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August 27, 2019

Imagination is Powerful!

Filed under: Making a Difference — freethepen @ 5:00 pm

Long Stem Red RoseSuch a lovely single rose! Can you smell it? Do you have someone you would like such a delicate rose from? What would you want that person to write on the gift card? Use your imagination. Go with the belief that this person could send you this rose with a sweet card, even if you think there was no was it would happen. Write every detail of your desire. Make it happen in your mind!

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May 15, 2018


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Cute Little Girl  Puts Her Shoes Have you ever been focused on something as minor as putting on your shoes when suddenly, without provocation, you begin to think about someone who caused you harm or hurt you in some way? It happens to all of us, doesn’t it? We wonder why such an event or person came into our minds out of the blue. All day we find ourselves in and out of thoughts for the need for closure.

I found a way that works for me and I want to pass it on to you. I write to their angels. Sounds crazy, huh? But writing to angels brings closure for me. I write to my angel to speak to the angel of the person who harmed me. Then I write out the outcome I’d like to have but, if that is not possible, I continue to write, I ask for the highest and best outcome in the matter for all involved.

I have a book I keep just for these requests. Surprisingly enough, one matter was resolved within a day, another within a week, and yet another within 4 minutes. I kid you not. I wrote the angel request at 8:25 PM and I got a response through an email at 8:29 PM.

Try it! The power of writing is proven in so many ways!

Keep the pen moving,


May 14, 2018


Filed under: Making a Difference — freethepen @ 5:28 pm

bigstock-Freshly-baked-peanut-butter-co-38755924 We all like to be appreciated. Sometimes we forget how much we appreciate the seemingly little do friends or family do for us. Making cookies for someone who helped you is a wonderful way of appreciating their efforts.

Make a list of people who have helped you and things you can do to appreciate them. Write out appreciation notes.

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April 27, 2017


Filed under: Making a Difference — freethepen @ 2:37 pm

KODAK Digital Still Camera Sometimes we see a beautiful sky and yet something on earth has gotten us angry. It might be something we heard on the news, a bill we received in the mail, or a promotion we wanted that our co-worker got. Whatever it was, write it out. Write out what happened, how you felt, and what you thought should have happened. Then write out something good that might come from the anger. Does it motivate you to do something in another direction? Does it make you finally have a good cry?

Keep the pen moving,

Jan and

April 25, 2017


Filed under: Making a Difference — freethepen @ 2:11 pm

Pet Group Divisiveness is a commonly used word lately. Write your thoughts about it. How do you see the world these days, your community, your neighborhood? What would you like to do to change things? What kinds of changes do you think we need? What will your contribution be?

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April 21, 2017

Women Hold Up Half the Sky

Filed under: Making a Difference — freethepen @ 1:37 pm

Thinking Cute Kid Girl Looking. Instagram Effect Portrait Let’s get political! Women have taken the brunt of jokes as the ‘behind the man’ power, despite working just as hard to keep families, towns, cities, and communities together. Despite women’s participation, men have been the deciding factor for women’s rights. Whether it comes to abortion, pay scales, positions in the business world, the truth is, women have had to fight for every ‘right’ they want. But — women hold up half the sky. Women count! Women matter! What do you want to tell your legislature about your rights as a woman. If you are a man reading this, what right are you afraid women might get? And why? Write in detail why you hold your point of view. And don’t forget, you can do something with your point of view. Find the address of your legislator, congressman, or other political advocate.

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April 20, 2017

Point of View

Filed under: Making a Difference — freethepen @ 2:08 pm

thermometer What is your point of view about global warming? Don’t just think it! Don’t just talk about it to your co-workers! Write. Write out your thoughts, fears, expectations of what you want the people in Congress or the EPA to know. Write about what you think they should do about it. Write a story or poem and submit it to publications everywhere. Writer’s voices need to be heard. Make yours loud and clear. You are only one voice – but you are ONE VOICE. You know what happens when you put each voice together? You have a march of voices.

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