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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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December 19, 2019 at 9:01pm
December 19, 2019 at 9:01pm
#971732
Istiqlál (Independence), 9 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Friday, December 20 2019

After Midnight1

After midnight
the seconds become minutes suspended
on the event horizon of a black hole.

A black hole that pulls
and stretches the minutes
into hours longing for dawn.

After midnight
the mind falls
into a cogitative languor
waiting for the hours
to be pulled into days.

Days overflowing
with the agony of months
stretching into years.

After midnight
the eyes stare into years
elongating into decades.

Decades pulled
second by second into centuries
that are pulled minute by minute
into millennia that are stretched
hour by h our into aeons.

Gratitude List for 9 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 341 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful Friday morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Starbucks egg & cheese snack I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish The Parallels Between John the Baptist and the Bab   by Christopher Buck, Part 55 in the series Figuring Out Prophecy  .
         *BulletV* ...for the banana I had with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,163,689 GPs in my Gift Points account.


Footnotes
1  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/after-midnight.html.

December 18, 2019 at 9:17pm
December 18, 2019 at 9:17pm
#971682
Istijlál (Majesty), 8 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Thursday, December 19 2019

Midnight Prayer2

Midnight
I awaken to silence
and feel the tranquility
that beckons me to prayer
and meditation.

I access the prayer app
on my smartphone,
find the Midnight prayer
and intone
the words written by 'Abdu'l-Baha:
"O Lord,..."

Gratitude List for 8 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,040 points in my Survey Junkie account, because I can request $10.40 transferred to my PayPal account. Then transfer $10.00 to my checking account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful Thankful Thursday morning.
         *BulletV* ...that "The Ornaments on a Christmas Tree was featured in "Fantasy Newsletter (December 18, 2019).
         *BulletV* ...for the Christmas cookies I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 89 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the cottage cheese and peaches I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America Checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet tea I had with my lunch.


Footnotes
2  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/midnight-prayer.html.

December 17, 2019 at 9:47pm
December 17, 2019 at 9:47pm
#971626
ʻIdál (Justice), 7 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, December 18 2019

I Write of My Beloved3

I write of my Beloved
Through whom my fingers bend
To pick up my pen!

I write of my salvation
Using ink drawn from my ow2n veins
To document my liberation!

I write of my pain
Caused by my ego's attempt to gain
My soul's allegiance!

I write of my fears
Caused by the disempowering years
In Self's prison!

Gratitude List for 7 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,027 points in my Survey Junie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this chilly autumn morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Christmas cookies I have to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $25.57 in my Send Earnings account.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana I had for my morning snack.


Footnotes
3  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/i-write-of-my-beloved.html.

December 16, 2019 at 8:26pm
December 16, 2019 at 8:26pm
#971577
Fiḍál (Grace), 6 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Tuesday, December 17 2019

World of the Spirit4

lose is for the material world
death and taxes
flowers wilt in their vase
death's cold kiss on a tear streaked face
this is matter not spirit

spirit ascends
always rising
spirit isn't in the body

this body is the umbilical cord connecting spirit and matter

Gratitude List for 6 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the Starbucks eggs and cheese box I had for my second breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 727 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful Tuesday morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Christmas cookies I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,044,239 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana I had for my first breakfast.



Footnotes
4  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/world-of-spirit.html.

December 15, 2019 at 3:43pm
December 15, 2019 at 3:43pm
#971500
Kamál (Perfection), 5 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Monday, December 16 2019

Feels Like Winter5

Six days until winter solstice
and the chill in the air
penetrates my bones
making me wish
for summer's
triple digit temperatures.

Gratitude List for 5 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful Monday morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not over drawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the homemade fruit bread I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish What the Pentecost Means Today   by Dale Fowler.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana I had with my cereal this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 503 points in my Survey Junkie account.


Footnotes
5  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/feels-like-winter.html.

December 14, 2019 at 7:20pm
December 14, 2019 at 7:20pm
#971466
Jamál (Beauty), 4 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Sunday, December 15 2019

Make a Commitment for 20206

Weariness overcomes,
as I contemplate the year's end.

What resolutions did I make?
What resolutions did I keep?
What resolutions did I break?

I come to a decision!
It's time to change my resolutions
to commitments.

Gratitude List for 4 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 305 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful Sunday morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the mini chocolate covered doughnuts I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,032,514 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet ice tea I had with my lunch.


Footnotes
6  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/make-commitment-for-2020.html.

