November Challenge – November 22nd

Who inspires you the most?

I have two answers to this question. This first person who inspires/inspired me the most is my grandma. She passed away in 2005,  but she still inspires me to this day. She was kind, loving, and always there for us as a family. She was an amazing woman, so amazing that it’s not easily put into words.

The second person who inspires me the most and is still living is my dad. He’s so patient, kind, and supportive. Especially when helping me with my anxiety, he’s amazing. I know it’s not easy for people to deal with something so frustrating, but my dad is a very patient and understanding person. I am so grateful that I have him in my life. He’s also very talented and has a great sense of humor.

What about you? Who inspires you the most?

 

  1. Favourite picture book as a child?
  2. Fond childhood places?
  3. Thing(s) you are most proud of?
  4. Have you been through any official rites of passage? How about unofficial?
  5. What is your role in your family?
  6. Define family.
  7. Do you get on with your siblings?
  8. What’s the story behind how you got your name?
  9. What assumptions people make about you?
  10. What small things have you seen or taken note of today?
  11. What makes you happy?
  12. Do you have good self control?
  13. Are you good at making decisions?
  14. How often do you cry?
  15. Have you ever had any altercations with the police?
  16. How do your relieve stress?
  17. What did you once love, but now hate?
  18. Is doing nothing a waste of time?
  19. What is cluttering your life?
  20. How do you help people, in small ways, in large ways, however?
  21. When’s the last time you did something nice for a stranger?
  22. Who inspires you the most?
  23. Do Apps help or waste your time?
  24. Does FaceBook make you feel bad?
  25. What music are you listening to right now?
  26. What TV shows have mattered to you?
  27. What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
  28. When did you last have a really good conversation?
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What I’m Thankful For

Yesterday I wrote a post on my Rest in Piece Book Blog, entitled A Writer’s Guide to Thankfulness. The post talked about what I’m thankful for as a writer. Today however, since Thanksgiving is approaching, I’d like to take some time to talk about some of the things that I am thankful for in general.

A Loving Family

  • While I do struggle with dealing with some members of my family and while family is never perfect, I know that they care for me and love me. I know that when I need them the most, my family members will come through for me. Some of them are more supportive than others, but I don’t doubt that they all love me. I know that some people struggle to get along with any of their family members and that sadly, many people don’t have any biological family members left in this world.

Amazing Friends

  • Whether talking about the friends I have actually met or those I’ve come to know through blogging, I have so many wonderful friends who listen to me, respect me, and care about me. I think that having people in your life that you feel that you can count on and be yourself around without judgement is so important and precious. The fact that I have people in my life who try their hardest to brighten my day and make me happy is amazing! To know that these individuals truly care for me is even more wonderful. I’m so happy to have people that I can relate to and that can relate to me. I’m so grateful for these friendships.

My Talents

  • While I talked about this in A Writer’s Guide to Thankfulness, I’m very thankful for my talents: to write, to listen to others, and to help others. While I know I’m not the best writer in the world, I also believe that I have the power to inspire and help through words. I think that’s a fantastic gift and talent to have. I’m also a very hardworking and dedicated individual which I also think is important.

Opportunities

  • From attending good schools and graduating college to being offered to write for some amazing people, I’ve been offered some great opportunities that I sometimes wondered if they would ever come my way. I am not only thankful for the opportunities but for the people who offered them to me.

Wonderful Teachers, etc.

  • I’ve been fortunate enough to have some pretty incredible teachers/professors. These individuals have not only given me great advice and taught me important lessons, but they have also respected me as a human being and shared with me how proud they were that I accomplished the goals that I set out to achieve. I’ve had so many inspiring teachers and for that, I’m utterly grateful.

My Health

  • While I do struggle with anxiety and while that utterly sucks, my health otherwise is pretty good. I know that a lot of people have to deal with a lot of other health issues, so I’m thankful that for the most part, I’m relatively healthy. Along with my health, I’m thankful for having food and shelter!

What are you thankful for? I hope everyone has a Happy Thanksgiving and fantastic Thursday!

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November Challenge – November 21st

When’s the last time you did something nice for a stranger?

I used to say that I never really did anything nice for strangers, but I think (and hope) that since I started blogging, that has changed. I mean I technically don’t know anyone I talk to online, but I still try to help. Also, I think that even smiling when you see someone or talking to them can be a kind act and I have done that! So to answer the question, the last time I did something nice for a stranger was probably yesterday!

When was the last time you did something nice for a stranger?

