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Anything Goes on Sunday – 3

At the start of another week of hectic blogging, thanks to the Blogging from A to Z Challenge,  it’s important to look back on the week that was and reflect. So here’s my third installment of ‘Anything Goes on Sunday‘.

Remember to pray

Last week, two of my blogging friends lost their fathers, both of who had been suffering for a while now. I don’t want to mention names, but I would ask you to remember to pray for these two special ladies and their families, please. Thank you.

Also, one can’t began to imagine the pain that the families of passengers on Malaysia Flight 370 have been going through. Not knowing is always so hard. Let us hope and pray that this situation is resolved soon.



100 Words on Saturday

100 Words on Saturday - Write Tribe

This was something I first started here and then later moved to Write Tribe. Sadly, somewhere down the line, I stopped responding to my own prompts! Silly me. Today I’m happy to write about the greatest love of all.

I have found you in dusty corners of dark rooms
Beckoning to me, telling me you’re mine
I have seen you at crossroads
And heard you call my name.
I have heard friends speak of you
And at once been filled with longing
You have been my dearest companion
On many a lonely night
And you continue to be there for me
I have introduced you to friends
Spoken and written of you
I have reluctantly let you go
Only to be filled with remorse
When you returned abused.
You are and always will be
The greatest love of all.

Let’s see how well you know me. Guess who I’m talking about! 😉

Making Time To Read

Last year, I successfully managed to read some 130 odd books! This year, I targeted 200, but am falling way behind. I think I need to make more time for reading – only because I enjoy it so much. Do you make time to read?

Fast Company tells us How Busy People Make Time To Read – And You Can Too. Do read the article it’s most interesting!

 Friends With Benefits

I love Ana Hoffman’s Weekly Marketing Skinny for updates on SEO and lots of other information to help me blog more smartly. What I appreciate about Ana is her personal touch – if you comment, she’ll answer. If she sees a pingback, she’ll comment. Thanks, Ana for being you!

Another helpful blogger is Delia of Blog Formatting. She has lots of useful tips on her blog – for example, how to add your blog tab to your Facebook page. Also, Delia regularly runs a Blog Commenting Weekend on her Facebook page. You can drop your link and find other bloggers too.

Psych Babbler has a great prompt up on her blog as part of The Writers’ Post Blog Hop. Do go have a read, write a post and link to her.

My two cents

And here’s my piece of advice for you (and myself) for the busy week ahead!


You know how this works – if you wrote a post today, link it here – and leave a comment! Have a good week people!


  1. The Joy Of Reading The Joy Of Reading June 16, 2014

    […] not grumbling. The joy of reading always compensates. My constant companions down the years, books have seen me through a lot – both good times and bad. I’ve managed to read 10 books in the 15 days we’ve been […]

  2. Delia Delia April 2, 2014

    Thanks so much for the shout out, Corinne, you are the sweetest!

    PS. I loved the quote at the end, so precious!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | April 2, 2014

      You’re very welcome, Delia. You do work so hard at your blog and all you do. ♥
      Glad you liked the quote.

  3. Ana Hoffman Ana Hoffman March 30, 2014

    Thanks so much for the thumbs up, Corrine – you are too kind. Gave you a shout in my latest Marketing Skinny.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 30, 2014

      You’re a sweetheart, Ana! And a very smart one at that! Thank you.

  4. My Inner Chick My Inner Chick March 27, 2014

    BOOKS! xxx

    BTW, I believe in the POWER of Prayer. Without it, I am nothing.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 27, 2014

      Right, right, right! 😉 Yes, what would we be without our prayer – no matter what form they take, Kim!

  5. nabanita nabanita March 25, 2014

    You are talking about books, aren’t you? 🙂

  6. Towandagal (KayLou) Towandagal (KayLou) March 25, 2014

    What a lovely post. I love the way you combined the urgent (calling us to prayer) with your way of telling us about the talents offered by others here, (like you always do!) Then your own heartfelt words of beauty, coming from a beautiful HEART. Many blessings!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 27, 2014

      Thank you, Kay Lou! I just read your post on silence and am so inspired! ♥

  7. Kathy Combs Kathy Combs March 24, 2014

    I received that same advice before my first baby was born and it is advice that has served me well for years since. Take life one day at a time, one challenge at a time…and celebrate each completion and accomplishment! Loved your post for the greatest love of all…I will guess books?? ♥

  8. vishalbheeroo vishalbheeroo March 24, 2014

    Corinne, it’s an endearing, disturbingly beautiful and make the heart sank.My heart goes to the friends who lost their father and it’s never easy. The Malaysian airlines is tragic and sure looks fishy. Let’s all spare some thoughts for the passengers and families.

  9. Archana Archana March 24, 2014

    is it pet-love, say dogs? not sure whether you have one..

    I love the heart felt writing like this.. combining various things together.. and not writing just on the prompts etc..lesson learned.. thanks 🙂

  10. devangana devangana March 24, 2014

    Prayers for the friends. May God give them strength.

