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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.
November 25, 2021 at 12:00pm
November 25, 2021 at 12:00pm
Istijlal (Majesty), 4 Qawl (Speech) 178 B.E. - Thursday, November 25, 2021
Day of the Covenant and Thanksgiving

On the last Thankful Thursday in November 2021,
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                   *Pray* ...that "Turkeys' Revenge was featured in "Comedy Newsletter (November 24, 2021).
                   *Pray* ...for hot black coffee on this beautiful Thanksgiving Day.
                   *Pray* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
                   *Pray* ...for all the trinkets I have collected today.
                   *Pray* ...that I finished the 100 poems I was writing for the Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha.
                   *Pray* ...for the soup I had for lunch today.

November 18, 2021 at 11:31am
November 18, 2021 at 11:31am
Istijlál (Majesty), 16 Qudradt (Power) 178 B.E. - Thursday, November 18, 2021

On the third Thankful Thursday in November 2021,
         I am thankful for the hot, black coffee I had with my chocolate mini cupcake this morning.
         I am grateful for the french toast, eggs, and orange juice I had for breakfast today.
         I am thankful that I have completed 95 of the 100 poems I am writing for the Centenary of the Ascension of Abdu'l-Baha.
         I am grateful that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
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         I am grateful for the shrimp I had for lunch today.

November 11, 2021 at 11:09am
November 11, 2021 at 11:09am
Istijlal (Majesty), 9 Qudrat (Power) 178 B.E. - Thursday, November 11, 2021
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                   *BulletV* ...that "Prayer of Thanks was featured in "Spiritual Newsletter (November 10, 2021).
                   *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had this morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that I have completed 87 of the 100 poems I am writing for the Centenary of the Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha.
                   *BulletV* ...for the brownie I had to go with my coffee this morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that my checking account is not overdrawn today.
                   *BulletV* ...for the mini eclairs I had for my afternoon snack.

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