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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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December 22, 2018 at 11:30am
December 22, 2018 at 11:30am
#947981
Jalal (Glory), 11 Masa’il (Questions) 175 B.E. - Saturday, December 22, 2018

Love's Secret Garden1

Love has a secret garden
Where the flowers of eternity grow
I walk through this garden
I inhale the fragrance of faith
Roses open in the light of morning
Close as the sun sets in the west
Sleep comes on cats’ feet

Gratitude List for 11 Masa’il

Today I am thankful...
         *Ornament1V* ...that I finished and submitted my next edition of the fantasy newsletter.
         *Ornament1V* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
         *Ornament1V* ...that Heidie and her children brought Christmas gift bags to De and me today.


Jamal (Beaury), 12 Masa’il (Questions) 175 B.E. - Sunday, December 23, 2018

Meditation on Life in the Universe2

Matter's spiral connects
gender to gender,
forming the double helix
that connects generation to generation.

Life is a spiral ascending
the ladder of evolution;
ring by ring Being climbs
out of the mire of matter.

Nebula by nebula
planetary systems condense:
are born into the realm of matter.

Star by star
life forms advance:
climb the spiral of evolution.

Gratitude List for 12 Masa’il

Today I am thankful...
         *Ornament1V* ...that I signed up for the January official month on "30-Day Blogging Challenge.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I have $13.95 in my Send Earnings account.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I was able to post, at least, one poem to my books "Poem Experiments, "Memories of Snow, and "Devotional Poetry today.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I have $35.66 in my Vindale Research account.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I have grape juice with my lunch today.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I have 4,136,667 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I could have $10.00 sent to my PayPal account from MySurvey account. I have 182 points left in this account.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I have some new trinkets for my collection.


Footnotes
1  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/loves-secret-garden.html.
2  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/meditation-on-life-in-universe.html.

December 19, 2018 at 9:16pm
December 19, 2018 at 9:16pm
#947833
Istijlal (Majesty), 9 Masa’il (Questions) 175 B.E. - Thursday, December 20, 2018

Prayer Suggestion3

When you pray
Pray with sincerity
Believing your prayer answered.

Gratitude List for 9 Masa’il

Today I am thankful...
         *Ornament1V* ...that I had $10.00 in my PayPal that I could transfer to my Bank of America checking account.
         *Ornament1V* ...for the home brewed sweet ice tea I had with my lunch.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I have 4,124,167 GPs in my Gift Points account.

Iatiqlall (Independence), 10 Masa’il (Questions) 175 B.E. - Friday, December 21, 2018

Friday: A Poem4

Freya's day; the sixth day of creation;
Independence; weeks flower closing;
Thank God it’s Friday; workweek ends;
A wilted bloom in love’s garden;
An echo in the corridors of time;
Vesper day of the universe; joy;
Evening song of the workweek;
Looking forward to the weekend.
Freedom’s echo; autumn song of the week.

Gratitude List for 10 Masa’il

Today I am thankful...
         *Ornament1V* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Ornament1V* ...that the $10.00 from PayPal hit my checking account today.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I have 40,900 in my YouGov account.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I have 965 points in my Survey Spot account.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I received a holiday card from ★𝒦𝓇𝓎𝓈𝒽𝒶★ .
         *Ornament1V* ...that I found another one of my Mother's poems. This is a second version of The Rose. I put it in "My Mother's Poems "The Rose: Version Two.


Footnotes
3  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/prayer-suggestion.html.
4  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/friday-poem.html.

December 18, 2018 at 10:13pm
December 18, 2018 at 10:13pm
#947767
‘Idal (Justice), 8 Masa’il (Questions) 175 B.E. - Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Forward Movement5

Each day I journey toward a distant crest,
Only at sunset do I dare rest,
A moment of pray before moving on
Step by step I advance toward my goal.

