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Friday, September 26, 2014

BE-CA-USE

I carefully spelled the word 'be-ca-use' in my head and my hands traced the letters on the ruled sheet of paper, as I answered the question- 'Why should we cut our nails regularly?'. I let out a teeny, tiny smile as I wrote 'because' in my cursive writing. I always did that - the smile - unintentionally, of course. You see, 'because' was the first 'big' word I had learned to spell. My mother had taught me the thumb rule to learning spellings: 'break-the-word'. I had remembered to use the rule ('be-ca-use') and that was a reason good enough for me to be happy and proud.

That was me as a grade 3 student taking her science exam.






The 'because smile' gradually fainted. 'Because' is no longer a difficult word for me to spell but the teaching still remains- 'Break the word'. 'Break the problem'. Conquer it in parts! 

No matter how tough the times are, I have learned to overcome them, taking things one at a time- breaking my problems into molecules and catering them in the best possible way.

A distant goal does not terrify me. I know, it's the tiny steps that I make towards it that count. Lesson learned - Break the Word. Break the Problem! Conquer it in Parts!



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This post has been written for Five Minute Fridays- the writing flash mob, where bloggers get together to write on a common topic, all in just 5 minutes!
Prompt for today - BECAUSE!




15 comments :

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  2. Stopping by from FMF. Loved your post. You broke down the word so visually. It was a refreshing read. Thanks so much for sharing your lovely writing.
    --Sara from Poets and Saints
    http://poetsandsaints.com

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comment, Sara. I so happy to know that you liked it.
      Appreciate your visit here!

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  3. Thank you for sharing. Did you make that Be-ca-use perfect picture?

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    1. I used the wall paper on my phone as the background. Edited it for colors and added the text. Thank you :)

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  4. What a delightful read! A great lesson too. Yes, life is indeed easier if we break our problems into smaller parts and conquer them one part at a time.

    Thank you for nominating my cookies, BTW!

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    1. You are most welcome, Veronica. They are the most beautiful cookies ever.
      Do visit anytime after Tuesday 9PM EST to check out the post featuring the cookies.

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  5. Hi, such a simple formula for cracking lives biggest problems and moving forwrd. : Break the Word. Break the Problem! Conquer it in Parts! Tiny steps. The Dory approach is also what i call it. I just keep swimming one inch at a time til I accomplished my goals. Thanks for sharing. I had not seen this approach before and it is really applicable to so many things in life.

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    1. Exactly! We never know what lesson can be used when. That is the beauty of life.

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  6. Beautiful colours to symbolize the word! I completely agree: break down the word, the problem, the issue, the facts, the list goes on and on....and then restructure, rebuild, retrace, repeat, towards that final goal!

    Poppy
    P.S. Thought I was already following you, too. Now, I know I am!

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    1. Our frequent visits to each other's blogs, never made us realize that :)
      Happy to 'officially' have you as a blogging buddy!

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  7. That is a great lesson and a wonderful philosophy to hold. You ( and your mother) are wise women.

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    1. :) Will pass on your message to her. Thank you so much, Wendy!

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  8. I love this! Pinning! It's a great way to look at things - split the huge tasks into smaller ones! I'm trying to do that with my novel right now and it's making things a lot easier!

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    1. Glad you found it pin-worthy, Stefanie!

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