Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Last Brave Thing 3/24

Our prompt today is the question "What was the last brave thing you did"? Write about it and write about why it was brave for you to do it.
I can be something like sharing a secret, letting your guard down, confronting someone or going through chemo. Whatever it is, take a moment to ponder it and to record it.


Am I Living Up To My Own Expectations? 3/23

Our prompt today is to ask ourselves the question Am I living up to my own expectation of myself? MY OWN..not my mothers, children's, boss, mother, father, spouse or any other person..but MY OWN. What are my expectations of myself? Are they realistic or idealistic expectations?If you don't know, it is hard to live up to them or to reach for them. Get it down on paper. You will see things more clearly.




Today we are going to take out our journals and write the word JOY. Write the first ten things you think of when you say the word joy. Now do the same for the words Stress, Love and Peace. This is a very revealing exercise and I think you just might be surprised by what you find.


WORDS 3/21

You never know when a moment and a few sincere words can have an impact on a life. ~ Zig Ziglar

What a TRUE statement. This is your monthly Random Act of Kindness prompt. Today your prompt is to uplift, encourage and edify someone with a few sincere words. You have no idea of the impact this can have on their day. Words have the power . Use your wisely. Write in your journal about how this made you feel and how the other person responded.

For those of you that have shared with me that they do not like the random act of kindness prompts or the count your blessing prompt that we do one day of each month I suggest that you use those days to write whatever you wish in your journal. However, I must tell you that two of the surest ways to experience true happiness is to get out of yourself and do something for someone else and to recognize and focus on the blessings in your life. This is the reason I have incorporated these two prompts once a month.


3/20 She's An Uptown Girl

I always loved Billy Joels rendition of Uptown Girl..I remember hearing it as a very young girl and thinking to myself.."what kind of girl am I"? The songs lyrics gives us a bit of a character sketch of this uptown girl.

For our prompt today we will write a entry that gives a bit of a character sketch about you.

What does that look like?

Here is a little example:

She loves theatre, musicals, watching basketball, being creative, sitting by the ocean,New York City,good food, good music, God, her husband and her family

She is put off by narcissism and mean spirited people.

She is now considered an uptown girl but lived most of her life as a downtown girl and has experienced life on both sides.

You obviously can get way more detailed and I did but that was just a few lines from my own journal.

I would LOVE to have you post and share anything you write on this subject. This is always one of my favorite prompts. It really makes you think about who you are.

Have a beautiful day!

Sending Love,

3/19 Constant Companion

I came across this the other day and thought it would be a perfect catalyst to an inward look. So today your prompt is the writing below. Write how it applies to you. Write about how you felt after you read it. Allow your thought to flow on the paper. Do not censor yourself.

Food for Thought...
I am your constant companion.
I am your greatest asset or heaviest burden.
I will push you up to success or down to disappointment.
I am at your command.
Half the things you do might just as well be turned over to me,
For I can do them quickly, correctly, and profitably.
I am easily managed; just be firm with me.
Those who are great, I have made great.
Those who are failures, I have made failures.
I am not a machine, though I work with the precision of a
machine and the intelligence of a person.
You can run me for profit, or you can run me for ruin.
Show me how you want it done. Educate me. Train me.
Lead me. Reward me.
And I will it automatically.
I am your servant.
Who am I?
I am a habit.

Have a wonderful day!


And The Award Goes To

Imagine that tonight there will be a ceremony and an awards dinner. You have won an award. What would that award be for?

And the award goes to _Diane______ for being the most faithful friend. The award goes to __Lisa______ for her amazing artwork. The award goes to __Emily_______ for enduring great hardship and yet always thinking of others.

You get the point. It could be anything. Your prompt is to write down what the award is for and why.

Safe 3/17

Our prompt today is to think about and write down when we feel SAFE. Where is your safe place? Is it in the assurance of God's word?, is it in the arms of someone you love?, Is it in the feeling of security?? and what gives you that feeling?

Short but deep topic today.

Have a blessed day.

Sending Love,

Saturday, March 19, 2011

WHO Inspires you? 3/16

Today we will write out of list of people that inspire us and WHY they do.

Have you ever told any of them that they inspire you> Maybe today is a good day to send an email or write a note letting them know.


