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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.
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January 23, 2020 at 8:59pm
January 23, 2020 at 8:59pm
#974059
Istiqlál (Independence), 6 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Friday, January 24, 2020

Gratitude List for 6 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have $32.32 in my Inbox Dollars account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed hot coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $26.70 in my Send Earnings account.
         *BulletV* ...for the breakfast pastries I had to go with m y coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 303 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the good night's sleep I got last night.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $5.86 in my Vindale Research account.


January 21, 2020 at 8:48pm
January 21, 2020 at 8:48pm
#973911
ʻIdál (Justice), 4 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Gratitude List for 4 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...for the cold brew coffee with almond milk I had this morning with breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 104 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the responses I received to "Spiritual Newsletter (January 15, 2020).
         *BulletV* ...that "Ayyam-i-Ha: The Holiday Season was one of the items in the Editors' Pick of "Spiritual Newsletter (January 22, 2020).
         *BulletV* ...for the responses I received to "Fantasy Newsletter (January 22, 2020).
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,838,057 GPs in my Gift Points account.

Istijlál (Majesty), 5 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Thursday, January 23, 2020

Facebook Status Update

I'm beginning
to dislike January;
every Gregorian year--
for the past few years--
has been stress filled.

I spend the first quarter
getting everything unstressed,
so that by the final quarter
I have a restful night's sleep.

A new Gregorian year begins
by pushing my stress buttons;
I pray,
meditate,
and work to get it together,
only to have it come apart
at the beginning of the next year.

Gratitude List for 5 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 218 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the breakfast pastry I have to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that it was nice enough to keep the front door open for a little while today, so that we could get some fresh air into the house.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received today.
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Epiphany At Noon1

At 73 I don't deal well with maybes!

When I ask a question
that require either a yes
or no,
I expect a yes or a no.

Don't say "Uh, well..,"
while you look for an excuse,
just give me a straight forward no or yes.

Footnotes
1  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/epiphany-at-noon.html.

January 20, 2020 at 7:08pm
January 20, 2020 at 7:08pm
#973833
Fiḍál (Grace), 3 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Poem At the End of the Day2

The day draws slowly to an end,
weariness sets in,
and tears begin.

I feel so alone--
isolated--
cut off
from the rest of humanity.

What causes this stress?
Is it lack of financial success?
Is the problem spiritual?

I contemplate the reason,
and reach for my prayer book
knowing that the answer will come
only through prayer.

Gratitude List for 3 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have $4.86 in my Vindale Research account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful January morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,206 points in my Survey Junkies account. I transferred $12.06 to my PayPal account.
         *BulletV* ...for the instant oatmeal I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to transfer $12.42 from my PayPal account to my savings account.
         *BulletV* ...for the turkey and dressing frozen dinner I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the 2,715,607 GPs I have in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $31.13 in my Inbox Dollars account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received.
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Footnotes
2  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/poem-at-end-of-day.html.

January 19, 2020 at 9:18pm
January 19, 2020 at 9:18pm
#973747
Kamál (Perfection), 2 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Monday, January 20, 2020

January Poem3

The door to 2020
stands open
giving a hopeful glimpse
of a brand new year
and a new decade.

Inhale the breath of faith--
as it wafts through
the door of January--
as it invites us to
strive for world peace.

Gratitude List for 2 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 976 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the baked potato with sour cream and butter I had for my evening snack last night.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $30.32 in my Inbox Dollars account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 12,150 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...for the cookie I have to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received today.
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Footnotes
3  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/januaey-poem.html.

January 17, 2020 at 7:41pm
January 17, 2020 at 7:41pm
#973611
Jalál (Glory), 19 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Saturday, January 18, 2020

Gratitude List for 19 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the chocolate cup cake I had for my evening snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 865 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the cookie I had to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $30.08 in my Inbox Dollars account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received.
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Jamál (Beauty), 1 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Sunday, January 19, 2020

Gratitude List for 1 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 911 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this chilly winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Macadamia nut cookie I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I received second place in "The Prompt Me Contest
         *BulletV* ...for the french toast I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I received an awardcon for "The Snow Fence.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received today.
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January 15, 2020 at 9:55pm
January 15, 2020 at 9:55pm
#973479
Istijlál (Majesty), 17 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Thursday, January 16, 2020

Gratitude List for 17 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 526 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,707,007 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the cookie to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that the cooking timer-smoke alarm works.

