Posted in In my humble opinion..., Writing Prompts

Living in the Moment

Daily writing prompt
Do you have a quote you live your life by or think of often?

The quote that resonates with me is, “We do not remember days, we remember moments.”
Making memorable moments is important to me. Another way to describe it is “being present”.
The number of people distracted from ‘moments’ these days has dramatically increased with cellphones.

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Sunday Poser #119- Who you are.

Sadje’s question for today:

Valentine’s Day is not something I care about. Love is a 24/7 emotion.

It’s little things that someone does for others never anything that you buy.
It’s showing your loved ones they can be sure you’re available to help or comfort them any time of any day.
It’s going without in order to give support.
It’s being present for your family and friends.
It’s thinking there’s no greater reward than seeing your loved one happy and safe.
It’s forgiveness.

Most of all, it is doing all those things for others because you’ve taken the time to know “Who they are.” not by trying to make them into someone that you wish them to be.

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Ronovan Writes SIJO Wednesday Poetry Challenge- No Pace for Now


You should use the word in the title of this post as your inspiration as either a theme of the Sijo or in the poem itself.

There are:

  • Three Lines
  • 14-16 syllables per line
  • A total of 44-46 syllables for the entire poem.

One minute is a constant sixty seconds- no more, no less.
Yet, we know a moment cannot be measured and is timeless.
No imposed pace nor pressure for souls who embrace the present.

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A Sunday Poem- A Triolet of Faith

Lift your chin in the face of unpleasant things
And be present with ‘hope’ in your heart.
No matter what a new trouble brings
Lift your chin in the face of unpleasant things.
The architect of all that tomorrow brings
Needs the faithful to do their part.
Lift your chin in the face of unpleasant things
And be present with ‘hope’ in your heart.

Posted in In my humble opinion..., Keeping Kids Creative

Build an Artist

BeFunky_003katpaintingMy 7-year-old granddaughter presented me with this wonderful watercolor painting. Her mother told me that Kat had labored over it for a long time.

According to the artist, it is a self-portrait in a green field on a sunny day. She added a flock of crows for her bird-loving grandmother. As she explored the watercolor medium, her smile “bled” downward. Kat’s mom told me that she was not at all discouraged by that event. As all artists do, she embraced the “accident” and exclaimed, “I like that. Now, my clothes look brighter.”

Katherine had originally planned to give her masterpiece to me for my birthday but April would be just too long to wait. I will be buying a frame for my Kat Original this weekend and have already reserved a spot to display it above our TV. Of course, I insisted that she sign and date her work.

The sparkle in her eyes is something that I’ll never forget. She gasped when I showed her where her work would hang. This reminded me of how important it is to marvel at the artwork kids produce. First, it’s just plain beautiful. Secondly, it is the building of an artist … our way of showing them how wonderfully unique and precious artistic expression is.

The TV show Everybody Loves Raymond was a comedy that drew its humor from poking fun at a family’s “dysfunctional” moments. I noticed one thing, that I hope you will look for, if you had not already noticed. Children’s drawings were framed and displayed on the walls of their home. I loved seeing that and this blog post seemed a good place to bring that up. 🙂