Photo Fiction – June 30, 2019


Sunday Photo Fiction – June 30, 2019

Pexels from Pixabay

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A quick introduction: I’m Donna McNicol and your new host here at Sunday Photo Fiction. You may notice a slightly different look AND a new link address. We have officially moved from a WordPress.com site to our own domain. So be sure to bookmark/subscribe/follow us at SundayPhotoFiction.com

A side note, I also host a flash fiction prompt every Friday on my blog. I hope you will join in the fun there as well. Thank you for joining in the fun!

Donna’s rules:

Welcome to 2019 and Sunday Photo Fiction! Each week a new photograph will be posted, either donated by a member of the community, or obtained from one of the FREE photo sites like Pixabay.com and Unsplash.com.

The challenge is to write a story based upon the photo in 200 words or less. When you are done, post your story and the photo prompt on your blog.

Please be sure to post the photo with the photo credit as well as a link back to this post.

Once your story is posted, add your name and story link to the link party below. An alternative is to leave a comment and pingbacks are also accepted. Entries close at midnight CT Thursday night. Thanks for joining in the fun!

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Moving Day

By Teresa Smeigh 2019

“Yo, Roscoe, have you seen the orange chair in your travels back and forth to the old house?”

“Penny, do we need that chair? It’s ugly!”

“Yes, it’s important to me. It came from my grandmother’s house, and she gave it to me specifically in her will because I always sat in it.”

“You know it is the ugliest chair I have ever seen. How many times do I need to tell you that?”

“I don’t care what you think. It’s important to me, and that is all that should matter to you.”

“I left it outside on the street in the alley beside our house. Someone has probably picked it up by now.”

“You had better hope it is still there, Roscoe, or I might throw you out in the alley.”

Mumbling to himself, Roscoe finds his truck keys and heads out to the alley.

The front doorbell sounds through the house and Penny goes to see who is calling already. She ends up looking at her orange chair in her sister’s arms. “Look what I found Penny? I always wanted this chair. Now I have one too.”

“That’s my chair, Patty. Give it back!”

“No way!”

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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

Author of a book, a work in progress, on the blog https://tessacandoit.com/government-property-a-memoir-as-a-military-wife/

Highlighted chapters are done and ready to be read.