    Are you referring to Books?

  11. Sheethal Sheethal March 24, 2014

    Sorry to hear about the blogger friends… may God give them immense strength…
    And I can’t even think about the families of the people in that flight… not knowing where they are or what happened to them… such a pain..

    …. Loved your poem… and I’m also voting for your beautiful Heart <3

  12. Anita Anita March 24, 2014

    Sorry to learn of the loss of the Dads of two of our co-Bloggers. May God give them strength.May the Lord ensure that we find our #MH370 soon. Pray that it’s found safe & sound.
    Great that I had posted my Sunday story a li’l after midnight. Now shared it!

  13. Rajlakshmi Rajlakshmi March 24, 2014

    I feel for the families of Malaysian airline… You never know what less in future.
    Loved the prompt at write tribe. Will be up with my post soon.

  14. Shilpa Garg Shilpa Garg March 24, 2014

    Your greatest love is BOOKS 😀
    So sorry about the 2 ladies. Praying for them and their families. And the Malaysian flight, gosh, that is simply so tragic!!

  15. Sreeja Praveen Sreeja Praveen March 24, 2014

    Sad to learn about the friends and their loss. All prayers for them. And also for MH370.
    Hope they get the strength to face the sorrow, and come out of it soon.

    I need to make more time to read too 🙂

    Hmm….your own self ? 🙂 Let us know, Corinne 🙂

    Hugs and Cheers !!

  16. Shiva Shiva March 24, 2014

    Ha Ha… That was a sitter my dear lady…could get it in the second or third line knowing you as much as I do.

    Books are so close to me too..but 200 Wow!!! Impressed

  17. Beloo Mehra Beloo Mehra March 24, 2014

    Keeping your friends in my thoughts….Losing a parent is a very difficult phase of life we all have to go through some day.

    Yes, I too need to make more time for reading. Somehow I end up buying more books than I can read…that must change!

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 27, 2014

      Thank you, Beloo!
      All book lovers buy more books than we can read! 😉

  18. Psych Babbler Psych Babbler March 24, 2014

    Books! Funny as I’d thought of writing about books too… 😀

    Sorry to hear about your blogging friends’ fathers…keeping them in my thoughts…

  19. Pixie Pixie March 24, 2014

    Heartfelt condolences to the ladies and their families…

    The Malaysian Airlines story is scary and I hope the agony ends soon.. of not knowing what happened!

    your take on 100 words prompt was lovely!! You are talking about your heart aren’t you?
    Hugs and lots of love to you Corinne! 🙂

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 27, 2014

      Thanks, Pixie. Sad about the plane.

      I’m talking about books – our common love! 😉

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  21. Roshan Roshan March 23, 2014

    “Greatest love of all” has to be books in that poem…

    My heartfelt condolences for your friends…

  22. Kajal Kajal March 23, 2014

    I guess I need to make more time to read as well. I so enjoy it myself and have been rather lethargic.

    My prayers are with the bereaved families. I hope they find peace.

    Thanks for being you, for bringing so much in a single post for blog help and personal help.

    I could not guess, who you’re talking about in the poem about “the greatest love of all”. Guess yourself? let us know too

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 27, 2014

      Thanks, Kajal. You have so much going on – reading would be an indulgence, no? 🙂
      I was talking about books!

  23. A Walk into the Woods A Walk into the Woods March 23, 2014

    You heartttttttttttttttt!
    Youur beautifuul kind amazing big heart. In which I know IU have a teensie weensie place for myself. <3

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 27, 2014

      There’s always a place in my heart for you, dear girl. However, the poem is about books!

  24. Pratibha Pratibha March 23, 2014

    Ummmmm a blog that revived? I’ll keep your friends in my prayers and send them healing.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 27, 2014

      No, although you are reading my mind in advance, Prats. It’s books!

  25. Proactive Indian Proactive Indian March 23, 2014

    Heartfelt condolences to the friends who lost their fathers.

    About Flight 370: the uncertainty is definitely unbearable to the families.

    I can’t easily guess what you’re talking about in your poem. I give up! You’ll tell us anyway.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 27, 2014

      Thanks, Pro!
      No giving away answers – people guessed – it’s books!

  26. Vidya Sury Vidya Sury March 23, 2014

    My prayers are with those friends who lost family, Corinne. And the Malaysian flight – most painful.

    In that poem, you are talking about your heart.

    I want you to know I love you.



    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 27, 2014

      Thanks, Vidya. No, I was fooling around with the poem – it’s not my heart! 😉
      Love you too.

  27. Shailaja V Shailaja V March 23, 2014

    Um.. are you referring to books? 😉

    Hugs to your dear friends. I can feel their pain.

    • Corinne Rodrigues Corinne Rodrigues Post author | March 24, 2014

      Mmmmm…will let you know, Shailaja! 😉
      Thanks for your comment and everything!

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