We all go through something for reason so it’s always good to see a rainbow in the sky, a flower so beautiful it doesn’t need to be pluck, and the magic the sun brings when it rises and falls. We have to remind ourselves that it’s okay to feel what it is we are feeling so we can process it well. We have to do what we can, while we can, so we can continue to embrace the teachings that life give us.
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and I hope you get through this week on a positive note. Stay safe and be blessed, lovelies.
Wow, I can’t believe this #writing challenge has come to an end. Thinking back to March 30th, I was like should I do this because I would have to write something for thirty days straight. And, drum roll please…(makes drumming sound)… I have gotten to Day 30. Yay! And I have done this with another blogger- Baby Butterflies and Coffee. Please do check out her posts if you haven’t done so. She’s amazing. It was fun doing this challenge with her and I thank her a lot for doing this with me.
Now, today’s writing challenge is to write about my highs and lows for this month. I want to talk about the highs first.
One of my highs for this month was talking about what makes me really happy. It was day one and it felt good talking about something positive and putting me in a good mood. Another was listing the five places I want to visit because though being in quarantine like everyone else, it didn’t hurt having to talk about places I dream of visiting one day. While doing the challenge, Day 5, I had taken the liberty to study more about those places mainly to give myself something to do and to educate myself.
During this month, I had come across some movies and shows I’ve never seen and re-watched the ones I have seen at least more than once. I probably have seen tens of movies this month and it felt good to chill out with housemates and kick back just watching movies. There were times I had watched some films and shows by myself and it okay with me. Then there was the music that helped me get through certain moments I had whether it was good or bad. Music tends to have that effect that it can turn a cloudy day into a day that of sunshine. It is great therapy.
Another high I had was me getting high, just kidding, but having spent some time with myself and getting to know who I am and what I am, my likes and dislikes, I’ll have to say it was quite interesting. And that how I felt when I wrote the 30 facts about me. It’s something about sharing tidbits of information about yourself because you try not to come off too weird or crazy, or something else. Then I told myself, that all that I am it is better that I will be myself and hope that you guys would understand. I have learned that if you can’t be yourself around people then you have to be around those who can. And that is what I had applied in real life. Believe me when I say in this cyberworld, there are people I know in real life and I can’t be myself with them in cyberworld or real world.
The lows I had was having to write about my past and would sit for hours debating whether I should write about it or not. Anything so distressing to talk about is going to be hard when it’s about the past. But I am glad that I did. As I was able to open up, I was able to peel away each layer of the past with ease. It wasn’t easy at first to open up and I suppose that is why I’m glad that I’ve been going to counseling in which I have been doing so for a year and a half now.
The lows haven’t really been the kinds of lows that would normally make me want to break out in fits of rage and cry. No, this time, I allow myself to go through and absorb what was going on so I can go through the process of the happenings so it can be processed well. I’m happy that I am doing better than I had before.
Any other lows I had will be okay and will work itself out. Anything that we all go through is for a reason and we shouldn’t beat ourselves up and just learn from it. I know not that it is okay if I don’t know all the answers and it’s okay to think back to the past. When thinking back to the past, now, it is more on the lines of learning and healing so I can grow and be the best version of myself.
The past thirty days have taught me a lot and it hasn’t quite been a crazy roller coaster ride, but I am thankful I have gone through it all.
Thank you all for rocking with me for these thirty days and any other days before. I am grateful and thankful you have taken the time out to read my blog posts and getting to know the woman behind this blog. I have some catching up to do in reading your posts. Thanks again.
This concludes the 30 Days Writing Challenge. Be safe and well. Enjoy yourself and know that someone cares about you. Take care.
P.S. Why do this sounds like a farewell. I’m going to be posting something else soon, just don’t know when yet. Trust you will see me and my posts again sometimes soon.
There have been times when I would get so amazed by something that may not seem like anything to anyone, but it holds so much meaning to me. Gazing at the sunrise and sunrise stop me in my tracks as I admired its beauty. It’s so magical being hypnotized by such grandeur. Its only truth is that every day you are alive you will get to see it.
It’s something about the word truth that most people would run away from it. Or, to knowledge how true somethingcan be. It is said that if you speak the truth it shall set you free. I believe with some truths it will set you free, so you can fly away from others.
The writing challenge for today is to think of a word and search it in Google Image and write something inspiring about the 11th image. The image above is the 11th image and when I saw it, I had to recount to make sure it was indeed the eleventh image. It wouldn’t be my choice if I had to pick it on my own, but as I studied it, I realized it was appropriate for today’s challenge. It’s a scale with a person using a magnifying glass holding it up to the word “truth” as it is expanded.
The challenge is to write something inspiring from the image and the way my week went I could use some inspiration. I hope I could do the image some justice. Here goes:
When the truth is magnified, we must understand the purpose behind what we don’t know. When we avoid the truth, it weakens the balance of what we perceive the truth to be and what we perceive to be a lie. Or something unknown in between. The universal experience we can share should not make us want to hide away our true selves because the lie is better than the truth.
Why is a lie better? Most people are afraid and most don’t care. Though, we must be true to ourselves and not give in to the masses who believe that if they lie long enough and often that others will believe them, and in. most cases, wholeheartedly. We must hold steadfast to what we believe in, what we work so hard for, and not give up. And not give in.
