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All Time Favourites…

I must say that I felt initial dismay and a silent ‘oh no’ hummed in my head when I read that The Daily Post prompts for the weekly photo challenge is winding down. What a bummer! I feel like my favourite neighbour has just moved out of town, like my age-old, worn and comfy dressing gown has finally fallen apart at the seams.

The challenge is/was a powerhouse of creativity and inspiration and I remember many Saturdays when I would check out the prompt to ginger my creative juice. Anyway, change is a constant thing, otherwise, life will stagnate and become a monotonous bore. Who knows, maybe something equally as interesting will come up.

When I think of it, I realize that I have no favourites photos per se, but there were some prompts that I really enjoyed and got some messages whilst doing them especially the one below.

To the friendly editors of the weekly photo challenge, thank you for all your inspiration and support. You fostered a warm community, nurtured a whole lot of us and encouraged our growth. My warm appreciations and regards. See you around.

 

Sunrise, Sunset, Days of our Lives, Our loved ones, Reflection, Life, Parenting, Love

Somehow the prompt ‘rise and set,’ made me dwell on bittersweet memories of my late dad. I even sang a song at the end. When The Sun Is Sinking Low: Rise and Set prompt

 

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Featured Posts…

Sharing, Blogs, Networking, Growing Readership, Connection, Bloggers, Blog Posts

Gosh! I haven’t done this in donkey months and believe me when I say that it perturbs me. My blogging schedule has gone to rack and ruin 😉 Life happens and sometimes when it does, you are left grappling to get a grip on things.

La, di, da, anyway, let’s get it going. Please do send in your precious links to your inspiring, interesting posts that you want others to eyeball so that I can share with my supportive readers. Let’s revive this comatose feature. It will feature twice weekly and you can add your link ‘through this loop,’

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Remember, sharing is caring. When we come together we grow together.’

Thank you.

 

 

I Just Had To Share This.

Yesterday I waded through tons of messages from friends and well-wishers on my Facebook page and I came across this lovely and heartwarming message from Booky. I can’t help but share it.

 

Dear Jacqueline Oby-Ikocha,

Happy birthday to you!

It’s another year and I am opportune to celebrate with you. When I met you on WordPress, I had no idea to what extent you would influence my poetry. I didn’t know I had it in me to love a person I have never met.

You have taught me how to speak my truths, you’ve encouraged my amateur words and when I didn’t know my way around WordPress you were there to give me advice. You’re my sister.

May God bless you with all the blessings you seek
May he love you and may he answer your prayers
May he keep your family
May his joy and peace fill your heart each time you are tempted to worry.
God bless you Nne!

Ogologodu jisike!

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When we start our blogs, we assume that we are blogging just for ourselves, but the truth behind blogging is that it is a phenomenon that goes way beyond us. We have absolutely no idea how much our words affect, influence and shape others. We tend to undermine how much of an inspiration and encouragement we can be to others and how much we are inspired by others as well.

Keep doing what you are doing. Do it with pleasure. Do it from your heart.

The results are beyond expression. For me, blogging has healed me in ways that I can’t even put into words. Believe me, the common saying that words are cheap is a blatant lie. Words are not cheap.

Dear Booky, thank you for this smile-inducing and heartwarming message.

Can You Contribute A Badge For Featured Posts?

I’ve been thinking of revamping this badge below for something fresh.

 Sharing, Blogs, Networking, Growing Readership, Connection, Bloggers, Blog Posts

Initially, I thought that I would produce the badge by myself, but an afterthought to throw it open to others came to me – after all, ‘featured posts’ is primarily to share and promote posts from other bloggers. It’s for all of you.

So, what do you think? Can you muster up something snazzy in the next one week?

All badge entries will be displayed and votes cast for the favourite. The selected badge will be used for featured posts series for the year and the contributors will receive credit with their sites URL link constantly attached to the badge.

Let’s have fun! Share so others can participate. Thank you.

Today’s featured blogs are:

People forget kindness is free

This is guaranteed to make you smile/chuckle and there are lots of nuggets of wisdom tucked in there as well. I like wisdom.

I just want to go home but I’m already home

Deep, short and reflective post. Where’s home to you?

Tuesday chatter

Believe me, you’ll enjoy these throwback facts and Eugenia’s wise and witty poems. Tune in for Tuesday chatter.

A lens of gratitude releases negativity

Lovely little post. Appreciating the little and even mundane things of life builds happiness within.

Novembers featured blogger – Jacqueline

Yes, it’s all about me. Shameless attention seeker 😉

Do step in, explore these blogs and show some love.

Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK TO THIS LOOP.

‘Remember, we create a cohesive community when we come together.

Share Your Posts With Us

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Let’s keep the loop going.

‘Do you want more eyes on your words?’

Well then, add your LINK INTO THIS LOOP.

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Thank you for your understanding and regards.

‘We create a cohesive community when we come together.

Posts That Caught My Interest #6

I was reading Danny’s post this morning: I call this surviving by sheer grits. It couldn’t have been easy, to say the least. An amazing journey of survival. Please read.Image result for images of sharing

When the enemy stands by the sidelines waiting for you to fail, you make sure you don’t give him/her the pleasure, hang on by the tentacles and succeed.

A Letter To Someone

Though the letter is fictional I quite enjoyed reading this letter written by Damyanti ‘I’ll be your father’ and here’s my comment below:

What a letter! Blunt yet loving, empowering and liberating. I enjoyed reading this.

Today’s Inspiration

An awesome quote and here’s my comment:

Some would love to hold people’s mistakes over their heads like a sword of Damocles for the rest of their lives.

What’s In A Name?

Grab this quickly. Sally Cronin’s book ‘What’s in a name,’ is available for free; offer ends Sunday 13th. I got me a copy and will be doing a review soon 😉

What do we teach our children?

One of my nightmares in life is the thought of failing to raise my children well. It bothers me. I know that there are no perfect parents and that children will still express their individualities, but it’s alarming when you observe how some parents are not even concerned with the fact that they pass on some nasty attitudes on to their children.

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Regards,

Jacqueline

Weekend Tea Party Invitation

 

Well there you go, with Daily Post sending out a prompt for tea, it seems they are in sync with me.

Y’all know that this girl here loves a good party even if it’s a virtual one, so consider this an invitation to the monthly blog party 🙂

These days I’ve reduced my coffee intake to just a cup of decaf in the mornings. For now, I am imbibing more of Chai Latte or Karak Chai, especially in the evenings when I kick back to read blogs and round up for the day. Drinking more coffee would only make my hyper active mind and insomnia worse because my mind has been consumed with thoughts of my book projects and how to make my second poetry book a success.

Let’s get together for tea and scones this weekend.

Party Time: Saturday 29th – Sunday 30th July

Look forward to seeing you.

Jacqueline