How far can your good name take you?

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Ellen asks, “eh . . .. Why are we doing this again?”

Clyde explains, “his mother.”

“Let me get this clear,” Ellen continues. “You are doing all of these good deeds for him because of his mother?”

“Yeah,” Clyde answers.

“Isn’t she . . .. kind of dead?”

“Yea, but she was a good woman.”

“So, you are aiding and abetting him to live off his mother’s good name.”

Clyde turns to look at her and asks, “you got a problem with that?”

Ellen nods then inquires, “At what point will he…


When we hide the truth from ourselves, we are hiding the most beautiful part of us.

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Bina’s mother Susan loves music. When she found out that she was pregnant, she would let her baby listen to music every day. Her husband would often tease, “that child is going to speak music language before she could talk.”

For the first six years of her life, Susan did everything with her baby girl musically. The music teachers refuse to take any student under six years old, musically inclined, or not. As Bina grew, she lost interest in all things musical. That creates constant conflicts with her mother. Her father often was the referee. Her grandmother defends, “leave my…


When we hide from the truth, it will find its way in at a cost to us.

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Image by Annelise Lords. Hiding From The Truth

Shamra Cannon was asked by Jon Causwell, a reporter, “Why did you quit law school to become a singer. I mean, that’s like a doctor walking out of an operation?”

“I was the last and only girl of six children. Growing up with five brothers was a fight for life. As I grew, there were many instances where my parents had to remind them that I was a girl. My parents would often smile, watching me as I argue my problems/cases I had with ‘these male chauvinists,’ as I would call them since I was as young as eight years…


There are miracles in a mother’s love.

Spiritual Tree Weekly Prompt ‘Enlightenment

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“I thought your mother was dead?” Emily asks Ruth as they entered the restaurant for brunch.

“She is, today would be three years?” Ruth said slowly walking towards their table.

“But, the flowers, the cards, the balloons with happy mother’s day Mom on it, to a dead person?”

Ruth smiles, taking her friend’s hands, said, “sit down,” signaling the waiter to come back later. Turning back to Emily, she said, “let me enlighten you.”

Mary Todd was told by many doctors that she will not be able to…


Sometimes life puts us in positions, places, or situations where we have the power to heal or harm.

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Image by Annelise Lords. Healing

Dr. Theresa Bloomfield was asked by a group of 16-year-old on Career Day at her former high school, why she chose to become a doctor.

“I had a rough life. I lost my mother at seven years old to breast cancer. Then my father five years later to a heart attack due to high blood pressure. I was often called ‘the exchange child’ in my family, because I was exchanged from one household to another. …


By using your own images, you make the editor's job easier and your stories will be out quickly for your fans to read. I took all of these pictures with a Samsung Galaxy S9. I have a Sunrise and a Sunset Collection too. Start using your own images.

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The longer you live, means you have passed many tests.

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Image by Annelise Lords. This butterfly is testing its environment.

One of my sons loved History. In high school in the fourth form, he had a History teacher with different teaching methods. She didn’t give notes.

He complains that she didn’t teach. She would come into the classroom and discuss the topic she was on, then give the class assignments and leave, even before her time was up. He didn’t think her method was effective for him and most of the boys in his class. I encouraged him to take notes when she talks. It didn’t work for him. …


Do you worry about your sins and what you do to others?

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Watching a video with my husband, and a group of men walked miles through bushes along a dangerous rocky path to take food and supplies to a blind man. Where he lives, the only transportation to get there is your two feet. Everyone walked miles to get to their destination.

They ask, “How did you lose your sight?”

After thanking them for their thoughtfulness and love, he said, “I was working on a ship in one of the Caribbean Islands in 2005, suddenly the bottom of the ship…


Failure is a lesson that teaches wisdom.

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Reading Henry X's (Long) book: The Gumbo: Food For Thought and the 77th Ingredient says, “Shame on us when we fail ourselves.”

These words remind me of a child that went to the same primary school as my sons. He was six years old and he was always late for school even though he lived about eight to ten minutes away. It is amazing, but the children who lived the furthest are always earlier than the ones who live nearby. Devotion starts at 7:30 AM, and class begins forty-five minutes later. He would walk in after devotion. When asks why…


Don’t carry lies, they will tie you up. But carrying the truth won’t.

Spiritual Tree Weekly Prompt ‘Universal Love.’

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Image by Annelise Lords. This is what lies will do to you.

Listening to Mavis and Delores talking.

“I saw you peeked into the room with the treadmill, the exercise bike, and the books. Then you took the cover of the aquarium and the grey bag off the bed and walked out,” Mavis accuses.

“Then if you saw that, why didn’t you try and stopped me?” Delores defends.

“Well, I didn’t know you were a ‘pata cat.’ You know no one comes into my house, so I expect all my stuff to be…

Annelise Lords

A writer of Fiction and Uplifting Quotes &Antidotes. Get your upliftment, inspiration, and smiles here! thisisanneliselords@mediumauthor.com

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