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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.
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September 22, 2022 at 9:06pm
September 22, 2022 at 9:06pm
#1038013
Istijlál (Majesty), 15 ʻIzzat (Will) 179 B.E. - Thursday, September 22, 2022

Merit Badge in Don't Quit!
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I wanted to thank all my fans of  [Link To Item #2109126] . Without your encouragement and support, this challenge wouldn't be the success it is today. Thank you! *^*Bighug*^*

Write on!
Listen to autumn's song.

We are living at the beginning of a new age,
So raise your voices in praise and gratitude.

Autumn has arrived
And its good to be alive
Raise your voice in praise


September 15, 2022 at 12:15pm
September 15, 2022 at 12:15pm
#1037726
Istijlál (Majesty), 5 ʻIzzat (Will) 179 B.E. - Thursday, September 15, 2022

On the third Thankful Thursday of September 2022,
         I am thankful ...
                   *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received between 9/9/22-9/15/22.
Merit Badge in Reviewing
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Ranked # 1   Public Reviewer  for the month of  August 2022 . For more details, please see  [Link To Item #614925] . Merit Badge in One Size Fits All Raffle
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CONGRATULATIONS!
You've won an MB in Round NB 9/10/2022 from  [Link To Item #2278079] Merit Badge in Problem Solving
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From  [Link To User jayne] : With my apologies for the Redaction Poem prompt mishap. Thank you for taking on the challenge! I hope to see you next time for a redaction-free week of fun at  [Link To Item #dailypoem] !

                   *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
                   *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful late summer day.
                   *BulletV* ...and for the orange I had for my breakfast today.


September 8, 2022 at 11:14am
September 8, 2022 at 11:14am
#1037495
Istijlál (Majesty), 1 ʻIzzat (Will) 179 B.E. - Thursday, September 8, 2022
Feast of ʻIzzat

On the second Thankful Thursday in September 2022,
         I am thankful ...
                   *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received between 9/2/22-9/8/22.
Merit Badge in Happy
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For your reviewing and encouragement Merit Badge in Micro Fiction Challenge
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   Congratulations!!! You completed all ten prompts in the second round of  [Link To Item #2265907] ! Your participation is appreciated and I hope you had fun writing your drabbles and reading each others too! *^*Heartv*^* Kindest Regards, Lilli

                   *BulletV* ...that "Through the Darkness was featured in "Fantasy Newsletter (September 7, 2022).
                   *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed hot coffee on the beautiful late summer morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
                   *BulletV* ...for the cinnamon roll and banana I had for my first breakfast.
                   *BulletV* ...that I was able to extend my premium plus membership to May 15, 2024.
                   *BulletV* ...for the $1.52 I have in my Survey Junkie account.


September 1, 2022 at 9:36am
September 1, 2022 at 9:36am
#1037160
Istijlál (Majesty), 11 Asmáʼ (Names) 179 B.E. - Thursday, September 1, 2022

On the first Thankful Thursday in September 2022,
         I am thankful ...
                   *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received between 8/26/22=9/1/22
Merit Badge in WDC Media Prompt
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Thank you for your participation in the  48-HOUR CHALLENGE:  "   Virtual Insanity   by   Jamiroquai ." Media Prompt  hosted by  [Link To User support]  August 2022! We appreciate that you tackled this challenge... *^*Smile*^* *^*Thumbsupl*^* Merit Badge in Peace
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Through all the sorrow, with a little help from above, we find inner peace. Merit Badge in Royalty
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I love treating my fans like royalty!  Without you all, getting anything done here would be a royal pain! *^*Laugh*^* Merit Badge in Appreciation
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Hey Snow, I Just wanted to show my appreciation for the review. I Haven't written in a while and it was just really encouraging that such an seasoned author enjoyed reading it. Thanks a lot :)





August 25, 2022 at 11:03am
August 25, 2022 at 11:03am
#1036912
Istijlál (Majesty), 5 Asmáʼ (Names) 179 B.E. - Thursday, August 25, 2022

                   *CheckV* ...that I was able to attend the Feast of Names through Zoom.
                   *CheckV* ...for the Achievement Merit badge I received.
Merit Badge in Newsfeed
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Congratulations on posting your  10,000 th   Newsfeed Note or Comment!

                   *CheckV* ...that the man driving the RTC bus was able to help me get back into the house after returning from my blood draw on Tuesday.
                   *CheckV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful late summer day.
                   *CheckV* ...that I was able to pay this month's Cox Communication's bill today.
                   *CheckV* ...for the mini chocolate cup cakes I had to go with my coffee.
                   *CheckV* ...that my Bank of America Checking account is not overdrawn today.
                   *CheckV* ...for the oatmeal I had for breakfast.
                   *CheckV* ...that my new modem arrived today.