Istiqlál (Independence), 18 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Friday, January 17, 2020

Universal Prayer4

O Thou Splendor of reality!
Out of nonexistence
You have called into being the universe.

O Thou Glory of eternity!
Your image
Is reflected in the mirror of creation.

O Thou Beauty of divinity!
You have called in existence
The Manifestations of Your attributes.

Gratitude List for 18 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the cookie I had to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 724 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received.
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Footnotes
4  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/universal-prayer.html.

January 13, 2020 at 10:46pm
January 13, 2020 at 10:46pm
#973336
Fiḍál (Grace), 15 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Gratitude List for 15 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the chocolate candy I had for my bedtime snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 436 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the cookie I had with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had this morning.

ʻIdál (Justice), 16 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Gratitude List for 16 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this chilly winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the cookie I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 512 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana I had with breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...for the Starbucks Chicken Wrap with peanut-coconut sauce for breakfast.


January 12, 2020 at 10:00pm
January 12, 2020 at 10:00pm
#973262
Kamál (Perfection), 14 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Monday, January 13, 2020

Winter Passes5

Second by second
the days grow longer,
as winter moves on,
and we look forward to spring.

Gratitude List for 14 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the hot chocolate I had last night before going to bed.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,036 points in my Survey Junkie account. I was able to transfer $10.36 to my PayPal account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed hot coffee on this chilly winter day.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for mini chocolate doughnuts to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to transfer $10.00 from my PayPal account to my checking account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Spanish Rice and Chicken I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received today.
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Footnotes
5  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/winter-passes.html.

January 11, 2020 at 10:58pm
January 11, 2020 at 10:58pm
#973195
Jamál (Beauty), 13 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Sunday, January 12, 2020

Facebook Status Update

You know you're getting old when
you Google your symptoms
before making a doctor's appointment.

Gratitude List for 13 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the mini chocolate doughnuts I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 721 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the French toast I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have the Spiritual Newsletter for January 15 completed.
         *BulletV* ...for the blueberries and yogurt I had with my breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to clean out part of my inbox last week.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received.
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January 10, 2020 at 6:03pm
January 10, 2020 at 6:03pm
#973117
Jalál (Glory), 12 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Saturday, January 11, 2020


In the words of Baha'u'llah,
I find a fortress safe and strong
where the cares and strife of modern life
neither linger nor belong.

His words inspire my heart to find
the love that hate conceals,
His pen inscribes upon my spirit
the faith that tests reveal.

His verses are my sanctuary
bestowing peace on mind and soul,
His sacred scriptures God's book of laws
to which obedience is my goal.

Gratitude List for 12 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the awardcon I received for "Winter Holidays for first place in the December "SENIOR CENTER FORUM Mourning Countrymom.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had on this chilly winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 715 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the mini chocolate doughnuts I had to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,646,757 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the oatmeal and blueberries I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I received an inspiring C-note from Schnujo Loves WdC! .


Footnotes
6  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/my-sanctuary-writings-of-bahaullah.html.

January 8, 2020 at 9:19pm
January 8, 2020 at 9:19pm
#972995
Istijlál (Majesty), 10 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Thursday, January 9, 2020

Gratitude List for 10 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 686 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the chocolate covered mini doughnuts I had to go with my coffee.

Istiqlál (Independence), 11 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Friday, January 10, 2020

Gratitude List for 11 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful winter day.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America Checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for mini chocolate doughnuts to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 11,550 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...for the oatmeal and blueberries I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 705 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the chicken soup I had for lunch.



January 7, 2020 at 6:37pm
January 7, 2020 at 6:37pm
#972901
ʻIdál (Justice), 9 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, January 8, 2020


The crisp evening air
awakens the desire
for God's healing words.

Out of the darkness of chaos
flee the followers
of light.

The speech of the Friend
rouses the ability
to sacrifice.

From the heavens of mercy
pour the showers
of divine love.

The crisp evening air
ignites desire
to see the beauty of God.

Out of the night's separation
knowledge of self
is gained.