 

  1. Favourite picture book as a child?
  2. Fond childhood places?
  3. Thing(s) you are most proud of?
  4. Have you been through any official rites of passage? How about unofficial?
  5. What is your role in your family?
  6. Define family.
  7. Do you get on with your siblings?
  8. What’s the story behind how you got your name?
  9. What assumptions people make about you?
  10. What small things have you seen or taken note of today?
  11. What makes you happy?
  12. Do you have good self control?
  13. Are you good at making decisions?
  14. How often do you cry?
  15. Have you ever had any altercations with the police?
  16. How do your relieve stress?
  17. What did you once love, but now hate?
  18. Is doing nothing a waste of time?
  19. What is cluttering your life?
  20. How do you help people, in small ways, in large ways, however?
  21. When’s the last time you did something nice for a stranger?
  22. Who inspires you the most?
  23. Do Apps help or waste your time?
  24. Does FaceBook make you feel bad?
  25. What music are you listening to right now?
  26. What TV shows have mattered to you?
  27. What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
  28. When did you last have a really good conversation?

November Challenge – November 20th

How do you help people, in small ways, in large ways, however?

I like to think that I help people by sharing my experiences with anxiety and by simply being there when someone needs a shoulder to lean on or a listening ear. I like to think that through writing my blog and writing articles on The Seeds 4 Life, that I help people realize their strength and just how wonderful they truly are.

 

What about you? How do you help people?

 

  1. Favourite picture book as a child?
  2. Fond childhood places?
  3. Thing(s) you are most proud of?
  4. Have you been through any official rites of passage? How about unofficial?
  5. What is your role in your family?
  6. Define family.
  7. Do you get on with your siblings?
  8. What’s the story behind how you got your name?
  9. What assumptions people make about you?
  10. What small things have you seen or taken note of today?
  11. What makes you happy?
  12. Do you have good self control?
  13. Are you good at making decisions?
  14. How often do you cry?
  15. Have you ever had any altercations with the police?
  16. How do your relieve stress?
  17. What did you once love, but now hate?
  18. Is doing nothing a waste of time?
  19. What is cluttering your life?
  20. How do you help people, in small ways, in large ways, however?
  21. When’s the last time you did something nice for a stranger?
  22. Who inspires you the most?
  23. Do Apps help or waste your time?
  24. Does FaceBook make you feel bad?
  25. What music are you listening to right now?
  26. What TV shows have mattered to you?
  27. What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
  28. When did you last have a really good conversation?

November Challenge – November 19th

What is cluttering your life?

ANXIETY!

 

  1. Favourite picture book as a child?
  2. Fond childhood places?
  3. Thing(s) you are most proud of?
  4. Have you been through any official rites of passage? How about unofficial?
  5. What is your role in your family?
  6. Define family.
  7. Do you get on with your siblings?
  8. What’s the story behind how you got your name?
  9. What assumptions people make about you?
  10. What small things have you seen or taken note of today?
  11. What makes you happy?
  12. Do you have good self control?
  13. Are you good at making decisions?
  14. How often do you cry?
  15. Have you ever had any altercations with the police?
  16. How do your relieve stress?
  17. What did you once love, but now hate?
  18. Is doing nothing a waste of time?
  19. What is cluttering your life?
  20. How do you help people, in small ways, in large ways, however?
  21. When’s the last time you did something nice for a stranger?
  22. Who inspires you the most?
  23. Do Apps help or waste your time?
  24. Does FaceBook make you feel bad?
  25. What music are you listening to right now?
  26. What TV shows have mattered to you?
  27. What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
  28. When did you last have a really good conversation?

Being Around Great People, Compliments, and Good Days!

There’s definitely something to be said about being around people who respect, understand, and care for you. There are so many people in this world that just being around them, brightens your day. These people are amazing and they should be reminded as such. Not only are they there for you, but they make you feel good about yourself. They leave you feeling strong and extra-confident.

Yesterday I got my hair cut by an amazing woman. She’s smart, funny, and kind. She understands what I go through and she makes an effort to make me feel good about myself and really listen to what I have to say. I love having people like this in my life. Though there are some people that will never be able to understand what we go through and who have trouble showing respect, there are others who will go out of their way to make the world a better, kinder place. I am very happy to say that I have people like this in my life.

We should all aspire to be individuals who care for others. We should all offer sincere compliments, a listening ear, and a shoulder to cry on if needed. We should all strive to make someone’s day a little better and you know what? We all have the ability to be that kind of person!

November Challenge – November 18th

Is doing nothing a waste of time?

Another good question. I think for the most part, doing nothing is a waste of time. However, I do think that sometimes it isn’t. I think we all need to take breaks and just relax. I know that for me, when I’m feeling really anxious, doing nothing isn’t a waste of time. In fact, sometimes doing nothing is a very useful thing: it gives you the break you need to recharge!

 

  1. Favourite picture book as a child?
  2. Fond childhood places?
  3. Thing(s) you are most proud of?
  4. Have you been through any official rites of passage? How about unofficial?
  5. What is your role in your family?
  6. Define family.
  7. Do you get on with your siblings?
  8. What’s the story behind how you got your name?
  9. What assumptions people make about you?
  10. What small things have you seen or taken note of today?
  11. What makes you happy?
  12. Do you have good self control?
  13. Are you good at making decisions?
  14. How often do you cry?
  15. Have you ever had any altercations with the police?
  16. How do your relieve stress?
  17. What did you once love, but now hate?
  18. Is doing nothing a waste of time?
  19. What is cluttering your life?
  20. How do you help people, in small ways, in large ways, however?
  21. When’s the last time you did something nice for a stranger?
  22. Who inspires you the most?
  23. Do Apps help or waste your time?
  24. Does FaceBook make you feel bad?
  25. What music are you listening to right now?
  26. What TV shows have mattered to you?
  27. What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
  28. When did you last have a really good conversation?

