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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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January 10, 2020 at 6:03pm
January 10, 2020 at 6:03pm
#973117
Jalál (Glory), 12 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Saturday, January 11, 2020


In the words of Baha'u'llah,
I find a fortress safe and strong
where the cares and strife of modern life
neither linger nor belong.

His words inspire my heart to find
the love that hate conceals,
His pen inscribes upon my spirit
the faith that tests reveal.

His verses are my sanctuary
bestowing peace on mind and soul,
His sacred scriptures God's book of laws
to which obedience is my goal.

Gratitude List for 12 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the awardcon I received for "Winter Holidays for first place in the December "SENIOR CENTER FORUM.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had on this chilly winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 715 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the mini chocolate doughnuts I had to go with my coffee this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,646,757 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the oatmeal and blueberries I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I received an inspiring C-note from Schnujo Cujo Misses Fangus .


Footnotes
1  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/my-sanctuary-writings-of-bahaullah.html.

January 8, 2020 at 9:19pm
January 8, 2020 at 9:19pm
#972995
Istijlál (Majesty), 10 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Thursday, January 9, 2020

Gratitude List for 10 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 686 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the chocolate covered mini doughnuts I had to go with my coffee.

Istiqlál (Independence), 11 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Friday, January 10, 2020

Gratitude List for 11 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful winter day.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America Checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for mini chocolate doughnuts to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 11,550 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...for the oatmeal and blueberries I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 705 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the chicken soup I had for lunch.



January 7, 2020 at 6:37pm
January 7, 2020 at 6:37pm
#972901
ʻIdál (Justice), 9 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, January 8, 2020


The crisp evening air
awakens the desire
for God's healing words.

Out of the darkness of chaos
flee the followers
of light.

The speech of the Friend
rouses the ability
to sacrifice.

From the heavens of mercy
pour the showers
of divine love.

The crisp evening air
ignites desire
to see the beauty of God.

Out of the night's separation
knowledge of self
is gained.

The voices of the friends
engenders power
to go beyond insistent self.

In the joy of reunion
the soul gains
the will to survive.

The pen of Baha'u'llah
answers the questions
humanity asks.

Over the horizon of religion
rises the Glory of God,
revealing the verses of splendor.

The names of God
are united
by the return of the Lord.

Over the horizon of honor
ascends the grandeur of God.

From the perfect mirror
is reflected the might
of dawn.

Through the Pen of Glory
flows the sovereignty
of unity.

Away from matter's dominion
ascend the people of God.

The loftiness
of God's Promised One
is revealed through the Ancient Beauty.

Gratitude List for 9 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I survived childhood.
         *BulletV* ...for the beautiful and chilly winter day.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.
         *BulletV* ...for the coffee candy I had for my afternoon snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 312 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received.
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Footnotes
2  I posted this in Poet 999 - Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/feast-of-honor.html.

January 7, 2020 at 12:02am
January 7, 2020 at 12:02am
#972844
Fiḍál (Grace), 8 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Tuesday, January 7, 2020

New Year's Poem From 20023

Ominous in its splendor,
Jupiter ascends
the firmaments charcoal dome.

Reflecting the sun's
bright radiance back to Earth,
Jupiter rivals the moon
]in its sharp accuracy;
in its crystalline beauty'
in its purity.

King of the planets;
reality's emperor;
Jupiter escorts out
the old year,
and ushers in the new:
foretelling and closing.

Jupiter rings in a New Year
and a new era hope;
an eighty-three year cycle
of transformation.

Jupiter ushers out
a two hundred and forty-nine year cycle
of preparation,
while pulling the planets
toward peace.

Gratitude List for 8 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the instant oatmeal I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 228 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Chinese food I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a check through the mail today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Internet, because I was able to find a dentist today that I might be able to afford.

Facebook Status Update

I have taken the metaphorical cat by the tail, and contacted a dentist that I may or may not be able to afford. I need either new dentures or implants, because the dentures I have no longer fit properly.

Footnotes
3  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/new-years-poem-from-2002.html.

January 5, 2020 at 10:34pm
January 5, 2020 at 10:34pm
#972758
Kamál (Perfection), 7 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Monday, January 6, 2020


In all the sacred scriptures
Revealed through Divinity's Mirrors
The Golden Rule
Is stated in the language of the age.

In the language of Hinduism:
The believer's total obligation
Do not to others
That which is distressful to you.

In the language of Buddhism:
The believer is commanded
Harm not others with that which
You find hurtful.

In the language of Judaism:
The believer is instructed
Do not to others
That which is malicious to you.

In the language of Zoroastrianism:
The believer is advised
That a good person does not do to others
What is not good for self.

In the language of Christianity:
The believer is cautioned
To do to other
What you would want them to do to you.

In the language of Islam:
The believer is warned
You are not a believer until you want for others
That which you crave for yourself.

In the language of Baha'i:
The believer is informed
Not to desire for others
What you do not wish for yourself.

Gratitude List for 7 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the peanut butter and jelly sandwich I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 206 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the cereal I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I got a good night sleep last night.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received.
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Footnotes
4  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/the-golden-rule.html.

