Mondays Finish The Story – The Dream of Longevity!

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Prompt sentence that accompanies the photograph: “In the compound on the hill, lives a man with a dream.”

My entry:

In the compound on the hill, lives a man with a dream. An ordinary man, if exceedingly wealthy. His dream is to live forever, and at the age of 95 and in good health, many believe he’s found some clue to immortality.

But he hasn’t. What he has done is take very good care of himself, shoring up the weak parts of body and mind with the aid of very expensive doctors and other professionals. His quandary is his acute awareness of his mortality and the statistical averages regarding the longevity for humans. He knows he’s running out of time for figuring it out and then one day sitting on his private veranda, sick and tired of being alone while gazing at the expansive and expensive land around him, he knew.

It wasn’t so much about living long as it was about living a full life. He donated most of his many millions to worthy charities and causes, and lived a modest but happy rest of his life (which turned out to be a fair amount of time) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (oh no wait that’s this writer’s dream, well anyway I hope it comes true, re: millionaires giving their money and hearts to the needy! Definitely a wishful dream on my part!)

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Thanks for stopping by and reading, I hope you enjoyed.

For more information about Mondays Finish The Story (flash fiction) Writers Challenge, where the writer uses both a photo and an opening sentence for the prompt: click HERE. Barb will guide you through the process, be sure and read some of the other entries while you’re there.

Happy beginning of the week, I hope your week is a great one for you,

~ Penny

Seeking A Proper Place

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“Curiously Committed to Seeking”

Is there a proper place where we should be?

There are those who seek knowledge for the purpose of knowing a thing for it’s own sake. The curious ones.

There are those who seek power so they might control the lives of others.

There are those who seek wisdom so they might increase the nature of their own understanding, using this learned knowledge to assist both themselves and others in life’s travails.

There are those who seek to follow others. Their place being to dwell among those who wait to be lead by other seekers.

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“Seeking Fearful Refuge”

Seeking has its dangers. It can come with confrontation, disappointments, and betrayal, for there are many who fear seekers. Holding them in the same fearful regard as the unknown.

Curious seekers may fear the unknown, but their desire to discover, understand and explore the unknown is greater than the sum of their fears.

And finally there are those who both seek and follow. Alternating their course of action during their life experience depending on choices made.

For all of us, the seekers, non-seekers and those in between, there is still a sameness of purpose. A single thing desirable to all of us, whether the thought be subconscious or at the forefront of our minds.

We all desire to know of the proper place where we should be, where we belong …

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” … but where ever the place may be, no matter our differences

– we do belong together!”

On the 10th Day of Happiness – The Riches You Possess!

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Once upon a special time, there passed a great decree.
There would be ten days of love for thee and thou and me.
 
On the first day of happiness, warmth and love afar.
On the second day of happiness, joy and blessing reign
On the third day of happiness, sharing peace throughout the lands.
On the fourth day of happiness, the ‘starlight’ memories came.
On the fifth day of happiness, success for all this year.
On the sixth day of happiness, discovering You are dear.
On the seventh day of happiness, cherishing each and every thing.
On the eighth day of happiness, seeing what friendship brings.
On the ninth day of happiness, discovering it in your heart.
 On the tenth day of happiness, realizing this is just a start.
 
Ten days to get things going, to be happy deep inside,
let go your fears and open up – your heart both far and wide.
 
While gold may bring you some things, the richest thing you’ll own
Is your state of happiness and loving seeds you’ve sown.

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May each day begin and end with a happy thought. It is after all your choice to make it so!
 
~ All my love,
Penny