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Posted on March 2, 2017

The Daily Prompt: Doubt – Looking For The Truth

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verb \ˈdau̇t\

Doubt can be a strong word. In essence, Merriam-Webster states that “doubt” is a verb, which indicates action; in this case to “call into question the truth of; to be uncertain or in doubt about”, or in another view to “lack confidence in”, as in distrust, or to “consider unlikely” as in “I doubt if I can go”.

Either way, when there is doubt, there is uncertainty. When one has uncertainty, there is a mental, emotional, or psychological push to find the truth of the issue which is “at doubt”. Sometimes, I have doubt about the credibility of my memories. For example, if I think about yesterday, I can almost guarantee a clear remembrance of what happened. When someone asks about twenty years ago–or even, for that matter–last year, I cannot conclude that I remember events as clearly as someone who (dare I say) is much younger than me. On other things such as how I feel about an issue, my mind is clear and there is no doubt at all. If someone wants to look at evidence of how I feel, one can look at past events and what I have said or done to verify these actions match what I say I stand for and what I believe. Most of the time, the doubt can be removed. In other words, sometimes all you have when attempting to remove doubt from someone is what you say and what you do. I must continue to remember this, and guide my actions and words according to what I believe. As Irene Dunne quoted, “If we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything.” “Nuff said.

Linda Jones

Posted on April 24, 2016

The Daily Prompt : Borrowed

The Daily Prompt


borrowed mascaraI hang onto it because she gave it to me…to hang onto an old beat-up mascara because my mother gave it to me sounds insane.  I didn’t even realize what it meant to me until someone suggested I throw  that old’ thing away.

The thought stopped me.  When I decided I couldn’t and the reasons why it made perfect sense…She gave it to me–a mascara she used.


This was given to me–framed– by one of my daughters several years ago, and I treasure it as much now as I did then.  It seems appropriate,  considering that Mother’s Day is just around the corner.  It reminds me of how many things my mother gave to me and I was able to summon up the day she gave it to me.  Funny how things can conjure up a smell, a memory a feeling…it can overwhelm us with a warm inner glow, or–depending on what it is…a sad, nostalgic reminiscing of days gone by.  Those little things that we borrow others–sometimes without even realizing it–can mean so very much to someone else.  So borrow, borrow, borrow away!




Posted on January 29, 2012

Weekly Photo Challenge – Hope

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Since we all know what it’s like to be without food, clothing, or shelter–or even to take a bath daily, I chose the following picture that depicts Hope to me.  It’s not just about getting what  you need; it’s so much more.  give me your idea and thoughts.  I would love to hear them!

“For those who have nothing, even having a chance to dance in the rain gives them hope”.

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