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August 30, 2017

Just One Thing . . .

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 4:04 pm

Thinking Cute Kid Girl Looking. Instagram Effect Portrait Before you start your day — think about the one thing that, if you did, would be one step towards fulfilling a dream. What would that be and what would you have to do to do it?

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

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August 29, 2017

Silent Voice

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 12:58 pm

Djungarian hamster in sawdust Like a hamster’s squeak, everyone has that tiny voice inside them, the one that whispers wisdom when they do something they shouldn’t. When was the last time you stifled that small voice of wisdom? What were the circumstances? How did things fare out? What do you wish you listed to?

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Jan

August 28, 2017

Blessed

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 2:36 pm

Fields At The Rainbows End Texas is under siege by the weather. Thousands are homeless with nothing more than bare feet and the pants on their butts. Please take this time to write out each and every blessing. I suggest you start out like this. I’m blessed for waking up in my own bed. I’m blessed I can walk to my bathroom to pee. I’m blessed I can go into my refrigerator and remove food for breakfast. When you are pushed out of your home, every moment of every hour has changed. You have no where to go. You have only survival on your mind. I know this personally. Since 2001 I have lost 3 homes and 4 households. Rebuilding a life takes years, decades. I know. I am still rebuilding. Please give thanks. Know how blessed you are. Disasters don’t come with a new life already mapped out. You have to create it from tears, sweat, pleading, praying, great faith, much hope, and the ability to move on to each new second with fortitude.

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Jan

August 27, 2017

Empowered

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 3:06 pm

Thinking Cute Kid Girl Looking. Instagram Effect Portrait

Empowered. A wonderful word from the 70’s. But not everyone feels empowered all the time or has learned how to be empowered. Write out a time when you wish you felt more empowered or a time when you did. Write all all the details.

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Jan

August 24, 2017

Miracle

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 2:10 pm

Long Stem Red Rose “It was just a miracle that. . .” How many times have you said that? What happened in your life that you thought it was a miracle? Where were you? What happened? What terrible thing could have happened instead? Tell it all.

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Jan

August 19, 2017

Heat

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 1:22 pm

thermometer Summer heat! If you live in Texas or some other state where the heat is off the charts, then you know summer heat. What do you do when it is sweltering hot? What can’t you do? Are there activities you can only do in the heat beyond heat? Tell it all.

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Jan

August 18, 2017

Surprise

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 1:54 pm

Child What is the best surprise you’ve ever gotten? Where were you? How old were you? Who surprised you? Tell it all . . .

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Jan

August 17, 2017

Discrimination

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 12:49 pm

bigstock-Vogue-style-vintage-portrait-35629610 It is difficult to believe that discrimination still exists in America. Generation after generation, we have yet to accept the many differences this country holds. What discrimination have you experienced? What discrimination do you feel towards others? How can you change your mind? What do you need to learn about the people you don’t think deserve what you do?

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Jan

August 16, 2017

Quote

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 3:20 pm

Long Stem Red Rose The Nobel Prize winner Elie Wiesel said: “We open our eyes too late.” What have you opened your eyes too late about? Write about that experience in every detail.

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Jan

August 15, 2017

Summer Fun

Filed under: Journal writing — freethepen @ 2:11 pm

Little girl jumping with an inflatable round tube in the pool, h What summer activity are you hoping to do before fall begins? Is this an activity you did with your parents? Is it something you discovered as an adult? Describe why you like it? Is there someone you want to teach this activity?

Keep the pen moving,

Jan

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