The voices of the friends
engenders power
to go beyond insistent self.

In the joy of reunion
the soul gains
the will to survive.

The pen of Baha'u'llah
answers the questions
humanity asks.

Over the horizon of religion
rises the Glory of God,
revealing the verses of splendor.

The names of God
are united
by the return of the Lord.

Over the horizon of honor
ascends the grandeur of God.

From the perfect mirror
is reflected the might
of dawn.

Through the Pen of Glory
flows the sovereignty
of unity.

Away from matter's dominion
ascend the people of God.

The loftiness
of God's Promised One
is revealed through the Ancient Beauty.

Gratitude List for 9 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I survived childhood.
         *BulletV* ...for the beautiful and chilly winter day.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...for the coffee candy I had for my afternoon snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 312 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received.
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Footnotes
7  I posted this in Poet 999 - Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/feast-of-honor.html.

January 7, 2020 at 12:02am
January 7, 2020 at 12:02am
#972844
Fiḍál (Grace), 8 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Tuesday, January 7, 2020

New Year's Poem From 20028

Ominous in its splendor,
Jupiter ascends
the firmaments charcoal dome.

Reflecting the sun's
bright radiance back to Earth,
Jupiter rivals the moon
]in its sharp accuracy;
in its crystalline beauty'
in its purity.

King of the planets;
reality's emperor;
Jupiter escorts out
the old year,
and ushers in the new:
foretelling and closing.

Jupiter rings in a New Year
and a new era hope;
an eighty-three year cycle
of transformation.

Jupiter ushers out
a two hundred and forty-nine year cycle
of preparation,
while pulling the planets
toward peace.

Gratitude List for 8 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the instant oatmeal I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 228 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Chinese food I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a check through the mail today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Internet, because I was able to find a dentist today that I might be able to afford.

Facebook Status Update

I have taken the metaphorical cat by the tail, and contacted a dentist that I may or may not be able to afford. I need either new dentures or implants, because the dentures I have no longer fit properly.

Footnotes
8  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/new-years-poem-from-2002.html.

January 5, 2020 at 10:34pm
January 5, 2020 at 10:34pm
#972758
Kamál (Perfection), 7 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Monday, January 6, 2020


In all the sacred scriptures
Revealed through Divinity's Mirrors
The Golden Rule
Is stated in the language of the age.

In the language of Hinduism:
The believer's total obligation
Do not to others
That which is distressful to you.

In the language of Buddhism:
The believer is commanded
Harm not others with that which
You find hurtful.

In the language of Judaism:
The believer is instructed
Do not to others
That which is malicious to you.

In the language of Zoroastrianism:
The believer is advised
That a good person does not do to others
What is not good for self.

In the language of Christianity:
The believer is cautioned
To do to other
What you would want them to do to you.

In the language of Islam:
The believer is warned
You are not a believer until you want for others
That which you crave for yourself.

In the language of Baha'i:
The believer is informed
Not to desire for others
What you do not wish for yourself.

Gratitude List for 7 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the peanut butter and jelly sandwich I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 206 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the cereal I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I got a good night sleep last night.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received.
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Sent for  [Link To User Schnujo] , for your outstanding participation in the  [Link To Item #2109126] .  Thank you for participating.  You rock!

Jim & Jody


Footnotes
9  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-golden-rule.html.

January 4, 2020 at 8:30pm
January 4, 2020 at 8:30pm
#972674
Jamál (Beauty), 6 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Sunday, January 5, 2020

Gratitude List for 6 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to attend devotional services at the Baha'i Center this morning.
         *BulletV* ...for the 2,623,057 GPs I have in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 181 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet ice tea I had today.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.



January 3, 2020 at 11:23pm
January 3, 2020 at 11:23pm
#972598
Jalál (Glory), 5 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Saturday, January 4, 2020

Red Shift10

In this darkness
these words are photons
emanating from the poet's mind
reflecting off the reader's perceptions
and into the prism of their experience:
What does the poem tell the reader about the poet?

Wherever the reader is in space-time,
connotations lengthen a poem's wavelength
away from the poet:
What does the poem mean to the reader?

