Daily Prompt; Standout

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When was the last time you really stood out in a crowd? Are you comfortable in that position, or do you wish you could fade into the woodwork?


Photographers, artists, poets: show us STANDOUT.

Through the years the last thing I ever wanted to do was stand out in front of anything. Hiding behind my mask was my habit.mask

I allowed people to beat me up emotionally for my thoughts I had. I let people allow  me to shrink to the size of a thimble and I found myself forcing words out of my mouth that were untrue in order not to hurt others feelings.thimblewords

It took finally ending up alone and feeling like my best friend was me before I got to the point of bringing myself out of my shell and voicing what I really thought.shell

I can still feel pain when someone doesn’t agree with me, but in the end it will be me standing on stage, listening to my own truth.

StageYou may discover and feel pain of friends and family who leave you standing alone.

But I have learned that the best thing I can do for myself in order to be happy and at peace is just to be me and no one else.dscf4163

A stage? In my life time? For me? I doubt it. God has better plans than that heading my way.

I think that I will be just as happy knowing that I what deal with today is going to be nothing compared to what God has in store for me tomorrow.


Daily Prompt; Yawn

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What bores you?


Photographers, artists, poets: show us DULL.

I am going to have so many males and females booing at me and tossing eggs after I am done with this prompt. Why? You will see.

A list of things that bore me are;

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Everything else in life is interesting to me.


Liebster Award and I Love Your Blog Awards


Saritha has nominated me for these two awards. pink liebster awardi-luv-ur-blog-award

Questions for the blogs I have nominated:

1. How long have you been blogging and do you blog every day?
2. What did you want to achieve by starting your blog?
3. Has your blog changed direction since you started?
4. What kind of blogs do you follow?
5. Which is your favorite post that you’ve written?
6. If you were an animal, what would you be?
7. Do you have any pet peeves?
8. A sentence or two describing a happy memory from your childhood.
9. Something that you learned recently.
10. What is your favorite season of the year?

1.I blog every day and I have been blogging for a year and a half

2. To do as God led me to do

3. Not really, I still write from my heart short stories and about my brother.

4. Humor and heart-felt

5.My dedication to my brother,  http://terry1954.wordpress.com/2012/09/26/dedicated-to-my-brother/

6. A pampered dog

7. Cracking your knuckles and busy signals on the phone

8. Playing with my dolls and going to Grandma’s house

9. Don’t be afraid to put your trust and needs in to God. He does answer. He will take care of me.

10. Fall

Thank-you so much Saritha for these awards. Friends, make sure to check out her blog. The link above is where you can find her.

My nominations for these two awards are:


Dr. Rex





Barefoot Baroness




Weekly Photo Challenge #Theme of the Week; Postaday




The day was almost over.

All memories were stored

I stood and looked out over the land

I saw this and I was floored

I had to get the camera

I had to get this shot

For one day when I am older

I can look back at all I got.

Written by,

Terry Shepherd



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Versatile and Very Influential Awards


Smooth nominated me for two awards tonight. One is the Versatile Blogger Awardversatile-blogger-award and the other ismost-influential-blogger-e1364230844577;

Thank- you so much my friend.

The rules are to mention seven things about yourself.

1. I hate the show Jeopardy

2. I love watching the news but hate that it is usually always bad news

3. I love anything old, so why don’t I love myself? LOL

4. Did you know there are seven family members in my family tree with the same first and middle names?

5. I am learning that adults can bully other adults

6. Did you know that I never dreamed of being President?

7. Did you know that I have my Dad’s first artist paint brush?

If you would like to share these awards with others, that would be so nice. I want to be nice tonight so I am going to award these two to some others.








Daily Prompts; Bookworm

Down Into the Basement

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Tell us about the last book you read (Why did you choose it?

Would you recommend it?). To go further, write a post based on its

subject matter.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us WORDS.

The last book I read was called, A Child Called It.

