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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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March 30, 2020 at 11:35pm
March 30, 2020 at 11:35pm
#979752
Fiḍál (Grace), 12 Bahá (Splendor) 177 B.E. Tuesday, March 31, 2020

I Am An Elder1

Do not call me elderly:
I am an elder!

An Elder,
with sixty plus years of wisdom
acquired through surviving
in a materialistic society
that values youth and beauty
more than age and wisdom.

Do not dismiss me
or my ideas
with "OK Boomer!"
show a little respect
and listen to what I have to say;
even if you don't take my advice,
you may hear something interesting
about history and elder wisdom.

Gratitude List for 12 Baha

Today I am thankful ...
*BulletV* ...that the $10.08 I transferred from PayPal hit my checking account today.
*BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful spring morning.
*BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
*BulletV* ...for the chocolate chip cookies I had with my coffee t his morning.
*BulletV* ...that I have 15 points in my Survey Junkie account.
*BulletV* ...for the can peaches I had as my morning snack.
*BulletV* ...that I completed the two most important activities I've been putting off.
*BulletV* ... for the merit badge I received today.
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Footnotes
1  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/i-am-elder.html.

March 30, 2020 at 1:32pm
March 30, 2020 at 1:32pm
#979701
Kamál (Perfection), 11 Bahá (Splendor) 177 B.E. Monday, March 30, 2020

Facebook Status Update

Sparrows sing
on the beautiful spring morning
giving thanks
for the blue sky
and bright sunshine

Gratitude List for 11 Baha

Today I am thankful ...
*BulletV* ...that I was able to get my blood draw accomplished quickly today.
*BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful spring morning.
*BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
*BulletV* ...for the crumb cake I have to go with my coffee this morning.
*BulletV* ...that I have 1,008 points in my Survey Junkie account. I transferred $10.08 to my PayPal account.
*BulletV* ...for the chocolate pudding I had for an afternoon snack.
*BulletV* ...that I could transfer $10.08 from my PayPal account to my checking account.
*BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received today.
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On a Spring Morning in 20202

The chill in the morning air
doesn't stop the birds from singing
or building nest.

I listened to them
as I waited for the paratransit bus
to take me to my obligatory blood draw.

Social distancing ignored
because I need my med refiled
and the doctor won't refill them
without the blood work report.

Footnotes
2  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/on-spring-morning-in-2020.html.

March 28, 2020 at 9:12pm
March 28, 2020 at 9:12pm
#979523
Jamál (Beauty), 10 Bahá (Splendor) 177 B.E. Sunday, March 29, 2020

Faith's Candle3

Oh, Lord,
thank you for lighting
the candle of my faith,
so that I may proclaim
God's Most Great Name
to every seeker
after truth.

Oh, Lord,
let my candle burn
casting the light of love
and faith
across the universe.

Gratitude List for 10 Baha

Today I am thankful ...
*BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
*BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful spring morning.
*BulletV* ...that it is warm enough today to keep the front door open.
*BulletV* ...for the chocolate cake I had to go with my coffee.
*BulletV* ...that I have 836 points in my Survey Junkie account.

Footnotes
3  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/faiths-candle.html.

March 27, 2020 at 8:08pm
March 27, 2020 at 8:08pm
#979369
Jalál (Glory), 9 Bahá (Splendor) 177 B.E. Saturday, March 28, 2020

Getting Out of Your Rut4

Has social distancing
put you in a rut.

You don't have to get out of the house
to get out of your rut,
all you have to do is get up
and chase the mouse
through the house.

What?
You don't have a mouse
in your house!

In that case I suggest
you do what my mother
and grandmother always did
when they were in a rut:
rearrange
the furniture.

Gratitude List for 9 Baha

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this chilly spring morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 804 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the chocolate cake I have to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 16,800 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...for the deviled eggs and crackers I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I called the power company yesterday. The managed to get my current bill down to $88.77.
         *BulletV* ...for the chilly dogs I had for dinner.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,105,937 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received today.
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Footnotes
4  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/getting-out-of-your-rut.html.

March 26, 2020 at 9:16pm
March 26, 2020 at 9:16pm
#979284
Istiqlál (Independence), 8 Bahá (Splendor) 177 B.E. Friday, March 27, 2020

Stay at Home5

Stay at home
out of the crowds,
stay healthy
and don't bitch or groan.

Stay at home
until this health crisis passes,
and when it does
go to a movie,
out to eat,
or for a walk
around the block.

