The Sunday Whirl: Wordle 537

Always hosted by bwarren: https://sundaywhirl.wordpress.com/2022/01/23/wordle-537/

True Love

Consider it a triumph

the day you can reveal

the moment that you know it

the way that you can feel

a quiver in your belly 

a sigh out of your mouth

a cracking in your cool facade

a sunset in the south

You know his love’s expansive

and have no filter to deny

that you have reached a limit

where you can’t say goodbye

the tears are always shimmering

like stars up in the sky

your love can never be undone

He’s the apple of your eye. 

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Daily Prompt – JusJoJan the 23rd, 2022

Find the prompt here: https://lindaghill.com/2022/01/23/daily-prompt-jusjojan-the-23rd-2022/

Your prompt for JusJoJan January 23rd, 2022, is “surviving.” Use the word “surviving” any way you’d like.

Survival

Survival is not just living alive
it’s being so free
alert and happy
Finding a way in life to strive
is a prominent point
meant to be
Survival is needed for all humankind
to live and to
have what you need
Survival can be controlled by your mind
by thinking good thoughts
positively.

©2022 CBialczak Poetry

Eugi’s Weekly Prompt – Affirmations – January 18, 2022

Eugi is the host: http://Your Weekly Prompt – Affirmations – January 18, 2022

I know I am late this week but affirmations is such a big deal. In a few of my posts I wrote about talking to kids to acknowledge you hear what they are saying. Affirmations can be said or thought and are a way of changing your thought process to positive. That is not to say everything is hunky-dory. This is like teaching kids to use “I statements” instead of blame.

This is all my opinion!

“You always argue with me!” can be rephrased to “I feel like we argue about things a lot” to make the statement less assertive and into a phrase the other person can respond to.

affirmation (ăf″ər-mā′shən)
noun

  1. The act of affirming or the state of being affirmed; assertion.
  2. Something declared to be true; a positive statement or judgment.
  3. The assertion that the testimony one gives is true and equivalent to that which would be given while under oath.

“All you do is ask for things when we are shopping!” yells the mom.
Instead: “We are shopping today for things on our list, nothing else. Next time maybe we can put that on our list”. That way it can be discussed instead of argued over.

“This is the stupidest idea to go today!”
“I’m not sure why we are going today, can you help me understand why?”

“You always complain about everything we do!”
“What do you like most about this?”

Sunday Poser # 64

Welcome back to another Sunday Poser https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2022/01/23/sunday-poser-64/

This week my question is;

What are some of the things that people do that make you feel uncomfortable?

I think one of the biggest things is fight in public. I don’t mean fist fight, I mean full out arguing. Everyone is going to disagree in their lives but screaming back and forth is not something that is going to help. I especially dislike, almost hate, when parents yell at their kids to “be quiet” in a store. First of all, you are yelling which is not quiet and there are other ways to quiet kids down. Working with behavioral issues I have found that whispering to kids is one of the best ways to get them to lower their voices. They want to hear what grown-ups have to say and if they are screaming and you are whispering they have to stop to hear you. I also think that sometimes a grown-up just needs to listen one time to what the kid is saying and put an end to whatever is being yelled about. For example, I have heard kids screaming, crying, yelling, whatever, that they want something. The parent ignores the behavior thinking it will help it to stop. Well, the intensity is going to grow until the child feels like he/she is being heard and it is acknowledged. I think that is normal behavior. If they continue and it becomes a true behavior, do the old trick and walk out of the store without buying a thing; that almost always works!

Song Lyric Sunday

For this week’s Song Lyric Sunday, Jim Adams has given us a theme built around tribute songs written in memory of someone.

I don’t really know music well enough to have a list so I checked out the list here for ideas: https://www.joincake.com/blog/tribute-songs/

I chose this song because it still pulls up memories of all the loss felt after 9/11.

“Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?” by Alan Jackson

Although there were several songs written after the attacks on September 11, 2001, we thought it would be appropriate to give Alan Jackson’s song a nod. The song won many accolades — probably because its underlying theme is love, not retaliation.

Alan Jackson Lyrics

“Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)”

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?
Were you in the yard with your wife and children
Or working on some stage in L.A.?

Did you stand there in shock
At the sight of that black smoke
Risin’ against that blue sky?
Did you shout out in anger
In fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry?

Did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones
Pray for the ones who don’t know?
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob for the ones left below?

Did you burst out with pride
For the red, white and blue
And the heroes who died
Just doin’ what they do?

Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself and what really matters?

I’m just a singer of simple songs
I’m not a real political man
I watch CNN
But I’m not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us
And the greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?
Teaching a class full of innocent children
Or driving down some cold interstate?

Did you feel guilty
‘Cause you’re a survivor
In a crowded room did you feel alone?
Did you call up your mother
And tell her you loved her?
Did you dust off that Bible at home?

Did you open your eyes, hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep?
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
Or speak to some stranger on the street?

Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Go out and buy you a gun?
Did you turn off that violent old movie you’re watchin’
And turn on “I Love Lucy” reruns?

Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers
Stand in line and give your own blood?
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
Thank God you had somebody to love?

I’m just a singer of simple songs
I’m not a real political man
I watch CNN
But I’m not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us
And the greatest is love

I’m just a singer of simple songs
I’m not a real political man
I watch CNN
But I’m not sure I can tell you
The difference in Iraq and Iran
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
And I remember this from when I was young
Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us
And the greatest is love

And the greatest is love
And the greatest is love

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?