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Spoiled Food

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dreams and wishes.

It is written by Dave Pelzer. He is actually writing about himself.

Can you not hear

Me screaming

From my dark  room

You have given to me

Can you not see the

Fear in my eyes

As you throw me

A crumb to fill

My empty tummy

Can you please

Explain what I have

Done to deserve

This torture

Did you not want me

Was I born ugly or stained

All I wanted

Was to be loved.

Written by

Terry  Shepherd


I would recommend this book to anyone who has ever been abused in any way. It is about the strength that comes from deep within the soul to survive this ordeal and come out on top.

Picture it & Write/ Ermiliablog

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I didn’t know what I was going to write about when I first looked at this picture. For Picture it & Write we look at the photo given to us and write about it.

Part of the reason we write about it is to expand our imaginations. We also exercise our brain, and I am going to be honest here and state that I love to share what I have written to the hostess of the site.

It is like giving a gift to your child and then watching with excitement as they open it. To see their excitement and be able to share in their squeals of delights is probably one of the biggest high lights of giving gifts.

When I read that this writing exercise has become too big, which is what you dream of when you begin a blogging site such as this, it was with great sadness that I read that some writers  post that are written for this particular exercise will not be shared with the hostess.

This made me sad, so there fore in letting you know that first off, I am so happy for you that your dream of this has become a reality for you, a big congratulations. For not being able to have the time to read each of these makes me sad like the photo you introduced.

Best Moments Awards

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I have been nominated for Best Moment Award by Charm! Thank-you so much.

Best moment award is a pretty awesome moment. It means that I did something for someone that caused them to have a great moment thinking about me.

In return it gives me my best moments and it wants to make me smell the flowers and give thanks to the one above for blessing me with so many wonderful friends.

I found this segment on Charm’s blog. I found it very enlightening.

Here is what she says,“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you …….You must read more to find out what else she had to say that follows.

The rules for this award are;

Accept and thank the person who nominated you

It would be nice to say a little thank-you speech

How about nominating a few people you think would enjoy this as much as you

My nominees are;

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Daily Prompt; Switcheroo

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If you could switch blogs with any blogger for a week, with whom would you switch and why?

No one likes being left out entirely. We can smile, and say, It’s ok, I couldn’t have come anyways. Don’t worry, I didn’t think anything about it.

This is one of those times where DP wants me to pick out someone special. I can’t do that. Do you know why? Because we are all unique. We each bring something to the table that another person needs.

I can say a few things about some bloggers. This is the closest I can come. I may not remember each one of you. Part of this I will lay blame on my age, and the other part is because I have new followers that I haven’t had a good chance to know and mingle with yet.


Ute,  has the most compassionate heart and soul. She is so upbeat and positive. She picks me up from the pits of hell and helps me rise to where I need to be.

Rob Barkman

Rob, my dear friend Rob. He is such an inspiration to me. His blog brings a lesson to me daily. He helps me through his words to remember I am such a lucky woman to be living today.


This blogger always reminds me that I am not alone. When I am suffering from not believing I have anything to offer, she shows me I am worthy.


I have never heard a bad remark or a down day for Yoshiko. She reminds me to watch my tongue and say  kind words each day.


My dear Michelle, I swear that she and I are unknown sisters. We share so many thoughts that are the same.


I have learned through Cat that through thick and thin, poor and wealth, we are rich in the Lord.


My dear Angel is sometimes what I really think, my angel. She know just the right words to say, no matter how I am feeling.


This dear blogger friend of mine has been following me for many months. I don’t know what I would do without her wit and upbeat words. She can make me laugh, and cheer me on. She is always here.


Dear Debbie, I don’t hear a lot of words, but the few she speaks to me are so inspirational. She is truly  one of God‘s children.

Vicki (from Victoria A Photography)

Vicki and I have shared many chats between the keys. She is a wonderful, and warm person. I relate to her so easily.

