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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.
September 23, 2021 at 12:24pm
September 23, 2021 at 12:24pm
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Istijlal (Majesty), 17 ʻIzzat (Might) 178 B.E. - Thursday, September 23, 2021


Newsfeed Response About Coffee: I love coffee because it brings it brings back memories of my Grandfather, who made and drink what he called "Cowboy" coffee. I love coffee because it wakes me up and starts the day on a warm note. I love coffee black or with chocolate, which is the only thing I will add to my coffee. I love coffee because it taste good.

On the Fourth Thankful Thursday of September 2021,
         I am thankful ...
                   *BulletV* ...for fresh brew hot coffee on this beautiful autumn morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that I received the following merit badges received between 9/10/21-9/22/21
Merit Badge in WdC Official Judge
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Thank you for your help judging the July 2021 round of  [Link To Item #2002964] ! Merit Badge in Reviewing
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Ranked # 4   Public Reviewer  for the month of  August 2021 . For more details, please see  [Link To Item #614925] . Merit Badge in The Wave Witch
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*^*Wave4*^*   As we watch the last wave of summer go by, we look ahead at what the next season will bring. Thank you for your feedback, and congratulations! You are one of the winners in my Newsletter birthday-giveaway challenge.   Thank you for helping to celebrate WDC's 21st birthday as well as my 13 years as a Comedy Newsletter Editor. 
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Here's your Halloween pumpkin merit badge Prosperous Snow for giving me that awesome review. You were the fifth one to answer the call, Your buddy Bubblegum Jones

                   *BulletV* ...for the instant oatmeal I had with my first breakfast today.
                   *BulletV* ...that I was able to get through to my Doctor's office, so that I could get a blood test order in order to get my prescriptions filled.
                   *BulletV* ...for the grapes I have for my afternoon snack today.
                   *BulletV* ...that I have completed 50 of the 100 poems I am writing for the centenary of the Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha. I have 64 days to complete the rest of the poems.
                   *BulletV* ...for the cheese pizza I had for lunch today.
                   *BulletV* ...that I have collected 760 trinkets by 6:22 pm WDC time.
                   *BulletV* ...for the grape soda I had to go with my lunch.
September 9, 2021 at 7:45pm
September 9, 2021 at 7:45pm
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Istijlál (Majesty), 3 Izzat (Might) 178 B.E. - Thursday, September 9, 2021


I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that I will be having cataract surgery on my right eye Thursday, September 16.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received between Received between 9/2/21-9/8/21
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Yup! You have great eyes, and you nailed the typo bullseye! Thanks, and I hoped you enjoyed the Trinket anyway. Here's a little surprise, as promised! Merit Badge in Party Central 2021
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Happy WdC's 21st Anniversary. I'll steal a minute here to say 'thanks' for all the reviews you write. *^*Cool*^* Merit Badge in Every Moment Matters
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Thank you for all you do and for being a friend. Merit Badge in Patience
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I'm so glad we connected here!  *^*Heart*^*

         *BulletV* ...that I got to my doctor's appointment on time today, despite the RTC bus running late.

September 2, 2021 at 11:42am
September 2, 2021 at 11:42am
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Istijlal (Majesty), 15 Asma (Names) 178 B.E. -Thursday, September 2, 2021

I submitted this comment to "Comedy Newsletter (September 1, 2021): "I attempted to assemble a bookcase. Once I got it all together and set up, I found that it leaned to one side, and one of the shelves sagged in the middle. Needless to say I've never attempted to assemble anything else."


On the first Thankful Thursday in September 2021.
         I am thankful ..
                   *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed black coffee I had this morning,
                   *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
                   *BulletV* ...for the slice of chocolate cream pie I had to go with my coffee.
                   *BulletV* ...that I have finished poem #47 of the 100 I am writing for the centenary of the Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha.
                   *BulletV* ...for the dried cranberries I have for my morning snack.
                   *BulletV* ...that I was able to pay off the Payday loan in August.
                   *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received between 8/25/21 and 9/1/21
Merit Badge in Every Moment Matters
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It's that special time of the year once again. I'm giving you this brand new WDC birthday merit badge in the 3rd annual merit badge swap just like we did the past 3 years during WDC's big birthday bash. I'll see you this year at Writing.Com's Party Central 2021! Your buddy Bubblegum Jones



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