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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.

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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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April 5, 2019 at 11:08pm
April 5, 2019 at 11:08pm
#955892
Jalál (Glory), 17 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Saturday, April 6, 2019

Gratitude List for 17 Bahá

Today I am thankful ...
         *Butterfly* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Butterfly2Y* ...for the chocolate doughnuts I have to go with my coffee this morning.

Jamál (Beauty), 18 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Sunday, April 7, 2019

A Poem A Day1

A poem a day
chases writers' block away,
and scatters the clouds of boredom.

Gratitude List for 18 Bahá

Today I am thankful ..
         *ButterflyG* ...that my Bank of America checking account is no overdrawn today.
         *Butterfly2B* ...for hot back coffee on this chilly April morning.
         *ButterflyR* ...that the $10.00 from Survey Spot hit my PayPal account yesterday.
         *Butterfly2G* ...for the April poetry prompts that bring back pleasant memories from my childhood.
         *ButterflyV* ...that I was able to transfer $20.46 from my PayPal account to my checking account.
         *Butterfly2O* ...that I submitted "You Have Enemies and "Death to for review in the upcoming Super Power Reviewers Raid.
         *ButterflyB* ...that 58 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *Butterfly2Y* ...that I received a merit badge today.
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Thank you for writing a pink and fluffy poem for the rabbits and unicorns! *^*Rabbit3*^**^*Unicorn*^**^*Delight*^*


Footnotes
1  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/04/a-poem-day.html.

April 3, 2019 at 11:11pm
April 3, 2019 at 11:11pm
#955739
Istijlál (Majesty), 15 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Thursday, April 4, 2019

Gratitude List for 15 Bahá

Today I am thankful ...
         *Butterfly* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *ButterflyB* ...for the chocolate doughnuts I had with my coffee this morning.

Istiqlál (Independence), 16 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Friday, April 5, 2019

Will I Be Able to Sleep Tonight2

Last night
was a sleepless night.

As the sun sets,
I wonder
if I can sleep tonight.

If I can't sleep,
the next question is
"Do I read
or write poetry?"

Gratitude List for 16 Bahá

Today I am thankful ...
         *Butterfly2B* ...that I have 1,015 points in my Survey Spot account.
         *ButterflyO* ...for chocolate doughnuts to go with my coffee this morning.
         *ButterflyR* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *ButterflyV* ...for the vanilla yogurt I had with my breakfast.
         *ButterflyG* ...that I have 46,200 points in my YouGove account.
         *Butterfly2P* ...for the the banana I had for my morning snack.
         *Butterfly2G* ...that my SNAP benefits have been approved for another year.
         *Butterfly2R* ...for the leftover T-bone and vegetables I had for lunch
         *Butterfly2O* ...that I could request $10.00 sent to my PayPal account from my Survey Spot account. I have 15 points left in my Survey Spot account.
         *Butterfly2T* ...for the Country Time lemon aid packets for individual bottles of water.
         *Butterfly2V* ...that I have 44 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *Butterfly2W* ...for the peanut butter and jelly sandwich I had for supper.


Footnotes
2  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/04/will-i-be-able-to-sleep-tonight.html.

April 2, 2019 at 9:54pm
April 2, 2019 at 9:54pm
#955663
‘Idál (Justice), 14 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Prayer of Thanks3

Oh, Lord,
I give you thanks
for guiding me through
the tests and difficulties of life.

Gratitude List for 14 Bahá

Today I am thankful ...
         *Butterfly2G* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Butterfly2O* ...for the fresh boiled coffee I had to go with my chocolate doughnuts.
         *Butterfly2P* ...that I was able to pay the rent today.
         *Butterfly2R* ...that I have $1.39 in my Vindale Research account.
         *Butterfly2T* ...that I could redeem 1,046 points in my survey junkie account for $10.46 in to my PayPal account.
         *Butterfly2V* ...for the chocolate cake and tamales I had for lunch.
         *Butterfly2W* ...that I have 582,473 GPs in my Gift Points account.


Footnotes
3  I posted this on Poet 999 - Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/04/prayer-of-thanks.html.

