photo challenge

Reflection

©2016 TheAnonymousWritersNotebook

We learn by means of REFLECTION. If we don’t reflect, we will never learn.

If we learn without having any reflection about ourselves, then it is threatening.

Compete with yourself, not with others.

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photo (c) imjaydejavier

Daily Post Challenge

A mother’s touch..

©2016 TheAnonymousWritersNotebook

     There are things that we cannot control… Like raining on a Monday noon even if the sun is scorching. There are moments that we cannot just leave behind… There are people that we cannot just shun… And there are instances that we cannot just avoid… Like hearing what most politicians have to say on a public interview or talk. 

     We are all very aware of what Senator Sotto said during the confirmation hearing before the commission’s appointment that brought up the status of Taguiwalo as a solo parent. 

     There are many reasons why solo parents are widely distributed in the world. A mother can be considered as a solo parent because she cannot just stand the shameless situation brought to her by her husband. Or she can be considered as one if she had been a battered wife in the past and cannot take what the husband was doing anymore. The father cannot attend to the needs of the children and the mother decided to get separated. Needless to say, solo parenting can also happen to fathers. There are as well many single fathers in the world. IT ISN’T A CRIME! 

     Senator Sotto said, “In the street language when you have children and you are single, ang tawag doon ay ‘na-ano lang.” Or YOU JUST GOT KNOCKED UP in English.

     These are some of the things that we cannot CONTROL. We are all entitled to our own opinion. Most likely that was a joke from the senator. However, there are many people who can get affected with what he said because it can hurt those who grew up with having a single parent or being a single parent himself/herself. 

     Just in time for the upcoming celebration of mother’s day. I am a SINGLE MOTHER. And there are many things that I had to consider and still have to consider up until now. It isn’t easy being a single mother. I will have to think carefully about the things in the future and until the day I die.

     Now, what is the difference between a single mother/father and a solo parent? There is a big difference between the two. You are a single mother or father. SINGLE means you do not have a partner. You do not belong to the club of couples, but you get help from people around you in raising your child/children. If you are a SOLO PARENT, you attend to the needs of your children, you work and feed your children and you keep the raises of your child. Moreover, a raped victim can also be considered as a solo parent for children grow up with their raped victim mothers which aren’t their fault. See there are many things that we should look thoughtfully for a long time before we come up with a decision whether or not it is big. 

     Yes, I was hurt when I heard about what the Senator said, but I cannot control his mind. Instead of getting affected with what he said, I figured out that I think I should just continue living a happier life planning for my daughter’s future and my future as a single/solo parent. 

     For sure, the issue will be brought up again on Mother’s day because that’s another thing that we cannot control. To Senator Sotto, I feel sad for what you have had to say to Taguiwalo including 10 other single/solo parents in the world. 

     It is easy to be a father, but it takes a lifetime to be a SINGLE MOTHER / MOTHER. And I say KUDOS to all the single/solo parents, BOTH mother and father in the world especially to all the MOTHERS who can carry themselves beautifully and SINGLEHANDEDLY raising more than 2 children on their own. You deserve to be treated like QUEENS.

     To your mother, to his mother, to her mother, to my mother and all the mothers in the world including myself, A VERY HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY! 

     “NOTHING CAN BEAT A MOTHER’S TOUCH!”

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/control/

photo (c) clislecaballero

award

The Versatile Blogger Award

©2016 TheAnonymousWritersNotebook

     First, I would like to thank Fragments of Fiction for nominating me for this award. If you’re not following her yet, please go check her blog site and see how great her posts are.

Rules of the Versatile Blogger Award:

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and share their link.
  2. Nominate at least 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. Also, inform them about the nomination.
  3. Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know.

7 facts about me:

  1. I am a frustrated writer and I love to write stories about anything.
  2. I am not a fan of sweets :p
  3. I love peppa pig..
  4. I am a fan of apple gadgets.
  5. I would rather listen to music than watching the TV.
  6. I seldom watch movies, but if I watch one it means I’d watch it over and over again.
  7. I am a beach lover…

Here are the people that I nominate for this Award… Please find time to check their posts and blog site.. 🙂

  1. https://thehopelessromanticbabe.wordpress.com/
  2. https://koala1216.wordpress.com/
  3. https://fabwritings.wordpress.com/
  4. http://reactionarytales.com/
  5. https://kwoted.wordpress.com/
  6. https://stoneronarollercoaster.wordpress.com/
  7. https://barsetshirediaries.wordpress.com/
  8. https://1focusedentrepreneur.wordpress.com/
  9. https://dunelight.wordpress.com/
  10. https://amoghjoshi1438.wordpress.com/
Daily Post Challenge

Knackered

©2016 TheAnonymousWritersNotebook

You have been helping people all your life, and you absolutely look knackered! Save some for yourself, dear. You deserve to take a rest!

photo (c) kevinmontillano

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/knackered/

https://damswriter.com/2017/04/28/knackered-thedailypost/

https://talestory.blog/2017/03/31/daily-prompts/

https://the15thday.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/regardless-of-term-the-zombie-vibe-is-all-the-same/

https://bikeclimbrunswimrunyoga.wordpress.com/2017/04/28/by-friday/

https://birgitta.live/2017/04/28/mirrored/

Daily Post Challenge

Roots 

©2016 TheAnonymousWritersNotebook

Children are like plants,

they grow up with the ROOTS called PARENTS…

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/roots/

photo (c) kevinmontillano

Daily Post Challenge

Spike 

©2016 TheAnonymousWritersNotebook

     And then she said, “The pain on my hand as I aggressively slammed the ball over the net of the opponent will soon disappear but the pain that he caused me will forever remain in my heart as I haven’t forgiven him yet”

      Most wounds heal after a week or so, but the pain in the heart will remain until the time we learn to forgive, Most people forgive but don’t forget. Some people just forget everything even the people who hurt them. And others, choose to forgive and forget so they can live a happier life.

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/spike/

Random Thoughts

Thoughts

©2016 TheAnonymousWritersNotebook

A lot of people are asking me, “Why do you choose to remain anonymous in spite of having readers and followers here and abroad?”

I may not be as famous as other writers, I may not be as well-known as other bloggers, I may not be as smart as other authors, I may not have millions of followers, but all of us do have our own reasons why we write…

I can still remember when I was young, I have always been dreaming of seeing my name in a book as an author. Publishing my own book, or putting up my own library where I can share my books and stories to those who are willing to read for free.

And then one day, the internet just went live to the world. I never thought I’d be able to write and share stories with people I do not know. Readers who do have the same experience with the characters that I introduce and can relate to the stories that I write.

Technology has become a part of someone’s life. And this technology has become one of my partners in sharing my ideas in writing. Together with the people that I feature here, these are simple people with big dreams. They are as well like me, they do have big dreams but they are only known inside a small box. I am an instrument of sharing their experiences with my readers to inspire them as well. I also use photos of some people who are very passionate about taking photos but do not use their talent in the business industry. We all have the same GOAL.

So why do I stay anonymous? Because just like my photographers, just like my featured articles, our main goal is to CREATE, SHARE and INSPIRE…

That’s all that matters! And my inspiration? All of the people who believe in me, all of the writers and authors that I get to read here, and all of my readers and followers.

I know that one day, the anonymous writer will also be known for her stories and not because she has a lot of supporters. And I bet she will still remain anonymously in public.

Create, Share and Inspire people. You do not know how you can be of a big help to people who do not have the courage to ask. Just help and inspire. It means a lot to them.

Thank you for becoming a part of this journey. You all mean a lot to me.

Happy Reading!