January 4, 2020 at 8:30pm
January 4, 2020 at 8:30pm
#972674
Jamál (Beauty), 6 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Sunday, January 5, 2020

Gratitude List for 6 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to attend devotional services at the Baha'i Center this morning.
         *BulletV* ...for the 2,623,057 GPs I have in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 181 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona sweet ice tea I had today.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn.



January 3, 2020 at 11:23pm
January 3, 2020 at 11:23pm
#972598
Jalál (Glory), 5 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Saturday, January 4, 2020

Red Shift5

In this darkness
these words are photons
emanating from the poet's mind
reflecting off the reader's perceptions
and into the prism of their experience:
What does the poem tell the reader about the poet?

Wherever the reader is in space-time,
connotations lengthen a poem's wavelength
away from the poet:
What does the poem mean to the reader?

Gratitude List for 5 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for th e Wether's Original candy I had this afternoon.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today
         *BulletV* ...for the Snicker's bar I had for my bedtime snack last night.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to pay the rent today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed hot coffee on this beautiful winter's day.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 169 points in my Survey Junkie account
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received today.
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Footnotes
5  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/red-shift.html.

January 2, 2020 at 8:09pm
January 2, 2020 at 8:09pm
#972507
Istiqlál (Independence), 4 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Friday, January 3, 2020

Facebook Status Update

Today I'm grateful that Naw-Ruz is in March,
when the birds are singing, the flowers are blooming,
and warm spring breezes blow through Las Vegas.

Gratitude List for 4 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the chef salad I had for lunch.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 133 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this chilly winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account isn't overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Starbucks egg & cheese package I had for breakfast.

January 1, 2020 at 8:54pm
January 1, 2020 at 8:54pm
#972414
Istijlál (Majesty), 3 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Thursday, January 2, 2020

Chicken Salad Sandwich6

Post New Year's Day breakfast:
chicken salad sandwich
mad with coleslaw dressing
and sweet dill picks,
while yesterday's left over turkey
is cooking in the the soup pot.

Gratitude List for 3 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 1,547 points in my Survey Junkie account. I transferred $15.47 to my Paypal account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to place my Humana over-the-counter order today .
         *BulletV* ...for the chicken sandwich I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that "New Year's Voyage received honorable mention in "Stormy's poetry newsletter & contest for January.
         *BulletV* ...for the turkey soup I had for dinner.
         *BulletV* ...that I could transfer $15.52 from my Paypal account to my checking account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received.
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Footnotes
6  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/chicken-salad-sandwich.html.

December 31, 2019 at 8:19pm
December 31, 2019 at 8:19pm
#972335
ʻIdál (Justice), 2 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Facebook Status Update

I am dealing with 2020!
I am setting goals,
which I will reevaluate
at Naw-Ruz.

I am dealing with 2020
one day-at-a-time,
one prayer-at-a-time,
one cup of coffee-at-a-time.

Gratitude List for 2 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for the turkey drumstick I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 679 in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the Christmas cookies I have to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that my bank of America account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this chilly winter's morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I h ave 2,269,024 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received.
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New Year Poem7

I walk into the New Year
of 2020,
trembling with anticipation,
but without fear.

What adventures,
tears,
and pain
with this year bring.

I inhale the chill
in the air,
I look forward to spring,
Naw-Ruz,
and the vernal equinox.

Footnotes
7  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2020/01/new-year-poem.html.

December 30, 2019 at 10:12pm
December 30, 2019 at 10:12pm
#972278
Fiḍál (Grace), 1 Sharaf (Honor) 176 B.E. - Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Facebook Status Update

Wishing everyone who celebrates the Gregorian New Year, a Happy New year. I also wish a Happy Decade to those who start the new decade in 2020 instead of 2021 (which is actually the start of the new decade).

Gratitude List for 1 Sharaf

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 630 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana and cinnam0n toast I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that my Inbox Dollars account has $29.14 in it.
         *BulletV* ...for the Arizona ice tea of had with my evening meal.
         *BulletV* ...that I have $25.99 in my Send Earnings account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received.
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Take a lot of regards and respect from my side, 
Yours mesmerized reader,
somik

Winter New Year8

The Gregorian year dies
on a cold winter's night
and is reborn
in the snow of morning.

Champagne and fireworks say good-bye
to the old
and welcome in the new,
with resolutions
that might be kept
thirty-one day.

Footnotes
8  I posted this in Poet 999 - Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/winter-new-year.html.

December 29, 2019 at 2:57pm
December 29, 2019 at 2:57pm
#972197
Kamál (Perfection), 19 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Monday, December 30, 2019

December 20199

The days grow slowly longer
as a New Year
and a new decade approach.

Fear and hope mingle
in the minds of humanity,
as one emotion
attempts to push the other
out of the way.

Gratitude List for 19 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 530 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the chocolate stars I have for my bedtime snack.
         *BulletV* ...that my bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,264,599 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the salad I had for lunch.

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

December 28, 2019 at 8:31pm
December 28, 2019 at 8:31pm
#972162
Jamál (Beauty), 18 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Sunday, December 29, 2019

Crown of Glory: A Memory10

Dawn's rays
embraces the crest of Sunrise Mountain
turning its crest to burnished gold,
and the air to fiery orange.