Stay at home
and work online,
or pick up the telephone
and call a friend.

Gratitude List for 8 Baha

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful spring morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to get a ride from RCT Paratransit through MTM for Monday, March 30. Pick up time from home is between 6:58-7:25 a.m. and from Quest between 9:30-10:00 a.m.
         *BulletV* ...for the doughnut holes I had with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the good nights sleep I got last night.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,085,062 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badges 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/2020/03/stay-at-home.html.

March 25, 2020 at 8:08pm
March 25, 2020 at 8:08pm
#979191
Istijlál (Majesty), 7 Bahá (Splendor) 177 B.E. Thursday, March 26, 2020

I Walk By Faith6

Each day
I walk by faith
step-by-step across
a narrow
stone covered path
that leads
through the valley of shadows.

I walk by faith
placing every test and difficulty
in the hands of God,
knowing my Lord is sufficient.

Gratitude List for 7 Baha

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that "Encounter With a Leprechaun was featured in "Poetry Newsletter (March 25, 2020).
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this chilly spring morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to make an appointment for Quest on 7:45 AM Monday March 30, 2020 at 2595 South Maryland Pkw suite 103 89109 702 786 3373.
         *BulletV* ...for the doughnut holes to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 767 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the 33.8 oz bottle of water I have today.
         *BulletV* ...that my bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.


Footnotes
6  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/i-walk-by-faith.html.

March 24, 2020 at 7:29pm
March 24, 2020 at 7:29pm
#979078
ʻIdál (Justice), 6 Bahá (Splendor) 177 B.E. Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Dreaming of My Grandparents7

A chill in the morning air
brings back memories of last night's dream
of my Grandparents
working together on a farm in Oklahoma.

I never saw the farm!
I remember once
Grandpa point out the land
where where the house and out buildings
once stood,
but in the dream
they were working together
and the buildings were standing
as the must have stood
when my Grandparents were first married.

Gratitude List for 6 Baha

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 750 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful spring morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...for the breakfast pastry I have to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 16,300 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...for the watermelon pieces I had with my breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $29.23 in my Send Earnings account.
         *BulletV* ...for the beautiful spring afternoon because I can open the front door.
         *BulletV* ...that "Shoes and Other Cliches was featured in "Action/Adventure Newsletter (March 25, 2020).
         *BulletV* ...for my online friends and my internet connection.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a merit badge.
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Footnotes
7  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/dreaming-of-my-grandparents.html.

March 23, 2020 at 10:00pm
March 23, 2020 at 10:00pm
#978981
Fiḍál (Grace), 5 Bahá (Splendor) 177 B.E. Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Early Spring8

In early spring
the temperature if fickle,
sometimes warm
and sometimes cold.

In early spring
the wind caresses
pollen baring trees
causing people to sneeze.

Gratitude List for 5 Baha

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the yogurt I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 704 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful spring morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...for the lemon pie I had to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,076,962 GPs in my Gift Points account.



Footnotes
8  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/early-spring.html.

March 22, 2020 at 6:30pm
March 22, 2020 at 6:30pm
#978859
Kamál (Perfection), 4 Bahá (Splendor) 177 B.E. Monday, March 23, 2020

Humanity Will Survive9

Humanity will survive!
We will pass through this present crises,
and become a more united species.

Gratitude List for 4 Baha

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this chilly spring morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn this morning.
         *BulletV* ...for the breakfast pastry I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 697 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the watermelon I had with my lunch.


Footnotes
9  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/humanity-will-survive.html.

March 21, 2020 at 8:55pm
March 21, 2020 at 8:55pm
#978767
Jamál (Beauty), 3 Bahá (Splendor) 177 B.E. Sunday, March 22, 2020

A Poem10

A poem exists
somewhere in space and time
until the poet pens the rhyme.

A poem is born
when the poet's soul writes it
in the poet's mind.

A poem lives
when the reader intones it.

Gratitude List for 3 Baha

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful spring morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $9.31 in my Vindale Research account.
         *BulletV* ...for the marshmallow dream bar I have to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 655 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the homemade sweet tea I had this afternoon.


Footnotes
10  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/a-poem.html.

March 20, 2020 at 7:10pm
March 20, 2020 at 7:10pm
#978659
Jalál (Glory), 2 Bahá (Splendor) 177 B.E. Saturday, March 21, 2020

World Poetry Day 202011

Happy World Poetry Day 2020!
With the shelter-in-place order
in effect,
it's time to read your favorite poem
or write a poem dedicated
to your favorite poet.

