Round 19-I
My 105th entry ~Mijn 105e bijdrage

Hello and good morning, -afternoon, -evening, dear people who all participate is this wonderful photomeme, which is a joy to me, week after week, after week. I’m always curious to what you come up with!

The challenging letter of this week is the and I’ve chosen for the word IMPACT

Throughout our whole lives we experience ‘impact’ one way or the other. Some nice some not. The consequences can be life-changing. Sometimes that is the best thing that can happen and sometimes that is totally not the case. The wonderful ones and the horrific ones, I can name both of them in many aspects. I guess you can to!

So… because I am a curious person… smile
I would like you to tell me the three things that had the greatest impact on you, which you would call life-changing…. they don’t have to be only positive ofcourse, just share what you want to share with me and anyone else who reads this.

My top-three positive is:
1) Giving birth to my children
2) Learned and still learning, that life can be a huge struggle but that giving in never is the best way to deal with it
3) Being able to enjoy the littlest things to the most by trying to live my life as conscious as possible, dealing in the best way I can with whatever comes across my path and always rely on what my heart tells me because love is the most important thing one has.

My top-three negative, for obvious reasons not further illustrated:
1) Loss of children
2) Abuse
3) Poor health, physically and mentally

~ ~ ~ your turn chortle ~ ~ ~

Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / – week ~ ♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)


Goedemorgen / – middag / – avond beste deelnemers in deze mooi foto-uitdaging, waar ik week na week iedere keer weer veel plezier beleef. Ben altijd heel benieuwd naar waar jullie mee komen.

De uitdagende letter van deze week is de letter I en ik koos voor het woord IMPACT

Gaandeweg het leven ervaren we allemaal ‘impact’ op de één of andere manier. De gevolgen daarvan kunnen levens-veranderend zijn. Soms is het het beste dat ons kan overkomen en soms helemaal niet. De prachtige dingen en de afschuwelijke dingen. Ik kan van beiden veel opnoemen en ik denk dat jij dat ook kunt.

Dus… omdat ik een nieuwsgierig persoon ben….. glimlach
Vraag ik jou mij 3 dingen te benoemen die de grootste impact op jou hadden. Die drie dingen hoeven natuurlijk niet noodzakelijkerwijs alleen maar positief te zijn. Deel wat je wilt delen met mij en iedereen die dit hier leest.

Mijn positieve top-3 is:
1) Dat ik kinderen mocht baren.
2) Geleerd, en nog, dat het leven een hele strijd kan zijn maar dat opgeven nooit de juiste optie is van hoe ermee om te gaan.
3) In staat zijn optimaal te genieten van de kleinste dingen door te proberen mijn leven zo bewust mogelijk te leven. Dat wat op mijn pad komt zo goed mogelijk op te pakken en altijd vertrouwend op wat mijn hart mij vertelt want Liefde is het meest belangrijke dat iemand heeft.

Mijn negatieve top-3 benoem ik ook maar om begrijpelijke redenen zonder toelichting.
1) Verlies van kinderen
2) Misbruik
3) Slechte gezondheid, lichamelijk en geestelijk

~ ~ ~ jouw beurt grinnik ~ ~ ~
Wens je een fijne ABC-Wednesday-dag / – week. ~♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)

34 x Akkoorden op ~ Chords on “19-I”

  1. Kakel schreef:

    Kakel was hier ♥

    1. Melody schreef:

      Was? IS !! ♥

      1. Kakel schreef:

        Ah…wat lief van je ♥

        1. Melody schreef:

          pssttttt… niet verder vertellen maar zo heel af en toe heb ik wel mijn momenten 😉 ;-P

  2. Ann schreef:

    This takes some deep thought Melody. I would say the 1. The birth of my first child 2. The loss of my father when I was 45 3.Going to a retreat which changed my whole perspective on being a Christian. This was a great topic today.

    1. Melody schreef:

      Hi Ann

      Thank you for your kind respons, but more so for your answers and following up on my questions without any hesitations !

      The change of perspective is also a life-changing experience, a beautiful one !

  3. Amit Agarwal schreef:

    ‘Impact’ is a great idea and choice, Melody!
    I’m too embarrassed to share my 3 highs and lows…apologies.
    You are a brave person..wish I were like you:)

    1. Melody schreef:

      Thank you Amit.

      Well …. I think you are as brave as I am, maybe even more… you dare to say that you don’t want to mention them…. I respect that ofcourse and I honor you for that.

      And no you don’t want to be like me, believe me 😉

  4. Leslie schreef:

    Wow! You’ve challenged many people and like some, I would not share on this medium all that I could. But some highs were my first marriage and subsequent arrivals of my two daughters. Also a high is the ability to travel and see the world, even though I didn’t really start until I was almost 50! I intend to continue as long as I can physically and financially. The lows are too personal and only share with those closest to me. Again, what a challenge you’ve set…at least everyone will think about it even if they don’t share.

    abcw team

    1. Melody schreef:

      Hi Leslie, thank you!!

      It indeed was one of my intentions to make people think and therefor realize what they have and how rich they are.

      I didn’t elaborate on my items for the same reasons as you mention. 😉

      We are somewhat alike when it comes to travelling, I’ve traveled abroad for the first time in 2012, some months before I turned 50 😉

  5. Vicki schreef:

    I agree with you. Life is so precious.

    1. Melody schreef:

      I love reading this Vicki… I wish for everyone to be aware of that.

