Share Your World 2-14-2022

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Which traditional Valentine’s Day  gift would you rather receive: chocolates, flowers, or a card with a personal message? I love chocolate so it is a nice treat, even though I buy it so often that I almost ruin the “treat” part. Flowers are beautiful and always ping my heart. This year I asked for an orchid, which David got for me. I asked him to pick out a color for me and it is so beautiful. Cards are awesome because you can save “the words”. But…..Like I said, I buy chocolate a lot. Flowers not so much for myself. Cards are a bit pricy so I do feel guilt with that. So….If I had to pick one…I’d say surprise me, I’m not picky and I love them all if they are from someone who loves me.

Do you like romantic movies? It depends on if it is part of a good story. Pretty Woman for example. It is romantic but it is also funny and has a good story. I remember one of the first “romantic” movies I think I saw was On Golden Pond. I cried then and now that my father has alzheimer’s it has even more meaning. I haven’t seen the movie in so many years but I remember loving it.

Is Valentine’s Day only about romantic love? Or is it a good occasion to celebrate friendship as well? I don’t think of love as only romantic love. I think friendship falls under the occasion as does the feeling to celebrate children and family. I don’t really save my feelings for this day though so it seems like it is a day that I am reminded that it is the “social norm” to be about a lover.

How do you deal with unwanted romantic attention? I can’t recall this happening much. I’m trying to think back and the only time I can think of that this happened, maybe, is in college, but that would have been during parties and drinking so it sort of doesn’t count.

GRATITUDE SECTION (As always, optional)

Share one or two of your favorite memories of your special loved one if you’d like.

I am so thankful for David and all his love for me.
I am so thankful for my daughter and hope even though she lives so far away that she still feels my support.
I am so thankful for the close friends I have, and they know who they are.
I am also thankful for all I have. I am lucky. I am not rich but I don’t have to worry like so many people do nowadays. When I think of things “I need” I feel foolish sometimes. I think about little kids being hungry.

Fandango’s Story Starter #33

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This week’s Story Starter teaser is:

I recently went through a really bad breakup and had sworn off relationships forever until…


I recently went through a really bad breakup and had sworn off relationships forever until I opened the door and heard nothing. How was I supposed to come home everyday to an empty house? This wasn’t what I had planned for my life and now I have to give it all up because Nate was an asshole? I don’t even know why he acted like that. I need time to think. I need time to sit and think about what I really want. This silence is not it, that I know for sure. Maybe I just need a housemate and I really should give up on love. Now that I have this quiet time I will take advantage of it and really think about my needs.

Simply 6 Minutes – Welcome to the Challenge: 02/15/2022

Welcome to the 6 minute challenge!

Today’s prompt is:

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*****For any participants that do NOT like restrictions, please feel free to participate in any way you would like. It is great to read the contributions!****

  1. Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
  2. You can either use one of the prompts (photo or written) or you can free-write.
  3. Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
  4. After you are done writing, include your word count and then post back to this page #Simply6Minutes or include your link in the comments section. Pingbacks are enabled.
  5. *Feel free to leave your work completely unedited. I believe it is good to see, especially for new writers, that even very seasoned writers don’t write a perfect first draft.*
  6. Have fun, challenge yourself if you’d like, read and respond to others’ posts.

Thank you for participating!