Adventures of Frangipan

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Shape Up or Ship Out

Write a letter to the personality trait you like least, convincing it to shape up or ship out.
Daily Prompt
Hey, procrastination - beat it! I'm tired of you holding me back. It's your fault that it takes me days to get round to jobs that need doing. That pile of ironing has been sitting there for a month! And what do you do when I think about doing it? Convince me that watching TV or playing games is a better use of my time.

Source: Home Life Simplified

If only you could be motivation instead. Maybe then I would clearly realise the benefits of doing the job when I see it needs doing, rather than putting it off until the last possible moment. And then I would get more done. Productive stuff I mean, rather than watching TV I've already seen or playing games that really aren't important.

Source: Livin3

Imagine all the things I could achieve and all the free time I would have to do worthwhile stuff that I get some enjoyment out of, like riding my horses, or even just grooming them. I might even have Dad's house cleared by now, and all my own stuff moved back in from my grandparents' house.

So procrastination make way for motivation: no more excuses - it's time for results!

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Saturday, 22 June 2013

Moment of Kindness

From the Daily Prompt:
Describe a moment of kindness, between you and someone else — loved one or complete stranger.
When my Round the World 2007 trip came to an end, I blogged about the two men who carried my suitcases for me down to the subway. This is one act of kindness that has always stayed with me, probably because of how totally unexpected it was. I had such a low opinion of Manhattan from the time I spent there, and the fact that no-one smiled or had any time to spare; and these two very small acts really cheered me up. To this day I continue to tell people that I don't know what the fuss is about with Manhattan and what a rubbish time I had there, but almost always, I also mention these two men.

When I really think about it, this was a fairly unique moment of kindness for me. I'm not sure I can recall more than one other stranger helping me with luggage in all the travelling I have done.

I'm not sure I've helped many strangers with luggage either, but I do try to practice other moments of kindness to strangers as well as friends and family. Even if it's something as simple as letting someone pull out in front of me in traffic. It doesn't cost anything to be kind.
Source: Pinterest

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