April 1, 2019 at 9:44pm
April 1, 2019 at 9:44pm
#955585
Fiḍál (Grace), 13 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Tuesday, April 2, 2019

April Winds4

March
is supposed to come in like a lion,
not April.

This year,
Mother Nature seems confused.

Today
the wind is harassing
the palm fronds,
and the clouds--
which are supposed to bring April showers--
float across a blue porcelain sky
without threatening rain.

Gratitude List for 13 Bahá

Today I am thankful ...
         *Butterfly* ...that I received an awardicon for "I Blog Poetry and Prose.
         *ButterflyB* ...for the chocolate doughnuts to go with my coffee this morning.
         *ButterflyG* ...that I have 825 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *ButterflyO* ...for the BBQ sandwich and lemon yogurt I had for my lunch.
         *ButterflyR* ...that I have $0.64 left in my Vindale Research account after requesting payment yesterday.
         *ButterflyV* ...for the Arizona sweet ice tea I have for my afternoon snack.
         *Butterfly2B* ...that I have 581,873 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *Butterfly2Y* ...that I received a merit badge.
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Congratulations on winning second place in the March round of the  [Link To Item #30dbc] ! Super job! *^*Proud*^*


Footnotes
4  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/04/april-winds.html>

March 31, 2019 at 8:09pm
March 31, 2019 at 8:09pm
#955460
Kamál (Perfection), 12 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Monday, April 1, 2019

After School5

I listen to the laughing children
playing outside
on this beautiful
and cloudy spring day.

I smile
because it reminds
me of my childhood,
and the joy
of being out of school
for the day.

Gratitude List for 12 Bahá

Today I am thankful ...
         *Butterfly2B* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Butterfly2G* ...for the fresh boiled coffee I have on the beautiful April Fools Day.
         *Butterfly2O* ...that I have 775 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *Butterfly2P* ...for the leftover pasta salad I had for breakfast.
         *Butterfly2R* ...that I was able to finish the article What are the Spiritual Attributes of an Artist?   by Shadi Toloui-Wallace. This is the first article in the two part series 7 Steps to Make Art from Spiritual Struggle  .
         *Butterfly*...for the egg salad sandwich, chili cheese Fritos, and vanilla yogurt I had for lunch today.
         *Butterfly2T* ...that I received a Contest Challenge Merit Badge through in the mail today.
         *Butterfly2V* ...for the chocolate chip cookies I had for my afternoon snack.
         *Butterfly2W* ...that I have 935 point in my Survey Spot account.
         *Butterfly2Y* ...for the banana I had with my supper today.
         *ButterflyB* ...that I was able to verify my payment request to Vindale Research today. The $50.00 will hit my PayPal account on March 11 or March 12.
         *ButterflyG* ...for the Arizona sweet iced tea I have for my evening snack.
         *ButterflyO* ...that I have $65.83 in my Google Adsense account.
         *ButterflyR* ...for the Reese's peanut butter egg I have for my bedtime snack.
         *ButterflyV* ...that I received a merit badge.
Merit Badge in The Contest Challenge 1
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Congratulations on all you've accomplished over at  [Link To Item #2109126] !  I know it wasn't easy, but I hope you found it worth it!

Facebook status Update

On April Fools Day
clouds hide the sky's blue beauty
will it rain tonight


Footnotes
5  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/04/after-school.html.

March 30, 2019 at 10:15pm
March 30, 2019 at 10:15pm
#955388
Jamál (Beauty), 11 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Sunday, March 31, 2019

Facebook Status Update

On Sunday morning
my coffeemaker went out
boiling coffee on the stove.

Gratitude List for 11 Bahá

Today I am thankful ...
         *Butterfly2T* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *ButterflyR* ...for the ability to boil coffee on top of the stove, because the coffee maker went out.
         *Butterfly2V* ...that I have $50.64 in my Vindale research account.
         *Butterfly2W* ...that I could request a $50.00 payment from Vindale research. It will be processed on April 12.
         *ButterflyV* ...that I have 644 points in my Survey Junkie account.

