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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.
October 29, 2020 at 12:40pm
October 29, 2020 at 12:40pm
#997085
Istijlal (Majesty), 15 Ilm (Knowledge) 177 B.E. - Thursday, October 29, 2020

On the last Thankful Thursday in October 2020,
I contemplate the end of a stressful
and weird year.

I am thankful
that I survived to this point,
and hopeful to survive the rest of the year.

I am thankful
that this election
will soon be history.


October 22, 2020 at 12:04pm
October 22, 2020 at 12:04pm
#996480
Istijlal (Majesty), 8 Ilm (Knowledge) 177 B.E. - Thursday, October 22, 2020


Praise be to Thee,
         O Lord of Eternity!
Thank You,
         O All-Glorious Creator,
for raising the expression of art
to an act of worship.

Praise be to Thee,
         O Lord of Reality!
Thank You,
         O Forgiver of sins,
for raising the practice of one's profession
to an act of worship.

Praise be to Thee,
         O Unifier of Humanity!
Thank you,
         O Bestower of Blessing,
for raising the practice of science
to an act of worship.

There are about 69 days left in this interesting, stressful, aggravating, weird, and inspiring year. Hopefully 2021 will be less stressful and aggravating, while becoming more interesting and inspiring. As for weirdness, it doesn't matter to me it next year is weirder or less weird, because I'm sure I can deal with weird.


There are a lot of things I'm thankful for today. First, I mailed my absentee ballot off today, Second, so far this month my checking account hasn't been overdrawn; it's been low on cash, but not overdrawn. Third, we--or rather my housemate--got a female kitten, and named her Memaw. She is a wonderful purring bundle of irritation and joy.

October 15, 2020 at 12:39pm
October 15, 2020 at 12:39pm
#995936
Istijlal (Maqjesty), 1 Ilm (Knowledge) 177 B.E. - Thursday, October 15, 2020
Feast Day of Knowledge

"The gift of God to this enlightened age is the knowledge of the oneness of mankind and of the fundamental oneness of religion."
‘Abdu'l-Bahá

Facebook Status Update

Attended the zoom meeting
of Feast of Knowledge
on Wednesday evening.

Beautiful music,
beautiful scripture readings,
all very inspiring.

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to attend the Feast of Knowledge last night.
         *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to attend the zoom meeting "Evening of Enlightenment" on Tuesday, October 13. This meeting was sponsored by the local Race Amity Committee, and we received information about the history of racism in America.
         *BulletV* ...for the coffee cake I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 39,250 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...for The Literature Network Religious page  , because I can find The King James Version of the Bible, The Bhagavad-Gita, and Al-Qur'an) among other sacred scriptures.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 201 points in my Survey Junkie account.


October 11, 2020 at 4:48pm
October 11, 2020 at 4:48pm
#995652
Facebook Status Update
Jamal (Glory), 16 Mashiyyat (Will) 177 B.E. - Sunday, October 11, 2020

A little slow,
a little foggy today,
prayer by prayer
the fog moves away
revealing the light of day.

October 8, 2020 at 12:00pm
October 8, 2020 at 12:00pm
#995368
Istijlal (Majesty), 13 Mashiyyat (Will) 177 B.E. - Thursday, October 8, 2020

Facebook status update

On this beautiful
Thankful Thursday morning
I am thankful for
The Bab,
Baha'u'llah,
and 'Abdu'l-Baha.

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for black coffee on this beautiful autumn morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to purchase a 6-month premium plus membership to writing.com with the gift points in my account.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that "Unrest in 2020 was one of the winners in "Stormy's poetry newsletter & contest.
         *BulletV* ...for the strawberry yogurt I had for my breakfast.




October 1, 2020 at 11:54am
October 1, 2020 at 11:54am
#994772
Istijlal (Majesty), 6 Mashiyyat (Will) 177 B.E. - Thursday, October 1, 2020

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful autumn morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the chocolate cake I have to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a merit badge today.
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