Life IS better when everyone is honest and respectful and caring with love in the heart. But, the real world isn’t known to be that way and still, we must know that sometimes it is best not to say anything. And yet, being silent is the same as saying something. So what then?
It is hard. Hard because of everything that is happening and what had happened in yesteryears, we don’t know if we are being lied to or being told the truth. We have to get the understanding for ourselves and not jump so quickly on the bandwagon to what was spoken into our ears. We have to ask ourselves if what we are being told is the truth. We must feel it in our spirit and if our spirit doesn’t feel right, then we just simply cannot be agreeable to what is being said. From anyone. In all situations.
Nevertheless, with each other, the truth should be bonafide. The truth should be balance. It can be simple or difficult. The choice is yours to make.
“This is a difficult balance, telling the truth: how much to share, how much to keep, which truths will wound but not ruin, which will cut too deep to heal.”
— Ally Condie
Do you believe there should be a balance where the truth is concerned? How do you perceive the truth?
Stay safe and be blessed. Do great things and may you all have positivity and happiness in your days.
Today’s #writing challenge is discussing your first love. It’s not something I plan on elaborating much on because I can’t recall having a first love. Infatuation and so-called doesn’t count. When I think about what or who could qualify as first love, a parent comes to mind. Someone who was there for you and sacrifice and tried their best to protect and take care of you, even when you gotten taken away by the State from them. A true story for me.
First love to me is writing and music. When I feeling down, when I’m feeling good, they are there helping, encouraging, uplifting, entertaining me. I would write and write some more about any and everything. I would sink deep into a book. One book became five, then fifteen, and twenty. When I want to escape the world, I would dive into another one by reading.
From Good Therapy website it mentioned: Love is a complex set of emotions, behaviors, and beliefs associated with strong feelings of affection, protectiveness, warmth, and respect for another person. Love can also be used to apply to non-human animals, to principles, and to religious beliefs. For example, a person might say he or she loves his or her dog, loves freedom, or loves God.
Love in general to me is an emotion that is greatly felt deeply. It’s action and an energy. It begin with self-love. When my first love(s) of writing, music, and books entered my life, I didn’t love myself. I was a child and didn’t fully understand much about it. I would see how people would treat each other and called it love. Now as an adult after learning the truth, I know what it really mean. What it’s all about.
I’ve written so many posts about love along with poems and quotes that I don’t want to sound like a broken record. Love is important and serious to me. It’s not something to be played with. Love is patient, respectful, and gentle. Love is so many things. I can’t truly say that I have been in love that I’m sure about. So, that’s why it is vital for me to work on myself and love all of me so when love(real and unconditional) does find me, I will recognize it. And that’s because I first love me. Though I do know, the love of self, the love of God, the love from a child and parent, perhaps even a sibling is the best love. A friend? Maybe, but I’m only speaking from experiences.
What is a first love to you? Thank you for reading.
Stay tuned for Day 20.
The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.
Today’s writing challenge is about words of wisdom that speak to me. After yesterday’s challenge, I could use some inspiration, or better yet, words of wisdom. When I think about wisdom what comes to mind is understanding and logic. It’s what is being used when we perceive our world, and how we perceive it.
The words of wisdom that speak to me are:
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” –Lao Tzu
I often wonder about the road ahead of me and sometimes it can be my downfall. Whatever it is I’m to do, I tend to look beyond what I see to find out what is ahead. I do that because it helps my anxiety sometimes, but it can cripple me if I allow it to get the best of me. I have to keep telling myself that if I want to get ahead, to get to where I want to be, and to get something done, then I must take a step in to achieve that. One step turns into two then another and much more, and with hard work and dedication, you will go on this journey to wherever you are going.
“The first time someone shows you who they are, believe them.”
In the past and up until some point, I would give people the benefit of a doubt, trusting that they can change and hopefully for the better. These words of wisdom from Maya Angelou speak to me because it reminds me to go by first impressions. Then again, as I think about it, there are people who at first would appear one way then when they feel like they “got” you, the real them comes out. I had ignored red flags before and now I am put in a place that I must pay attention to them. And to stop trying to find the good in everyone when most people don’t even have your best interests in mind.
I do believe there are good in people, but we cannot walk around with blinders on. People will change more colors than a chameleon and we must protect our hearts, energy, and space.
The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.
I love this quote because of how inspiring it is. These words of wisdom speak to me because it reminds me to keep going and don’t stop. At times, I find myself constantly searching for my life purpose and soul mission. I have to keep telling myself that if I put in the work and I will get to where I want to be in life, live how I want to live and be who I want to be. I’m still not there. I don’t want to settle and feeling like the supposed normality of this mundane life that I had before this virus pandemic is how my life is supposed to be. And though I had and still is putting in the work, I keep getting knock backward and/or off course. I don’t want to spend my whole life looking, I want to get there; to be there and enjoy the fruits of my labor. I’m not giving up because I came too far. And I encourage you all to do the same.
This ends my Words Of Wisdom challenge post. I hope you all had enjoyed today’s challenge. What words of wisdom speak to you that you would like to share? Tell us in the comments.
And stay tuned for Day 10 writing challenge.
Stay safe. Stay protected. And be blessed. Thank you for reading.
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