Motivational Monday Poem: Still, a Rose

Still, a Rose Color in the stillness of day Enraptures the world with its voice Vibrancy, depth, and beauty Calling to us to awaken   Mind, body, and spirit Journey together yet apart Focused on their respective roles Uniting for a moment to stop and smell the rose   Clouded by distraction and routine InspirationContinue reading “Motivational Monday Poem: Still, a Rose”

Day Thirty-Four of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

DAY 34: Motivational Monday poem – Ancestral Seeds I often think of seeds planted Long before my body and spirit met The men and women who choices Defined not only their lives But fertilized the ground from which I stemmed I imagine the place they once called home And the steps they took to findContinue reading “Day Thirty-Four of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Day Twenty-Eight of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

DAY 28: Garden Inspiration I don’t have a green thumb (perhaps a purple one when I hit it with a hammer by accident), but I do love gardens. I can’t tell you the names of most types of flowers or herbs, or what perennial means, yet they inspire my artistic soul. That fascination with gardensContinue reading “Day Twenty-Eight of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Day Twenty-Seven of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey

DAY 27: Motivational Monday poem  Birthed from a natural home The rosebud makes an entrance  With care from the sun, rain, and green thumb  The flower known as delicate  Can defend itself  The thorns guard the petals From those who might cause harm While vivid colors and vibrant aromas  Enhance the surroundings  Flowers bloom asContinue reading “Day Twenty-Seven of the 111 Day Writer’s Journey”

Motivational Monday: Bloom and Grow

Tending to each petal With delicate touch and sense Fragile yet resilient In both beauty and depth The stem digs deep To find a connection Providing a sturdy base From which to grow Exists but only a time Enhancing the surroundings With color, vitality, and beauty.

Petals of Appreciation Campaign: Intro

How often do we take the time to say “Thank you”, and “Your work is appreciated”?  Who made a positive impact on your life? Did you ever tell that person? Why wait or assume they already know? As I celebrate the anniversary of my birth this month, I pondered the question that family and friendsContinue reading “Petals of Appreciation Campaign: Intro”

Writing Prompt Wednesday: A Lovely Duo

Write a story that features two characters. They could be living/dead, human/not, or biographical/fictional. There is no restriction on style or length. Just write! Remember to use #WritingPromptWednesday on social media to connect with others.

Writing Prompt Wednesday: On Your Own

What does the image above inspire you to create? Write a short story, poem, song, essay, or piece of fan fiction. Let your imagination take hold without second-guessing where the words will take you. I’d love to read the finished works, so please comment below and share the link to your blog or website.  If youContinue reading “Writing Prompt Wednesday: On Your Own”

Motivational Monday: In the Moment

Beauty surrounds me In the most mundane of moments Calling my name and pleading for attention Do I acknowledge it?   Love dances through the air Waltzing through clouds And touching my cheek in a gentle kiss Can I embrace it?   Music exists even in stillness With the rustle of leaves And melodic callsContinue reading “Motivational Monday: In the Moment”

Motivational Monday: A Child in Bloom

A helping hand as I grow Providing support and a gentle touch Love flows through her cells to mine Innocence and spirit keep me rooted   Sunshine from the sky warms But not as much as the child’s smile Her laughter shakes my petals And twinkling eyes connect at my core   I bloom withContinue reading “Motivational Monday: A Child in Bloom”