Gratitude List for 8 Masa’il

Today I am thankful...
         *Ornament1V* ...for the chocolate chip cookies I had with my coffee this morning.
         *Ornament1V* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Ornament1V* ...for the home brewed sweet iced tea I had with my lunch today.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I have $35.33 in my Vindale Research account.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I found more of my mother's poems to put in "My Mother's Poems.

My response to the question "What do you want to write in 2019?" in "Action/Adventure Newsletter (December 19, 2018). At this point, I have made three writing goals for 2019, one of them is general and two are specific. The general writing goal is (1) participate in "I Write in 2019, which will give me room to include a birth in one or more of my contest entries. The specific goals are (1) participate in "Closed - MHWA Mental Health Challenge and (2) write 200 poems to commemorate the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of The Bab. I will place the commemorative poems in "Bicentenary Poems and Prose.

Footnotes
5  I posted this to Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/movement-forward.html.

December 16, 2018 at 9:56pm
December 16, 2018 at 9:56pm
#947615
Kamal (Perfection), 6 Masa’il (Questions) 175 B.E. - Monday, December 17, 2018

Reflection: A Poem About the Bab6

The reflection of God
The Bab proclaimed a new day
God’s Kingdom on Earth.

Gratitude List for 6 Masa’il

Today I am thankful...
         *Ornament1V* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I have 935 point in my Survey Spot account.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I signed up for the January "Closed - MHWA Mental Health Challenge with "Welcome to My Life.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I have five Editor's Picks for my upcoming Fantasy Newsletter.

Fiḍál (Grace), 7 Masa’ill (Questions) 175 B.E. - Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Tranquility7

I intone prayers
God’s Greatest Name echoes
Through a tranquil house

Gratitude List for 7 Masa’il

Today I am thankful...
         *Ornament1V* ...that I finished Preparing for Christ New Name by A;ex Gottdank today.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I received a merit badge for Honorable in Shadows and Light poetry contest for "Odor of Sorrow.
Merit Badge in Shadows and Light
[Click For More Info]

Dear Neva,

Congratulations on your Honourable Mention in  [Link To Item #shadows]  with your poem,  [Link To Item #2175584] .

Rachel *^*Heartv*^*

         *Ornament1V* ...that I have $34.23 in my Vendale Survey account.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I have 945 points in my Survey Spot account.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I have 4,121,017 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *Ornament1V* ...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/2018/12/reflection-poem-about-bab.html}.
7  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/transuility.html.

December 15, 2018 at 11:25pm
December 15, 2018 at 11:25pm
#947571
Jamal (Beaury), 5 Masa’il (Questions) 175 B.E. - Sunday, December 16, 2018

Coffee Meditation8

Coffee hot and black
The fragrance of dawn’s light
Wakes body and mind.

Gratitude List for 5 Masa’il

Today I am thankful...
         *Ornament1V* ...that I joined "I Write in 2019. I'm looking forward to writing and reviewing in 2019.
         *Ornament1V* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I was able to go Devotional Service at the Baha'i Center today.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I was able to mention the name of Baha'u'llah and answer the questions of the paratransit bus driver when we arrived at the Baha'i Center.
         *Ornament1V* ...for the pumpkin pie I had for my evening snake.
         *Ornament1V* ...that my internet connection has not went down today.




Footnotes
8  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/coffee-meditation.html.

December 14, 2018 at 10:48pm
December 14, 2018 at 10:48pm
#947475
Jalal (Glory), 4 Masa’il (Questions) 175 B.E. - Saturday, December 15, 2018

Proclamation of Faith9

Baha’u’llah,
The Glory of God,
The one promised
In all the sacred scriptures.

Gratitude List for 4 Masa’il

Today I am thankful...
         *Ornament1V* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I was able to submit Week 52 entry for "I Write in 2018": "My Candle: To Baha'u'llah
         *Ornament1V* ...for the Arizona ice tea I had with my evening meal.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I finished a Ravenfly poem for "~ The Poet's Place Cafe~: "My Candle: To Baha'u'llah
         *Ornament1V* ...for the blue Christmas lights De put up on the outside of the living room window. Christmas lights bring back memories of my childhood.


