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Word Association #45

Posted: August 12, 2017 in blogging, car, Food, language, train, weather, words
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I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you, and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. Cold
  2. Photo
  3. Candle
  4. Handbag
  5. Tyrewords
  6. Can
  7. Jelly
  8. Ticket
  9. Carriage
  10. Farm

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Heater
  2. Memories
  3. Birthday
  4. Choice
  5. Flat
  6. Drink
  7. Jam
  8. Expensive
  9. Train
  10. Tractor

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

Is it raining?

Posted: January 9, 2017 in life, nature, poverty, weather
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We associate rain with dull miserable days don’t we. But consider how you would think about a rainy day if you lived in a country where there is very little rain, where droughts are common, and crops fail to grow because of the lack of rain fall.

In those countries a rainy day is something to get excited about, to delight in, because it means the land is getting the much needed nourishment it requires.

So next time you’re complaining about the rain, think how lucky we are in this country that we have more than enough water to satisfy our needs! Having said that I would agree that if we could have a little less rain, then that would be even better!

drought

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, but as you’ll see from the title this is another Christmas word association today. It may be a Christmas edition word association, but it’s the same format, so I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. wordsChristmas film
  2. Shopping
  3. Clothes
  4. Decorations
  5. Holiday
  6. Present
  7. Letter
  8. Stable
  9. Nativity
  10. Weather

 

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Elf
  2. Mayhem
  3. Jumper
  4. Time
  5. No work!
  6. Money
  7. Santa
  8. Jesus
  9. Children
  10. Snow

 

Were any of your answers the same as mine? Did any of my answers confuse you? Did any of your own answers confuse you?

I’ve said in previous word association posts that I find I get a bit stressed when I’m doing them as I put a lot of pressure on myself not to over think my answers! Are you relaxed when you do them or do you find it stressful too?

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

Today is the letter “G”

Posted: July 2, 2016 in weather, words
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Grey skies overhead.
Gloomy mood all around.
Groans from the adjoining room when they was the rain was falling down.
Great big raindrops running down the window.
Glad I didn’t need to go outside earlier as I would have got soaked.

Got to go out later but hopefully the sun will be splitting the skies by then.
Grins and smiles all around with the sun bearing down.
Glad to be out in the fresh air away from the same four walls of house yet again.
Great how the gloom soon lifts when the sun comes out…just a pity we don’t much of it even in the summer.

sunshine and showers

Music Prayer

Thank you for the music all around us.

Each morning we hear it from the moment we open our ears;

the low notes of wind around the eaves

the whoosh of water as it comes from the tap

the glug glug as it drains

the throaty whistle of the boiling kettle

the metallic tap of the spoon against the cup

the jazz percussion of our feet on the steps.

The sounds of our day,

so familiar we hardly pay attention.

Thank you for the ability to hear.

Thank you for the sounds of life

the chatter of the squirrel

the deep purr of  a cat

the sharp calls of a blue jay

the sound of someone we love laughing.

Give us wisdom to enter this day with good sounds,

tones and pitches and words that affirm, encourage, cherish,

our sounds affecting the world in a positive way.

We pray for all who sing a sad song today;

the grieving, the lonely, the lost.

We pray especially for those who have lost their voice

and feel silenced or oppressed.

There are many singing freedom songs around our world,

and so today we pray for the safety of these singers.

Give their song the strength to convince and convert,

the power to ward off war.

There are too many war songs,

we don’t want to hear another one.

Thank you for your songs, love songs, which we are invited to sing.

Thank you for all the parts you’ve made for the song;

soprano, alto, tenor, bass.

Thank you for the children’s part and the senior’s part,

thank you for the youth part and the part for middle agers,

thank you for the crazy baby descant

that we all love to hear.

You are the Great Composer .

We long to be composed each day in your image,

singing your elegant score truly, clearly,

following your rhythm by heart,

finding our voice in your beautiful world.

Hearing you in the music of life.

This is our prayer.

Amen.

God inspires musicians to compose words and music that can tell others about His love, His faithfulness, His forgiveness and the ultimate sacrifice he gave for us. Words and music which  can touch the hearts and souls of the listener and bring them to kneel before God.

It really is God’s music we play, so make sure we play it for the right reasons.

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. wordsCrisps
  2. Heating
  3. Picture frame
  4. Storage
  5. Repeat
  6. April
  7. Student
  8. Underground
  9. Shoes
  10. Bite

 

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Salt and vinegar
  2. Gas
  3. Family
  4. Terabyte
  5. Prescription
  6. Showers
  7. Exams
  8. London
  9. Trainers
  10. Dog

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

I’ve done a few Word Associations with you over the last while, and today it’s time for another one. So as usual I’m going to throw some words at you  and I want you to note down the first word that comes into your mind when you read each word.

So here goes…

  1. wordsDress
  2. Lamp
  3. Charity
  4. Hair
  5. Lipstick
  6. Elephant
  7. Fence
  8. Scarf
  9. Emu
  10. Storm

 

So how did you get on with those words? Did you find it easy? Did your answers surprise you or were they just as you expected?

Well here’s my responses to my questions:

  1. Infrequent
  2. Fall
  3. Fundraising
  4. Cut
  5. Red
  6. Safari
  7. Wood
  8. Warm
  9. Australia
  10. Windy

I still believe that when we respond with the first words that come into our minds, our answers tell us a lot about our emotional state, and what’s important to us at that particular point in time.

Bearing all this in mind, review your answers, does my theory hold true?

By the way, if you want me to explain any of my answers, just ask!

April showers, we’ve had a few.

A chill in the air has been there too.

A month that starts with fools and then fools us into thinking it’s spring, only to be winter the next day.

Always changing temperatures with one day warm, the next cold.

AprilAlways changing weather with rain one day, dry the next and then sleet or snow.

A month of all weathers.

A month that’s no longer winter but not quite spring.

A month of bright nights and light mornings making daytime seem longer and making it easier to get out of bed in the morning.

A month where flowers start to show themselves and gardeners start to tend their gardens following the winter chill.

April, a month of changes, where we look forward to warmer weather (hopefully!) and more hours of daylight.

A time to look forward not just in the weather, but in our lives.

April a time for change.

Weather warnings

Posted: February 6, 2016 in Employment, life, nature, weather
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Have you noticed that we seem to be getting a lot more warnings of extreme weather coming our way than we used to get? It used to be that only on a very rare occasion did we get a weather warning of extreme winds, rain and/or snow, but now it seems to be at least once nearly every week!

extreme weather

I guess none of us like extreme weather, particularly if we have to go out it in, but is there any particular weather you dislike, or are even a little bit frightened of?

For me it’s gale force winds I dislike. I don’t mind rain and snow, though obviously I’d rather we didn’t get rain or snow, but I really do not like when it’s very windy. I’m not entirely sure what it is about windy weather that makes me uncomfortable, but I think it’s just because at any time anything can be blown in any direction and cause damage and injury to buildings, cars and people. So I guess it’s the not knowing what’s about to happen that I dislike about windy weather.

When I consider this I realise this really shouldn’t surprise me, as I am quite an organised person and so like to have everything planned out so I get no surprises – In other words I like to avoid unplanned/unexpected situations in my work and home life, so why would I not dislike it in weather conditions!

extreme snow Boston

heading for sunshine

What a great quote isn’t it? If you’re having a bad day, or a bad week or even a bad year, I suggest you turn back to this picture and read it again, you may just find it lifts your spirits as it remind you that now is not forever.

Believe, because your future is full of sunshine!