A Day of Christmas Pleasure

Today went way too fast. My daughter and I went to the mall Christmas shopping. It was fun to watch all the people searching for that perfect Christmas gift and then trying to haul all those gifts in their arms.

I was fortunate. I had my daughter to help carry my packages. While we were there I did most of the yacking, like I usually do. I had a wonderful time and look forward to one more trip to the mall before Christmas and the rat race begins.

While we were sitting sipping on coffee the mall train came by so I snapped a photo with my cell camera. It isn’t as clear since I didn’t have my regular camera but I think you can see the little passenger in the one car.

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Ready, Set, Done!


As it’s been a while since our last free-write… set a timer for ten minutes. Write without pause (and no edits!) until you’re out of time. Then, publish what you have (it’s your call whether or not to give the post a once-over).


I was just listening to a show on TV. It was about giving; because it is Christmas time. Why is it that the only time we think and push to give to others is at the Christmas season?

Is it true that the other days of the year people don’t need anything? People who aren’t sleeping on a pile of fifties worry not only about how to give gifts to their children, they worry about where they are going to get grocery money or how they are going to pay the too high-priced heat bills.

Kids still need to go to the doctors throughout the year.  People are still out of work all the other months. I think it is a sad shame that some people are truly out their walking the paths looking for a job, any job to take care of themselves and their families.

I know for me I worry, and it is only me. I think that it is a shame that we see a job posting that we know inside our hearts that we would absolutely love and fit in; but we don’t have the experience or we are just fresh out of college.

I can remember when I was a kid, getting a job was going in to the business, filling out an application, and actually talking to the boss. Life doesn’t work that way anymore. You email or fax a resume, hoping it stands out. I took a class once about showing off your resumes to prospective employers.

Do it in red ink was the highlight. Don’t say too much. Make the title pop out. I think all these ideas are good and I, in fact, have one of those resumes, but it doesn’t get me any where; because there is no personal contact anymore with employers and hopeful candidates.

So now it is the Christmas season and we are in the thinking mode of giving. Let’s carry our traditional thinking of the season and carry it throughout the rest of the year. You don’t have to be wealthy to give.

Maybe you can make an extra plate at dinner and give it to a neighbor who is struggling. Or a small ten minute visit to a loved one, or how about writing a snail mail. I still love getting mail that is actually filled with hand-written words.

If you have more time to spare, how about a visit to a nursing home. Remember, one day you may be the one there; wishing for a visit. Just think small, because small ideas produce tons of happiness and gives you the most natural high ever. Thank-you for taking time to stop by and read my ten minute prompt.

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My Five Favorite Christmas Songs – #1


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Alright everyone, the big moment has arrived. Thanks to all of you who’ve stopped by to listen to the songs in the countdown.

Number One on my list…is ‘Silent Night’ by Kenny Chesney.

It’s a no-brainer for me. This is my Mom’s favorite Christmas song and this version of it just happens to be sung by my favorite singer – and his Mom. You can’t beat that.

Blessings to all of you this Christmas. May the season be magical for you and yours.

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When Your Life Hangs In The Balance.

very interesting

The Ignited Mind !


Mumbai, 11th December 2014.

Even before I begin with this rather heated topic, I’d like to clearly state that over here by presenting the following post to you’ll I’m under no circumstances being unfair to any medical professional or rather the medical fraternity as a whole. I’m by means of the post which is to follow trying to generate awareness about such practices which are getting highly prevalent in modern developed, under-developed as well as undeveloped countries. My intention here is not to blame all the medical professionals but a percent of them due to which people are losing trust in doctors. Over here I’m to tell about that strata of the medical fraternity who take patients as their business, my intention is not to hurt the emotions of people who are connected to the medical background but to get people aware of what I, myself have witnessed as cases…

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