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August Blogging Prompts

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#NDRW- #68

Today’s word is bayou.

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè ☀🌌

Photo Credit: Fandango’s This, That, or the Other.

Happy Weekend Bloggers

Happy Saturday WordPress ~ May this morning begin with big breaths, inhaling hope, and welcoming peace where anxiety resided. May your eyes find all the tuck away happy moments that make you smile. May you feel rested, energized, refreshed (shower will help!), and focused. All that’s meant for you will transpire; and you will acquire the experiences needed to flourish and blossom.

NAMASTÈ🙏🏼🌸

So I ask you…..

Is the objective to (try) limited angry citizens from committing shooting rampages???

OR

Is it to stop killing innocent people???

{Notice the first is focused on the weapon of choice. The second focuses on the victims}

Guns aren’t the only way it’s happening… But, boy, it seems to me, guns are all lots are worried about!!

Angry people are hurting others. It doesn’t matter if it’s physical or verbal. Have you listened to the suicide statistics due to bullying? Have you been listening at all???

Attacker kills 4, wounds 2 in California stabbing rampage | 6abc.com

Here is a man that exemplifies that the issue isn’t a “gun control issue”…. Here’s a man who has a “anger” issue, and hurt others. Sure, maybe not 19 or 40 people, but speaking of the innocence, comparison has no place!

A man who was “full of anger” stabbed, slashed and robbed his way across two Southern California cities in a bloody rampage that killed four people and wounded two others who were apparently targeted at random, authorities said.
— Read on 6abc.com/5451825/

#NDRW- #67

Today’s word is: counterscarp.

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè 

Photo Credit: Fandango’s This, That, or the Other

The verge of sensational oasis

Autumn has been my favorite season for years, moreso as an adult though. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve developed a more rich appreciation for the color magic and the all to familiar tastes of Fall.

The color combinations of Burgundy (one of my absolute favorite), with evergreens green and burnt orange is just lush!! The aroma of pumpkin and apple pie, turkey and ham… Mmmmm.

There’s nothing that’ll make me understand how fast this year has come and gone; but, I’m looking forward to all the aspects of Autumn.

Photo Credit: Fandango’s This That or the Other

Yuck

Fuck It

Fuck off

Fuck all of this.

I don’t care, at this given moment.

I don’t care if it’s unfair to feel some sort of way.

Right now, I’m about me and my emotions… whether it be necessary or completely selfishly shity.

Writing Prompts

Maybe one of these will spark your creative flow:D Enjoy!

Opening Line

  1. Every summer, I visited my father, until the year I bought my first pair of glasses.
  2. Dear reader, I wish I could tell you that you’re going to like this story.
  3. I would have become a journalist if it weren’t for Annabelle. Every summer, I visited my father, until the year I bought my first pair of glasses.
  4. 361,493 people died that Friday but it began with one woman.
  5. I don’t feel I was particularly conspicuous the morning I killed Vaughan.
  6. My name is Jacquelynn Rourk, at least, that’s what I told her.
  7. My name is Humphrey Ravynheart and I’ll fight to prove it.
  8. 89 people have died trying to rescue Deborah.

Photo Credit: Fandango’s This, That, and the Other.

#NDRW – #66

Today’s word is strudel.

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè ☀🌌

Nova’s Wise Words Wednesdays

Decorate life as if you can’t see color! Happiness seems to easily flow from stickers, smiles, and simple gestures of kindness!

Nova 🙏🏼

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè 

Photo taken from Fandango’s This, That, and The Other

Gratitude Journal 08/07/19

Today, what am I grateful for?

  • My morning glory blooms
  • Refunds
  • Cool mornings
  • Pumpkin spice
  • Silly kids
  • Kindness of dogs
  • Storybots
  • Washers
  • Wednesdays
  • Unexpected happy mail
  • Chocolate
  • Apple products
  • ASPCA
  • Bell peppers
  • Good news
  • Tide Pods

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè 

. Photo taken from Fandango’s This, That, and The Other

#NDRW – #65

Today’s word is remnant.

