Quote on purpose.

As you might have noticed, I seem to be preoccupied with the word purpose lately. Today I came across a sentence that struck a nerve whilst reading a post over at Peter Wells blog aka counting ducks. He writes some amazing reflective pieces, do click on the link to discover the source of this quote and much more.


Picture and background courtesy  creatingahome.

The quote is an excerpt written by Peter Wells in the post Yesterdays promise.

What are your thoughts?

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The mural.


She was starting to think he had forgotten she was his eighteen year old daughter; emphasis on eighteen and daughter. Why had he planned such a military themed day?

Jessie shrank further into the cab as it pulled up, what next?

“Come on honey we are here”

“Here, where?”

“You’ll see in a minute,” her dad said turning the corner.

Standing in front of the mural, Jessie’s frown blossomed into a smile at that moment she knew he would support her dreams, despite his reservations.

It was the best gift he had ever given her before returning to base.

In response to Friday fictioneers writing challenge hosted by Rochelle.  The picture was provided by C.E.Ayr and we are asked to write a 100 words story inspired by it. Thanks Rochelle for hosting it, see you next week.

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Inside looking out.

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

“I see absolutely everything, there is nothing hidden from me. Whilst you sleep I am there in your dreams. Your feeble attempts to escape me by rising in the morning is hysterical for as in sleep I am still with you,”

“I can change the future and recolor the past, my reach is infinite. I am invisible, but I control all that you see.  An ominous end awaits those who bid my dark side; a pathway of peace those who thread carefully. Do not try to apprehend me for like a slippery serpent I will escape you,”

“There is but one hope for you, to train me through the art of substitution empowered by a strong-will; the only way to turn the master into an obedient servant …'”

Written by Chioma I.N

In response to the mondaysfinishthestory flash fiction challenge hosted by Barbara. The picture and the first sentence are provided and you have to complete the story in 100- 150 words. Click on the link to read others stories.

Thanks Barbara for hosting it and for the picture.

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Positive twist on the week

M– Many opportunities demanding my

T-Total attention,

W-Won’t stop at noting till I see the end.

T-Taking stock of what’s been done and what’s left to do,

Disney land
Stay positive, keep a smile on.  Happy new week

F– Frankly stumped but won’t give up.

S-Slowly but surely I made it through

S– Satisfied to know my efforts will someday be rewarded.

Seasons; life and years.

It’s amazing how a close look at nature can help us understand life’s journey. Regardless of where we live the seasons of the year serve as indicators of how life flows: from dry, cold or harsh spells to warm, lively periods. One would expect everyone to flourish better in the warmth, but the above picture proves us wrong.

Every plant has its season, some grow in the midst of harsh conditions a reminder that life will continue no matter how bleak. The beauty and growth of the plant are enhanced by its environment, an indication that each plant is well matched by nature to a perfect season. But beneath the surface lies another wonder of nature, plants waiting to emerge in spring. their ability to stay incubated underground is laudable.

Just like plants, we have to embrace our seasons in life. Don’t get jealous of another or become too anxious to grow. Each of us will have our day above the surface. A hasty emergence might mean an early exit, as the environment might not be favorable. Stay calm, stay put, the seasons will soon turn. This is something I have to tell myself daily.

I was inspired by this post, you should have a look at it.https://livingonchi.wordpress.com/2015/01/20/daily-prompt-the-magic-of-life-and-mother-nature/

Thank you for reading.