Footnotes
9  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/proclaimation-of-faith.html.

December 13, 2018 at 9:49am
December 13, 2018 at 9:49am
#947378
Istijlal (Majesty), 2 Masa’il (Questions) 175 B.E. - Thursday, December 13, 2018

Dissipating Worry10

Weary of worry
I intone God’s Most Great Name
Dark clouds dissipate.

Gratitude List 2 Masa’il

Today I am thankful...
         *Ornament1V* ...that my Bank of America Checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Ornament1V* ...that we received our mailbox key last night, so I don't have to wait for the postal delivery persons to deliver the mail.
         *Ornament1V* ...that my SSI has increased for the coming year.
         *Ornament1V* ...that my Social Security has increased for the coming year.

Iatiqlall (Independence), 3 Masa’il (Questions) 175 B.E. - Friday, December 14, 2018

Scent of Meditation11

I meditate
upon a picture of Abdu’l-Baha,
Servant of the Glory
And inhale the scent of roses

Gratitude List 3 Masa’il

Today I am thankful...
         *Ornament1V* ...for the ability to say no, when my I'm uncomfortable about doing something I'm asked to do.
         *Ornament1V* ...for MyGait technical support because they help solve a computer related problem or give me good advice on how to solve it.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I remembered to post my updated to "Weekly Goals.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I have 4,118,617 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *Ornament1V* ...that I was able to activate to portal to pay my rent online.
         *Ornament1V* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.


Footnotes
10  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/dissipating-worry.html.
11  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/scent-of-meditation.html.

December 12, 2018 at 11:00am
December 12, 2018 at 11:00am
#947327
‘Idal (Justice), 1 Masa’il (Questions) 175 B.E. - Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Feast of Questions

Earth's Pain12

Listen carefully
You can hear Earth’s scream echoing
Off the tops of mountains.

Listen to her agony
As mountain tops are removed
To feed corporation’s bottom line.

Listen as her pain
Reverberates
Through atmosphere and mantel,
As her children
Obedient to the gods of greed
Behead her mountains
And fracture her stone hard bones.

Gratitude List for 1 Masa’il

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 915 points in My Survey account.
         *BulletV* ...that I have over 40,000 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...that we were able to pay part of the deposit on this apartment this month.
         *BulletV* ...that we received a copy of the lease today.
         *BulletV* ...that we received the keys to the mail box today.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to do some reviews today.


Footnotes
12  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/earths-pain.html.

December 10, 2018 at 11:41am
December 10, 2018 at 11:41am
#947227
Kamal (Perfection), 18 Qawl (Speech) 175 B.E. - Monday, December 10, 2018

Summer Memories: Echoes13

Fighter jets echo
Their contrails reflect the sun,
Tourist look up,
While locals smile
Remembering we live close
To an Air Force base.

Gratitude List for 18 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I received my new smartphone today.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.

Fiḍál (Grace), 19 Qawl (Speech) 175 B.E. - Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Depression Versus Happiness14

Depression weary
My soul desires happiness
The Glory of God

Gratitude List for 19 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my false teeth didn't break when I dropped them in the sink this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that when I call someone in my smartphone phone book, I can just type in the name and it will find the number. I don't have to copy all the number from my old phone to my new phone. I am going through the same provider, so the numbers were saved to a cloud.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 905 points in my Survey Spot account.
         *BulletV* ...that I received the Christmas letter from Jessica ❤️ her ink .
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,382 points in My Survey account.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 4,081,862 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...that we have electricity in this apartment.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $13.72 in my Send Earnings account.


Footnotes
13  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/summer-memories-echoes.html.
14  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/depression-versus-happiness.html.