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè ☀🌌

Aura Awareness

How many empaths we got here?

Any of you on edge? Feeling this thick and heavy anxiety aura?

Aside from the mass shootings in the recent news, the anxiety feels more

On a personal level?

Or has it just been me?

Today, it was BBAADDDD…..

I know from whom the energy flowed…

Three sources, actually.

If you all could lift up my silent prayer requests

Along with yours, I’d be so grateful.

#NDRW – #64

Today’s word is taunt.

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè ☀🌌

Monday Greetings

I hear the word is, our harvesters website is temporarily disabled. That’s wonderful. I am proud of all of us. Though change can take place with a single voice, ALL EFFORTS should be recognized and praised. Change happens on a personal level; and, collaboratively, on a much greater level.

Well Done My Fellow Bloggers!!

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè ☀🌌

. Photo taken from Fandango’s This, That, and The Other

#NDRW – #63

Today’s word is nomadic.

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè ☀🌌

Update

I’m now working some and need to put my 150% into it. I’ll still post as often as I can; but, unfortunately, it won’t be as often.

I hope you stick with me and continue to visit.

Much ❤️,

Nova

#NDRW – #62

Today’s word is embargo.

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè ☀🌌

Feel Free to Use this Badge – This, That, and The Other

With all of the unauthorized harvesting of our posts that is going on at tygpress.com and seemingly not much that can be done to stop it, I created this badge that I will attach to all of my blog posts going forward.Please feel free to grab this image and post it on your blog. By…
— Read on fivedotoh.com/2019/08/03/feel-free-to-use-this-badge/

Sad Day in America

Photo Credit Attached

Today, the residents of ElPaso, TX desperately need our prayers. 🙏🏼🥺

It’s heartbreaking that such a tragedy has, once again, happened.

Hugs to all of you!!

Extra warm hugs to you who have relatives in TX.

©️2019Nova 🙏🏼

Eventful Friday

Good Moring yall 😀 These photos were taken from the Pexels free library:D

I just wanted to share my positive vibes with you! My weekend has blessed me far beyond what I thought it would. It feels amazing when that happens, doesn’t it? I sure hope your weekend has been good to you thus far:D!! I know I’m sending you love and all my warmest hugs! If you smell something funny, it’s probably me too close. I was already out walking today and it’s a bit warm. I promise I don’t smell that bad though.

Here’s what’s happened that’s placed such a happiness in my heart. Yesterday morning, I waited to hear from a friend, to see if she’d watch my girls while i attended a meeting with my business partner ( boss and boyfriend). It was about eleven, when I got the great news that she’d be able to. I was beyond excited because I had been trying to “meet her” for years. I now finally had the opportunity and with a great reason!

“Meet” anymore is such a unique word. According to M-W Dictionary, meet means the following:

meet

verb

\ ˈmēt  \
met\ ˈmet  \meeting

Definition of meet

 (Entry 1 of 3)

transitive verb

1ato come into the presence of FIND met him as a stranger on a plane
bto come together with especially at a particular time or place I’ll meet you at the station
cto come into contact or conjunction with JOIN There is where the brook meets the river.
dto appear to the perception ofa pungent odor … met his nostrils— S. E. White
2to encounter as antagonist (see ANTAGONIST sense 1) or foe OPPOSE met the heavyweight in a successful bout
3to enter into conference, argument, or personal dealings with
4to conform to especially with exactitude and precision a concept to meet all requirements
5to pay fully SETTLE could not meet his loans— Waldo Frank
6to cope with was able to meet every social situation
7to provide for enough money to meet our needs
8to become acquainted with I want you to meet my sister.
10to receive or greet in an official capacity. The president met the prime minister at the White House.