August 18, 2022 at 11:48am
August 18, 2022 at 11:48am
#1036641
Istijlál (Majesty), 18 Kamál (Perfection) 179 B.E. - Thursday, August 18, 2022

It's the third Thankful Thursday on August 2022, and I am thankful for the merit badges I received between 8/12/22-8/18/22.
Merit Badge in Reach For The Stars
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For winning second place in  [Link To Item #2213121] . Congratulations! Merit Badge in Encouragement
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A very friendly and welcoming soul. Much appreciated Merit Badge in Royalty
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I love treating my fans like royalty!  Without you all, getting anything done here would be a royal pain! *^*Laugh*^* Merit Badge in Appreciation
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Hey Snow, I Just wanted to show my appreciation for the review. I Haven't written in a while and it was just really encouraging that such an seasoned author enjoyed reading it. Thanks a lot :)


August 11, 2022 at 12:15pm
August 11, 2022 at 12:15pm
#1036378
Istijlál (Majesty), 11 Kamál (Perfection) 179 B.E. - Thursday, August 11, 2022

Coffee Gratitude

O Lord,
I give thanks
for this morning's
fresh brewed coffee
and chocolate covered donuts.

On the second Thankful Thursday in August 2022, I am thankful for the merit badges I received between 8/5/22-8/11/22.
Merit Badge in Reviewing
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Ranked # 2   Public Reviewer  for the month of  June 2022 . For more details, please see  [Link To Item #614925] . Merit Badge in Reviewing
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Ranked # 1   Public Reviewer  for the month of  July 2022 . For more details, please see  [Link To Item #614925] .

Facebook Status Update

I don't walk alone,
I walk with Baha'u'llah,
through this weary world.

When I pass from this world
I will continue to walk with Baha'u'llah.

Plans for September: (1) "I Write: Enter the Second Decade, (2) "Blog Week Birthday Bastion, and (3) "The Contest Challenge.


August 4, 2022 at 12:48pm
August 4, 2022 at 12:48pm
#1036104
Istijlál (Majesty), 4 Kamál (Perfection) 179 B.E. - Thursday, August 4, 2022

On the first Thankful Thursday in August 2022
         I am thankful ...
                   *BulletV* ...that I received second place in "Journalistic Intentions Round 9 (June 2022).

                   *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received
Merit Badge in Music
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"Music, makes the people come together" (Madonna)
Thank you for entering the Sound & Vision Contest. Merit Badge in Love to Read
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Thank you for consistently paying it forward with wonderfully informative, interesting and inspiring reviews! *^*Heart*^* *^*Teddy*^* *^*Teddy*^* *^*Heart*^* Merit Badge in WDC Media Prompt
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Thank you for your participation in the  48-HOUR CHALLENGE:  "   Firework   by  Katy Perry ." Media Prompt  hosted by  [Link To User support]  July 2022! We appreciate that you tackled this challenge... *^*Smile*^* *^*Thumbsupl*^* Merit Badge in Reviewing
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Ranked # 1   Public Reviewer  for the month of  May 2022 . For more details, please see  [Link To Item #614925] .

                   *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
                   *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this cloudy August morning.


August 1, 2022 at 12:42pm
August 1, 2022 at 12:42pm
#1035971
Kamál (Perfection), 1 Kamál (Perfection) 179 B.E. - Monday, August 1, 2022
Feast of Kamál

Facebook Status Update

Coffee to wake up
Orange for Vitamin C
Prayer of gratitude







July 28, 2022 at 10:52am
July 28, 2022 at 10:52am
#1035792
Istijlál (Majesty), 15 Kalimát (Words) 179 B.E. - Thursday, July 28, 2022

On the last Thankful Thursday in July 2022,
         I am thankful ...
                   *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received between 7/22/22-7/28/22
Merit Badge in Power Reviewers Rock
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Thanks for the wonderful reviews you wrote for our 2022 July Jubilee Raid. *^*Bigsmile*^* 

~Nixie

                   *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
                   *BulletV* ...for black coffee on this beautiful summer morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that the electricity came back on between midnight and 2:00 a.m.
                   *BulletV* ...for a slice of apple pie to go with my morning coffee.


July 21, 2022 at 12:08pm
July 21, 2022 at 12:08pm
#1035520
Istijlál (Majesty), 9 Kalimát (Words) 179 B.E. - Thursday, July 21, 2022

On the third Thankful Thursday of July 2022,
         I am thankful ...
                   *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received between 7/15/22-7/21/22.
Merit Badge in Shadows & Light II
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Huge congratulations! You won 1st Place in  [Link To Item #shadows]  with your fantastic poem, [Link to Book Entry #1034091].