December 9, 2018 at 12:16am
December 9, 2018 at 12:16am
#947139
Jamal (Beaury), 17 Qawl (Speech) 175 B.E. - Sunday, December 9, 2018

His Light: To Baha'u'llah15

His light grows brighter each year
Reflected from the souls
Of His lovers

Gratitude List for 17 Qawl

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that we have electricity in this apartment.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,082 point in My Survey account.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to color my hair today.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $27.36 in my Inbox Dollars account.
         *BulletV* ...that I have four editors picks for my next fantasy newsletter.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to review two newbie items today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $10.00 in my PayPal account.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 4,079,395 GPs in my Gift Points account.


Footnotes
15  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/his-light-to-bahaullah.html.

December 8, 2018 at 11:08am
December 8, 2018 at 11:08am
#947064
Jalal (Glory), 16 Qawl (Speech) 175 B.E. - Saturday, December 8, 2018

Summer Memories: Early Morning16

Hazy blue morning
Birds fly from tree to tree
Rising temperatures

I was going to make separate gratitude lists for each day I was offline. I changed my mind, and decided to put the most important things into one long list today. I may have other things listed in my pen and paper journal, which will remain in the journal until I catch up with the reviews, writing, and transcribing poems into "Devotional Poetry and "Poem Experiments.


Gratitude List for 16 Qawl

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $64.67 in my Google Adsense account.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,036 points in my Opinion Rewards account.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 875 points in my Survey Spot account.
         *BulletV* ...that we have electricity in this apartment.
         *BulletV* ...that, while I was offline, I received a Christmas-Birthday card fro Bikerider .
         *BulletV* ...that, while I was offline, I received a Christmas card from Emily .
         *BulletV* ...that, while I was offline, I received a Christmas card from 🔥 Krista 🔥 .
         *BulletV* ...that, while I was offline, I received a Birthday card from Elfin Dragon - poetry fiend .
         *BulletV* ...that today I received a Thank You card from ~Minja~ .
         *BulletV* ...that I received my prescriptions for both of my prescription eye drops today.


Footnotes
16  I posted this poem on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/summer-memories-early-morning.html.

December 7, 2018 at 12:07am
December 7, 2018 at 12:07am
#946989
Istiqlal (Independence), 15 Qawl (Speech) 175 B.E. - Friday, December 7, 2018

Winter Dawn17

White wings reflect dawn
A dove flies past my window
Black velvet turns blue

Gratitude List for 15 Qawl

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 815 points in my Survey Spot account.
         *BulletV* ...that i have 39,300 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a merit badge for reviewing in November.

Merit Badge in Reviewing
[Click For More Info]

Ranked # 3   Public Reviewer  for the month of  November 2018 . For more details, please see  [Link To Item #614925] .

         *BulletV* ...that I will be editing the spiritual newsletter full time beginning in February 2019.
         *BulletV* ...that I have a response from "Spiritual Newsletter (December 5, 2018) to put in the response from the reader's section of my first full time spiritual newsletter.
         *BulletV* ...that we have electricity in this apartment.
         *BulletV* ...that my bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to submit my Week 51 entry to "I Write in 2018.


Footnotes
17  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/winter-dawn.html.

December 6, 2018 at 10:01am
December 6, 2018 at 10:01am
#946939
Istijlal (Majesty), 14 Qawl (Speech) 175 B.E. - Thursday, December 6, 2018

Sometimes18

Sometimes I get tired of being me
I just want to be
A woman who is free
Unencumbered by responsibility.

Sometimes I don’t want to be me
I want to act irresponsibly
And to on a spending spree.

Gratitude List For 14 Qawl

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to enter Round 123 of "The Prompt Me Contest with "You moved into a house you just purchased. While cleaning the attic you find a cremation urn containing someone's ashes."
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to submit a response to today's Question of the Day. My response is
                   Three Questions:
                             1. Is it better to apologize to your significant other with flower, candy, or both?
                             2. If you had a chance would you want to colonize Mars?
                             3. Love, joy, faith, and hope, do you have a personal definition for one or more of these emotions?
         *BulletV* ...that I have a landline, because my smartphone died today and I won't be getting a new one for 7-10 days.
         *BulletV* ...that we received a new refrigerator today.


