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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.
April 30, 2020 at 4:40pm
April 30, 2020 at 4:40pm
#982423
Istijlál (Majesty), 4 Jamál (Beauty) 177 B.E. Thursday, April 30, 2020
The Eleventh Day of Ridvan

I'm thankful that I found several of my mother's poems. I added one to "My Mother's Poems "Mother's Day. I'm also thankful that I survived April.

April 23, 2020 at 2:06pm
April 23, 2020 at 2:06pm
#981832
Istijlál (Majesty), 16 Jalál (Glory) 177 B.E. Thursday, April 23, 2020
The Fourth Day of Ridvan

On the Fourth Day of Ridvan

I am thankful ...
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April 16, 2020 at 11:48am
April 16, 2020 at 11:48am
#981250
Istijlál (Majesty), 9 Jalál (Glory) 177 B.E. Thursday, April 16, 2020

"Let each morn be better than its eve and each morrow richer than its yesterday."
Bahá’u’lláh12

Gratitude
makes each morning better than last evening,
and each day better than yesterday.

In this time of adversity
and uncertainty--
when we don't know
if the senior citizen
who just delivered our lunch order
has COVID-19--
we give thanks for our food,
place everything in the hands of God,
and get on with our day.

Gratitude and thanksgiving
helps us deal with the uncertainties
of everyday life.


Footnotes
1  Tablets of Bahá’u’lláh,9. Lawḥ-i-Ḥikmat (Tablet of Wisdom)
2  http://www.bahai.org/r/091419613

April 9, 2020 at 11:28am
April 9, 2020 at 11:28am
#980610
Istijlál (Majesty), 2 Jalál (Glory) 177 B.E. Thursday, April 9, 2020

Gratitude List for 2 Jalál

Today I am thankful ...
*BulletV* ...for the birds I heard singing this morning.
*BulletV* ...that I have 352 points in my Survey Junkie account.
*BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had this morning.
*BulletV* ...that I received my prescriptions for Lisinopril and Levothyroxine today.
*BulletV* ...for the doughnuts I had with my coffee this morning.
*BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
*BulletV* ...for the partly cloudy sky because the sun shines through once in a while.
*BulletV* ...that I have $3.56 in my Inbox Dollars account.
*BulletV* ...for the grapes I had as my afternoon snack.


April 1, 2020 at 5:44pm
April 1, 2020 at 5:44pm
#979948
Istijlál (Majesty), 14 Bahá (Splendor) 177 B.E. Thursday, April 2, 2020

"Therefore, we must thank God that He has created for us both material blessings and spiritual bestowals. He has given us material gifts and spiritual graces, outer sight to view the lights of the sun and inner vision by which we may perceive the glory of God. He has designed the outer ear to enjoy the melodies of sound and the inner hearing wherewith we may hear the voice of our Creator."
‘Abdu’l-Bahá, 3

I give thanks to the Lord
for the sparrows
nesting in the pine tree.

I give thanks to the Lord
for the wind
blowing through the palm trees.

I give thanks to the Lord
for the bright sun
and blue sky.

Footnotes
3  The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 90-91


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