Noonday Prayer6

I perform my ablutions,
I turn my face toward Bahji,
and recite the short obligatory prayer.

Stress melts,
dissolving like a iceberg
in the warm Pacific waters.


Footnotes
6  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/03/noonday-prayer.html.

March 29, 2019 at 10:43pm
March 29, 2019 at 10:43pm
#955307
Jalál (Glory), 10 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Saturday, March 30, 2019

Facebook Status Update

Intoning
the Tablet of Ahmad,
and refocusing on the solution
to the problems
facing me.

Problems
are tests and difficulties,
worry and depression
hide the solutions.

Gratitude List for 10 Bahá

Today I am thankful ...
         *Butterfly2Y* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Butterfly2B* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this chilly March morning.
         *Butterfly2G* ...that my SSI check hit my checking account today.
         *Butterfly* ...that I could pay the March Cox Communications bill today.
         *Butterfly2O* ...that I can pay some of my bills online without having to go to a brick and mortar office or sending a check through snail mail.
         *ButterflyB* ...that I have $49.89 in my Vindale Research account.
         *Butterfly2P* ...that I won the "24 Syllables daily contest with "Proof of God.
         *ButterflyO* ...that I have $17.03 in my Send Earnings account.
         *Butterfly2R* ...that I have 624 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *ButterflyG* ...that I have $5.19 in my Inbox Dollars account.
         *Butterfly2Y* ...that I received a merit badge today.
Merit Badge in Second Time Around Contest
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Dear Neva,

This merit badge comes to you as part of the Chocolate Truffles Package in my Chocolate Emporium.  [Link To User schnujo]  gifted this package to you.

Enjoy!

Rachel *^*Heartv*^*

March Evening7

Inhale the fragrance
of the evening breeze
as it blows through the boughs
of palm and pine trees.

Shadows cast by the setting sun
remind us
that this March day
will soon be gone.

Footnotes
7  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/03/march-evening.html.

March 28, 2019 at 10:51pm
March 28, 2019 at 10:51pm
#955244
Istiqlál (Independence), 9 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Friday, March 29, 2019

Facebook Status Update

At last, it's Friday. At last it's the last Friday in March 2019. I've lived in this apartment for three months. Moving is expensive, it takes a toll on your finances. It took an toll on my finances, and my finances haven't gotten any better. In fact, they have gotten worse, at least that's how it appears to me right now.

No matter what I try doesn't work. I'm without a car, which may be a good or bad thing; however, that means when I apply for any type of assistance it's online. The problem is many of the applications cost to submit, which I haven't got. As it is, my checking account will be overdrawn again in April, which is a bank change.

I'm tired. I'm almost to the point of tears, which isn't going to do any good, but when I get frustrated I want to cry. That's how my life is going, if anyone really cares.

New Direction8

I need to move
in a different direction
one where my was isn't blocked.

I look around,
but see only roadblocks
I need to grow wings to fly
above the roadblocks and the fog.

Gratitude List for 9 Bahá

Today I am thankful ...
         *Butterfly2V* ...that I have 566 points in my Survey Junkies account.
         *Butterfly2W* ...that I have $48.89 in my Vindale Research account.


Footnotes
8  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/03/new-direction.html.

March 27, 2019 at 11:13pm
March 27, 2019 at 11:13pm
#955170
Istijlál (Majesty), 8 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Thursday, March 28, 2019

April Approaches9

April approaches
it's National Poetry Month,
unfortunately my focus
is on increasing my income
and preventing
an overdrawn checking account.

Gratitude List for 8 Bahá

Today I am thankful ...
         *Butterfly2R* ...that I have 453 points in my Survey Junkies account.
         *Butterfly2T* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this cloudy March morning.
         *ButterflyR* ...that I have $48.57 in my Vindale Research account.


Footnotes
9  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/03/april-approaches.html.

March 26, 2019 at 10:14pm
March 26, 2019 at 10:14pm
#955090
‘Idál (Justice), 7 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Evening Breeze in March10

March wind whispers
sweet nothings
to palm fronds
and olive leaves.

March blows
into the arm of April
composes love odes
to April showers.