November Challenge – November 17th

What did you once love, but now hate?

Good question!

Pineapples – Okay, I never loved them, but I used to eat them. Now I hate them!

Applesauce – Again, I never loved it, but I used to eat it. Now I only eat it when I have to take it with my medicine. Otherwise, I find it pretty gross. My medicine definitely ruined applesauce for me!

Shrimp – The first time I ever tried shrimp, I liked it. Then I tried it like a year later and couldn’t stand it!

Hummus – I used to eat Hummus whenever my mom bought it and then I started to hate it. Gross.

The singer Jewel’s personality – Okay, to be fair, I don’t totally hate her personality. I respect her a lot, like how she’s honest, and love her view on life when it comes to being positive and everything. What I do hate though is how all of a sudden she makes it like she had this shitty life. Maybe she did, but I feel like she didn’t start saying so until her career started going down the tubes a little. Coincidence? I don’t think so, but hey, what do I know?

 

  1. Favourite picture book as a child?
  2. Fond childhood places?
  3. Thing(s) you are most proud of?
  4. Have you been through any official rites of passage? How about unofficial?
  5. What is your role in your family?
  6. Define family.
  7. Do you get on with your siblings?
  8. What’s the story behind how you got your name?
  9. What assumptions people make about you?
  10. What small things have you seen or taken note of today?
  11. What makes you happy?
  12. Do you have good self control?
  13. Are you good at making decisions?
  14. How often do you cry?
  15. Have you ever had any altercations with the police?
  16. How do your relieve stress?
  17. What did you once love, but now hate?
  18. Is doing nothing a waste of time?
  19. What is cluttering your life?
  20. How do you help people, in small ways, in large ways, however?
  21. When’s the last time you did something nice for a stranger?
  22. Who inspires you the most?
  23. Do Apps help or waste your time?
  24. Does FaceBook make you feel bad?
  25. What music are you listening to right now?
  26. What TV shows have mattered to you?
  27. What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
  28. When did you last have a really good conversation?

November Challenge – November 15th and 16th

Have you ever had any altercations with the police?

Nope! I’m very proud of this!

How do your relieve stress?

As most of you know, I have severe anxiety. While sometimes it can be really difficult to relax, here are some things that I find helpful:

1.) Distract your mind!

  • Watch TV, read a book, write, play a game, clean – anything healthy to get your mind off your negative thoughts and anxious feelings! Also, sometimes lying down can be incredibly helpful!

2.) This goes hand in hand with distracting yourself, but sometimes just thinking about positive things such as that last TV show you watched, what your plans are for next week, or the next story you want to write can be really beneficial.

3.) Remember all the great things in your life

  • Focus on the accomplishments you’ve made, the good relationships you have, and the talents that you possess!

4.) Talk to someone you trust

  • Talk to a loved one about how you feel. Sometimes just venting takes the pressure off!

 

  1. Favourite picture book as a child?
  2. Fond childhood places?
  3. Thing(s) you are most proud of?
  4. Have you been through any official rites of passage? How about unofficial?
  5. What is your role in your family?
  6. Define family.
  7. Do you get on with your siblings?
  8. What’s the story behind how you got your name?
  9. What assumptions people make about you?
  10. What small things have you seen or taken note of today?
  11. What makes you happy?
  12. Do you have good self control?
  13. Are you good at making decisions?
  14. How often do you cry?
  15. Have you ever had any altercations with the police?
  16. How do your relieve stress?
  17. What did you once love, but now hate?
  18. Is doing nothing a waste of time?
  19. What is cluttering your life?
  20. How do you help people, in small ways, in large ways, however?
  21. When’s the last time you did something nice for a stranger?
  22. Who inspires you the most?
  23. Do Apps help or waste your time?
  24. Does FaceBook make you feel bad?
  25. What music are you listening to right now?
  26. What TV shows have mattered to you?
  27. What was the last book you read? Did you enjoy it?
  28. When did you last have a really good conversation?

Getting Chilly? Why Not Read?

B.W. Ginsburg

In many areas, the weather is starting to get on the chilly side. As many readers know, one of the best things to do as the cold months approach is to curl on the couch or in bed under the blankets with a nice hot beverage and a book. So why not give yourself the gift of both comfort and reading by purchasing my newly published book, Rest in Piece, available in the Amazon Kindle store? For the weather is frightful, but reading is so delightful!

If you’d like to purchase a copy of my book, click here! Thanks

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