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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.
February 25, 2021 at 10:59am
February 25, 2021 at 10:59am
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Istijlal (Majesty) 1 Ayyam-I-Ha (Days of Ha) 177 B.E. - Thursday, February 25, 2021


On the last Thankful Thursday in February 2021
         i am thankful ...
                   *BulletV* ...that I have $3.11 in my Survey Junkie account.
                   *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had this morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that today is the first day of Ayyam-I-Ha.
                   *BulletV* ...for the Oreo cookies and banana I had to go with my coffee this morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
                   *BulletV* ...for the cheese pizza I had for breakfast.
                   *BulletV* ...that I have finished 10 poems in the 100 I'm writing to commemorate the centenary of the Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha.
                   *BulletV* ...for the cream of mushroom soup and the chicken sandwich I had for lunch
                   *BulletV* ...that I receive a merit badge between 2/19/21 & 2/25/21.
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February 18, 2021 at 11:50am
February 18, 2021 at 11:50am
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Istijlal (Majesty) 13 Mulk (Dominion) 177 B.E. - Thursday, February 18, 2021


On the third Thankful Thursday in February 2021,
         I am grateful for the fresh brewed coffee I had this morning. Coffee is one of God's wonderful gifts to humanity.
         I am grateful for the merit badges I received between 2/12/21 and 2/18/21.
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         I am thankful that Mema was playing with an almost empty roll of toilet paper, because it gave me an idea for today's Facebook Status Update. "I finally figured out why people were hoarding toilet paper last year. It was because their cats needed it to play with during lock down."
         I am grateful for the chocolate chip cookies I had to go with my coffee this morning. Chocolate is another one of God's gifts to humanity.
         I am thankful that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.



February 11, 2021 at 12:04pm
February 11, 2021 at 12:04pm
#1004248
Istijlal (Majesty) 6 Mulk (Dominion) 177 B.E. - Thursday, February 11, 2021


On the second Thankful Thursday in February 2021,
         I am grateful ...
                   *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
                   *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this late fall morning.
                   *BulletV* ...that I received three merit badges between February 5-11, 2021.

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                   *BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet tea I had with my lunch today.
                   *BulletV* ...that I have $19.75 in my Inbox Dollars account.
                   *BulletV* ...for Mema because she enjoys laying in my lap and purring, which helps keep my blood pressure low.
                   *BulletV* ...that I have $1.52 in my Survey Junkie account.


February 9, 2021 at 7:28pm
February 9, 2021 at 7:28pm
#1004112
Fidal (Grace) 4 Mulk (Dominion) 177 B.E. - Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Facebook Status Update

Today is a good day
because I woke with
God's Most Great Name
on my lips
and echoing through my mind.

Kamal (Perfection) 10 Mulk (Dominion) 177 B.E. - Monday, February 15, 2021
President's Day


In Baha'u'llah's Name

In Baha'u'llah's name I ask,
for the ability to teach God's Cause,
and for guidance to us my talents
in accordance with God's will.

In Baha'u'llah's name I ask,
to be independent of all save God,
and to love humanity.

In Baha'u'llah's name I ask,
for help the walk the Path of Faith,
and strength to serve the cause of God.

Fidal (Grace) 11 Mulk (Dominion) 177 B.E. - Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Facebook Status Update

On Tranquility Tuesday,
I contemplate the Feast of 'Ala',
the beginning of the Month of Loftiness,
and the 19-Day Fast.

At 74--
and beyond the age of fasting--
I look forward
to saying the Fasting prayers.

Jamal (Beauty) 16 Mulk (Dominion) 177 B.E. - Sunday, February 21, 2021

Facebook Status Update

A few days until Ayyam-I-Ha,
a time of happiness and sharing,
a time to remember the joy
of knowing Baha'u'llah.

Kamal (Perfection) 17 Mulk (Dominion) 177 B.E. - Monday, February 22, 2021

Facebook Status Update

Motivation:
God Most Great Name intoned
on a chilly
late winter morning
is a positive start to the day.

Fidal (Grace) 18 Mulk (Dominion) 177 B.E. - Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Ayyam-I-Ha begins at sunset on February 24 and ends at sunset on February 28. Let's make these Day of Joy and sharing.

Idal (Justice) 19 Mulk (Dominion) 177 B.E. - Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Facebook Status Update

In about four days the Fast will begin. At 74, I'm looking forward to saying the prayer revealed for the Fast.

Istijlal (Majesty) 1 Ayyam-I-Ha (Days of Ha) 177 B.E. - Thursday, February 25, 2021

Facebook Status Update

Happy Ayyam-I-Ha!


Prayer of Gratitude

O Lord,
thank you for Ayyam0I-Ha,
for the joyful Day of Ha,
for your gracious forgiveness of our sins,
and for today's beautiful weather.

February 4, 2021 at 4:37pm
February 4, 2021 at 4:37pm
#1003645
Istijlal (Majesty) 18 Sultan (Sovereignty) 177 B.E. - Thursday, February 4, 2021


On the first Thankful Thursday in February 2021,
         I am thankful ...
                   *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received this week (1/29/21-2/4/21).

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Each day,
each month,
brings a new reason
to give thanks and praise God.



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