Like prayers rising from my soul
Glory's Crown expands
until the sun breaks through the fire
and the crown disappears.

Gratitude List for 18 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 329 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the chocolate stars I have for my evening snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish the article The Zoroastrian Prophecies about the Bab and Baha’u’llah   by Christopher Buck.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this chilly winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the french toast, eggs, and sausage I had for breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,262,494 GPs in my Gift Points account.




Footnotes
10  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/crown-of-glory-memory.html.

December 27, 2019 at 3:49pm
December 27, 2019 at 3:49pm
#972115
Jalál (Glory), 17 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Saturday, December 28, 2019

Facebook Status Update

Grandma used to say,
What you do on New Year's Day
you will be doing the rest of the year.
So on this upcoming New Year's Day
let us pray
for Peace on Earth.

Gratitude List for 17 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this chilly winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish the article Meeting the Man Who Met Baha’u’llah   by Joseph Roy Sheppherd.
         *BulletV* ...for the chocolate stars I had for my bedtime snack.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 290 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the leftover pizza I had for breakfast this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrafted today.
         *BulletV* ...for the Chinese food I had for dinner today.
         *BulletV* ...that I finished transcribing "Roughing It: A Book Report.


December 26, 2019 at 6:58pm
December 26, 2019 at 6:58pm
#972074
Istiqlál (Independence), 16 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Friday, December 27, 2019

Toast for 202011

May the opportunities,
joy,
pleasings,
and love
increase exponentially
as the New Year
and the new decade progresses.

Gratitude List for 16 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 262 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this rainy winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana I had to gov with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to finish Discovering the Spiritual Meaning of Dreams   by Radiance Talley.
         *BulletV* ...for the rain we received in Las Vegas this morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,228,169 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the pizza and ginger ale I had for dinner.


Footnotes
11  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/toast-for-2020.html.

December 25, 2019 at 9:28pm
December 25, 2019 at 9:28pm
#972032
Istijlál (Majesty), 15 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Thursday, December 26, 2019

The Fragrance of Winter12

Inhale the fragrance of winter,
as the year
and decade draw to a close.

Inhale the crisp air of morning,
proclaiming new opportunities
to anyone
willing to take a chance
on success.

Gratitude List for 15 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I had 1,062 points in my Survey Junkie account. I had $10.62 transferred to my PayPal account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 115 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the brownie I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to transfer $11.00 from my PayPal account to my checking account.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana I have for my first breakfast.
         *BulletV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.


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

December 24, 2019 at 8:50pm
December 24, 2019 at 8:50pm
#971998
ʻIdál (Justice), 14 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Christmas Memories13

I have Christmas memories
both light and dark,
memories that spark
both laughter and tears.

I have Christmas memories--
melancholy echoes--
of a holiday
I no longer celebrate.

Gratitude List for 14 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 972 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful Christmas morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I was able to complete Abdu’l-Baha’s First Christmas   by David Langness.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,214,869 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received.
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Footnotes
13  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/christmas-memories.html.

December 23, 2019 at 8:22pm
December 23, 2019 at 8:22pm
#971942
Fiḍál (Grace), 13 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Birthday Poem14

At 73
I don't want to cut down
a living Christmas Tree.

I want the tree
left in its natural habitat
to release oxygen into the air,
and help fight global warming
and climate change.

Gratitude List for 13 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 895 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this chilly winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I won first place in "The Prompt Me Contest round 173
         *BulletV* ...for the mini cupcakes I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,207,094 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the banana I had for my first breakfast
         *BulletV* ...that I received flowers for my birthday.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badges I received today,
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Footnotes
14  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/birthday-poem.html.

December 22, 2019 at 8:31pm
December 22, 2019 at 8:31pm
#971893
Kamál (Perfection), 12 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Monday, December 23, 2019

My Birthday Eve15

On the eve of my 73rd birthday,
I contemplate the passing year,
while looking forward
to a New Year
and a new decade.

What will the New Year bring?
What blessing will the new decade bestow?
I don't know,
so I will move forward
with faith and confidence
in the All-Glorious Lord!

Gratitude List for 12 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 winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 751 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the blue berry yogurt I had to go with my coffee.
         *BulletV* ...that I have 2,187,174 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletV* ...for the merit badge I received.
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Footnotes
15  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/12/my-birthday-eve.html.

December 21, 2019 at 8:36pm
December 21, 2019 at 8:36pm
#971837
Jamál (Beauty), 11 Masáʼil (Questions) 176 B.E. - Sunday, December 22, 2019

Winter 201916

Finally winter!
The temperature and the season coincide
inspiring winter constellations
to send their twinkling joy
to warm the hearts of poets and lovers
in cold midnight hours.

Gratitude List for 11 Masáʼil

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletV* ...that I have 621 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletV* ...for the good night's sleep I got last night.
         *BulletV* ...that "Happy Thanksgiving won first place in the November "Invalid Item contest.
         *BulletV* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful winter morning.
         *BulletV* ...that "New Year's Toast won first place in the "24 Syllables - Closed Until Sept. 15 contest.


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


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