Seven plain and simple

Today’s prompt asks us this:
Khalil Gibran once said that people will never understand one another unless language is reduced to seven words.

So here are my seven:

Trust
Communication
Love
Respect
Honor
Patience
Pleasure

I’m not going on about what each means, that you can decipher for yourself. They are seven simple words people need to understand one another.

Daily prompt: Seven Wonders

An hour other than 6am

I’m not sure 6am is the Golden Hour. When I hear those words strung together I think of evening more than morning. An end to a day more than a beginning. Therefore, my Golden Hour is when the sunsets and it sets at different hours throughout the year.

For me, there is no true Golden hour! just the peace when the sun goes down. The solitude that lies in that time is quiet. Next time you experience a sun setting, just listen to everything around you. Families begin to settle in for the night, the birds chirping begins to slow, he murmur of the cars dulls, lighting in homes turns on. Everywhere becomes a little more quiet and peaceful.

That is the Golden Hour.

Daily Prompt: The Golden Hour

My bad

‘Oops! Sorry about that. My bad.’
How often do we hear this throughout the day from people we bump into?

‘My bad I forgot.’
‘My bad I didn’t do the dishes.’
‘My bad I forgot I had a report and couldn’t meet you for coffee.’

Why are there so many ‘my bad’ moments? It’s crazy really. If I used ‘my bad’ as much as others I wouldn’t be considered reliable. People would think I had completely lost my mind. They don’t get how inconsiderate it is to say that to others. In fact, people should listen more to themselves once in a while when saying it.

However, maybe, just maybe I should Should try the flip of the hair, head turned sideways and ,’sorry my bad’ next time I completely forget to do something too?

Nah… It’s just not me.

A near miss on the road

When you drive, put down your phone, pay attention, and watch for those around you.

Today while on a training run with my husband, a black SUV came within an arms length of hitting me. I could reach out and slam my hand against the passenger window because the teenager didn’t come to a stop in order for him to know I was even there. The dark haired kid in the navy blue shirt didn’t even flinch. He kept going and texting at the same time. Today he was lucky but tomorrow it could be a small child or an old person who is walking down our street. When will he learn? When it is too late maybe or maybe when he hits someone or will he be the one who “hits and runs” because he was close today.

California has laws against drivers and texting but people don’t pay attention, just as they don’t pay attention to the talking and driving law. Enough is enough. My life flashed before my eyes today. I had to pull up slightly causing me to feel a pull in my leg but luckily I am okay. People need to STOP paying attention to their phones and pay attention to the road.

I ask that people just pay more attention, not only for my life but for those you might care about.

Put down the phones when you drive.