Each (one of my daughter’s sight words she’s working on. Mom life never stops!) week, Devereaux Frazier and Beth Amanda host the Tuesday Writing Prompt Challenge at Go Dog Go Cafè. Here are the details for this week.
“ I never mattered much to you, did I?” She sat and stirred. The years and years they were together, came flooding back, bearing with it, a heaviness she didn’t expect.
It was 10:45, and she was already struggling to control her anxiety.
” Hey?” Haley asked Daria.
” Yeah?” She responded, embarrassingly startled.
” Are you ok?” Haley went on.
” Of course, why wouldn’t I be?” Daria questioned, hoping to sound convincing.
” A few minutes ago, you were clenching your purse to tightly. I know it has to be painfully difficult for you to be here today.”
” Really, I’m fine. I just felt a vertigo spell and was trying to rebalance myself. Thank you.” Daria lied with a smile.
In a church pew… at the wedding of her ex fiancé and his bride to be.
“ Too bad I don’t care for attention; or, I’d have plenty of reasons ‘ why these two shouldn’t wed’!” her thought continued.
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.
People grow through experience if they meet life honestly and courageously. This is how character is built.
Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again.