Rachel

                   *BulletV* ...that "Listening to Spiritual Music Before Going to Sleep received first place in "Shadows and Light Poetry Contest.
                   *BulletV* ...for the awardcons I received between 7/15/22-7/21/22.

                   *BulletV* ...that "Night of the Full Worm Moon received 3rd Place in the February/March 2022 "The Whatever Contest -- Now Open.
                   *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed hot coffee on this beautiful summer morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that "The Mystery of the Missing Spoons was featured in "Comedy Newsletter (July 20, 2022).
                   *BulletV* ...for the orange I had to go with my coffee this morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that "I Blog Poetry and Prose was featured in "Spiritual Newsletter (July 20, 2022).
                   *BulletV* ...for a cold glass of milk on this hot summer day.


July 14, 2022 at 11:50am
July 14, 2022 at 11:50am
#1035191
Istij;ál (Majesty), 2 Kalimát (Words) 179 B.E. - Thursday, July 14, 2022

All Is Well With My Soul

"When peace like a river attendeth my way, when sorrow like sea-billows roll;
What ever my lot. Thou hast taught me to say, 'I is well,
it is well with my soul.'"

Horatio G. Stafford

Gratitude is the attitude,
that makes everything well with my soul
That transforms the storms into calm,
as I whisper a prayer of thanksgiving.

I praise the Blessed Beauty
for opening my eyes
to the light of God's new day
as it spreads across the earth.

Gratitude List for
the Second Thankful Thursday in 2022

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I receive on 7/10/22.
Merit Badge in Enter the Second Decade
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Dear  [Link To User nfdarbe] 
Congratulations on finishing Writing Session Two of  [Link To Item #2263836] . These ten weeks of writing & reviewing also marked the ten year anniversary of the activity. Thank you for celebrating by participating.
As a participant across many rounds of I Write, you have guaranteed the continued existence of the activity and helped many others to be able to take part.
Annette

         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed hot coffee on this beautiful summer morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $5.01 in my PayPal account.
         *BulletV* ...for the chocolate frosted cookies I had with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $1.85 in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the whole milk I had with my breakfast this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $9.38 in my Inbox Dollars account.
         *BulletV* ...for a working air conditioner.


July 7, 2022 at 11:15am
July 7, 2022 at 11:15am
#1034817
Istijlál (Majesty) 13 Raḥmat (Mercy) 179 B.E. - Thursday, July 7, 2022

Facebook Status Update

Happy Thankful Thursday!

One of the things, I am thankful for is that I still have an internet connection. What are you Thankful for?

I am grateful for summer
and a working central air unit.

I am grateful
that I was able to get
a Monday morning appointment
to have my blood work done.


June 30, 2022 at 11:45am
June 30, 2022 at 11:45am
#1034469
Istijlál (Majesty) 7 Raḥmat (Mercy) 179 B.E. - Thursday, June 30, 2022

On the last Thankful Thursday in June 2022,
         I am thankful ...
                   *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received between 6/23/22-6/30/22
Merit Badge in WDC Media Prompt
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Thank you for your participation in the  48-HOUR CHALLENGE:  "   Africa   by   Toto ." Media Prompt  hosted by  [Link To User support]  June 2022! We appreciate that you tackled this challenge... *^*Smile*^* *^*Thumbsupl*^* Merit Badge in Poetry
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Because you write poetry exceptionally well.

                   *BulletV* ...that I was able to transfer $7.03 from my Survey Junkies account to my PayPal account.
                   *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful summer morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that "Irritating Sayings was featured in "Contests & Activities Newsletter (June 29, 2022).
                   *BulletV* ...for breakfast cup cake I have to go with my coffee.
                   *BulletV* ...that we have a working air conditioner in this apartment.
                   *BulletV* ...for the grapes I had for my breakfast this morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that I have $20.85 in my PayPal account.


June 23, 2022 at 10:34am
June 23, 2022 at 10:34am
#1034141
Istijlál (Majesty) 12 Nur (Light) 179 B.E. - Thursday, June 16, 2022

Silence

The interval
between the axon's transmission
and the dendrite's reception.

The pause
between the blue tinged sky
and the sun's rising.

