Sharing this post with #WriteTribeProBlogger challenge, inspired by the prompt, “Heartprints”.

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It’s all well and good to say “I don’t need anyone. I can reach the destination myself.” It’s possible of course, not saying that it isn’t. But if the journey matters as much as the destination, then it is important to have a good support system behind you. Because there will come a time that you feel the destination is out of reach, or feel too tired to move ahead even one step.

Out of curiosity, I googled for the meaning of the word, “Heartprints”. Surprisingly, Urban Dictionary gave the meaning, “something positive or caring that somebody says or does, that leaves there footprint upon your heart.” Looking at the short term, the duration of this Problogger Challenge, I’m lucky to have had a supportive team behind me. If they hadn’t pushed me to continue, I may have given up on the last few posts. Those heartprints mattered. Looking at my life so far, I can remember many situations where a friend has left a mark upon my heart, and helped me move forward. Those heartprints mattered too. If it wasn’t for them, I may not have reached where I have.

I thought I’d give up,
The road felt wrong;
Then few words said,
We’re there, be strong;
A warmth kept pushing,
Till it covered my heart;
It showed some hope,
I had had at the start.
I persisted somehow,
The goal I could see,
And with that support,
I reached it happily.

A shout out to my sub-tribe for this Problogger Challenge: Aesha, Anjana, Apeksha, Ashwini, Asmita, Bhavya, Jinal, Keerthi, Mahak, Nibha, Nikita, Shalini Baisiwala, Shalini R Nair, Sheethal, Shruti, Sreedeep and Zainab. Thanks for the Problogger memories! 🙂

Liked this? Maybe you can read some of my earlier posts: for Write Tribe | Problogger 2017.

(© Vinay Leo R. @ I Rhyme Without Reason,
30th October, 2017)


Poetry & writing are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

20 thoughts on “Heartprints…”

  1. And we all are happy that you reached the goal! Keep smiling. Be positive and never give up.
    It is only a matter of time that darkness is prevailed by light. We should always keep searching for it no matter what.
    I guess that’s what you tried to do and succeeded in ur attempt 🙂

  2. Although I may not have entirely reached the goal, they say it is important to start and keep the momentum going until you reach the destination. I have heard the journey makes things more interesting, and I am glad to have started this one. Thanks for the support.

    • You can still finish it, even if not officially. 🙂 Write two posts for the two prompts and backdate them, Shruti Shankar. When you look back at the end of the year, you can see 9 posts in the month! Happy to have supported you during the challenge.

    • I’m not planning. I just lead a tribe when a planned challenge occurs. 🙂 Hopefully there’s another challenge in the offing, Lata. I’ve not read your stories yet, but I plan to, soon.

  3. This was so sweet. And it is what I felt too. the support , the constant reassurance, it really helped me keep on track. This is the first time I have attempted any blogging challenge .I was so unsure about completing it. But I did manage to post and did enjoy reading so many posts both within my subtribe and otherwise.
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