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Daily Prompt: The People Around Me Are My Mentors


Daily Prompt: Cheering Section

Do you have a mentor?
Tell us about him or her.
Are you a mentor to someone else?
Tell us what that relationship has added to your life.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us SUPPORT.

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This was a prompt that for some reason took a lot of thought for me.
I wrote about another topic on the day that it came out and just gave it time to slowly stew in my brain.
Even thought it is an interesting topic, it crosses a personal line where I might have to name a few individuals.

Since I do not like to pinpoint any one person (except my hubby, on occasion) I was hesitant to begin.
During the course of time that I have had to think about it, I have come to realize that the people that I come into contact with are my mentors.

I sit and listen to what they have to say.
I listen in a way that does not require a response.
That took me a long time to learn to do.
I have found that by doing that, I do learn from them various topics that I might never have known.

There are times when I am tempted to give a response, yet I refrain and wait.
By doing this, I have found that I learn so much more about that person and what makes them tick.

I then have the ability to ask questions about them.  I am able to clarify what I did not comprehend.
To be able to truly learn from another will make us stronger as an individual.  It helps us to nurish our relationships.

To really hear what someone has to say and not be biased is sometimes very difficult.
To allow them to have that moment to speak and feel that what they have to say is truly important does make a difference.
The other persons opinion might not be on the same track as mine, however their right to sound their thoughts and see the drive that has brought them to where their conviction is makes it worthwhile.

Conflict in life is not necessary.  Life is precious.  Life is so short.  We can all be gone in an instant.

Sometimes it is better to just stay in a peace mode and “Let It Be”

If it really will not make a difference ten years from now, is it worth getting upset about today?
Some of the conflicts in relationships could be easier if that policy were developed.
If we really listen to what the other person feels and not what is coming out of their mouth, we will begin to feel their passion and drive also.

Life is a mystery, make it feel like home.

Tammye Honey


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Dear TammyeHoney


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Dear ____________________

by Erica on October 28, 2013

To participate, tag your post with DPchallenge and include a link to this post, to generate a pingback and help others find the challenges. Please make sure your post has been specifically written in response to this challenge. We’ll highlight some of our favorites on Freshly Pressed on Friday, and in our monthly newsletter.

For this week’s writing challenge, channel your inner Abigail Von Buren. Experiment with the question and answer format. Taking inspiration from a question you’ve been asked recently, whether in conversation with a friend or sent in from a reader, don your best counselor hat and share your expertise.

Not up for kickstarting your career as an advice columnist? We’ve got a few more ways to help get you involved with this week’s focus on advice.

  • What’s the best, or worst, piece of advice you’ve ever gotten?
  • You’re the most important writer in the world, and everyone will be tuning in to your blog to listen to the one bit of knowledge you most want to share. What is it?
  • Do you live by the advice you give? Sure, it’s easy to dish out opinions, but are you a pillar of your own beliefs?

I give lessons on Cooking, Crocheting, Sewing and Knitting on a regular basis.  I do not feel this is classified as advice.  It is simply someone who has worked the problem successfully at a prior time who is able to lend a helping hand to someone who has never walked that mile yet.

Helping a friend who is a new mother and is nursing her first baby my advice is very simple.  The baby will let you know when things are not quite right.  If things are flowing in a set pattern and routine then life is good.  The plumber never puts in new pipes if there is not a problem.

If a problem is not going to make a difference a year from now, perhaps it does not need to be a top priority on the list.  A lot of problems have a way of working themselves out on their own without doing anything but praying for the correct way for God’s will to be done.  I always to suggest to pray for three days on the same subject before making a decision.  This gives a person time to think with a clearer head and thought patterns.

Just thinking before you speak as to how it will have an effect on others will sometimes change the wording that would have otherwise been blurted out.

Remembering others and that they have feelings that can get hurt.  To never speak when angry and to bite the tongue if it is going to be a cruel comment will save on an embarasing moment later on.

What questions as my reader would you like to see answered here?

Submit your questions and I will be glad to honestly answer them for you.  (Or find a great source for your answer)

TammyeHoney’s Advice column is now open to her readers.

Bring on the questions….

I am ready and waiting..

Tammye Honey

 


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Daily Prompt: Inspiration


Daily Prompt: Earworm

Write whatever you normally write about, and weave in a book quote, film quote, or song lyric that’s been sticking with you this week.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us INSPIRATION.


If you want sunshine in your day you have to keep a happy attitude and think happy thoughts.

To bring a dark cloud to surround you will only keep the storm.

Here is some sunshine use it wisely.

Be happy and dwell on what makes life great.

Everything could be gone in a flash.

Take a quick look around and be thankful for what you have.

To see what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say:
http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/07/10/daily-prompt-inspiration/

Tammye Honey

 


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Daily Prompt: Growing Up


Daily Prompt: The Natural World

Describe your first memorable experience exploring and spending time in nature.
Were you in awe?
Or were you not impressed?
Would you rather spend time in the forest or the city?

