Daily Prompt: Overcome

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Sometimes I cannot believe the difficulties that I have actually overcome. The painstaking, melancholy of life has left its marks on my soul as well as my body, yet here I still am. Yet I often question whether human really do overcome the things that they endure. Overcoming is a powerful phenomenon and understanding what it really is requires some deeper level of consideration. The pain, the anguish, the betrayal as well as all the other set backs, so what does it really mean to overcome something? Do we actually overcome or do we just learn to live life because that is the only option we have available? A majority of the time we as human seem to just adapt and ‘overcome’ the hindrance that has come our way.

Overcoming to me is a form of getting past an obstacle of some sort, this can be emotional, practical, internal or external. But the difference I see is that overcoming means accepting the situation or obstacle and using it in a manner which aids personal development. The overcoming process is not an easy one, its one that is a struggle, painful and often one where you lose some aspect of your being or life. It is not a simplified process and more of a life process of learning to adjust and adapt to difficult changes with sacrifices on the way. Do we ever really overcome these moments? How can we really overcome the pain of a broken heart or a failure of some form? Isn’t the word overcome just a masquerade for adaptation and learning to live with loss? 

I am not what I have done, I am what I have overcome. 

Best wishes 

Maahi PM 


Daily Prompt: Finite

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When this daily prompt was first put out as a recommendation, I was thinking of how I could master the essence of the word. So here’s my try, see what you think.

Finite: limited in size or extent.

World: Finite
Universe: Infinite

Body: Finite
Mind: Infinite

Words: Finite
Feelings: Infinite

Human: Finite
God: Infinite

Body: Finite
Soul: Infinite

Present: Finite
Future: Infinite

Life: Finite
Expectations: Infinite

Comfort: Finite
Discomfort: Infinite


Best Wishes,

Maahi PM

Daily Prompt: Uneven

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Uneven we remain

Uneven we remain
No harmony entangles us in union
No laughter chirps on our lips
Our visions divided, separate

Uneven we remain
Melancholy engulfed in our hearts
One a seeker, one a distancer

Uneven, not balanced.
You and I live.
Uneven, not certain.
You and I exist.

Uneven we remain
Brought to me by you was the word ‘love’,
Brought to you by me was ‘love is not enough’,
Your words I trusted
Deceit I received

Uneven we remain
You approached me with ‘respect’,
Degraded you left me
Directions uneven
Cultures uneven
Love uneven

Uneven we remain
Uneven we remain


Best Wishes,

Maahi PM

Daily Prompt: Infinite

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We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.
We must remember that beyond the horizon of the so called impossible is infinite possibility.

Best Wishes,

Maahi PM

Daily Prompt: Gone

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A few short stories in relation to today’s daily prompt. Somewhere hidden within the text is a sense of something being gone or lost. I find that the word gone itself is very empty with little to offer in terms of emotion.

The Wi-Fi was fine and good 
It was I who had no connections left

“You really mean the world to be my darling!”
This was the birthday text that was sent.
Blue ticks. It’s been read. No reply.
The heart sank. I understood, someone else has taken the place. 

Somewhere between yesterday’s shadow and 
Somewhere between tomorrow’s insecurities 
We end up ruining today’s happiness.

Sooner or later, 
We all come to realise that being a 
Child was the best thing ever.

“Can you live without him?” her friend asked.
“No, but I would rather let him fly than break his wings.”

They both cried endlessly.
One had to forget and move on, 
The other regretted letting go. 

Somewhere between parents expectations and society’s interference, dreams died. 

Take me back in time when people and emotions were real.
Take me to my childhood….

Somewhere between “I want to grow up” and 
“I want to be a child again”, Life happened.


Best Wishes,

Maahi PM

Daily Prompt: Year

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Dear all,

Happy New Year! So the year 2017 is now in full swing across the entire world with so many people making ambitious new years resolutions and plans to make the year ahead that little bit better, that little bit productive and that little bit more worth while.

So what are my plans? Well, I can not say that I have made any such resolutions but more of a real effort to focus on what is important to me. The last few years of my life have been what I call a train wreak and I have just been dragging through it without much thought for the consequences for myself let alone other people. It was strange because every year New Years Day is just another day for me and I pretty much feel indifferent about it. Yet this year, I felt a deeper, more required need for a change, concentration on myself and focus. The change is more required towards a better beginning, rather than a new beginning as such. The past year does not just disappear for people, no matter how much they would wish it to. I wish to concentrate on my goals and dreams which I feel have taken a back bench for a long while and have been severely neglected. I feel a sense of anxiety and excitement all at once and almost an urgency to get going and make my life better for myself first before thinking about making the lives of others better.

So here is my small cloud of ideas to make my year a better more productive one:

  1. Regular meals which are healthy and balanced
  2. Regular meditation for relaxation and clarity of thoughts
  3. Regular exercise for the preservation of health and dexterity
  4. Regular writing; online and journal
  5. Personal and professional development in career and self reflection

I am thankful for what I have been give over the last few years, both the good and bad. The good and maintained my faith in humanity and the bad has been a rude awakening that standing up for myself and thinking about myself is just as important, if not more important.

What does the new year mean for you?

I wish you all the very best. Remember to never give up, there is always a new chance to try again.

With all my love and best wishes to all,

Maahi PM

Daily Prompt: Don’t You Forget About Me.

Imagine yourself at the end of your life. What sort of legacy will you leave? Describe the lasting effect you want to have on the world, after you’re gone.

This is interesting to say the least, it certainly forces one to look deep inside themselves and ask what kind of a person are they and how this will be interpreted once they are no more. This is why during heightened emotional states I have remained quiet and re-framed from taking emotionally charged actions. This is not to say I haven’t flown off the handle from time to time.