Footnotes
18  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon {linkd:https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/sometimes.html}.

December 5, 2018 at 5:29pm
December 5, 2018 at 5:29pm
#946900
Idal (Justice), 13 Qawl (Speech) 175 B.E. - Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Exigencies of Creation19

At the boundary of vision
The treeline obscures
The receding horizon

Gratitude List of 13 Qawl

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that I am back online and able to catch up on news and writing.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 4,075,745 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...that we got the deposit of $350 back from the apartment we moved from.
         *BulletV* ...that I received 3rd Place, Bard's Hall Contest, NOV 2018, Excellence in Holiday Writing and an awardicon for "Tofurkey Day.

While I was offline, I kept a gratitude list each day in my pen and paper journal. I will copy those list to one or move of the following entries. Tonight I'm going to just copy poems to "Devotional Poetry, "Poem Experiments, and check one of my other e-mail inboxes.

Footnotes
19  Posted on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon (link:https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/12/exigcenits-of-creation.html}.

November 28, 2018 at 9:31pm
November 28, 2018 at 9:31pm
#946492
Istijlál (Majesty), 7 Qawl (Speech) 175 B.E. - Thursday, November 29, 2018

Gratitude List for 7 Qawl

Today I am thankful for ...
         *BulletV* ...that my bank of America Checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 4,037.195 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the chocolate chip cookie with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...for the grape juice I had with my dinner to night.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $13.69 in my Send Earnings account.


November 27, 2018 at 11:05pm
November 27, 2018 at 11:05pm
#946434
‘Idál (Justice), 6 Qawl (Speech) 175 B.E. - Wednesday, November 28, 2018.
Ascension of `Abdu'l-Bahá

"We testify that when [Christ] came into the world, He shed the splendor of His glory upon all created things ... Blessed is the man who, with a face beaming with Light, hat turned toward Him."
Baha'u'llah20

I found the above quote in a pamphlet I found, while going through a suitcase I brought with me when I moved from the house on Bracken Avenue. The suitcase has been with me for the last two moves, without me going through it. I went through the suitcase today because I needed it to put my clothes in when I move two the new apartment. That quote was on the front of the pamphlel "The Glory of Christ: A Baha'i Testimony", which was published by Stone Haven Press in 1997. I'm not sure when I got the pamphlet, perhaps the year it was published. I'm going to read it again, because I thin it will inspire me to write a poem about His Holiness Christ.

Gratitude List for 6 Qawl

Today I am Thankful for...
         *BulletV* ..,that I found a pair of adult booties to sleep in this winger. My feet get cold at night, and when my feet get cold the rest of my body feels cold.
         *BulletV* ..,that my bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ..,that I have4,030,949 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ..,for the Peppermint browns I had with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ..,that "It's That Time of Year Again was featured in "Comedy Newsletter (November 28, 2018).
         *BulletV* ..,that I have $27.10 in my Inbox Dollars account.
         *BulletV* ..,that I have a stand that holds papers, because I can put any poem, essay, or short story printed documents that I want to transcribe into one of my books.
         *BulletV* ...that I have a can of Arizona sweet iced tea for my afternoon snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 675 points in my Survey Spot account.


Footnotes
20  Quoted by Shoghi Effend in The World Order of Baha'u'llah.

November 25, 2018 at 12:11am
November 25, 2018 at 12:11am
#946238
Jamál (Beauty), 3 Qawl (Speech) 175 B.E. - Sunday, November 25, 2018

Gratitude List For 3 Qawl

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...for the Starbucks Lemon Crunch Parfait I had with my breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that despite the period internet outage today, I did get some work accomplished online.
         *BulletV* ...that I received three merit badges.

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Kamál (Perfection), 4 Qawl (Speech) 175 B.E. - Monday, November 26, 2018

Gratitude List For Qawl

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that I received three Merit Badges today.