Photographers, artists, and poets: show us NATURE.

When I was a child growing up times were so different from now.
It was before the riots in Detroit started back in 1968.
A time when we could go to the local field at the end of the block.
A time when the entire neighborhood of children could gather at the playground and play all day.
The parents stayed home and did their chores.

Each child was called home by a certain whistle.
We knew to come when called or there would be consequences.

When I was older after 68′ I had moved to the country in Upstate New York.
I would spend my Summers either alone under the apple trees reading or working on a neighbors farm.

Although I missed my friends from growing up, I began to enjoy the solitude of being alone with nature.

apple tree with ladderWhat are your favorite memories?
Would love to hear so  leave me a comment.

Here are what other Daily Promt Writers remember of their growing up days:

  1. The fall of leaves |
  2. Rest as a Precursor for the Sons of God | A Teacher’s Blog
  3. Seaside | thoughtsofrkh
  4. Daily Prompt: The Natural World – show us NATURE. | masadiso79’s Blog
  5. Heart of the Alps | Broken Light: A Photography Collective
  6. The Y Tree and Other Escapes « News of Ms. Roberts
  7. Daily Prompt: The Natural World | Under the Monkey Tree
  8. Daily Prompt: The Natural World | Vicariously Poetic
  9. Nature: My Back Garden | Dean’z Wordz
  10. Daily Prompt: The Natural World « Mama Bear Musings
  11. Beach Time | Adrift In My Head
  12. Daily Prompt: The Natural World | Faraziyya
  13. Daily Prompt: Nature | Books, Music and Movies : my best friends
  14. Daily Prompt: The Natural World // 365 Day 146 | AmiLoo’s Photography
  15. Daily Prompt: The Natural World | MyBlog – solaner
  16. Nature and Tech Support (short fiction) | The Jittery Goat
  17. Daily Prompt: The Natural World | The Educated Illiterates
  18. Maasai Mara – Nature pure | Chicomallorca’s Blog
  19. Daily Prompt: Nature {Beach} | Notes from Heidi
  20. Mother Nature is Best! | The Rider
  21. Daily Prompt: The Natural World | suzie81’s Blog
  22. Catherine B.’s Blog | Nature | Daily Prompt
  23. Nature | The Silver Lining of the Optimistic Pessimist
  24. Time with Nature: the bluebell wood | Melanie Ryding – Ryding2Health BLOG
  25. Beautiful demoiselle | Kineton Wildlife
  26. Daily Prompt // nature | simplylifestuff
  27. Naturally Exploring | Tony’s Texts
  28. The Natural World | Maine Forest Cafe
  29. 15. Stroll in the park. Daily Prompt. | Sofie’s Diary
  30. “Naturally” Lucky | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  31. The Natural World, Daily Prompt – Gate Buttress, UT | Mike, In Transition
  32. My Nature… | Haiku By Ku
 Thank you for reading and for your great comments,
They are appreciated.
Tammye Honey

 


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Daily Prompt: Don’t Post If You Don’t Want It Known


Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb

How do you manage your online privacy?
Are there certain things you won’t post in certain places?
Information you’ll never share online?
Or do you assume information about you is accessible anyway?

Photographers, artists, poets: show us PRIVATE. 

Don’t Post anything that you would not want the world to know…that is my rule of thumb…

I do not give certain details about my family and especially grand children as I do not want stalkers.

Since we own businesses it is obvious that there is an address and information available about us.

Headphones are not overkill, he needs all the help he can get

Headphones are not overkill, he is on skype with a customer

Our family is a different story…there is no need to share that…if they want it shared they will do it themselves.

What are your feelings on this?  Would love to hear.

Here are what other Daily Prompt Writers had to say on the subject:

  1. Your privacy is your problem | Geek Ergo Sum
  2. Top secret.. | amateurxpress
  3. The Element of Inconsistency | Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | likereadingontrains
  4. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb « Mama Bear Musings
  5. Not wide enough. | ayimas
  6. Keeping It Private… | Eyes Through The Glass – A Blog About Asperger’s
  7. WordPress Users! Is The NSA Collecting Blogger’s Traffic? | The Jittery Goat
  8. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | Basically Beyond Basic
  9. Daily Prompt: Who Needs Privacy When Nobody Knows Who You Are? | Iam Who Iam
  10. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | The Optimist
  11. Privacy | Matthew Vett’s Development Blog
  12. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/06/08/daily-prompt-privacy/Online privacy, a very current topic. I have « kiyudesu
  13. Online privacy and carelessness. « kiyudesu
  14. Privacy? Not Here! | Tony’s Texts
  15. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | The Blogging Path
  16. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | The Educated Illiterates
  17. How do you manage your online privacy? | Stuphblog
  18. Daily Prompt: Private | Postcards from
  19. Privacy Please… | Haiku By Ku
  20. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb – A Private Place | SERENDIPITY
  21. Tongue Twister #5 Privacy | The Vibrant Channeled Creator
  22. 06/08 Freewrite Prompt: Do Not Disturb | Shavonne Bell
  23. Private feelings | Hasta Que mi Corazón Explote… | Until my Heart Explodes…
  24. Private? Not so much… | sat n’ all that
  25. Privacy? What Privacy! | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  26. Off the Record | For the Archives
  27. Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hide | Brother Jon
  28. My city’s streets | Vivir, que no es poco
  29. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
  30. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb — Through A Prism | SERENDIPITY
  31. Internet Tuff Guy | Lewis Cave
  32. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | Stevie’s Words
  33. Times have changed. Sorta. | Relax…
  34. Do not disturb | March of the Gypsies
  35. Daily Prompt: Privacy | One Starving Activist
  36. The Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb – the Real Moi | Required Writing
  37. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | Lines by Linda
  38. certainly not my demise | Pretense
  39. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | Left to Write
  40. Do not Disturb (Daily Prompt) | The Rider
  41. the PEEP SHOW: Daily Prompt | Do Not Disturb | the TRASH BASH
  42. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb, Seriously. | Overcoming Bloglessness
  43. Daily Prompt: Privacy | suzie81’s Blog
  44. Do Not Disturb: Too Late – I’m Disturbed! | Khana’s Web
  45. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | iChristian
  46. Private Moment | Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | mattsden101
  47. That’s Classified | A Sign Of Life
  48. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | The Tarot Alchemist
  49. Everyday Privacy | It’s a wonderful F’N life
  50. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | The corner of my imagination
  51. Daily Prompt: Privacy Online vs. Privacy Offline | Creative Mysteries
  52. Daily Riffed 3: It’s A Thankless Job, But Apparently I Have To Do It | A VERY STRANGE PLACE
  53. Shh…don’t tell |
  54. The Social Media Stalker
  55. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | A Hedonistic Wander
  56. Private: Keep Out | Donbury Pond
  57. Fleeting … | MindBlur
  58. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | life n me!
  59. Online Insecurity | Scant Words
  60. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | eGeek Girl
  61. An Introvert on the World Wide Web | meanderedwanderings
  62. TMI Alert!! | Code For Confession
  63. Daily Prompt: Do Not Disturb | huntprayerpoems

Super happy reading as there were quite a few to read…..

Tammye Honey


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Weekly Writing Challenge: Cell Phones as a distraction or blessing?


SMARTPHONES: BLESSING OR CURSE?

Is the ubiquitous internet — that constant need to ogle our phones at the first free moment — affecting our ability to focus? Do you find yourself compelled to change your Facebook status, or check your blog stats, or forward that new lolcat when you should be writing that proposal, building that deck, or designing that new site? Do you give your spouse laser eyes when you’ve served dinner and they’re texting a friend or taking a call while dinner gets cold? Is that constant alluring stream of self-validating Twitter @replies, Facebook Likes, and Instagram hearts affecting our ability to relate to human beings in the flesh?

Answer the poll below, then expand on your thoughts and feelings about whether or not the internet is ruining our focus and our ability to relate to other humans in an original blog post on your site. Be sure to tag your entry with DPchallenge.

I have to admit that as little as I know about my phone, I am addicted to Words With Friends as it does help to keep me calm throughout the day.  I find a challenge in trying to use all of my letters in one pass or at least most of them till I get to the end and then I just hope to use them.  
I do put my phone down when I have company.  I will tell phone callers (that are not customers), that I have company and will call them back and will wait to answer text messages as long as they are not customers.  

I have different ringtones to signify whether it is gmail notifications or if it is a facebook or email.  I also have a separate ringtone to let me know a text has come in so that I am not constantly checking my phone.

Since Words With Friends has a mind of it’s own and some days I can’t play for close to ten hours at a stretch, I will go a long time without being on my phone.

If my phone is on the charger I might not even get a call much less a text message for days till my cat drops the phone.

We do use the phone for our square https://squareup.com/  for business transactions.  This I love.  It has made life much easier.

What are your feelings on this subject has it taken away from social skills?

Please take my poll below and let me know

Thank you as always for reading and for your feedback,

Tammye Honey

 


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Road Trip A-Z Challenge Day 14


Post A-to-Z Road Trip [2013]

 

http://www.a-to-zchallenge.com/2013/05/want-to-join-us-for-ultimate-road-trip.html

Night time half staffFor Oklahoma Victims of Storm

In memory of those we have lost I am not doing a blog for a road trip today but am leaving this thought with you for the people who have come forward as volunteers and have contributed in helping to find each and every one of the missing, wounded and may our prayers be with every family involved.  The losses are incredible and our hearts ache.

See you tomorrow for our next leg of the journey.

Tammye Honey