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January 2, 2019

Words for Wednesday — Jan 2

This month, I am hosting Words for Wednesday. Words for Wednesday is started by Delores and now is hosted by various bloggers. The aim is to encourage you to write - a poem, a story, a song or whatever comes to you - using some or all of the prompts.

This week's prompts are:
1. beginning
2. new year
3. wonder
4. ritual
5. kiss
6. faith

And/or
1. seven
2. remember
3. adventure
4. miles
5. 88
6. heart

You may write your piece in the comments or post it on your blog. If posting on your blog, please leave a direct link to the post so we can all visit you.

Please Note: I'm posting Words for Wednesday on Wednesdays, New York Eastern Standard Time so I may be a day behind for those outside the U.S. 

36 comments:

  1. Here's my little contribution to WFW:

    My new year's resolution is to be as lazy as possible and still get some work done. My faith is that I can only do what I can and not wonder if I have made a mistake or forgotten something or missed an opportunity. I only have to remember there is nothing the heart cannot do if we try just a little bit. Of course that might interfere with my lazy resolution but I don't care.

    Happy new year!

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    1. Very appropriate take and well done!
      XO
      WWW

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    2. Nice little contribution Lissa!

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    3. That sounds like my kind of resolution!

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    4. That kind of resolutions I could live with too ;) well done.

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  2. Nice take. Good luck with your resolution. My father always told me that the lazy person got more done becaue they didn't waste any energy.
    It is early on Thursday here and I am going to be out most of the day. If I don't get anything done before I leave I will put up my contribution when I return. And I will certainly return to cheer on other players.

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    1. I agreed with your father. and being lazy sometimes does the mind good.

      I still a little amaze at time zones and how some people are already experiencing tomorrow when I'm still at today. it's still wednesday as I type this.

      happy new year!

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  3. Nice selection.
    "Ah sweetheart...remember the wonder with which we approached the beginning of each New Year? I have faith that there are many more adventures yet in store for us."
    "Give me our ritual kiss then my darling...how many years now...88...and how many more to go together? The years pass us by like milestones on the road."
    The two dear old ghosts faded away, holding hands as they always did on the very first day of each New Year, leaving behind a faint trace of Evening in Paris and good Cuban cigars.
    Lissa sniffed the air and turned to her husband. "Seven years we've lived here, and, at first I thought I was imagining it but you know, I do believe we are haunted on the first day of each New Year."

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    1. good story. I've always like harmless ghost stories. I see my name, well, it's a name but it makes me laugh a little at reading it.

      thank you for joining in & happy new year!

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    2. Excellent story, I love these two ghosts only emerging on New Years.

      XO
      WWW

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    3. I would love to be haunted by kindly ghosts who are still in love...

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    4. Awww! That's a beautiful ritual, although i don't know that i'd really want ghosts around.

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    5. Happy new year to your ghosts. Nice ghosts, nice story.

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  4. I've posted a different take on all these words on my own blog:

    https://wisewebwoman.blogspot.com/2019/01/words-for-wednesday.html

    Interesting challenge. Thank you Lissa!

    XO
    WWW

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  5. I am beginning to wonder whether at 88 it is time to kiss my resolution to make each day an adventure goodbye.
    Hell no. Starting at seven I made a ritual of greeting each new year as an exciting challenge. In the years and miles since then I have faithfully listened to my heart and have never, ever been disappointed.
    I am going to be dead a long time and refuse to start those dead years early.

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    1. good use of the prompts, I'm wondering about the last line - something to think about.

      have a lovely day.

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    2. Oooooh, i really like that attitude!

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  6. Happy New Year, lissa...I hope the coming year treats you and your loved ones kindly.

    "I’m still in WONDER that a NEW YEAR has already begun. The past 12 months flew by as if they were only six, or less, in number.

    I REMEMBER when I was SEVEN, and other ages of my childhood, while still in the BEGINNING stages of my life, times like Christmas, New Year’s Eve, and Day, birthdays etc., took forever and ever to arrive. There seemed to be MILES and miles between each celebratory event.

    I’m sure there were 88 or more hours in a day when I was a kid, not 24! Now that I’m old and grey, the days and years are flying by so quickly, I sometimes think these days there are only 10 hours in a day!

    When we were children, my older brother and I had our RITUAL every Christmas Eve. We each hung a pillow case at the end of our bed. As our special “thank you” to Santa we left a soft drink and a slice of cake for him to enjoy while he rested awhile. We always had FAITH Santa wouldn’t forget to pay us a visit. He never failed us.
    Christmas morning we’d wake up early. We’d receive a KISS or three from our mother and our grandmother as we excitedly discovered what Santa had given us. Mum and Nana didn’t have the HEART to disappoint us. They allowed us to believe in Santa as long as we chose, and wanted to believe.

    Christmas Day through until New Year’s Day was always filled with ADVENTURE. Days filled with watermelon fights, picnics, fishing, swimming in the ocean or in the local river, and an endless supply of ham off the leg, until we’d had more than our fill, not wanting to see a slice of ham again until the next Christmas – or perhaps, Easter!"

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    1. that santa bit is so sweet, I definitely think kids should believe in santa as long as possible.

      good take on the prompts, happy new year!

      & have a lovely day.

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    2. Lovely memories, especially that your mother and grandmother encouraged you to keep believing and let you have fun adventures.

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    3. This is lovely Lee, even more so because it is true.

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    4. That's how childhood is supposed to be. Thanks.

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  7. Thank you for the words and thank you for joining us. I'm a bit slow off the mark today, having slept in, then done the shopping and laundry before even turning on the computer, but I'll have a story on my blog tomorrow, (Friday 4th). I like the stories I've read from other commenters. They're a talented bunch aren't they?

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    1. post any time, well, I guess until the next prompt but it's no big deal if you don't have time to participate.

      have a lovely day.

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  8. Hello Lissa.
    My take on this week's words should be found
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    1. Not sure why there's all that space in my comment- Cathy

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    2. I'm not sure either but it's okay.

      have a lovely day.

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  9. Next installment of my autobiography is up. Happy New Year, merry Christmas -- what's left of it -- and thanks for hosting the prompts.

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  10. My story went up on my blog early this morning. I wrote it as a part two, a sequel to a part one that I wrote almost exactly a year ago. I put part one up as well, so readers can get the full story. http://river-driftingthroughlife.blogspot.com.au

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    1. for next time, you might want to leave a direct link to the post so people don't have to scroll down to find it if you have newer posts.

      for this one is : http://river-driftingthroughlife.blogspot.com/2019/01/wednesdays-words-on-friday.html

      have a lovely day.

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  11. I find it really hard to see the links in the comments. Maybe it would be easier if they were blue or just a deeper shade of grey than the rest of the text.

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    1. I just make the link colors a darker blue and if you hover your mouse over it, it turns red.

      also, some of the bloggers don't leave hyperlinks so it's just text & you have to copy and paste the link into your browser.

      thanks for visiting, have a lovely day.

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