Eight Simple Steps

One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, and eight.

It was a habit, like a nervous tick or a form of OCD.

She counted the steps. Leaving… just eight simple steps to a new day, a new hope, a new dream.

Eight Worn Steps

One. I will not let what happened yesterday overrule today.

Two. I will embrace new opportunities.

Three. I will try to smile at everyone.

Four. Drat. I forgot my travel cup with my coffee. Forget it, I’m not going back. Four! I will not go backwards!

Five. I am in control.

Six. I feel empowered.

Seven. My life is my own.

Eight. Time to get a shimmy on!

As the sun sets she approaches her steps and begins the climb.

One. I am weary but not defeated.

Two. I tried my best.

Three. Tomorrow is a new day.

Four. I am starving… No wait. I am thankful for a roof over my head, a job to pay my bills and put food on my table.

Five. I will de-stress.

Six. I am leaving work baggage at the door.

Seven. I am thankful to see my family.

Eight. Aaah… I am so glad to be home.


Written in response to Sue Vincent’s prompt – #writephoto. You can join in this weeks image or have a gander through the many interesting posts inspired by this wonderful photo by clicking here.  

It’s been a long time since I took part in these challenges (or indeed have done any writing) and I am certainly feeling rusty but I enjoyed flexing those writing muscles and having a go.

I wish I could be as methodical following eight steps at the start and end of my day. Which steps would you add/change?

KL ❤

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    • Wow. Thank you for taking the time to comment. I’m very impressed you know the number! Absolutely, imagine what you could do with 56… KL ❤

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