Gratitude List for 2 Baha

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to watch the celebration of Naw-Ruz on line last night.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful spring morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 623 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the breakfast pastry I have to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $6.16 in my Inbox Dollars account.
         *BulletV* ...for the pleasant spring day because we can leave the front door open.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today .
         *BulletV* ...for the sparrows I heard singing this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $8.51 in my Vindale Research account.
         *BulletV* ...for the popcorn I have as my afternoon snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,070,109 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the homemade sweet ice tea I had this afternoon.


Footnotes
11  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/world-poetry-day-2020.html

March 19, 2020 at 10:25pm
March 19, 2020 at 10:25pm
#978574
Istiqlál (Independence), 1 Bahá (Splendor) 177 B.E. Friday, March 20, 2020
Naw-Ruz 177 B.E. and the Feast Day of Baha

The Feast Day of Baha12

On the Feast Day of Baha
the splendor of the New Year
rose resplendent above Sunrise Mount
casting the glory of dawn
across the planet.

In the first light of day
the excellence of spring
warmed the cold ground of winter
causing it to give birth
and bring forth
new life.

Gratitude List for 1 Baha

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on the beautiful spring morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish The Baha’i Festival of Naw-Ruz, Explained   by Christopher Buck.
         *BulletV* ...for the breakfast pastry I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish Happy Baha’i New Year!!   From the Editors.
         *BulletV* ...for the watermelon I had to go with my egg and cheese breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish Joy Over Anxiety: UN International Day of Happiness   by Deanne LaRue.


Footnotes
12  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/the-feast-day-of-baha.html.

March 18, 2020 at 9:22pm
March 18, 2020 at 9:22pm
#978488
Istijlál (Majesty), 19 ʻAláʼ (Loftiness) 176 B.E. Thursday, March 19, 2020

On the Nineteenth Day of Fast13

I contemplate the coming year
full of joy, hope, and sharing
the word of Baha'u'llah
on the unity of humanity.

Gratitude List for 19 ʻAláʼ

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 605 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this chilly morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the double chocolate chip muffin I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,65,884 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the slice of watermelon I had for breakfast.


Footnotes
13  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/on-nineteenth-day-of-fast.html.

March 17, 2020 at 10:28pm
March 17, 2020 at 10:28pm
#978400
ʻIdál (Justice), 18 ʻAláʼ (Loftiness) 176 B.E. Wednesday, March 18, 2020

On the Seventeenth Day of Fast14

I inhale the chill of morning,
and meditate
on the meaning
of the Nineteen-Day Fast:
Letting Go
and Letting God.

Gratitude List for 18 ʻAláʼ

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to pick up my March Senior Commodities allotment today.
         *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the double chocolate cupcake I had this morning with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,015,134 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the chocolate covered crunch dibs I had as my afternoon snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $28.89 in my Send Earnings account.

On the Eighteenth Day of Fast15

I give thanks
for the blessing of the Fast,
and the approach of Naw-Ruz.

Footnotes
14  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/on-seventeenth-day-of-fast.html.
15  Facebook Status Update.

March 17, 2020 at 11:29am
March 17, 2020 at 11:29am
#978353
Fiḍál (Grace), 16 ʻAláʼ (Loftiness) 176 B.E. Tuesday, March 17, 2020

On the Sixteenth Day of Fast16

I meditate on a Fasting prayer:
it is the wine of Divine love
flowing from the Holy Spirit
into the chalice of immortality.

Gratitude List for 16 ʻAláʼ

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 578 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the penny I found laying face up on the floor.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,012,434 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet ice tea I had for dinner.

Facebook Status Update

The world has gone utterly mad!
I WILL NOT panic!
I have placed all my affairs
in the hands of Baha'u'llah.

Footnotes
16  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/on-sixteenth-day-of-fast.html.

March 16, 2020 at 11:18am
March 16, 2020 at 11:18am
#978257
Kamál (Perfection), 15 ʻAláʼ (Loftiness) 176 B.E. Monday, March 16, 2020

On the Fourteenth Day of Fast17

When the body fast
the soul sips the wine of faith
from the chalice of God's Word.

Gratitude List for 14 ʻAláʼ

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for mini chocolate covered doughnuts to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 504 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the mini chocolate Easter egg I had for my morning snack.

On the Fifthteenth Day of Fast18

I focus my meditation
upon the Word of God
revealed by Baha'u'llah,
the Glory of God.