The space
between the characters
of a word

On the third Thankful Thursday of June 2022,
         I am thankful ...
                   *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received between 6/10/22-616/22.
Merit Badge in Angus Birthday Bash
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A special  [Link To Item #2020439]  treat for you in joining us to celebrate  [Link To User deadzone] 's birthday and  [Link To Item #2269739] . Thank you for being you! Merit Badge in Angus's Signature
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Thank you for joining us in celebrating  [Link To User deadzone] 's Birthday today! This is one of the signatures he used. I hope that you enjoy it! *^*Ghost*^* Merit Badge in Magic Purple Fairy
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Congrats on completing the Contest Challenge. Enjoy this badge. Always: Megan Merit Badge in Community
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Hello,  [Link To User rhymerreisen]  has declared this to be Peer Appreciation Day, so I am taking the opportunity to distribute a few Merit Badges to those who make the Newsfeed an interesting read. Thank you.

                   *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
                   *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on the beautiful summer morning.

Istijlál (Majesty) 19 Nur (Light) 179 B.E. - Thursday, June 23, 2022

Facebook Status Update

It's Thankful Thursday,
I'm thankful for Baha'u'llah.
What are you thankful for?

On the fourth Thankful Thursday of June 2022,
         I am thankful ...
                   *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful summer morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that my bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
                   *BulletV* ...for the cherry pie and banana I had to go with my coffee this morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that "Goodbye Yesterday! won "The Writer's Cramp contest for today.
                   *BulletV* ...for afternoon naps.
                   *BulletV* ...that I have 2,667,981 GPs in my Gift Points account.


June 9, 2022 at 1:58pm
June 9, 2022 at 1:58pm
#1033658
Istijlál (Majesty) 5 Nur (Light) 179 B.E. - Thursday, June 9, 2022

I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to transfer $10.00 from my Inbox Dollars account to my PayPal account this week.
         *BulletV* ...for the awardcon I received on 6/6/22

         *BulletV* ...that I received a merit badge on 6/6/22
Merit Badge in Promptly Poetry 2
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   Congratulations, you went above and beyond at  [Link To Item #2222203]  this year. You completed all 52 prompts! Thank you for your participation and I hope you will join us for PPC3!! Kindest Regards, Lilli

         *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $4.53 in my Survey Junkies account.
         *BulletV* ...for the mini cup cake I had to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish two of the three poems I am working on this week.



June 2, 2022 at 10:48am
June 2, 2022 at 10:48am
#1033221
Istijlál (Justice) 17 ʻAẓamat (Grandeur) 179 B.E. - Thursday, June 2, 2022

On the first Thankful Thursday in June 2022,
I pause to contemplate
the items on my gratitude list.

The merit badge I received on 5/29/22.
Merit Badge in Elsa and Nokk
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Congrats on completing The Contest Challenge. Here is another badge. Enjoy. Always: Megan


May 26, 2022 at 3:38pm
May 26, 2022 at 3:38pm
#1032890
Istijlál (Majesty) 10 ʻAẓamat (Grandeur) 179 B.E. - Thursday, May 26, 2022

I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received between 5/20/22-5/26/22
Merit Badge in Fantasy Unicorns
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Congrats on completing The Contest Challenge. Here is your next Merit Badge. Enjoy!  With *^*Heartb*^* from  [Link To User tigger]  via HOOves Farm Fresh Pastures.  *^*Cow*^**^*Grass*^**^*Shamrock*^**^*Heartg*^*

         *BulletV* ...that I have $7.35 in my Inbox dollars account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful spring morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to transfer $5.30 from my Survey Junkie account to my PayPal account.
         *BulletV* ...for the mini muffin I had with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.


May 19, 2022 at 5:05pm
May 19, 2022 at 5:05pm
#1032605
Istijlál (Majesty) 3 ʻAẓamat (Grandeur) 179 B.E. - Thursday, May 19, 2022

I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the Merit badges received between 5/13/22-5/19/22
Merit Badge in Cheerleading
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This badge was sent through  [Link To Item #whatever] 
Enjoy Merit Badge in WdC Official Judge
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Thank you for your help judging the March 2022 round of  [Link To Item #character] ! Merit Badge in Princess Megan Rose
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Congrats on completing The Contest Challenge. Enjoy this badge. Always: Megan

         *BulletV* ...that I was able to get my hair cut today.


May 4, 2022 at 5:02pm
May 4, 2022 at 5:02pm
#1031925
Idál (Majesty) 7 Jamál (Beauty) 179 B.E. - Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Facebook Update

Prayer by prayer I climb
out of the pit of "I can't
do anything right."

Jalál (Glory) 17 Jamál (Beauty) 179 B.E. - Saturday, May 14, 2022

Facebook Update

Happy Saturday
Jalál the Day of Glory
Have a good weekend



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