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         *BulletV* ...that I have three responses from "Comedy Newsletter (November 21, 2018) that I can put in the Feedback section of the January 16, 2019 Comedy newsletter.
         *BulletV* ...for the Starbuck's Turkey & Basil Pesto I had for lunch today.
         *BulletV* ...that I created a new 2019 review template today.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 3,994,920 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona Sweat Ice Tea I had drink this afternoon.
         *BulletV* ...that I received three prescriptions through the mail today. They were for (1) Levothyroxine, (2) Oxybutynin, and (3) Alendronate.








November 24, 2018 at 10:06am
November 24, 2018 at 10:06am
#946172
Jalál (Glory), 2 Qawl (Speech) 175 B.E. - Saturday, November 24, 2018

Humanity21

Original parents produced a single species;
Nature's prism the spectrum separated;
Evolution the skin tones of humanity decorated.

Rich is humanity's rainbow,
Arrayed in the colors of life,
Complementing the creation of The Deity;
Expressing the purpose of life.

Gratitude List for 2 Qawl

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I received a Zodiac: Capricorn merit badge.

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People born specifically on the 24th of December are imagined to be friendly, positive and understanding with the usual Capricorn high standards and lots of practicality. *^*Smile*^* And this shows through your blogs, which I so enjoy reading!

         *BulletV* ...for the cinnamon roll to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 655 points in my Survey Spot account.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a Season of Writing merit badge for my participation in "I Write in 2018.

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Congratulations!
You aced the  [Link To Item #2143433]  summer writing challenge and wrote and reviewed twelve weeks from June 25 through September 30, 2018.

         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish "In Loving Remembrance of Matilda J. Chaplin.


Footnotes
21  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/11/humanity.html.

November 23, 2018 at 12:06am
November 23, 2018 at 12:06am
#946079
Istiqlál (Independence), 1 Qawl (Speech) 175 B.E. - Friday, November 23, 2018
Feast of Qawl

"In these times thanksgiving for the bounty of the Merciful One consists in the illumination of the heart and the feeling of the soul. This is the reality of thanksgiving. But, although offering thanks through speech or writings is approvable, yet, in comparison with that, it is but unreal, for the foundation is spiritual feelings and merciful sentiments."
Abdu'l-Baha22

Thanksgiving's reality
is spiritual gratitude
and praise to the Almighty.

Gratitude List for 1 Qawl

Today I am thankful...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 882 points in MySurvey account.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a Romantic Seasons merit badge for my participation in "I Write in 2018.

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         *BulletV* ...that I received a check from a family member today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $32.09 in my Vindale Research account.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 3,980826 GPs in my Gift Points account.

No Time23

We wrap time into neat packages,
Dividing the day into small slots,
Plan precisely every activity,
Leaving ourselves no time for thought,
No time notice the beauty of nature,
No time to feel our fellowman's woes.

Footnotes
22  Baha'i World Faith - Abdu'l-Baha Section
23  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/11/no-time.html.

November 22, 2018 at 10:54am
November 22, 2018 at 10:54am
#946024
Istijlál (Majesty), 19 Qudrat (Power) 175 B.E. - Thursday, November 22, 2018
Thanksgiving

Reading the Word of God
Before Going to Sleep24

My mind
hungry for reality
consumes the Holy Words.

My eyelids
heavy with meditation
fight to stay open.

My mind
thirsty for the Water of Life
drinks long and deep.

My eyelids
surrendering to the joy of rest
close in asleep.


Gratitude List for 19 Qudrat

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to submit Week 49 for "Invalid Item today.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $13.59 in my Send Earnings account.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $26.29 in my Inbox Dollars account.
         *BulletV* ...for the 12 oz can of Coke I had with my turkey tonight.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 3,975,351 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the cranberry sauce I had with my turkey tonight.

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Windy Thanksgiving
Palm fronds dance beneath blue sky
Sun casts dark shadows


Footnotes
24  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2018/11/reading-word-of-god-before-going-to.html.


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