Heather Mertens @ 40YearWanderer
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When I think of God and how I want to live, I think of Heather. She is a newer blogger friend to me, but has left a deep imprint in my heart.

Mona Gustafson Affinito

Mona is someone I met moons ago. I always look up to her. She is quite a lady. Anytime she gives me positive comments, I sit up a little straighter.


Alastair is my rock. He is a friend that we always need in our lives. I really don’t know what I would do if he disappeared out of my life.

Dr. Johnny. Velazquez

Johnny and I met through Linkedin. He is marvelous. Full of strength and appreciation of life.

Rusha Sams

When I think of Rusha, I get jealous but not with green eyes, but with bright eyes and the knowledge that she lives where I would love to be, in the great state of TN


Seeker is one who always mystifies me. I don’t know a lot about him, but he reads my blog a lot and then surprises me with great praise.

babyjill7…Marilyn Griffin
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Dear friend Marilyn. She is the kindest soul. I will never forget her and her husband. They came and met with me and Al. She gave Al a hat that was coca cola and he still clings to it today. She will never know the impact she has made on Al and my life.


It took me a while to get to know Cheryl. I really liked her at first, but I saw that my strength in God was not it should be. Because I let the door of my soul open, she has taught me to trust God and myself. She has shown me that I am worthy of taking up space.

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What can I say about my dear friend Len. From the very beginning we hit it off. If I didn’t have her to email and talk to, life would be emptier.

Sheila Morris

I love Sheila. She has the most astounding blog. All about her life and her pets. I so much enjoy the cute way she speaks in her posts and I admire her love for life and people, and of course her dogs.


I will never be able to think of Catnip without remembering the honor she bestowed me by having me as a guest on her blog. I will be forever grateful to her.


Becky and I have known each other for a while. She is opposite from me. I am a chatterbox and she is more quiet, but watch out, because when she comments I always end up smiling

Patty B

Patty means the world to me. She has suffered in her own life and yet always finds time for me. I always look up to her courage and strength and the faith she has in God

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Viveka, Vivi, I don’t know what I would do without her. She has taught me so much about cooking and experimenting with foods. I have learned a whole new world of music. We have spoken through Skype. She has sent Al special coca cola cards. I feel like I could go see her in person and we would just go take our cameras and shoot pictures and then find a great little place to dine at. Love you Vivi!

Lady Lovely

Lady is a newer blogger friend in my life. Her heart is full of life and love and very upbeat


Brian is one of the nicest male friends a girl could ask for, I swear it’s true. Very upbeat and a loving family man.


I can’t explain it, but there has been a soul connection with this wonderful blogger since the first day I met him. I just love the way he thinks


Dear sweet Julie. I connected with her through a friend here at WP. Her husband and my brother suffer from Parkinson’s Disease. It was love at first words for this woman. My heart is always with her in her struggles with Ants and life


Buck as I have called her for so long and I connect because she and I share some past that are common to each other. She is a fighter for a fair life.

Tilly Bud – The Laughing Housewife

If I need a laugh or a funny joke, this is where I head

My friend Jo. I can’t find you anywhere, your link. I don’t know what happened, but you know that Parkinson’s brought you and I together. Thank-you for so many chats and phone calls. You are definitely my Louise.

This is not all of my friends, but I have run out of space. Anyone that is not mentioned, do not be offended. You are very important to me in my life.green-emerald-gemstone-thumb14543806

A Great Moment in My Life Award


Billie has nominated me for this Best Moment Award. Thank-you and big hugs Billie for thinking of me during your nomination process.

I have accepted this award before so instead of going on and saying repetitive things about myself, I will say the rules and nominate. I will also give you little pieces of me through photos that I take, and show you some of the awards I have received.

Thanks to all for the love and support you have given to me through this past year.

There are two simple rules for this;

  1. Create an acceptance speech either by video or a written speech post
  2. Pass the award on to 15 other bloggers

My nominations are;




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