Footnotes
17  Facebook Status Update.
18  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/on-fifteenth-day-of-fast.html.

March 13, 2020 at 7:27pm
March 13, 2020 at 7:27pm
#978035
Jalál (Glory), 13 ʻAláʼ (Loftiness) 176 B.E. Saturday, March 14, 2020

On the Thirteenth Day of Fast19

Fast prayers inspire
Encourage the poet to write
Odes to the All-Glorious Lord,
Praising the Glory of God.

Gratitude List for 13 ʻAláʼ

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 462 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet ice t ea I had with my lunch
         *BulletV* ...that we can leave the front door open today.

Jamál (Beauty), 14 ʻAláʼ (Loftiness) 176 B.E. Sunday, March 15, 2020


Gratitude List for 14 ʻAláʼ

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America account isn't overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the chocolate covered doughnuts I had with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ... that I was able to finish the March edition of the fantasy newsletter.
         *BulletV* ...for the Cheetos I had for my afternoon snack.



Footnotes
19  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/on-thirteenth-day-of-fast.html.

March 11, 2020 at 10:52pm
March 11, 2020 at 10:52pm
#977831
Istijlál (Majesty), 11 ʻAláʼ (Loftiness) 176 B.E. Thursday, March 12, 2020

On the Eleventh Day of Fast20

I read
Fasting by Jelaluddin Rumi,
and it was a beautiful
description of the Fast.

Gratitude List for 11 ʻAláʼ

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 349 points in my Survey Junkie account.


Istiqlál (Independence), 12 ʻAláʼ (Loftiness) 176 B.E. Friday, March 13, 2020

On the Twelfth Day of Fast21

Tranquility
embraces the mind and the soul
of the individual that places
complete trust in the All-Glorious Lord.

Gratitude List for 12 ʻAláʼ

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this cloudy winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 451 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the rain we received yesterday.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,002,209 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the good night's sleep I got last night.


Footnotes
20  I posted this on Poe 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/on-eleventh-day-of-fast.html.
21  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/on-twelfth-day-of-fast.html.

March 9, 2020 at 7:24pm
March 9, 2020 at 7:24pm
#977631
Fiḍál (Grace), 9 ʻAláʼ (Loftiness) 176 B.E. Tuesday, March 10, 2020

On the Ninth Day of Fast22

I contemplate detachment,
and comprehend it
as one benefit of fasting.

Gratitude List for 9 ʻAláʼ

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this cloudy winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 235 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the breakfast cake I had for my morning snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish Fasting the Time of Spiritual House Cleaning   by Badi Shams.
         *BulletV* ...for the cream of mushroom soup I had for lunch.

ʻIdál (Justice), 10 ʻAláʼ (Loftiness) 176 B.E. Wednesday, March 11, 2020

On the Tenth Day of Fast23

Oh Lord,
I am a pebble
resounding with Thy praise
in this age of unity.

Gratitude List for 10 ʻAláʼ

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my story "Vampires and Blue Skies was featured in "Fantasy Newsletter (March 11, 2020).
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the breakfast cake I had with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I received two responses from "Spiritual Newsletter (March 11, 2020).
         *BulletV* ...for the cheese burger and fries I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 321 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the sprite I had to go with my lunch.



Footnotes
22  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/on-ninth-day-of-fast.html.
23  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/on-tenth-day-of-fast.html.

March 7, 2020 at 10:50pm
March 7, 2020 at 10:50pm
#977452
Jamál (Beauty), 7 ʻAláʼ (Loftiness) 176 B.E. Sunday, March 8, 2020

On the Seventh Day of Fast24

Sleep arrives
on the wings of prayer
revealed for the Nineteen-day Fast,
and I realize that,
because of age and medication,
I miss fasting.

Gratitude List for 7 ʻAláʼ

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to pay part of the power bill today.

Kamál (Perfection), 8 ʻAláʼ (Loftiness) 176 B.E. Monday, March 9, 2020

On the Eighth Day of Fast25

I intone a prayer revealed for the Fast,
a prayer that begins praise of God,
a prayer the ask protection,
and request forgiveness.

I meditate,
I realize the prayer
encourages obedience
and trust in God--
the only protection in times of trouble.

Gratitude List for 8 ʻAláʼ

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the breakfast cake I had for my morning snack.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee, with coffee grounds in the carafe.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 170 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the sausage and egg burrito I had for breakfast.


Footnotes
24  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/on-seventh-day-of-fast.html.
25  I posted this on Poet 999 A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/03/on-eighth-day-of-fast.html.


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