Gratitude List for 5 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for th e Wether's Original candy I had this afternoon.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today
         *BulletV* ...for the Snicker's bar I had for my bedtime snack last night.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to pay the rent today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed hot coffee on this beautiful winter's day.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 169 points in my Survey Junkie account
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received today.
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   A special Merit Badge for you for completing every single month in  [Link To Item #2109126] ! Congratulations! ~Schnujo *^*HeartB*^* Merit Badge in Action Adventure
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Congratulations on successfully completing the adventure of regularly writing for and entering different contests each month in the Contest Challenge and completing every month since it's beginning! You're awesome! *^*Star*^*
Badge courtesy of  [Link To User schnujo]  *^*Heart*^*


Footnotes
10  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/red-shift.html.

January 2, 2020 at 8:09pm
January 2, 2020 at 8:09pm
#972507
Istiqlál (Independence), 4 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Friday, January 3, 2020

Facebook Status Update

Today I'm grateful that Naw-Ruz is in March,
when the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming,
and warm spring breezes blow through Las Vegas.

Gratitude List for 4 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the chef salad I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 133 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this chilly winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Starbucks egg & cheese package I had for breakfast.

January 1, 2020 at 8:54pm
January 1, 2020 at 8:54pm
#972414
Istijlál (Majesty), 3 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Thursday, January 2, 2020

Chicken Salad Sandwich11

Post New Year's Day breakfast:
chicken salad sandwich
mad with coleslaw dressing
and sweet dill picks,
while yesterday's left over turkey
is cooking in the the soup pot.

Gratitude List for 3 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,547 points in my Survey Junkie account. I transferred $15.47 to my Paypal account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to place my Humana over-the-counter order today .
         *BulletV* ...for the chicken sandwich I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that "New Year's Voyage received honorable mention in "Stormy's poetry newsletter & contest for January.
         *BulletV* ...for the turkey soup I had for dinner.
         *BulletV* ...that I could transfer $15.52 from my Paypal account to my checking account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received.
Merit Badge in Chatterbox Group
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For doing every single month for  [Link To Item #2109126] 

A gift from:  [Link To User schnujo]


Footnotes
11  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/chicken-salad-sandwich.html.

December 31, 2019 at 8:19pm
December 31, 2019 at 8:19pm
#972335
ʻIdál (Justice), 2 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Facebook Status Update

I am dealing with 2020!
I am setting goals,
which I will reevaluate
at Naw-Ruz.

I am dealing with 2020
one day-at-a-time,
one prayer-at-a-time,
one cup of coffee-at-a-time.

Gratitude List for 2 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the turkey drumstick I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 679 in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Christmas cookies I have to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that my bank of America account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this chilly winter's morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I h ave 2,269,024 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received.
Merit Badge in 2020
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Thank you for being one of my Fans! *^*Heart*^* Happy New Year! From  [Link To User schnujo]

New Year Poem12

I walk into the New Year
of 2020,
trembling with anticipation,
but without fear.

What adventures,
tears,
and pain
with this year bring.

I inhale the chill
in the air,
I look forward to spring,
Naw-Ruz,
and the vernal equinox.

Footnotes
12  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/new-year-poem.html.

December 30, 2019 at 10:12pm
December 30, 2019 at 10:12pm
#972278
Fiḍál (Grace), 1 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Facebook Status Update

Wishing everyone who celebrates the Gregorian New Year, a Happy New year. I also wish a Happy Decade to those who start the new decade in 2020 instead of 2021 (which is actually the start of the new decade).

Gratitude List for 1 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 630 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana and cinnam0n toast I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that my Inbox Dollars account has $29.14 in it.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona ice tea of had with my evening meal.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $25.99 in my Send Earnings account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received.
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The honourable poet,
Many poets write poetry very nicely. This is the speciality of this community but as per my view, your poems mesmerize me most. I send a Merit Badge as a very small recognition.
Take a lot of regards and respect from my side, 
Yours mesmerized reader,
somik

Winter New Year13

The Gregorian year dies
on a cold winter's night
and is reborn
in the snow of morning.

Champagne and fireworks say good-bye
to the old
and welcome in the new,
with resolutions
that might be kept
thirty-one day.

Footnotes
13  I posted this in Poet 999 - Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/winter-new-year.html.


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