grow serene when surrounded
by the fishing scene.
Write haiku using words serene/scene Ronovan’s challenge
Beauty of things seen
Mystery of things hidden
Image and prompt by Sue Vincent https://scvincent.com/2019/04/04/thursday-photo-prompt-threshold-writephoto/
1. “I’ll hurry. First let me give my shoes a spit and polish,” says Joe as he spits on the toe of his shoe and shines it a bit on the back of his pants’ leg.
2. “Come here and let me give you a spit and polish,” says mom as she spits on her apron and gives Johnny”s face a swipe around the mouth.
3. “Sorry about the house I just gave it a spit and polish,” I say as I invite a visitor to come in.
That, my friends, is what I thought “spit and polish” meant. Just a quick fix. A little swipe to get by.
Imagine my surprise when I find I am wrong. All the definitions I find say that “spit and polish” refers to “extreme attention to cleanliness, orderliness, smartness of appearance.” – EXTREME!
What a shame. Now I have to give my house a “spit and polish” that really cleans it up! I have just been making do. No more spitting on a napkin to wipe up the drop of dried oatmeal off the floor.
But I don’t remember where the mop bucket is…Oh, I remember, it has ashes from the fireplace in it…I’ll pick one up at the Dollar Store when I get dressed…I need to see who’s put what on the blog before I go…Then I need to pull some weeds before I clean up to go to the store…Have I prayed yet today; maybe I should do that before I do anything else…But I can’t stay awake to pray unless I have a nap first…
Thanks to Pixabay for the image, and to VJ for the challenge.
What can you do to add a pleasant roundness to your years – Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter?
- Cultivate and follow principles that lead to laughter and devotion to a cause.
- When you go to bed at night, formulate the positive reasons for getting up and being “you.” The Japanese might say, “What is your ikigai?” Christians might say, “What is God’s will for your day?”
- Achieve mastery of your innate talents and interests.
- Skip the skimble-skamble of heavy encumbrances resulting from saying “I will” to every request made of you.
- Refuse to be incited to unjust anger.
What a pleasant way to add longevity to your life!
Thanks to mindlovemiserysmenagerie for the Wordle challenge. Use at least 10 of the following words: follow, laughter, cultivation, devotion, spring, roundness, Ikigai, incite, encumbrance, skimble-skamble, mastery, longevity. – I used all twelve.