Gratitude List for 7 Bahá

Today I am thankful ...
         *Butterfly* ...that the $10.10 I transferred from PayPal hit my checking account this morning.
         *Butterfly2B* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on the cloudy March morning.
         *ButterflyV* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Butterfly2G* ...for the chicken soup I had with my sandwich for lunch
         *ButterflyB* ...that I have $44.31 in my Vindale Research account.
         *Butterfly2O* ...for the salad I had for my evening meal.
         *ButterflyG* ...that I have 55 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *Butterfly2P* ...that my Transunion credit score is up 61 point to 652 which is Fair.
         *ButterflyO* ...that my Equifax credit score is up 72 points to 663 which is Fair.


Footnotes
10  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/03/evening-breeze-in-march.html.

March 25, 2019 at 12:11am
March 25, 2019 at 12:11am
#954919
Kamál (Perfection), 5 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Monday, March 25, 2019

Spirit of the Age11

From time immemorial,
God's promised humanity
peace and unity.

In this age,
peace is inevitable
and unity unstoppable.

Gratitude List for 5 Bahá

Today I am thankful ...
         *Butterfly2B* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Butterfly* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful spring day.
         *Butterfly2G* ...that I have 821 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *ButterflyB* ...that I have $43.81 in my Vindale Research account.
         *Butterfly2O* ...for the soft chicken tacos I had for lunch today.

Fiḍál (Grace), 6 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Facebook Status Update

Don't ask:
"What's wrong?"
If you don't want
an honest answer.

Don't accuse me
of being angry with you
when my emotions are express
in my voice;
I'm a passionate person
and sometimes my emotions
express themselves
in my vocal tones.

Gratitude List for 6 Bahá

Today I am thankful ...
         *ButterflyG* ...that I have 921 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *Butterfly2P* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful March morning.
         *ButterflyO* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Butterfly2R* ...for the lentil soup I had for lunch.
         *ButterflyV* ...that I have $44.31 in my Vindale research account.
         *Butterfly2T* ...that I have 1,010 points in my Survey Spot account, because I was able to transfer $10.10 to my PayPal account.
         *ButterflyR* ...that I could keep the front door open all day.
         *Butterfly2V* ...that I have 566,708 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *Butterfly2W* ...for the cranberry juice I had with my evening meal.
         *Butterfly2Y* ...that I could transfer $10.10 from my PayPal account to my checking account.

My Notepad App12

Midnight
time to write
phrases and lines,
I don't have to turn on the light
I can compose poetry
using my smartphone's notepad app.

Footnotes
11  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/03/spirit-of-age.html.
12  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/03/my-notepad-app.html.

March 24, 2019 at 12:03am
March 24, 2019 at 12:03am
#954849
Jamál (Beauty), 4 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Sunday, March 24, 2019

Sunday Afternoon Poem13

Beautiful Sunday
Sun shines in all its splendor
Casting dark shadows

Gratitude List for 4 Bahá

Today I am thankful ...
         *Butterfly2B* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Butterfly2G* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful March morning.
         *Butterfly2O* ...that I have 548,783 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *Butterfly2P* ...for double chocolate doughnuts to go with my coffee this morning.
         *Butterfly2R* ...that I have $43.31 in my Vindale Research account.
         *Butterfly* ...for the chicken enchiladas I had for lunch today.
         *Butterfly2T* ...that I have 632 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *Butterfly2V* ...that National Poetry Month   is coming up in April.
         *Butterfly2W* ...that I have five Editors' Picks for my April Edition of the Spiritual newsletter.
         *Butterfly2Y* ...that I finished "Who is The Bab? in "Bicentenary Poems and Prose.
         *ButterflyG* ....that I have a notepad app on my phone because I can write down lines for poems in the middle of the night.
         *ButterflyB* ...that I have 1,263 points in my Opinion Square account.
         *ButterflyO* ...that I have $4.60 in my Inbox Dollars account.
         *ButterflyR* ...that I have $17.01 in my Send Earning account.
         *ButterflyV* ...that I could keep the front door open all day.