intransitive verb

1ato come face-to-face That’s the restaurant where they met.
bto come together for a common purpose ASSEMBLE The delegates met at the convention.
cto come together as contestants, opponents, or enemies The candidates met for their debate.
2to form a junction or confluence the lines meet in a point
3to occur together many graces and many virtues meet in her
meet halfway

to compromise with

meet with

to be subjected to ENCOUNTER the proposal met with opposition

meet

noun

Definition of meet (Entry 2 of 3)

1the act of assembling for a hunt or for competitive sports
2a competition in which individuals match skills

meet

adjective

Definition of meet (Entry 3 of 3)

precisely adapted to a particular situation, need, or circumstance very proper

 

We meet online, but not necessarily face to face. Anyway, I meet my friend, Helen nearly four years ago, and just met her face to face yesterday. The drive was nearly an hour. The girls were pretty content in the car; and mommy was a bit anxious driving where she hadn’t before. I was determined to not allow the fear and anxiety to control my day though. Guess what, I got through it!

Upon arriving, I was able to appreciate the scenery of corn fields and wide open space. I knew that lifestyle all too well, having grown up in a similar setting. My girls weren’t accustomed to it. Our “yard” is too small; and they can see the city from very close by. Personally, I think it’s a wonderful idea to integrate a variety of experiences into a child’s life. I defiantly wish for my girls to understand and appreciate other lifestyles and customs than their own.

The ride back was tremendously enjoyable. First and foremost, adult conversation was great! HAHA~ Visiting with Helen was wonderful, she’s such a sweet lady. I do believe my girls have adopted her as ‘grandma’ already. I knew my boo would be waiting for me when I returned to my home, which had my heart melting and in such butterflies.

All these years later, and after all that we’ve been through, he’s still the reason I laugh and smile and run into people and daydream. He challenges me to be bigger than I am, and to do more … to try, and learn. I know the cliche is that “he completes me”, but he really does! Any of you who’ve truly paid attention to how I’ve been can see the drastic difference. No it’s not HIS responsibility to make me happy. No it’s not been HIM that’s done so… but, for those of you who’ve found your “soul’s mate”…. can understand what it’s like to be apart… and to reunite again.

Upon returning home, Chad was waiting for me. God he looked so yummy! He’s Puerto Rican, so his jet black curls, dark suntanned skin. He’s got a slightly bad boy grin and a walk that says ” I can handle myself if I have too!” Yeah, that’s just the beginning. He drives me crazy.

What I thought was going to be a business meeting and dinner, turned out to be a perfect date night. We had gotten to the Embassy Suites Hotel, and realized we were a few weeks early for the meeting ( HA HA, I need to be discuss secretarial work with him) so we headed out for a bite to eat.

Talks of our kids and business, artichoke and spinach dip, his life in the Army, and my challenge to not eat shrimp filled the waiting period. He’s my best friend, so when he gets a chance to crack a joke or dish out alittle `tude, he doesn’t miss the chance. He’s lucky he’s cute! 

After dinner, we took a detour through the back roads of Cleveland… along the train tracks. It was the coolest site; roads I’d never been on before. He enjoys that aimless exploration as much as I do; but, I hadn’t done so in quite some time.

When we returned back to my place, Helen had made plans with her children for the next day. She was picked up and taken home. It was such a pleasure to meet her.

Chad and I had watched Split ( HIGHLY RECOMMEND~) and had much needed adult time together.

What I loved the most about yesterday, and the valuable lesson that life taught me, was that there’s no need to stress if things don’t go according to plan… because what DOES happen, may become much more precious memories. It’s ok to not have things work out as we expected, because what’s meant to be, needs to be, and we need to get out of our own way to allow that to happen.

 

Saturdays events will follow in another blog post<3

aroma beverage breakfast brown
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#NDRW – #61

Today’s word is commiserate.

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè ☀🌌

#NDRW – #60

Today’s word is sapient.

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè ☀🌌

Working on Us Week 8-9

This is a series that’s been created by Ms Beckie from Beckie’s Mental Mess.