December 13, 2019 at 6:13pm
December 13, 2019 at 6:13pm
#971421
Jalál (Glory), 3 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Saturday, December 14 2019

Gratitude List for 3 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America Checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful Saturday morning
         *BulletV* ...that I have 10,950 in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...for the strawberry shortbread cookies I have to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 235 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the spaghetti I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $3.86 in my Vindale Research account.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana I had with my lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a merit badge.
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December 11, 2019 at 9:19pm
December 11, 2019 at 9:19pm
#971321
Istijlál (Majesty), 1 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Thursday, December 12 2019

Gratitude List for 1 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my poem "Ayyam-i-Ha: The Holiday Season was featured in "Spiritual Newsletter (December 11, 2019).
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed hot coffee on this beautiful morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Christmas gift I received when I picked up my Senior Commodities today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 10 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received today,
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Istiqlál (Independence), 2 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Friday, December 13 2019

Gratitude List for 2 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed hot coffee on this beautiful morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 131 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,029,464 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the double chocolate mini cupcakes I had with my coffee.


December 10, 2019 at 8:37pm
December 10, 2019 at 8:37pm
#971264
ʻIdál (Justice), 19 Qawl (Speech) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, December 11 2019

Gratitude List for 19 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,0093 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful autumn morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to transfer 10.93 to my PayPal account.
         *BulletV* ...for chocolate covered mini doughnuts to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America Checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the soup I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to transfer $11.80 from my PayPal account to my checking account.


December 9, 2019 at 9:58pm
December 9, 2019 at 9:58pm
#971228
Fiḍál (Grace), 18 Qawl (Speech) 176 B.E. - Tuesday, December 10 2019

Gratitude List for 18 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful December morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the double chocolate mini cup cake I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish the article Why We Should All Observe UN Human Rights Day   by David Langness.
         *BulletV* ...for the Sushi I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 884 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the food bank close to my house, because they always have wonderful foods to give us.
         *BulletV* ...that I got a raise on both my Social Security and SSI.
         *BulletV* ...for the pumpkin pie with whipped cream I had for lunch.


December 8, 2019 at 5:40pm
December 8, 2019 at 5:40pm
#971152
Kamál (Perfection), 17 Qawl (Speech) 176 B.E. - Monday, December 9 2019

Monday Poem7

Beautiful Monday
Crisp air invigorating
Sparrows are silent

Gratitude List for 17 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 703 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful autumn morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,003,439 GPs in my Gift Points account this morning.
         *BulletV* ...for chocolate mini doughnuts to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the pumpkin pie and whipped cream I had with my lunch.


Footnotes
7  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/monday-poem.html.

December 7, 2019 at 10:20pm
December 7, 2019 at 10:20pm
#971122
Jamál (Beauty), 16 Qawl (Speech) 176 B.E. - Sunday, December 8 2019

Facebook Status Update

Baha'u'llah is my rock
on the shifting sands of life,
He is my bridge
across the troubled waters
of material existence.

Gratitude List for 16 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish Reflections on the Revelation of the Bab   by Ingo Hoffman. This is the first installment of the series The Apocalypse Christian Art and Climate Change  .
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this late autumn morning
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...for chocolate doughnuts to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 10,450 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...for the apple sauce I had with my breakfast
         *BulletV* ...that I have 426 points in my Survey Junkie account.

Climate Change: The Voice of Earth8

Listen to the voice of Mother Earth,
weeping over her children's disrespect,
Crying for the destruction of her forest,
for the melting of her glaciers,
and the fracking of her bones.

Can you feel the pain of Mother Earth,
as humanity destroys
continent by continent
her beauty
and humanity's chance to survive.

Footnotes
8  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/climate-change-voice-of-earth.html.

December 6, 2019 at 8:09pm
December 6, 2019 at 8:09pm
#971074
Jalál (Glory), 15 Qawl (Speech) 176 B.E. - Saturday, December 7, 2019

Climate Change9

Climate change is real
caused--
at least in part--
by humanity's
greed,
and lack of respect
for the planet
of its birth.

Gratitude List for 15 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful Autumn morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 360 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Seven-up I have to go with my lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a merit badge.
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Footnotes
9  I posted thin in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/climate-change.html>

December 5, 2019 at 8:06pm
December 5, 2019 at 8:06pm
#971039
Istiqlál (Independence), 14 Qawl (Speech) 176 B.E. - Friday, December 6, 2019

The Currents of Being10

Life flows
in ever expanding currents
across the universe.

Humanity flows
in ever expanding currents
across the planet.


Gratitude List for 14 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 308 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this chilly autumn morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 9,850 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Chinese food I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.



Footnotes
10  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/the-currents-of-being.html.