  6. Roger O Green schreef:

    Oh, crap.
    Too many. But 1) the birth of my daughter in 2004 2) the death of my friend Raoul in 1983 3) appearing before my draft board in 1972


    1. Melody schreef:

      crap ? 😉 😉 😉 “Too Many” … I feel what you mean!! The lists could be endless!

      Thank you for the three you’ve named here, I really appreciate it!

  7. ewok1993 schreef:

    What a thought provoking post. Makes me think of what impacts my life day by day. Great post and wonderful I word.


    1. Melody schreef:

      That was the intention 😉

      If one realizes who rich he truly is, maybe my post causes a smile…

      Thank you!

  8. photowannabe schreef:

    Oh my goodness…my mind is going in a million directions. It’s difficult to say what the top 3 IMPACTFUL things are.
    I would say Marriage to my dear husband for now almost 53 years.
    Birth of my 2 boys who have turned into amazing Men.
    Moving 9 years ago into our “Forever” home.
    Almost loosing my Hubby
    Family issues which actually have made us all stronger
    Death of parents
    Great post Melody.

    1. Melody schreef:

      HI photowannabe, first of all thank you for your answers and second, congratulations with that long marriage, we follow the both of you with our almost 33 years 😉

      The saying, what does not kill you makes you stronger… goes, doesn’t it?!

      Thank you, wishing you all well and lots of love, good health and happiness.

  9. ellen b schreef:

    Well…top three things that have impacted me on the positive front would be 1} deciding to follow Jesus 2} Marrying Dear 3} being a parent to our three children
    Negative things: betrayal because of adultery in some friend’s lives, watching a niece abandon her children and living with a sibling who has separated himself from the rest of his siblings and our families.

    1. Melody schreef:

      Hi Ellen.

      Thank you for following up on my questions and answering them, lovely 3 highs!
      I also want to thank you for the negative ones, its a brave thing to do in the open on the blog of someone you don’t know!
      Wishing you all the luck and love and strength to deal with the lesser things.

  10. Rajesh schreef:

    Impact is essential to move the body out of inertia.

    1. Melody schreef:

      I totally agree with you Rajesh! And if one does, the reward is joy in life!

  11. indrani schreef:

    So sorry for those negative impacts!
    I lost my mom some years back yet to recover from it I feel.
    Happy ABCW!

    1. Melody schreef:

      Thank you Indrani for your compassion, I appreciate it very much.

      How sad that is, and I am sorry for your loss, I wish you all the luck and love and strength to come to terms with that loss. Just never forget that she will be like an angel on your shoulder, where ever you go, whatever you do!

      Thank you, the same to you.

  12. Diane schreef:

    Hi Melody.
    I have had so many highs in my life that it’s hard to put them in any form of order ! I have had quite a few lows along the way too !
    Being an eternal optimist, I always try to look on the bright side of life.
    Highs= The births of my three lovely daughters.
    The love of my darling husband Ian and the love he gives to ‘our girls’.
    The births of our 4 beautiful grandchildren and the love they give to us.
    Lows are too painful to discuss in an open forum so I thank god for my blessings,

    Best wishes,
    ABCW team.

    1. Melody schreef:

      Hi Di.

      Its is wonderful to read that you have countless highs and I am so happy for you!

      The lows, indeed can be very painfull… I know all to well. I’ve learned (by forcing myself to see them that way) that al the lows, have happened for a reason. I have learned so much from them so I count them as ‘blessings’ to. This way helpes me to deal with them.

      And yes ofcourse, being thankful to Him who carries us throughout our lives is something I feel constant in me, and I am gratefull that I am able to feel that way to and have Him in my life.

      Thank you , the same for you!

  13. Enlightened woman ~ marvelous post for I ~ Thanks for visiting ^_^

    Wishing you a smooth sailing week ~ ^_^

    1. Melody schreef:

      Thank you Artmusedog and Carol for your heartwarming comment.

      Also, ofcourse, for your kind wishes which I wish for you too!!

      So far so good sailing through rough and calm waters with lots of fun, hopefully for you too.

  14. Rietepietz schreef:

    Wel ja, zit ons meteen maar aan het werk. Met de de drie meest positieve veranderingen in mijn leven ben ik snel klaar, Mijn huwelijk met sip op 1
    De geboortes van mijn kinderen op twee en op drie de kers op de taart , na heerlijke kleinkinderen ook nog áchterkleinkinderen !
    negatieve veranderingen wil ik het gewoon niet over hebben!

    1. Melody schreef:

      glimlach Wat een prachtige top-3, en ook een rijkdom want dat krijgt niet iedereen zo maar.

      Dat is prima natuurlijk, wat voor iedereen maar het beste werkt, en dat is heel persoonlijk.

  15. Su-sieee! Mac schreef:

    Three things off the top of my head: 1) The death of my baby sister when I was six. 2) Spending time helping build a retirement home for elderly Filipino farmworkers in my early 20s. 3) Taking a chance to become a freelance writer.

    Thanks, Melody, for getting me to stop and think. I needed this question. Have a wonderful evening.

    1. Melody schreef:

      Hi Su-sieee

      Impressive answers which make me feel for you. Thank you for opening up and answering!

      You’re welcome… I think we all should more often take a moment to think.

      Thank you, likewise.

  16. IMPACT – What an intriguing item for I-Day.
    Thought-provoking post. And I have to second your choices. Learning IS living.
    Thanks for stopping by at Nickers and Ink.

    1. Melody schreef:

      Thank you Linda Ann

      That indeed was my intention and yes it is, that is a good thing to.

      You’re welcome.

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