Here’s where you can find the instructions to WEEK 8.

Here’s where you can find the instructions to WEEK 9.

I’ve been sick all week, and busy with life, that I haven’t been able to write on this lately. I thought I’d mesh these two together. (Beckie, hope that’s ok!).

Having lived with mild to severe anxiety and depression since 2001, I’ve had many victories of overcoming it. The greatest has most defiantly been overcoming suicidal tendencies, in 2005. The nightmare began four years prior, and I wasn’t ready for what I was about to endure. The hush hush of my family secrets tore my nights apart and stole much more than my peace of mind. My bedroom was the third, the top floor, of the house. It was a tall house, with a big backyard, hillside and lots of places to “hide”, if I wanted to pass in peace.

I spent most of my high school days proving myself worthy of my parents trust and respect, again (bullshit!). Most teenagers were sneaking out windows and illegally drinking with friends. Others my age were having sex and getting pregnant. That which my parents faced with me, was trivial in comparison. Furthermore, the issue at hand (as ridiculous as they are), couldn’t have been even more pathetic.

The last night I was in that house, my parents attempted to put their finger down one last time. To be honest, rightfully so, because, at that point in time, I straight up had no fucks left to give. I lied right to their faces. I did what I wanted. I rebelled like a professional. They tried to counteract that with more strict rules, and I was officially done.

I told my sister I was going to kill myself IF I didn’t leave. My intention was to take a steak knife ( I was on a rotating shift with dishes! I knew exactly which one i was going to use.) and use it. The harm wouldn’t have stopped with me, either. I knew my veins were screaming with adrenaline of destruction.

So I chose life…. and I gave that slogan a whole new meaning… It became my first and biggest victory.

Photo #1 for Week 8 is is a beautiful scene, with some greenery, in rain and sunlight.

This photo reminds me of the damper of anxiety and depression. It has moments of great heaviness, cold, gloom, downpour. It’s irritating when you’re caught in it, unexpectedly, without coverage. Soaked through and through, there’s no shelter, no place to think.. The anxiety is ruthless and relentless. The sunshine signifies the victory. It’s a break in the insanity of the endless grey and darkness. The sunshine is another resource that plants NEED, in order for nature’s complete balance. It’s not surprising that humans, also, need that break in the clouds. It’s our moments to regroup and breathe again!

WEEK 9 IS ALL ABOUT MY FIRST AND TRUEST LOVE: MUUSSIIICCCCCC!!!!!

Music is my therapy every single time. It’s quite honestly what saved my life in the days I spoke of, above. I didn’t have antidepressants to help sort out my toxic potion of feelings. I didn’t have parents that cared enough to even KNOW they existed. It wasn’t until some time after my departure that my sister handed my parents my diaries and told them to read them. It was then, when the scares were so fuckin deep that nothing of this world felt capable of healing them, that these people realized my severity and ugly demons.

These two particular songs speak volumes to me.

Though they’re somber and nostalgic, they speak about the hardships that are very real to me… and to our society. They speak about truth that it’s sometimes very dark and challenging. They speak of challenging moments that I’ve encountered and remind me of my resilience.

There’s ALWAYS a reason to fight. Keep searching for it my loves!!! IF you need one, I’ll be right here.

Kind Hearted Challenge – August Edition – Cyranny’s Cove

  Happy first day of August, Lovelies! As you might know, I have been waiting for a while to post this, and I am quite excited to finally launch this new, monthly Kind Hearted Challenge!   What is the Kind Hearted Challenge about? It is really simple… First of all, it is not a challenge…
— Read on cyranny.com/2019/08/01/kind-hearted-challenge-august-edition/

#NDRW – #59

Today’s word is descry.

Good Afternoon, Evening, and Morning.

#SpeakLife into yourself 

#SpeakTruth into your mind 

#SpeakConfidence into your heart

#SpeakLove into this world 

Spread Kindness like it’s all the world has left. 

Namastè ☀🌌