Her Journey Towards Change

Why is it so difficult for many of us to deal with and accept changes in life? After all, isn’t it normal?

Maybe change is difficult because we associate it as something negative. Maybe it makes us uncomfortable. Or perhaps it just seems too difficult because we are afraid of failing.

It’s sometimes easier to see change as a possibility and easier to accept the idea once the old year ends and the new year comes in. Resolutions are made and the clock strikes midnight. The revisiting and renewing the idea of a new YOU looks attainable but not long into the new year, we begin to rethink our strategy. Taking a leap into something untried is scary, so we resist. Sometimes we make a half-hearted effort attempt and then we drift back into the same old same old.

We all know this scenario all too well. But I’m here…

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Do you want to know me better?

Keep it alive

I am reposting this post from December 2019 as a part of Fandango Friday Flashback

tagged me


So, are you ready?

10 “briefly explain” questions:

1. What really makes you angry?

Impolite, rudepeople,injustice, entitledpeopleand those who think they are above the rest of us.

2. What is your favorite food that you cannot do without?

It used to be carbs. NowI think it’s coffee.

3. What is your biggest fear?

I fear that we will destroy theenvironmentof our planet and the nextgenerationswill have to pay theprice.

4. What has been your biggest accomplishment this year?

Personally, I have achieved success regarding my weight loss and getting myblood glucose levels back to normal. In blogging, I feel that my blog is doing well, especially the Prompt that I have re-started,What do you see!

5. If you could live…

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Rory Asks; Courtesy or discourtesy

Keep it alive

Rory had raised a very important point here. He asks;

There are many forms of discourteous behaviour …

What are your Top 5 bugbears?

I feel that the concept of being polite has taken a backseat in most countries and cultures of the world nowadays.

The things that irritateme most are;


This is a change that has come over people gradually over the years.Nowmost people, young and old exhibitintolerancetowards others. It may be due to the everyday stresses they are goingthrough but intolerance has reached new heights.


Looking after number one has neverbeen more true than now.People are concernedaboutthemselves first of all and in this, they ignore the harm they can do to others.

Cutting lines;

In traffic, or while standing in queues, theyare in too much

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Great Post!

The Cheesesellers Wife

She has parked behind me
putting her vehicle
and her body
in the way of traffic to protect me
and I let her
coward that I am

On the edge of a dangerous road
engine failed
lorries flash past only inches away
I shiver in February cold
dressed in office skirt and heels
look in my rear view mirror

Young woman
half my age
earning less than half my salary
public servant and protector
risking herself for me
and I let her
coward that I am

When the rescue truck finally arrives
the driver too scared to remove my car
she quietly tells him his legal duty
returns to her patrol car
I walk over and thank her
she smiles
tells me it’s her job
one she loves

As we leave
she blue lights away to another shout
smiling and waving farewell

Copyright © 2020 Kim Whysall-Hammond

This poem was…

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I Knew

Sarah Doughty

“Don’t you see? It’s always been you.
I knew I would fall for you.”

Don’t you see? It’s always been you. From the first moment I saw you, I felt the spark ignite between us. When we spoke I felt the potential for what passion we might share. And if I’m being completely honest with myself, it was that first day. I knew right then I wanted to spend my life with you.

© Sarah Doughty

And I don’t regret it
for a second.

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Press release for the State Level First Position NAMI Dara AxelRod Poetry Contest 2020

Congratulations! Megha! 😁🌹✨✨

Megha's World


I’m excited to see  the mention of NAMI ( National Alliance on Mental Illness), New Jersey celebrating its 35 years by recognizing mental health advocates. My Poem  “My Survival Story” bagged the First Position at the State Level in the NAMI ( National Alliance on Mental Illness) Dara Axelrod Poetry Contest 2020.

NAMI New Jersey (NAMI NJ) is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness. Through education, support, advocacy and public awareness programs NAMI NJ fosters understanding about mental illness, confronts stigma often associated with mental disorders, advocates for public policies that benefit those affected by mental illness, and promotes research into the causes, treatment and recovery of mental health disorders.

You can read the news mentioned in the news portal CentralJersey.com here.

Happy Poetry!!

Picture Credit : NAMI NJ

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