Facebook Status Update

Sometimes I wonder why
these are called the golden years
when there is no gold
only fears,
and a lot of tears.

Then I intone a prayer
revealed by Baha'u'llah,
and both the tears
and the fears
are transformed
when I realize
these tests are polishing
the mirror of my soul.

Footnotes
13  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/03/sunday-afternoon-pome.html.

March 23, 2019 at 11:11am
March 23, 2019 at 11:11am
#954812
Jalál (Glory), 3 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Saturday, March 23, 2019

Feast of Splendor14

The glorious wine
of the Holy Spirit sipped
from the chalice of God's love.

The radiant bread
of the Word of God consumed
at the table of the Lord.

Gratitude List for 3 Bahá

         *Butterfly2V* ...that the day was nice enough to keep the front door open.
         *Butterfly2B* ...for the fresh brewed coffee I had this morning.
         *Butterfly2R* ...that my Bank of America checking isn't overdrawn today.
         *Butterfly2G* ...for the double chocolate doughnut I had to go with my coffee.
         *Butterfly2W* ...that I was able to finish Can Science Save Our Souls?   by Maya Bohnhoff. This is the second installment of the series Questions from an Atheist about the Nature of God  .
         *Butterfly2O* ...for the lintel soup I had for lunch.
         *Butterfly2Y* ...that I have 500 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *Butterfly2P* ...for the chocolate chip cookie and cornbread muffin I had for my afternoon snack.
         *Butterfly2T* ...that I have $16.95 in my Send Earnings account.


Footnotes
14  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/03/feast-of-splendor.html.

March 22, 2019 at 10:49am
March 22, 2019 at 10:49am
#954740
Istiqlál (Independence), 2 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Friday, March 22, 2019

The Nineteen-Day Feast15

At the Lord's Supper
we sip the crystal waters
of God's Word
from the chalice of divine love,
and verse by verse consume
the fruit of the Tree of Life.

Gratitude List For 2 Bahá

Today I am thankful...
         *Butterfly2B* ...that my Bank of American checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Butterfly2G* ...that I have $42.56 in my Vindale Research account.
         *Butterfly2O* ...that I have 489 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *Butterfly2P* ...for fresh brewed hot black coffee on this beautiful spring morning.
         *Butterfly2R* ...that the sun is shining today and it is nice enough to keep the front door open.
         *Butterfly2T* ...that my prescriptions came through the mail today.
         *Butterfly2V* ...for the Arizona sweet ice tea I had for lunch.
         *Butterfly2W* ...that we still have a case of water left this month.
         *Butterfly2Y* ...that I have 545,133 GPs in my Gift Points account.


Footnotes
15  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/03/the-nineteen-day-feast.html.

March 21, 2019 at 12:06am
March 21, 2019 at 12:06am
#954672
Istijlál (Majesty), 1 Bahá (Splendor) 176 B.E. - Thursday, March 21, 2019
Naw-Ruz

Naw-Ruz: A New Year16

March 21, 2019--
Naw-Ruz 176--
the beginning of a New Year
full of hope and joy.

The morning was cloudy,
clearing a little by afternoon
and the sun cam shining through:
the joy of a new and glorious day.

Gratitude List For 1 Bahá

Today I am thankful...
         *Butterfly2B* ...that my Bank of America checking account is not overdrawn today.
         *Butterfly2G* ...for fresh brewed black coffee on this beautiful spring morning.
         *Butterfly2O* ...that I was able to pay the March electric bill today.
         *Butterfly2P* ...for the double chocolate doughnuts I have to go with my coffee.
         *Butterfly2R* ...that I read this thought provoking article Atheism Is Inconsistent with the Scientific Method, Prizewinning Physicist Says   by Lee Billings.
         *Butterfly2T* ...for the sunshine we received this afternoon, because it is always nice to see sunshine and shadows on a cloudy day.
         *Butterfly2V* ...that I finished the article Spiritual Exploration for Atheists   by Maya Bohnhoff, which is the first in a series of articles about Questions from an Atheist about the Nature of God  .
         *Butterfly2W* ...for the Arizona sweet ice tea I had with my supper.
         *Butterfly2Y* ...that I finished the article 5 Steps to Increase the Quality of Prayer   by Makeena Rivers, which is the first installment of the series Creating a Prayerful Life  .

Article Series To Read in 176 B.E.

*Bullet* Creating A Prayerful Life  
*BulletV* Questions from an Atheist about the Nature of God  
*BulletR* Refining the Chain of Being  

Footnotes
16  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon {item:https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/03/naw-ruz-new-year.html}.

March 20, 2019 at 11:50am
March 20, 2019 at 11:50am
#954641
‘Idál (Justice), 19 ‘Alá’ (Loftiness) 175 B.E. - Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Facebook Status Update

Naw-Ruz 176 B.E. will soon be here (March 21). It is a New Year, with new hope, and big changes in my life (at least that is how it appears at the moment). 175 B.E. was a difficulty year, with a few changes, I don't see my finances getting much better. I have to make the changes, with the hope that my finances will improve. I doubt I will be moving again for a while.

Gratitude List For 19 ‘Alá’

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletBr* ...that my Bank of America account is no longer overdrawn.
         *BulletGr* ...for the fresh brewed hot black coffee I had this morning.
         *BulletO* ...that I have 211 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletP* ...that I was able to finish reading Naw-Ruz: It’s a New Day, and a New Year!   From the Editors of BahaiTeachings.org.
         *BulletB* ...that I have 905 point in my Survey Spot account.
         *BulletG* ...that I have 508,533 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletR* ...that Naw-Ruz 176 B.E. is the beginning of the second bicentenary period, and the upcoming celebration of the 200th Anniversary of the Birth of The Bab.
         *BulletV* ...that at sunset the New Year of 176 B.E. begin, because I feel it will indicate a better period in my life.
         *Bullet* ...for the chocolate candy I have to eat before going to sleep.

March 19, 2019 at 11:40am
March 19, 2019 at 11:40am
#954589
Fiḍál (Grace), 18 ‘Alá’ (Loftiness) 175 B.E. - Tuesday, March 19, 2019

"O thou forgiving God! Forgive the sins of my loving mother, pardon her shortcomings, cast upon her the glance of Thy gracious providence and enable her to gain admittance into Thy Kingdom.

O God! From the earliest days of my life she educated and nurtured me, yet I did not recompense her for her toil and labors. Do Thou reward her by granting her eternal life and making her exalted in Thy Kingdom.

Verily, Thou art the Forgiver, the Bestower and the Kind."
Abdu'l-Baha

Facebook Status Update

Today March 19
is my mother's 98th birthday:
Happy Birthday Mama,
I miss you.

Gratitude List For 18 ‘Alá’

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletBr* ...for fresh brewed hot coffee.
         *BulletGr* ...that it is a nice day and I can keep the front door open.
         *BulletO* ...for the Arizona sweet ice tea I had with my brunch.
         *BulletP* ...that I have 885 points in my Survey Spot account.
         *BulletB* ...that I have 167 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletR* ...that I have $16.37 in my Send Earnings account.
         *BulletG* ...that I have 501,783 GPs in my Gift Points account.

Naw-Ruz: A Time to Celebrate17

Spring is almost here
a time for joy and cheer,
a time to celebrate Naw-Ruz
and a brand new year.

Footnotes
17  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges From Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/03/naw-ruz-time-to-celebrate.html

March 18, 2019 at 11:02am
March 18, 2019 at 11:02am
#954526
Kamál (Perfection), 17 ‘Alá’ (Loftiness) 175 B.E. - Monday, March 18, 2019

Facebook Status Update

Beautiful Monday
Inhale the joy of morning
Intone a prayer of thanks

Gratitude List For 17 ‘Alá’

