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The world is wrong about…

DAY 16

TWO JULYS BACK:

… judging someone based entirely on first impressions.

Someone recently said that if she met someone for the first time and that person is grumpy, if that same grumpy person comes up to her the next day with a smile on his/her face and tries to talk with her, she is going to remember how grumpy that person was for the rest of her life, even if that certain person does not show a hint of grumpiness for the rest of their working life.

While first impressions are important because they leave a lasting good image, it does not always reflect his/her personality. I can be grumpy when I meet you, but did I curse you or berate you? I simply did not want to have a chat with you on that day because you did not know what I was going through at that moment. You do not know if I was coping with bad news of a relative or if someone/thing put me in a bad mood. You do not know me from a first impression. That is just judgmental. Maybe I am an outgoing person, but on that day we met for the first time, I was grumpy, simply because I was going through a tough time.

I can also be a fake.

I have a smile plaster on my face and I laugh at something you say while we shake hands as we’re introduced for the first time. I leave you a good lasting first impression, but do I really want to get to know you? I am only being nice because I have my eye on that promotion and I’m usually grumpy, but you like me from THAT first impression so you’re willing to overlook my dour mood, which is like most of the time!

So yes, while I agree that first impressions leave a lasting effect, I have to disagree with the world in judging someone solely base off first impressions.

NOW:

I still stand by this and just recently, I was discussing this same topic with a friend. While it’s true that first impression never dies, meeting someone that you weren’t charmed by for the first time makes you judgemental if you’re not aware of what is going on in his/her life.

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History/Milestones

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

YUMMY!

It’s National Ice Cream Day! You know what this means. Time to serve up some cold history.

^ The ice cream is not attributed to a date of origin or an inventor that we can trace back. (I wish I could lay claims to inventing it then!)

^ But the Chinese are credited (generally) for creating the first ice cream as early as 3000 BC. How did it reach Europe?

^ Marco Polo is often cited as the man who introduced ice cream to Italy. The Italians perfected the method and the ice cream we enjoy today is credited to them. (We are forever in your debt.)

However, the French get credit for introducing the sweet treat throughout Europe. C’est la vie!

^ You do notice when it comes to food history, the French are right around the corner right? It’s like they were always waiting to perfect a method and introduce it to the world.

^ But let’s give Catherine de’Medici some credit too. When this lady married Henry II of France, she brought some Italian chefs with her. Not just any chefs, mind you. These chefs were said to have had recipes for flavored ice. 

The first recipe for flavored ice appeared in French in 1674. God bless the French!

^ This is random, but I want to throw it out there: Here, in Trinidad, we still have flavored ice. No, it’s not sorbet, but snow cone. Which is a weird name for a cold treat because we never experience snow. 

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^ Oh, alright! Some people know it as shaved ice, but it’s still flavored ice! 😛

Whatever the history, I’m glad we have ice cream. So many flavors to choose from, but I remain loyal to vanilla, which happens to be the most popular flavor. 

Almond Milk Ice Cream - A Homemade Recipe:

hOmemade blueberry ice cream:

Toasted Marshmallow Coconut Milk Ice Cream:

Blueberry Pie Ice Cream:

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Free topic (write about whatever you want)

DAY 15

TWO JULYS BACK:

Too long to print.

NOW:

At the moment, I don’t have anything to talk about, but I’m hoping that the upcoming football season will be a successful one for my clubs. I’m ready to see the boys back in action. Talking about boys, I think Edinson Cavani still has the best hair in football. I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us this season! 

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It’s going to be okay

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DAY 15

He sobbed and trembled underneath the warmth of the blanket. Make it go away! he silently pleaded. He hated thunderstorms because it always brought back bad memories of his dead parents on that fateful night. Sometime later that night when he was fast asleep, his big brother came and lay down next to him, cuddling him, and kissing his forehead.

“It’s going to be okay, little one. I’m here now, and everything is going to be okay.”

© La Petit Muse 2016

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For Word-High July

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My parents

DAY 14

TWO JULYS BACK:

My parents did enough to nurture my sisters and me into young women. Sometimes, there are days when I get mad at them for not giving more in my childhood, but I’ve come to understand it was all they could have given.

Dad reads a lot of material. It is safe to say I got my love of reading from him although he loathes fiction. He likes to read up on world history and we do argue on certain topics from time to time but I won’t trade those times for anything. Mom loves animals. She has rescued cats, dogs, birds and even chickens but I am holding out when she actually rescue a snake!

In short, I love my parents. They gave me two wonderful sisters and I thank God for them everyday especially when I hear/read about unfortunate parent/children relationships.

NOW:

Yup, that’s my parents! And remember the Bible says to honor our mother and father.

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Best mother

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DAY 14

When her little one beheld her in his green eyes, she knew that despite the recent unkind circumstances, she had to be there for her child. In that moment, she decided that she was going to be the best mother to her now fatherless one-year-old.

© La Petit Muse 2016

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For Word-High July

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