December 4, 2019 at 9:24pm
December 4, 2019 at 9:24pm
#970970
Istijlál (Majesty), 13 Qawl (Speech) 176 B.E. - Thursday, December 5, 2019

Midnight Prayers11

At midnight
my soul wakes me
to intone prayers
to the All-Glorious Lord.

At midnight
the world is silent,
and I can hear my intoned
prayers raise to the All-Glorious Lord.

Gratitude List for 13 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this late autumn morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 215 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the apple juice I had with my breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that "Meditation on Faith is featured in "Poetry Newsletter (December 4, 2019).
         *BulletV* ...for the chicken soup I had for lunch.

Footnotes
11  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/midnight-prayers.html.

December 2, 2019 at 7:48pm
December 2, 2019 at 7:48pm
#970876
Fiḍál (Grace), 11 Qawl (Speech) 176 B.E. - Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Gratitude List for 11 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful autumn morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to pay the rent today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 789 points in my Survey Junkie account.


‘Idál (Justice), 12 Qawl (Speech) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Coffee Poem12

Steam rises from the ebony surface
warming my hands and face.

Hot liquid descends my throat
Heating my cold body from within.

Soon the central air will come on
warming the ho use,
but for now only the hot Colombian blend
comes between me and glaciation.

Gratitude List for 12 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America Checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful autumn morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,004 points in my Survey Junkie account. I was able to have $10.04 transferred to my PayPal account.
         *BulletV* ...for the hamburger sandwich I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 35 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the rain today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 8,600 points in my YouGove account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona ice tea I had this evening.


Footnotes
12  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/coffeee-poem.html.

November 30, 2019 at 6:13pm
November 30, 2019 at 6:13pm
#970743
Jamál (Beauty), 9 Qawl (Speech) 176 B.E. - Sunday, December 1, 2019

Gratitude List for 9 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to go to Devotional Services at the Baha'i center today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet tea I have this evening.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 7,500 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a merit badge today.
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Kamál (Perfection), 10 Qawl (Speech) 176 B.E. - Monday, December 2, 2019

Gratitude List for 10 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 738 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Honey bun I have to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,988,014 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful December morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a merit badge today.
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November 29, 2019 at 7:34pm
November 29, 2019 at 7:34pm
#970702
Jalál (Glory), 8 Qawl (Speech) 176 B.E. - Saturday, November 30, 2019

Poet's Time13

I'm on poet's time,
I spend the midnight hours
in silent meditation.

I'm on poet's time!
I lay awake listening
for the approach of inspiration.

I'm on poet's time,
sleep is a distant memory
until my muse has returns
with stanza and line.

Gratitude List for 8 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 613 in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful autumn morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Vindale Research account has $2.14 in it.
         *BulletV* ...for the orange slices I had as my morning snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a merit badge today.
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Wolf's howling at you.


Footnotes
13  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/11/poets-time.html.

November 28, 2019 at 9:26pm
November 28, 2019 at 9:26pm
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Istiqlál (Independence)), 7 Qawl (Speech) 176 B.E. - Friday, November 29, 2019

Comfort Rain14

The pitter-patter of raindrops
on the cement outside my front door
takes me back to my childhood.

Walking home from school in the rain,
wrapping my books in my coat so they won't get wet,
jumping in every puddle on my way home,
and soaking myself to the bone.

When I got home
my mother had me take off my wet clothes
wrapped me in Grandma's patchwork quilt
(the one that always smelled like moth balls),
fixed me a cup of hot chocolate--
with whole meilk and real Hershey© chocolate--
gave me a hot bath,
and put me to bed.

Never mind that I had homework to do,
the important things was
that I didn't catch my death.

Gratitude List for 7 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
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         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful November morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
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Seven years ago today
my Mother passed away,
she ascended
into the Abha Paradise
to join the Celestial Concourse.

Footnotes
14  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/11/comfort-rain.html.

November 27, 2019 at 6:22pm
November 27, 2019 at 6:22pm
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Istijlál (Majesty), 6 Qawl (Speech) 176 B.E. - Thursday, November 28, 2019
Ascension of 'Abdu'l-Baha and Thanksgiving

Lodestone15

Tense expectation:
my iron heart magnetized to attract
particles of happiness.

Aroused anticipation:
my magnetic field polarized to draw
atoms of contentment.

Gratitude List for 6 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 363 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful autumn morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish the article Keeping Indigenous Languages – and Adopting a Universal One   by BahaiTeachings.org.
         *BulletV* ...for the apple juice I had with my breakfast this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish the article So What Did the Bab Teach?   by Jaellayna Palmer.
         *BulletV* ...for the bean soup I had for lunch.




Footnotes
15  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerg3es From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/11/lodestone.html.


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