As far as my legacy goes I want to be remembered as a patient person, someone has the ability to stay calm externally despite what is going on inside me. As an understanding person I want to leave behind the notion that understanding another person can make the difference between make and break for all involved. I am an emotional person and have experienced a variety of feelings throughout my life. Many of these have gone undetected and have remained unspoken. It is these which I want to leave behind for people to know, understand and feel. The foundation of who I really am is within these feelings and they paint a picture of who I am from day to day.

One motto I have lived by is never give up. I haven’t and often that has gone against me because I have suffered emotional turmoil. The trick is to know when to walk away for the sake of your needs, feelings and above all your self respect. It’s not being selfish it’s keeping ahold of your values, your morals and your sanity. You can be right yet still feel pain and hurt, in fact in my case it’s been more this than joy. But this is no excuse to submit to disrespect or unacceptable behaviour. Here it has been my own self confidence that has allowed me to continue in the midst of adversity. It’s important for people to know who they are, their self worth and their ability to reach their potential. People are important to me. We live with people and work and socialise with people, if we cannot understand, respect or value them then we are more likely than not to end up lonely. Don’t forget boundaries though. This is a must, it will make you happier and a more emotionally stable individual.

So far I have achieved a lot more than I ever expected to achieve. But the way in which I have gained this success is not such a pretty picture. There were tears, heartache and failures too. Yet my perseverance prevailed. It’s taught me to value my achievements and resources a lot more, as not everyone is as lucky. I have used my education and achievements to better the lives of people around me. And I am humble about this. This I want to have a lasting effect as it’s so vital to being successful.

In brief I am a nice person, a strong person with lots to give. I’m also a private person emotionally but it’s also what shapes me. Get to know me by asking and observing me.

I like everyone have vices too. I cannot easily forget when I have been hurt. I will forgive easily but this can often lead to others taking advantage of me and taking me for granted. People have taken my kindness as my weakness and to an extent I have allowed. There were occasions when I could have walked away but haven’t despite it being my fault for allowing this behaviour. It’s been a tug of war between not giving up on a person and maintaining my self respect.

There’s a lot I want to leave behind, some things are possible some may need some work.

Best wishes
Maahi PM

Daily Prompt: Million Dollar Question

Why do you blog?

Beautiful question.

Well, I blog because I really enjoy writing. I don’t by no measure call or consider myself a writer of any sort but yes I do enjoy the art of writing. It brings me a freedom to express and sometimes feel things which isn’t present in my daily life. A freedom to express and feel everything that I write about whether it be hope or hurt. It’s unfortunate that in my own personal life I haven’t been heard by those near and dear to me so I found an alternative medium to feel, reflect and express that which is almost forbidden.

Another reason I blog is to share my thoughts, poetry, feelings and experiences. I have learnt a great amount from people around me as well as gained knowledge from my own networking. There are so many writers in the world, some with great skill to create pearls in the forms of sentences and paragraphs. My attempt at writing is to merely add weight to my feelings and experiences. Its a hobbie and I enjoy it immensely.

Can there be any other reason to write?

Best wishes,
Maahi PM

Daily Prompt: The Satisfaction of a List

Who doesn’t love a list? So write one! Top five slices of pizza in your town, ten reasons disco will never die, the three secrets to happiness — go silly or go deep, just go list-y.

Oh this is a good daily prompt for me, I love making lists, I like the satisfaction of ticking things off when they have been completed. For my regular followers, you’ll know already that I have a BUCKET LIST post already which I am ticking off slowly but surely. Here I share with you some of my most interesting lists. Hope you like them.

Top 10 fruits: I’m a bit of a fruitaholic and I try to eat a variety of fruits of a daily basis. Here are my top 10 for you.

  1. Mangoes
  2. Papaya
  3. Avocado
  4. Pineapple
  5. Blueberry
  6. Kiwi
  7. Honeydew Melon
  8. Banana
  9. Peaches
  10. Red grapes

Warm list: This is a list of things which make me feel warm and comfortable. These are the small things in life which bring an extra bit of comfort and allows one to feel satisfied with life in general.

  1. Wind blowing in my face
  2. Gardening
  3. Cooking
  4. Bubbles
  5. Music
  6. A hug
  7. A message of love or thanks

Lunch list: This is a list of my lunches for this week at least. This list varies all the time from being really healthy to being a little unhealthy at times. None the less it keeps me satisfied.

Monday: Fruit salad (a mixture of kiwi, melon, blueberry and papaya with a bit of lime juice)

Tuesday: Garlic and herb cream cheese bagel with spinach, cucumber, tomatoes and shredded carrot; fruit yogurt, an apple and water.

Wednesday: Pasta salad (basil and garlic pesto, with spinach, sweetcorn, black olives and green chillies); fruit yogurt and fruit juice.

Thursday: Soup with wholemeal rolls; a banana, satsuma and an apple with water.

Friday: Jacket potato with butter, beans and cheese; crisps and fruit juice.

Saturday: Wholemeal houmous wrap with peppers, green chillies, spinach and black olives with fruit juice.

Sunday: Home made minestrone soup with honied yogurt and fruit juice.

My want list: Ok, I don’t usually state what I want to anyone but in this next list I explicitly list all that I want.

  1. My loving husband by my side for the rest of my life and beyond
  2. A house we can call our home
  3. Children either 2 or 4
  4. A 1 carat diamond eternity ring (yes I know, the girl in me does exist!)
  5. This particular list is likely to have things added to it. Anyway, that’s me and my lists for ya!

    Best wishes
    Maahi PM