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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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February 8, 2020 at 8:19pm
February 8, 2020 at 8:19pm
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Jamál (Beauty), 3 Mulk (Dominion) 176 B.E. - Sunday, February 9, 2020

Sunset Gratitude1

O Lord,
Thank you
for this beautiful winter day.

Thank you
for the crisp evening air
and the glory of a winter sunset.



Gratitude List for 3 Mulk

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 690 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that "All Kinds of Genre was nominated for a 2019 Quill Award.
         *BulletV* ...for the chewy chocolate chip granola bar I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that "Awardicon Items was nominated for a 2019 Quill Award.
         *BulletV* ...for the grapefruit I had with my breakfast this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received today.
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For all your excellent work in  [Link To Item #2109126] . Keep on achieving! *^*Delight*^*


Footnotes
1  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/02/sunset-gratitude.html.

February 7, 2020 at 7:34pm
February 7, 2020 at 7:34pm
#975064
Jalál (Glory), 2 Mulk (Dominion) 176 B.E. - Saturday, February 8, 2020

Humanity's Soteriology2

Humanity's soteriology depends
upon its unity,
upon the acceptance of
the oneness of the human race.

Gratitude List for 2 Mulk

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 628 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this chilly winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the corn dogs I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that my prescriptions for Latanoprost and Restasis came today.
         *BulletV* ...for the lemon crunch yogurt I had with my lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I am registered Independent or non-partisan, because I don't have to get involved with all this caucus mess going on in the U.S.


Footnotes
2  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/02/humanity-soteriology.html.

February 5, 2020 at 10:49pm
February 5, 2020 at 10:49pm
#974943
Istijlál (Majesty), 19 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Thursday, February 6, 2020

Gratitude List for 19 Sulṭán

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 chewy chocolate chip oat bar I had with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 502 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the cereal and milk I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish We Cannot Find God on Our Own   by Tom Tai-Seale, which is part of the series Ancient Plan Unfolding  .
         *BulletV* ...for the soup I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 3,107,437 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received today.
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For all your hard work in  [Link To Item #2109126] ! ~Schnujo

Istiqlál (Independence), 1 Mulk (Dominion) 176 B.E. - Friday, February 7, 2020

Gratitude List for 1 Mulk

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 541 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the oat chocolate chip chewy I had for my morning snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 13,000 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...for the cereal I had for breakfast.

February 4, 2020 at 8:15pm
February 4, 2020 at 8:15pm
#974878
ʻIdál (Justice), 18 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Winter Clouds3

Winter clouds gather
bringing back memories of
snowy Oklahoma winters,
when Grandma made hot chocolate
and baked pumpkin pies.

Gratitude List for 18 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this chilly winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 477 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the raspberry yogurt I had for breakfast this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I could pay the rest of the rent today.
         *BulletV* ...for the small breakfast pastry I had with my coffee this morning.




Footnotes
3  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/02/winter-clouds.html.

February 2, 2020 at 8:34pm
February 2, 2020 at 8:34pm
#974755
Kamál (Perfection), 16 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Monday, February 3, 2020

Gratitude List for 15 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 52 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this windy winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that the money from PayPal hit my checking account today.
         *BulletV* ...for the French toast I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to pay most of the rent today.
         *BulletV* ...for the grapes I had for my morning snack.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Merit badges I received today.
Merit Badge in Verdant
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Hi Neva,

Jody recently gifted you with a Turkish Delight package from my Chocolate Emporium. This is to celebrate your completion of three years' worth of contest challenges.

Congratulations!

Rachel *^*Heartg*^* Merit Badge in Fantastical RA
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Reward for completing every single month since Jan/Feb 2017 in  [Link To Item #2109126]  in Jan 2020!  [Link To User schnujo] Merit Badge in Success
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 You did a great job completing all 36 months of  [Link To Item #2109126] ! Thank you for all your hard work! -Schnujo      [Link To User schnujo]  ordered this badge   especially for you   from:  [Link To Item #2129283]



Fiḍál (Grace), 17 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Gratitude List for 17 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed black coffee I had this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 128 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received today.
Merit Badge in Judging
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Thank you for your help judging the December 2019  [Link To Item #shortshots] !


February 1, 2020 at 7:14pm
February 1, 2020 at 7:14pm
#974695
Jamál (Beauty), 15 Sulṭán (Sovereignty) 176 B.E. - Sunday, February 2, 2020

Food For My Soul4

Word by word,
sentence by sentence,
paragraph by paragraph,
and page by page
I consume food of the spirit
revealed by Baha'u'llah.

The scripture of the Blessed Beauty
feed my soul
with the bread of life,
and wine of immortality.

Gratitude List for 15 Sulṭán

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,407 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful Groundhog's Day.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the eggs and peanut butter breakfast I had this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to go to Devotional Services at the Baha'i Center this morning.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet ice tea I have to drink this afternoon.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to request $14.07 sent to my PayPal account.
         *BulletV* ...for the grapes I had for my afternoon snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I could transfer $18.79 from my PayPal account to my checking account.


Footnotes
4  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/02/food-for-my-soul.html.


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