Daily Prompt; Million-Dollar Question


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Why do you blog?

When I see a breath of hope

When I miss the days gone by

When I need a friend to listen

When I feel the need to cry

When I find joy among my day

When I get lost along the way

When my brother feels so bad

And I can’t take any more pain today

This is why I blog.

Terry Shepherd


Daily Prompt; VIP / The Daily Post

The Great Seal of the State of Indiana

The Great Seal of the State of Indiana

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Who’s the most important person in your life — and how would your day-to-day existence be different without them?

It’s too bad this could not have been asked of me five years ago. The answer would have been my DAD.

Now that we are talking about the present I get worried. I am an oddball. It is not normal to not have several friends in my reality life. I have hundreds of them on WP.

In my real life here in the state of Indiana, the town of Warsaw where I live, I lean heavily on my kids. I have one excellent long-term friend I have been friends from way back. But that still doesn’t answer the question.

Who is the most important person in my life? When I break down the words and pull out the highlights I would have to choose God. He forgives me for every sin. He doesn’t judge my past. He doesn’t criticize my looks. He doesn’t judge me. I can talk to him anytime I wish. I don’t have to use my cell phone or text him. He is always eager to listen and speak to me. I don’t have to phone him and ask if he is busy this coming weekend. I don’t have to dress up or put my make-up on.

I don’t like to actually say it out loud but I will admit the truth. I have talked to God while I am showering or even smoking a cigarette. I have spoken to him when I am angry at life and he doesn’t say I told you so.

He is always there, day or night, good times or bad. When I was left for homeless by my ex, God was the one who stuck by my side and pulled me out of the darkness. He lifted me up with his two arms and cradled me in the curves of his clothing. He wiped my tears with his hair and touched my heart and healed me.

I absolutely don’t know what I would do without him. I swear! To have to depend on me and the world full of deceit and false prophets I would be afraid to leave my house. I am sure I would not have a quarter of the confidence I carry today. If it were not for God I don’t know if I could always be there for Al. It isn’t an easy task taking care of someone with so many medical issues.

So a big thank-you to all my friends for being my confidant, my friend and a big support to me. Thank-you Lezlie for being a friend for so many years. And thank-you God for never leaving me when I have made so many mistakes in my life.

Daily Prompt; Comfort Zone

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What are you more comfortable with — routine and planning, or laissez-faire spontaneity?

I am weird. I am the one who looks through the new calendars in January. I look to see who’s birthdays fall on what days. When are the holidays?

If I could book my life year to year, I would be quite content. There is a large part of me that finds great comfort in the word routine. Surprises I enjoy if it is my Birthday.

I really believe this is something that God has been trying to teach me for years. I call it getting set in my own ways. He describes it as be ready at all times.

For me not making too much effort in being flexible I am thrown a lot of curve balls. Even a habit has formed from this. I look in the mirror at the reflections I see. Watching my own picture show. Next I pray, then I come to you, my friends for support.

Does this make me stronger or more wimpy? In my opinion it doesn’t make me wimpy. It allows me to grow stronger. I still go to God and you for help and support. But I am always shocked at the new challenges thrown at me more often than not, and I remain standing.

Al has Congested Heart Failure, Parkinson’s Disease and is mentally challenged. If I wasn’t strong I don’t think I would ever consider letting him move back home. With God’s help I can do it along with help of caregivers.

We are much stronger than we give ourselves credit. Look at the man who is crushed under a car. No one around is there to help him. You take quick action and race to save his life. Without thinking you lift the car up and a way from him.

Yes, strength is within us just waiting to come out. But until it is needed we continue to live in our daily comfort zones, well at least I do. Routine is comfortable to me indeed, but I can still stand strong when I need to.

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What’s the one thing you hope other people never say about you?

My answer to this prompt is:


The one thing that I hope I never hear anyone say about me is that I am uncaring. I do care. I am passionate about people and I try to always stretch out to help someone else who is worse off than me. It may not be money that I help with, but it is a caring attitude that I try to live and extend to others.

I don’t say it often, but I think it, treat others as you would have others treat you. This is a very big sentence with a huge impact. It can carry from you to the next to the next. The world could be a better place, if we all gave a few minutes to see what we can do or how we can help our neighbor or friend or family.

I don’t do this because I am trying to get a reward, or to hear a thank-you. I do it because it is the right thing to do. I want to go to my grave, knowing that some will at least say, she was a good caring woman. She gave of herself, then I can rest in eternal peace.