What Inspires You 3/15

Today we will make a list in our journal of things that inspire us!


Monday, March 14, 2011

It Was The Best Of Times, It Was The Worst Of Times

Your prompt today is to write about two separate times (or perhaps the same period of time)in your life that the following famous passage from Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities applies to.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way - in short, the period was so far like the present period, that some of its noisiest authorities insisted on its being received, for good or for evil, in the superlative degree of comparison only.


3/13 Raindrops on Roses

And These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things!

Today list at least ten of your favorite things. Make your own list. Make it uniquely yours. Please share with us if you feel comfortable doing so.

Here are a few of mine:

The smell of fresh cut grass
Sunrise over the Ocean
My Bed (or maybe I should say my mattress)
Holding my grandchildren in my arms
Hugs from my children
Watching Basketball (My Akron Zips)
My work with children with cancer
Being artistically creative (this takes many forms)
Quiet Time at a Spa

Have a Fantastic Monday!



When you read the lyrics of Tom Petty's I Won't Back Down written below What do you think of? What is it that YOU will Not Back Down To? Where does your Courage of Conviction take you. Journal about what you feel very strongly about..strongly enough to NOT BACK DOWN FROM ANYONE!

Well I won't back down, no I won't back down You could stand me up at the gates of Hell But I, won't back down No I, stand my ground, won't be, turned around And I keep this world from draggin' me down Gonna stand my ground, and I, won't back down Hey baby! there ain't no easy way out Hey yea! Stand my ground And I won't, back down Well I know what's right, I got just one life In a world that keeps on pushin' me around But I'll, stand my ground, and I, won't back down!


Friday, March 11, 2011

March 11 A FUN Journaling Assignment

When you are a "big star" you often will have little comforts put right in your contract. For example you may have in your acting contract that each day you want to have a Starbucks French Roast Coffee waiting for you when you arrive at Make Up. You may contract that your hotel suite must be furnished with all of your favorite snacks, roses and 100 thread count sheets.. Whatever you wish may be added to your contract.

Today we will pretend we are the stars and we are writing our contract..what comforts would you insist on? I know this may be difficult as most of s are not demanding by nature but today I want you to put on your DIVA hat and have fun with this.


Quotes Day 7

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars." ~ Og Mandino
Og Mandino is one of my favorite authors. How do you feel after reading this affirming quote? Write it down.

Quotes Day 6

"I’ve learned that: goodbyes will always hurt, pictures can never replace being there, memories forget the hard times, words can never replace feelings, and heroes often go unsung." ~ Unknown

Today write a quote of your own that describes the profound things you have learned along your journey.

Quotes Day 5

"I must learn to love the fool in me the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries." ~ Theodore Isaac Rubin
Write down everything you feel after reading this quote. Are you learning to love the fool in you?

Quotes Day 4

"Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?" ~ It’s A Wonderful Life

How does this quote speak to you today?

Quotes Day 3

Write out how this resonates with you today.

Today's Quote Is

"Saying nothing…sometimes says the most." ~ Emily Dickinson

Quotes Day 2

Write your reflections after reading this quote in your journal today.

Today our quote is:

"I’ve learned that: goodbyes will always hurt, pictures can never replace being there, memories forget the hard times, words can never replace feelings, and heros often go unsung." ~ Unknown

Quotes Speak To You

For the next few days I will post a quote each day and you will write it in your journal and journal about how it speaks to you. What do you walk away with after reflecting one it.

Today our quote is:

"Enjoy the little things in life, because one day you may look back and realize they were the big things."

Thursday, March 3, 2011

3/3 Snapshot Day

Today is a snapshot in time day. Journal about what is going on right now in your life and in the world around you. Use as many pages as you wish. Try to use as much detail as possible.


3/2 A Letter to 13 year old you

Today we will write a letter to ourselves. Our 13 year old selves. What would you tell her if you had a chance? Write this in your journal.


3/1 Are YOU the friend you described?

Yesterday we defined what the word friendship meant to us. We defined what made a good friend. Today we will look at ourselves in that role? Are you a good friend? Write out what you need to work on to be the friend you described.


2/28 Define Friendship

Today we will write in our journal our definition of friendship. What does being a good friend mean to you? Then we will write who we consider our friends and why.