Wait. Before I miss last week’s Jakesprinters: Sunday Post on Perspective:
It is all about changing perspective when it comes to napping. Take it from me, a plain old house cat; never let any opportunity slip by…
Happiness is within us. If you happen to see a couch, do not simply plop down to sit.
Instead, change perspective on the matter…
Let nothing hinder or disturb you…
Quietly drape slowly down for a quick catnap.
Ahh, this may take longer than a catnap…care to join me?
Copyright: Janet Webb
“Mina, you will be the prettiest girl at the prom. I wish we could afford a washer and dryer,” sighed mother, as she hung her daughter’s dress to dry.
Mina put the last bobby pin in her wavy dark hair. She glanced into the dim-lit bathroom mirror and smiled.
Mina walked over to hug her mother. “I love you guys, she said. “I know you and daddy worked so hard to make my senior year in high school the best, ever. Thank you!”
As Mina happily dressed, she sang out, “Who needs a dryer when we have solar power!
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Inspiration: Friday Fictioneers
Challenge: Write a one hundred word story that has a beginning, middle and end. (No one will be ostracized for going over or under the word count.)
THE KEY:Make every word count.
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Taupiri Mountain. Sacred resting ground for the Waikato iwi (tribe.) I was just a young princess when crowned the first Māori queen over forty years ago. Because I have strong visionary gifts, my people called me, Te Atairangikaahu, or the “Hawk of the Morning Sky.” The problem my people face is the European invasion and their rapid control over Māori lands. Without a centralized government, the survival of the Māori culture simply is impossible.
Kingitanga, or the Māori King movement, makes it possible for some of the tribal leaders to unite under one King, or in my case, Queen. My goals? Simple: Promote peace; give educational opportunities and spiritual guidance for the Māori people. While my predecessors killed Europeans if they entered the Kingitanga, I put a stop to this practice early in my career.
Today my kidneys are failing. Soon my dear husband will bury me somewhere on Taupiri Mountain in an unmarked grave, a Māori tradition to show my equality with my people. I do not fear death. In fact, forty long years as the “Hawk of the Morning Sky” has made me quite tired. I am grateful for the opportunity to dedicate most of my life helping and serving my people. Farewell and all the best to my beloved country, New Zealand.
oldest son commands
washed up royalty
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This week’s, Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge, the goal is to make the foreground of the photograph the center of the attention, thus making the real background, the backstage player.
Well, the center of attention for most of my shopping trips to Wal-Mart, an American multinational retail store, is the pet section.
Namely, the aquarium fish section.
In the background, the sign guarantees everyday low prices, even on pretty aquarium fishes swimming in the foreground. ♥
Careful, you may spend hours oohing and aahing at the variety of peaceful schools of aquarium fishes and forget what you came to Wal-Mart for in the first place.
Whatever you load your shopping cart with, Wal-Mart guarantees you everyday low price merchandise.
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Where is the center of attention in your shopping adventures?
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