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Posts That Caught My Interest #3

Now and again, I stumble on posts that resonate with me. I find myself nodding along in agreement as I read them and wish to share with others.Image result for images of sharing

This episode of posts that caught my interest, I am offering these few. I found sense, laughter, reflection, inspiration, admiration, and love. Do take a peek.

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To have and to hold If I had my way, I would recommend this article for every couple to read.

Sweet, sweet handsome Harlem man Gave me the sniffles and made me think of my dad.

Road Rage Cure The amount of senseless driving; tailgating, road rage, and excessive speed that people express daily leaves one wondering if licensing rules shouldn’t be stricter?

A Mothers’ love and personal initiative Upbringing certainly matters and accounts 99.5% on how an individual turns out. When one has been raised right they acquire the personal initiative, the ability to act and to overcome difficulties.

7 Excellent ways to hack through life – lessons from Hacksaw Ridge – concise and relevant.

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Jacqueline

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Short Sunday Post The elements evokes and inspires deeply. It does that to me. When the storm is over, the calm comes with enriched vigour.

Problematic We  A thought-provoking post.

The perception we have about their reality may be imaginative. Maybe problems do not exist. Maybe our mind is a factory which creates a problem. Maybe our problems are illusions.

Forever Young Yes, I have to keep thinking like this. It’s better to dwell on the positive side of aging 🙂

Mirror others are said to be mirror for us There’s so much truth in this post. It’s worth reading again and again.

Ain’t gonna be no swine Aria I totally love this short piece. It made me laugh with the witty wisdom. Take a peek 🙂

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Ah October There’s a lot to love about this month of October. You might need a reminder.

I pledge allegiance – sort of. Where does your loyalty lie? What are your thoughts on the pledge of allegiance?

Artist Mikael Avatar Introducing a new blog that I’m getting to you. Check it out.

You deserve to be happy – Things emotionally stable people don’t do A well-articulated good read. I think we all need to remind ourselves of some of the points made here.

DIY – Checkerboard table This is so SMART and COOL. Maybe that old table or side stool of yours still has some life in it. Worth the time I must say.

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Love: She and He – Suggest a title:  a beautiful poem, but the author is searching for a title. Suggestions anyone?

If I knew you were coming, I’da baked a cake: I love this brief post for so many little reasons. The values we plant in our children stays with me and can’t be bought in a shop.

Don’t become the person who hurt you: A worthwhile read.

Don’t let someone who doesn’t love you correctly take away the hope and desire to find a new love, a better love.

The politics of hope: I can’t even begin to count the number of teachings that I derived from this post. Profound and full of wisdom.

The gardens of Glenveagh castle: Step into enchanting Glenveagh castle and explore 🙂

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Let your light shine thru: You’ve got no choice in the matter, but to let your light shine through. Lovely quotes that perks you up.

Partnering: Here’s a new word ‘bliends,’ thanks to Roo coining up blog and friends. How smart. I love her focus on friends in this community. We go far together.

With a nod to the experience: short, serene, beautiful words that liberate you. A good read to start a day.

How can you take action against letting your vices run your life: show me your vices and I’ll show you mine 😉 Great article.

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The journey ahead: I simply love this quote from Joan.

Follow your dream: A great Monday morning pick-me-up.

Dear God, I need a friend: We all need our friends in order to thrive.

Portrait of a day: I like posts and photos that perk up my spirit any time of the day.

Your love is sweet misery: Sweet love is intoxicating. Take a peek at Pamela’s short, sweet romance to start your week.

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The armed woman: Ha, ha! Don’t try this! You might miss the target 😉

Smiles: the best makeup any human can wear is a warm smile.

Change for them: will you do so? Are you able to do so? Short and wise quote.

Tiny teacher still a bear: Most times we need to learn from the children. I loved this short narrative story and I think I read it in a child’s voice 😉

I loved the idea of her: a short tale of love, expectations, and the interesting tapestry formed when you fall in love with someone whose ideology is in direct opposite of yours.

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It’s official, USA joins the 3rd World: Hmm, I can’t lay claims to prolific knowledge about American politics, but these are certainly interesting times.

Dear Earth: if we probably thought more about Earth, we would surely treat it better and be better ourselves.

Do you understand the mathematics of marriage? When last did you do the arithmetics of relationships especially marriage? Maybe you’ve got it all summed up. Well, check and see if your number tally’s with this 🙂

Find your light through the darkness: Rich words of encouragement.

“Don’t be afraid of your dark places. If you can shine a light on them, you can find treasure in there.”

