Busy

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

The cat is Goobi, Alex’s cat, who has returned here after about three weeks lost.

Alex has introduced me to the Amazon Original show called The Expanse. I enjoy watching it with him. He chose to stay a few more days, which I love.

There were several hours spent in copy editing today.

Prompt:
Take a photo, or write a scene that under some circumstances is common, but in an instant, is very special.

Gratitude Today
Proofing the magazine.
Seeing my poem on one of the pages.
Having Alex here.
Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream.
Rotisserie Chicken.

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Nothing lasts forever
But the things we do with love,
Those are never erased
And they are reason enough
To stay in the fight for life
Until the very end.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Enlist Bliss

What we never guess,
What we always hope to be,
Is reality
In a space and time believed –
Breathed by creativity.


Heart, mind, soul, spirit,
Joined within us together
With the greatest love,
We are the dauntless elements –
Whom God created for good.


Walking the sunshine
Feeling all that is clear, fair,
Like Heaven compares.

The Tribble © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Prompt:
Above there are tanka and a haiku. You know what to do. Write some for yourself and to share.

Gratitude Today:
I had an adequate amount of sleep.
I drank less soda.
Alex and I had SeaBreeze for lunch.
My phone came back after resetting itself a few times.
Life is, and I thank Jesus for it.

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© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Inspire

Gratitude Today
I caught up on a little sleep.
Alex got news on his new position.
I drank more water.
I went to a celebration dinner with Alex at Outback.
I found new elements to use.

Prompt:
Take something you say to yourself or would like to share with others and create an eye-catching design to highlight your message.

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Partaken For Good

Positive interaction is a significant boost to the confidence and well-being of those around us. Kind words and gestures help prevent depression and despair.

As we communicate through creative means, we are gifting with elements of our hearts. When there is trouble, the most effective remedy is love. Comfort is conveyed by hugs, generosity, extending help, confirming personal value, and many other kindnesses.

While contact is severely limited for our safety, we should still be close to those we consider our tribe. Family and friends we trust to take adequate precautions should be our continuing connections to some normalcy.

We can never express our love too often. Saying, “I love you” becomes essential because life is a limited engagement without firm guarantees. We are sturdy but also fragile.

We need one another and require emotional support in our relationships. Doubt and fear are widespread. We combat these by investing ourselves in others in any way possible. Creative expression is an excellent outlet we use to encourage, inspire, and lift the spirits of people we value. Being considerate and providing uplifting communication is fundamental to acting out our creativity and making the world a better place.


© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Creating is like
Diving deep in icy water.
It wakes us up
Revives our will to love,
Give everything to our efforts,
Stake a claim for the life we live,
Encourage, inspire, aspire,
To lives that possess joy,
Reach for happiness.
Let us come out of the depths,
To bear witness to a present,
Future pursuing continual progress.

Prompt: Consider how creativity can make the situation all of us are facing with masks, distancing, quarantine, fear, into a better experience. Create something that brings that to the surface.

Gratitude Today
Alex and I went out for lunch.
I got new brushes since mine was misplaced.
Alex’s cat, who had been missing since before Christmas, appeared today and is now inside as she should be.
I am using a copy stand that dates back to 1981.
Even when I think there is nothing in the well, the well bubbles up with unexpected gifts.

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© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Poems, Notes, Reaching Up

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

A child grows beyond
The imagination of
A parent, success.

*******

Don’t blame the rain
For the renewed tears and pain,
It is the season.

*******

The song is a balm
Making this life bearable,
Keep the music on.

*******

If I held your heart
Would you let my love remain
Despite everything,
I am beset with fears, failures,
But my heart is true to you.

*******

Prompt: Create something or a series of things that are short but complete. There are no rules, except anything is acceptable. Do not try to be perfect; it is impossible; be talent on display.

Gratitude Today:
My package came, not where they claimed.
Journals
YouTube
Radical creative imagination
Devices and books

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