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Rated: 18+ · Book · Women's · #1649240
Gratitude breaks the spell of Writers Block
Staring at a blank page is like staring into a snowfield. The snow, untouched by civilization and unmarked by living creatures, blinds you for a few minutes, it glistens reflecting subtle shades of pure white and rainbows at odd angles. If you stare at the snow too long, you get lost in the interplay of light and shadow.

As the day wears on, you become awestruck at the beauty of the snow's perfection. You marvel at the way an oak tree cast its ebony shadow across the pure white snow. You watch the tree's shadow change, grow and shrink, as Earth turns and the sun moves from morning to evening. If you stand out in the snow too long without moving, you risk snow bite or freezing.

If you are fortunate, a red fox will walk across your line of sight. The fox will leave his footprints written in the snowfield. As you watch the fox move, the spell holding you in one spot staring at the snow is broken. You are free to go inside out of the cold and out of danger.


I must say,
writing 500 words a day
isn't difficult,
unless I'm attempting to write
on a single subject.

On Monday, October 28, 2013, I began posting my weekly goals at "Weekly Goals. On Tuesday, October 29, 2013 I began keeping track of may accomplished goals in this journal.

"O SON OF BEING! Bring thyself to account each day ere thou art summoned to a reckoning;
for death, unheralded, shall come upon thee and thou shalt be called to give account for thy deeds."
Bah'u'll'h The Hidden Words of Bah'u'll'h, Part I.'From the Arabic, #31, page 11

'Heinlein's Rules for Writers

         Rule One: You Must Write
         Rule Two: Finish What Your Start
         Rule Three: You Must Refrain From Rewriting, Except to Editorial Order
         Rule Four: You Must Put Your Story on the Market
         Rule Five: You Must Keep it on the Market until it has Sold'

Robert A. Heinlein

It is enjoined upon every one of you to engage in some form of occupation, such as crafts, trades and the like. We have graciously exalted your engagement in such work to the rank of worship unto God, the True One. Ponder ye in your hearts the grace and the blessings of God and render thanks unto Him at eventide and at dawn. Waste not your time in idleness and sloth. Occupy yourselves with that which profiteth yourselves and others. Thus hath it been decreed in this Tablet from whose horizon the day-star of wisdom and utterance shineth resplendent.
Baha'u'llah, Tablets of Baha'u'llah Revealed After the Kitab-i-Aqdas, Pages 21-29: gr 32

I changed the way I did entries in this book several times. Beginning on March 21, 2018 the entries will cover the topics of spiritual, inspirational, and religions. However, the genres it will be under are Women's, Inspirational, and Spiritual with a tag of Religious.
October 28, 2021 at 12:09pm
October 28, 2021 at 12:09pm
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Istijlál (Majesty), 13 ʻIlm (Knowledge) 178 B.E. - Thursday, October 28, 2021


"Glorified art Thou, O Lord my God! I yield Thee thanks for having enabled me to recognize the Manifestation of Thyself, and for having severed me from Thine enemies, and laid bare before mine eyes their misdeeds and wicked works in Thy days, and for having rid me of all attachment to them, and caused me to turn wholly towards Thy grace and bountiful favors. I give Thee thanks, also, for having sent down upon me from the clouds of Thy will that which hath so sanctified me from the hints of the infidels and the allusions of the misbelievers that I have fixed my heart firmly on Thee, and fled from such as have denied the light of Thy countenance. Again I thank Thee for having empowered me to be steadfast in Thy love, and to speak forth Thy praise and to extol Thy virtues, and for having given me to drink of the cup of Thy mercy that hath surpassed all things visible and invisible.

Thou art the Almighty, the Most Exalted, the All-Glorious, the All-Loving."

Bahá’u’lláh12

On the last Thankful Thursday in October 2021,
         I am thankful ...
                   *BulletV* ...for the prayer revealed by the Bab, Baha'u'llah, and 'Abdu'l-Baha. I am thankful for these prayers because no matter how difficult things get or how difficult I may find it to pray there is always a prayer to read. Once I read the prayer, my attitude changes.
                   *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
                   *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had on this beautiful autumn morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that I have completed 71 poems dedicated to 'Abdu'l-Baha. I have 29 poems to finish in 29 days.
                   *BulletV* ...for the C-note I received today.


Footnotes
1  Bahá’í Prayers, General Prayers: Praise and Gratitude
2  https://www.bahai.org/r/043436304

October 21, 2021 at 12:05pm
October 21, 2021 at 12:05pm
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Istijlál (Majesty), 7 ʻIlm (Knowledge) 178 B.E. - Thursday, October 21, 2021


I am thankful that I received a merit badge this week.
Merit Badge in Shadows & Light II
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Congratulations!

You have won an Honourable Mention in the 100th round of  [Link To Item #shadows] .

Nice work *^*Smile*^*

Rachel *^*Heartv*^*

I am thankful that I completed 6 poem dedicated to 'Abdu'l-Baha. I now have 61 of the 100 completed and I have started on poem 62.


October 14, 2021 at 5:56pm
October 14, 2021 at 5:56pm
#1019350
Istijlal (Majesty), 19 Mashayyat (Will) 178 B.E. - Thursday, October 14, 2021

I am thankful that I received a merit badge between 9/31/21-9/14/21.
Merit Badge in Judging
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Thank you for your willingness to devote a week of your time to judge the 30 DBC in September!  You make my life easier by doing so.  I am grateful to have people/friends like you around to help with this.  Thank you again! Merit Badge in WDC Media Prompt
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Thank you for your participation in the  48-HOUR CHALLENGE:  "  Celebrate Feat. AJR   by  Ingrid Michaelson. " Media Prompt  hosted by  [Link To User support]  September 2021! We appreciate that you tackled this challenge... *^*Smile*^* *^*Thumbsupl*^* Merit Badge in Reviewing
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Ranked # 8   Public Reviewer  for the month of  September 2021 . For more details, please see  [Link To Item #614925] . Merit Badge in Enlightening
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You make me think! Merit Badge in Blessings
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Snow Flake


I am thankful that "My Recipe For Tear Soup was featured in "Poetry Newsletter (October 6, 2021)

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