~ Jeannette Walls (Author)

Cloudbursts:  Beautiful, soul-satisfying post and just what the Doctor recommends this Monday morning 🙂

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Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

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Wonderful, evocative poetry by a talented writer. Left me hungry for more. Jacqueline can write! Linda Bethea

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If you enjoy my works and would like to do so, you can fuel my creativity with a slice of cake or coffee😉

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Well cross that bridge: These might just be the words you need this morning to start out your day.

The success process: a short, well-enunciated encouraging post. Take a read.

Long may it wave: I wear a wry smile as I read Oneta’s short post which is so ironically true. We want it short, right now and so on and so forth, yet we all want long healthy life. Isn’t life just great 🙂

Porch Ministry: Michelle’s beautiful story took me back to the day’s of sitting in front of my parent’s verandah and shredding corn while listening to my mother or grandmother entertain us with stories. A lot of life went on in front of that verandah, a lot of tradition handed down and beautiful memories made. These days, people hide away inside, behind their doors, they don’t even know who their neighbours are anymore – because they can’t be bothered. It’s a sad shame!

In love with the Lord: these 20 words of Martha’s packs a deal of strength. I like it.

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Below is my first just published Poetry Book “Out of the silent breath” which is available on Amazon and Smashwords.

When you buy my book, you support me in an invaluable manner.

Stars, Five Stars, Logo, Icon, Symbol, Five, Rating

Wonderful, evocative poetry by a talented writer. Left me hungry for more. Jacqueline can write! Linda Bethea

Out of the silent breath

If you enjoy my works and would like to do so, you can fuel my creativity with a slice of cake or coffee😉

Your Gravatar Has Expired… Yes! It’s a rant

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In the sea of gravatars, yours might not stand out much. As a matter of fact, it may have expired!

Your gravatar is not a postage stamp, that you slap on each blog post with such speed and sporadic turn that can leave someone dizzy.

I wonder how a blogger can go from liking one blog post to fifteen blog posts in 2 minutes flat? How possible is that?

On a serious note, no one expects that you will read all the blog posts out there. That’s not only impossible, but a suicide mission.

However, you have to make a bit of an attempt to engage with your friends, otherwise, they will never get to be your friends, because you will remain on the periphery of the blog chain. A fairly vague face or name, if at all.

This is one of the reasons that I feel so uncomfortable just sticking a ‘LIKE’ on a blog written in only a language that I cannot understand.

It makes me feel like a cheat and I simply don’t like that. I have even gone to extra lengths of dropping a line for the blogger and suggesting from a readers point of view, if they could at least just put an English title so that one has an idea what the whole thing is all about, but nope! Not even a response from any of them. Oh well!

With the amount of stress out there and a long list of blogs to read, it will not be easy on anyone to take the extra time each single moment to translate a blog post. Let’s call a spade what it is. A big, hard spade.

How does a blogger foster growth if they don’t engage with the readers and friends that they have made?

All the hard work that goes into preparing a blog is wasted if no one is reading it or commenting on it.

I would rather engage two decent readers than a blog full of gravatars.

Yes of course, there are days that we see a post and  we have nothing to say, so we leave a tiny footprint of a like.

However, there are some, whose style is bulldozing through blogs with lightning speed and on a consistent basis.

Some are so rude that they won’t even bother commenting on a post, but the simply say  ‘hey, come and check out my xyz post, it’s awesome’ and they stick on their URL without as much as a hey ho!

That is rudeness. It can be compared with going to someones’ house and barging in without knocking. It’s only burglars that do that.

That it’s a blog and online does not mean courtesy is dead.

For your information, to those few who barge in rudely, it’s not cute and secondly, everyone else is equally busy. So behave yourself!

We blog with integrity and the primary objective is to impact on those around us positively no matter how little that is.

I think that we shouldn’t lose sight of the objectives of what we are doing, which is to enrich lives, creativity, fulfillment, tranquility and not excluding making something economically meaningful of the effort if the opportunity arises.

If it’s just about crunching numbers, then be prepared to be frustrated and wear out fast, because that is not what pays over time.

What pays over time, is the building of relationships, as fleeting as online relationships might seem.

Blogging is a lifestyle like a lot of other social skills. It is not a sprint, but a long enduring marathon, where you walk when you tire, take a sip of water, pace yourself, listen to music and hobble along.

My two cents.

This is for those bloggers who go from one season to another, slapping their gravatars on posts like postage stamp.

© Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha