Survive To Thrive

Entry Seventeen – 2023 Creativity Project

Journal © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
Journal – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

I can feel the dark ready to swallow us up if we falter; give it space. No denying, it swoops in at every opportunity.

Prompt: Create something that captures your resilience against negativity.

Gratitude List

I am thankful:

1.  I have today.
2.  Reading Surrender by Bono.
3.  Pepperjack cheese.
4.  I drank the last canned soda I intend to bring into my house.
5.  I am getting used to the taste of pure water.

A Bookshelf Moved – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

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May many blessings find you every day. Take care and be safe.

Always & Ever,
Jo Ann

© 2023 Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Pages, Pages

Entry Twelve – 2023 Creativity Project

I explored it all in my journal, but there remains so much to say. I am fighting to stand today.

© Jo Ann J. A.Jordan – Journal Page
Journal Page – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
© Jo Ann J. A.Jordan – Journal Page
Journal Page – Jo Ann J. A. Jordan
© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan – Journal Page

I am at home on journal pages, but even so, there are things I never bring myself to say. How would I keep you? You would turn away.

Always & Ever,
Jo Ann

Images, Imagined

Entry Five – 2023 Creativity Project

Like photographs falling out of a pocket, scattered hither and yonder, we live these days, morphing from now to ever.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan – Journal Entry

I collect things, pens, journals, books, images, and feelings. Never know when I might find myself in need, so I squeeze things in, some with ease. Others come harder, jagged, and broken, but those find meaning, too.

Rosy Shades and Bared – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

PROMPT: Go somewhere, familiar or strange, take photographs that soothe or move you. See if you have words to fit the images. Try them out to fit. Post if you can and will.

There is something I want to catch. I have not gotten it yet. Maybe I will share it when I do. Today came close, but we all know there are times when images play us for fools, spooling out with bartered charm.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan – Maui Profiled

He is my son, Alex’s dog, and I am captivated by his strength and how he simetimes seems pensive and aloof.

Trees, Shadows, Moon – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

I caught other photographs, but maybe these are enough for today. I do not know, indeed cannot say for sure, but I might bog someone down. Time will keep, until it does not, then it will slide out and away.

Thankful for these, Today:

1.  Oreo cookies.
2.  The pen I photographed above is a spirit of music, and music is a muse.
3.  January, days when the depth and darkness seem to fall away.
4.  Finishing reading the first book in the new year.
5.  Sleep.

Thanks for popping by to visit my site. I hope you found encouragement or perhaps inspiration. You can click the button to subscribe if you care to do so. It will set you up for updates when I post. If you liked what I brought, please let me know what you thought with a like or comment, or should you wish both. This lets me know these thoughts are not simply going into the void. Maybe it allows me to focus a little more clearly on what gives value.

Always & Ever,
Jo Ann

The World, The Ways

Entry Four – 2023 Creativity Project

Too Sweet! – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Where I find myself quite infatuated with playing the words.

Journal Page – © Jo Ann J. A.Jordan

I commented in an earlier entry on how one might find themselves caught up amid my procedure.

© Jo Ann J. A. Jordan – Journal Page
Journal Page – © Jo Ann J. A. Jordan

Thankful List

I am Grateful:

1.  The lights have stayed on with very little flicker.
2.  The rain let up enough, the dogs and I did not get too severely soaked on their walks.
3.  Pens – indeed, I advised you, I am a fan of all things PEN!
4. My brand of Chicken Cooked Pasta.
5. I am doing well with curbing my diet soda habit.

Good times, good fun! I hope today finds you well blessed. Thank you so much for visiting my site. I hope you found some surpassing pleasantries. If you would care to, you may click the button to subscribe for future updates. If you were given encouagement or inspiration, please leave a like or comment to let me know how well things were conveyed.

May God Bless You and Yours Always!

Always & Ever,
Jo Ann

Beginning ANEW

Handmade Journal

I finished ‘However, Whatever, Wherever, Whenever, Why? Volume 13,’ a few days early. After careful deliberation over my choices, I chose this journal handmade by Disabled and Homeless persons. It may have been stored for as many as 25 years. ( I keep things forever.)

I am considering beginning a new Creativity Project on Haphazard Creative and Chronicles. I do not know where 2023 will open doors or lead me, but am excited to begin it.

I hope the New Year will bring us all many blessings and joy. If you like, join me here, and we can explore possibilities together.

Best wishes for your wellness and growth. Be prepared to accept the abundance coming your way.

We are all treasures from the hands of the Creator, and good things are stored up for us. We must be courageous to grasp the opportunities that come our way. Walking into the future with Love, good fortune will find us.

Always and Ever,
Jo Ann