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The Big Book of Compliments

If I were to write a non-academic book, I would write one that is full of compliments. Probably 1,095 compliments – enough for 3 compliments a day for a whole year. Why? Because there’s enough books, articles and blogs that tell you why you’re living you’re life wrongly. I want people to pick up my book, open any page and read something that would make them feel better. How would the blurb go? Like this:

In need of a heartfelt smile? Open this book at any random page, read a few lines, and voila!

[In response to Daily Prompt: BYOB(ookworm)]


Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs


Sunshine makes me happy.  Everytime I see the sun shining brightly, especially in places where I don’t expect to see it, somehow inspires me. I tend to have more energy and stay happy for longer.

The picture below was taken in Oslo, Norway- a place where I didn’t expect to see any sunshine particularly at this time of the year.  I took it as a sign of great things to come!
In response to this week’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Signs


Voice Work: My Students

Today’s Prompt: Your blog is about to be recorded into an audiobook. If you could choose anyone — from your grandma to Samuel L. Jackson — to narrate your posts, who would it be?

My answer to this prompt is a no-brainer – I would chose my students (past ad present) to narrate my blog. After all, they are the inspiration for most of what I have done, let alone wrote, since the conception of this blog. I also have a feeling that they may add a little bit more to some of my posts, which would make listening to them more fun.

Just say Thank You and Pass It On…

You return home to discover a huge flower bouquet waiting for you, no card attached. Who is it from — and why did they send it to you? DP

Who are the flowers from?

A Secret Admirer? I’d be glad and flattered, but no.

A stalker? Again, flattered but a little concerned. But still no.

The delivery person made a mistake? I’ll be a bit disappointed, but then again, I trust delivery people not to make mistakes. So nope.

To be honest, I don’t mind if I never find out who gave me the flowers. I can tell that that person do not want to take the credit for making me happy. The fact that someone somewhere took the time to consciously send me these gorgeous flowers (possibly) hoping that they would make me happy made me feel really special. The flowers made my day. They saved me from being sad.

So what would I do next?

I’ll pass this kind act to some other person who may need cheering up. I’ll buy a fresh new bouquet of flowers, include a happy quote or two, and send it, hoping that the gesture would make that person happy.