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WWP #249 – What’s Your Recipe?

A word prompt to get your creativity flowing this weekend.  How you use the prompt is up to you.  Write a piece of flash fiction, a poem, a chapter for your novel…anything you like.  Or take the challenge below – there are no prizes – it’s not a competition but rather a fun writing exercise.  If you want to share what you come up with, please leave a link to it in the comments. Thank you, Sammi, for hosting this weekly challenge. I really love it.

wk 249 recipe

Do you have the ingredients necessary

for a contented life?

Were they handed down with love

through a family recipe?

Or did you need acquire them elsewhere?

You can always modify the original

Make it yours


124 thoughts on “WWP #249 – What’s Your Recipe?

  1. This is wonderful. It’s an important dish to be aware of and incorporate and adapt any recipe that looks good.
    I love that you are thoughtful enough to get yourself flowers. I sometimes do that too, always have cut flowers in the summer.

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    • Thank you, I think it is often being tweaked and modified as needs change.
      And yeah, I do that regularly. Why should I do without, right? It’s nice to treat ourselves.

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    • This is true. Sometimes the base is good and needs some tweaking; sometimes there is barely anything usable. And those who keep doing the same thing over and over again? Not so much!


  2. Wonderful poem, Dale. But I really don’t know the answer to any of its questions. Can contentment just be in my DNA?
    If there was any family recipe, it was for survival. I feel so fat and sassy sometimes. Does that count? 🙂

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  3. This moves me in many ways: A fantastic recipe – for some, or hopefully most of us. We just buried my darling mum last Friday and the funeral service was one single praise of her love, attention to others, acceptance of everybody, and of how well she (and my dad, long dead) obviously also did with her four children (one, my youngest sister died last year)…. so in our case, a ‚well working‘ recipe. And yes, we also had to tweak and work it over a bit here and there, the recipe for ‚our‘ contented life. In my personal case I can say I‘m happier now than I was ever before, more content, less easily angered or frustrated, more accepting and more accommodating of others in their way. Thank You.
    As for flowers being given to yourself by yourself. I‘m all for it! Then I have exactly what I want when I want them…. I truly do not appreciate a ‚garage bunch of blooms‘ but love – if possible – a carefully chosen small bouquet of lovingly put together ‚whatever‘ flowers, they can be from a florist, but more likely from a field, gathered by kind hands, or from a market stall. I also love making flower arrangements myself for any occasion and I think I have a talent for it. Right now, after the funeral, I have two lovely stems of pale blush roses (NOt my favorite flower but these are extremely beautiful), 2 bunches of filled and ordinary tulips, I still have a white-yellowish blooming Christmas rose which looks like ‚undie-able‘. As for roses, I love the ‚wild ones‘, unorderly grown, fresh from (someone‘s) garden, those multi-flora smelling ones with Mille-feuilles but don‘t have a strong heart-beat for the highly cultivated ones. Give me some plucked daisies any day……
    Having said all that, yours are truly glorious – I might have taken those home too….

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    • I’m so glad this did and I am so very sorry for the loss of your mum. I’ve no doubt she gave you more than a good base of ingredients to build your recipes on.
      If I don’t buy them for me, who will? 😊 I do love wild flowers of all sorts. It’s the dead of winter in a cold part of the world… These roses have to do! Plus, they are pretty!


  4. Q

    I was like, wait? What? You? A recipe? I didn’t know you followed that kind of thing. I mean, when you get to cooking, the recipe is sort of like a suggestion, a rumor, a something that you ain’t really gonna abide by to its umpth degree. And then I started reading this and it all made sense, in a different yet very beautiful way.



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  5. Dear Dale,

    Short and sweet. The perfect recipe for life. Always room for a dash of that or a smidge of this. Something to savor.
    Love the roses. Hm. I’ve never painted roses before. 😉

    Shalom and lots of savory hugs,


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    • I seem to need prompts to give me a swift kick! And aren’t they, though? I can’t believe I bought them at Costco! To me from me with all my love… And yes, Spring is nigh (she says after having shoveled a foot of snow…)

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  6. I have worked with many recipes over the years, never thought to apply the philosophy to my own life. I love that idea. As we know, the best recipes are the ones we have tweaked and adjusted to fit our tastes. Really nice job, my friend!

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    • I know you have, dear Ella. I always try to go outside of the box on these prompts and this came to me. I am so glad you love the idea! And yes, the best ones are the ones we have fit to our personal tastes.


  7. I’ve had to discover my recipe for myself. I didn’t start with the usual run of ingredients. The mixing bowl was rather warped, but that bowl is old, getting to be an heirloom, I’m getting along just fine

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