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletP* ...that I was able to charge the battery in my smartphone by moving it to another charger last night.
         *BulletB* ...for fresh brewed hot coffee.
         *BulletG* ...that I was able to request $10.00 sent to my PayPal account from my Survey Junies account.
         *BulletR* ...that I have 6 points in my Survey Junkies account toward my next $10.00.
         *BulletV* ...that I could transfer $10.00 from my PayPal account to my checking account. The money should hit my checking account in 1 business day.
         *Bullet* ...that the replacement for my lost SNAP card came in the mail today.
         *BulletG* ...that I thought to add the Tahirih Justice Center   to my Web Favorites list toyat,
         *BulletBr* ...that I have $16.10 in my Send Earnings account today.
         *BulletGr* ...that the money I transferred from my PayPal account this morning hit my checking account this afternoon.
         *BulletO* ...for the Arizona Sweet Ice Tea I had for lunch.
         *BulletP* ...that I have 496,783 GPs in my Gift Points account this afternoon.
         *Bullet* ...that I received a merit badge today.
Merit Badge in Nonfiction
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Congratulations on completing 22 of February's  [Link To Item #mmhc]  tasks! You rocked it! *^*Heart*^*


March 15, 2019 at 10:52pm
March 15, 2019 at 10:52pm
#954396
Jalál (Glory), 15 ‘Alá’ (Loftiness) 175 B.E. - Saturday, March 16, 2019

Saturday Poem18

A cool wind blowing
Bright sun casing deep shadows
Bird flies past my door

Gratitude List For 15 ‘Alá’

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletG* ...that the bank paid the $20.00 overdraft. I have to pay an overdraft fee, but that is just part of the course.
         *BulletR* ...for hot black coffee on this glorious Saturday morning.
         *BulletBr* ...that I received my mail in ballot today for the upcoming election.
         *BulletGr* ...that the check for Inbox Dollars for $30.02 arrived today.
         *BulletO* ...that I have 979 points in my Survey Junkies account.
         *BulletP* ...that it is a beautiful bright day because we can keep the front door open.
         *BulletB* ...that I have 48,100 points in my YouGov account.
         *BulletV* ...that I received a merit badge today.
Merit Badge in The Contest Challenge
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Thank you for your loyal participation in  [Link To Item #2109126] !  This challenge wouldn't be the same without you!

Jamál (Beauty), 16 ‘Alá’ (Loftiness) 175 B.E. - Sunday, March 17, 2019

Gratitude List For 16 ‘Alá’

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletG* ...that I was able to finish and submit the March fantasy newsletter yesterday.
         *BulletR* ...for fresh brewed hot black coffee.
         *Bullet* .,..that I was able to attend Devotional Services at the Baha'i Center in Las Vegas.
         *BulletV* ...for the rice and chicken for breakfast today.
         *BulletBr* ...that I have 488,133 GPs in my Gift Points account.
         *BulletO* ...for the cherry pie I had for my evening snack.
         *BulletGr* ...that I have 987 points in my Survey Junkie account.


Footnotes
18  I posted this on Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges from Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/03/saturday-poem.html.

March 14, 2019 at 9:31pm
March 14, 2019 at 9:31pm
#954348
Istiqlál (Independence), 14 ‘Alá’ (Loftiness) 175 B.E. - Friday, March 15, 2019

Pray for Assistance19

When under stress,
intone a prayer for assistance
ask help from the Lord,
the All-Powerful Creator.

Gratitude List For 15 ‘Alá’

Today I am thankful ...
         *BulletBr* ...that I have 820 points in my Survey Junkie account.
         *BulletGr* ...for fresh brewed coffee on this beautiful March morning.
         *BulletO* ...that my prescriptions are being processed today.
         *BulletP* ...that I have 875 points in my Survey Spot account.
         *BulletB* ...that I was able to finish the article Why Mark Tobey Called the Baha’i Faith the ‘Living Core of Modernism’   by Shadi Toloui-Wallace.
         *Bullet* ...that I received a merit badge.
Merit Badge in Chocolate Emporium
[Click For More Info]

Dear Neva,

Here is the first of your merit badges from the Chocolate Truffles package which  [Link To User schnujo]  donated to you.

I hope you like it.

Rachel


Footnotes
19  I posted this in Poet 999 - A Butterfly Emerges Form Her Cocoon https://poet999.blogspot.com/2019/03/pray-for-assistance.html.


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